Archives Assistant

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Hinsdale Historical Society

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Immanuel Hall

Archives Assistants help staff the Roger and Ruth Anderson Architecture Center, a community resource for regional architecture which houses the Hinsdale Historical Society's extensive local history archives, including photographs, postcards, maps, blueprints, periodicals, clippings, and ephemera.

Main duties involve helping patrons with local history and genealogy requests and conducting research for inquiries made via phone, mail, email, or social media. Other activities include tasks for organizing and maintaining the archives, such as inventory, cataloging, digitization, and database entry and management.

The archives is open to the public on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

This volunteer position is ideal for an organized and detailed individual with a genuine interest in and a basic knowledge of local history and genealogical research. Basic computers skills are a plus. We are seeking individuals who can make a long-term commitment to volunteer on a weekly basis.

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About Hinsdale Historical Society

Location:

P.O. Box 336, Hinsdale, IL 60522, US

Mission Statement

The Hinsdale Historical Society bridges the past, present, and future by engaging the community with its history and architecture.

Description

The Hinsdale Historical Society is an Illinois 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1975 that relies on private donations, membership dues, grants, and fund raisers to meet its mission to bridge the past, present, and future by engaging the community with its history and architecture. The Society has preserved and is maintaining three historic properties in the Village:

  • The Hinsdale History Museum, at 15 South Clay Street, is housed in an 1874 Italianate-style home complete with period furnishings depicting the lifestyle of early Hinsdaleans. Personal tours, programming, and varied exhibits educate visitors about the unique history of Hinsdale.
  • Immanuel Hall, on the corner of Grant and Third Streets, is a frame church built by local German residents in 1900 that, now rehabilitated, provides the community with a unique setting to hold gatherings. The lower level is home to the Roger & Ruth Anderson Architecture Center, a community resource for local architecture which houses the Society's extensive local history archives.
  • The R. Harold Zook Home and Studio, in Katherine Legge Memorial Park, is a unique cottage designed and built in 1924 by the prominent local architect R. Harold Zook. Saved from demolition, the main house awaits restoration, while the studio serves as an educational site.

The Society is governed by a Board of Trustees with active committees supported by a part-time Executive Director.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Immanuel Hal302 S Grant StHinsdale, IL 60521

(41.79951,-87.93254)
 

SKILLS

  • Office Management
  • Research
  • Office Reception
  • Curating
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours weekly, ongoing

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