Cataloging Assistant

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ORGANIZATION: MUSEUM OF HIDDEN HISTORY/HIDDEN HISTORY CENTER

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Volunteers will assist with organizing and cataloging the documents in the Hidden History Center collection. This involves sorting through boxes of intriguing historical records, placing related documents in files, and creating lists of the folder names, so that they can be entered into a searchable database. Currently, we are delving into boxes of materials related to such subjects as Capitalism, Civil Liberties, the Cold War, Intelligence Networks, Native American Rights, Political Assassinations, Terrorism, and the Vietnam War. So far, there are over 900 hanging file folders on various subjects! We are also sorting magazines and newsletters into individual publication files, of which we have over 600. In addition, we are doing data entry, transferring bibliographies and inventories from our collection into our new collections management system. This computer transfer work could be done remotely after some orientation at the Center. On-site cataloging sessions are done with Director Marilyn Tenenoff, at 2915 North George Street, Suite 2, in York, PA. Volunteers can pick any three-hour shift between noon and 6 PM on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Other shifts might also be possible.

1 Shift

  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Shifts are on Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday, any 3 hours between noon and 6 PM. Some data entry work could be done remotely, after orientation.
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About MUSEUM OF HIDDEN HISTORY/HIDDEN HISTORY CENTER

Location:

2915 NORTH GEORGE STREET, SUITE 2, YORK, PA 17406, US

Mission Statement

The Museum of Hidden History is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Its overarching mission is to educate the public about little-known aspects of American history, alternative perspectives on history, and actively hidden and newly-emerging history. Our central project is the Hidden History Center, a library and research facility located in York, Pennsylvania, entirely staffed by volunteers. We are striving to create a dynamic information hub. Our target population includes students of history, economics, and social and political science in Central Pennsylvania, and worldwide audience through our website. The Center is based on the collection of the late John Judge, an internationally-acclaimed researcher, writer and speaker, as well as a lifelong anti-militarist and alternate historian. His collection includes over 700 boxes of books and papers on subjects such as political assassinations, covert government activities, the military-industrial complex, peace activism and civil liberties.

Description

Our programs at the Hidden History Center include:

  • Internships: We are extending our internship program to enrich the educational experiences of students near York, Pennsylvania. Students can obtain college course credits as they work on-site at the Center, organizing and cataloging the documents in our collection.
  • Website Development: We are continually upgrading and expanding our website. More articles on little-known history subjects are constantly being added.
  • Collections Management: We plan to hire a firm to inventory our books. We are cataloging the documents in our collection. We recently purchased collections management software called CatalogIt, and we are entering our inventories into that database, so researchers around the world can view them.
  • Outreach: We are developing an e-mail newsletter offering insights into hidden history topics; we plan to arrange a seminar or panel discussion for the public; we offer email and "snail mail" updates on our activities; and we continue to develop our social media platforms.

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Justice & Legal
Politics
Education & Literacy, Justice & Legal, Politics

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

2915 North George StreetSuite 2York, PA 17406

(40.00788,-76.73216)
 

SKILLS

  • Library Sciences
  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • History
  • Research
  • Internet Research

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Volunteers would work one or two 3-hour shifts per week, with weeks off whenever needed.
  • Curiosity and a love of history are the primary requirements. Volunteers need to be organized, detail-oriented and respectful of historical documents and books.

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