Internships and Fellowships

The Special Collections and Archives Department offers many opportunities for students to gain experience and skills in manuscript processing, bibliographic research, original research, digitization, preservation, and conservation. These opportunities have been made available through individual donations, endowments, and grants.

For more information please contact the Curator of Special Collections & Archives Tara Olivero.


Brooke and Carol Peirce Center for Undergraduate Research in Special Collections Fellowships

Peirce Undergraduate Research Fellowships support in-depth research projects that take advantage of the rich resources in Special Collections and Archives at the Goucher College Library. Each fellowship should result in a tangible product such as a research paper, website, short story, documentary, finding aid, or artwork. For fellowship applications and more information about the Peirce Center, visit the website.


Sally Gilger Barnes '46 Archives Endowment

The Sally Gilger Barnes '46 Archives Endowment was established in 2008 by generous donations from family and friends in memory of Sally who passed away in February 2008.  A 40-year College volunteer, Sally dedicated her time to various areas of the College, most especially the Julia Rogers Library.  The endowment supports activities in the Goucher College Archives, including students internships, exhibits, and other initiatives that increase awareness and use of the Archives.

Fall and Summer 2008 Internship - Scott Davis '10 online exhibit: Building a Greater Goucher


Patricelli Family Foundation Internships

Patricelli Family Foundation Internships promote investigation and research methods as well as hands-on experience in special collections in order for students to learn valuable skills for graduate study and/or careers in special  collections, archives, history, English, and other related areas.

Summer 2008 Internship - Cassie Brand '09 rare book analysis and Lara Justis '10 manuscript processing and collection website

Summer 2009 Internship - Julie Steinbacher '10 exhibit : Treasures of the Goucher College Library


Mapping Special Collections for Research and Teaching at Goucher College - Student Fellows

In 2008, Special Collections and Archives was awarded a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources, made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to fund the project "Mapping Special Collections for Research and Teaching at Goucher College." See the Goucher Press Release for more information. Student fellows were selected to work on this project and learn bibliographic analysis and description methods as well as manuscript processing:

2009: Greg Bortinacheck '08, Os Cole '10, Maura Roth-Gormley '10, Sianna Plavin '09, Dana Winkler '10

2010: Os Cole '10, Maura Roth-Gormley '10, Dana Winkler '10