Hagley Museum and Library
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
David Sarnoff Library Collection Processing Project
2015 Summer Internship
The David Sarnoff Library Collection Processing Project, made possible with support from the Council on Library and Information Resources, will make available by 2017 full public access to this extraordinary and comprehensive 2,800-linear-foot archive of materials documenting the business dealings of David Sarnoff, pioneer of the media and electronics age. Included in the collection are Sarnoff’s voluminous personal correspondence, films, negatives, photographs, recordings, interviews, and scrapbooks. These materials document his long career, beginning with the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America, spanning his construction of a media empire based on the Radio Corporation of American (RCA) and the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), involving his development of postwar telecommunications and consumer electronics, and battling with regulatory agencies. A comprehensive set of the notebooks, technical reports, and scientists’ writings from RCA’s laboratories document technological innovations including the development of FM radio, transistors, color television, videodisks, computers, and satellites. The collection also includes strategic corporate communications for RCA and NBC, as well as extensive marketing literature and correspondence. The project will involve all three of Hagley Library’s collecting departments: Manuscripts & Archives, Audiovisual Collections & Digital Initiatives, and Published Collections.
This 2015 internship will focus on processing film, video, audio, and photograph collections from the Sarnoff Library. In addition, the intern may produce finding aids or assist with the production of metadata and digital surrogates for a variety of audiovisual materials.
The intern should, at a minimum, have experience using special collections or archives. Experience or training in processing or serving reference on archival collections is preferred.
Summer internships at Hagley typically entail 350 hours of service. The rate is $13 per hour. The application deadline for this posting is March 27, 2015.
For More Information
Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Audiovisual and Digital Collections
kmartin(at)hagley.org, 302-658-2400, ext. 276
Send resume and cover letter describing interest, qualifications, and three references to:
Erik P. Rau
Director, Library Services
Hagley Museum and Library
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807
erau(at)hagley.org, 302-658-2400, ext. 344