Papers of Abraham Lincoln — Editors

Papers of Abraham Lincoln—Editors
University of Illinois Springfield, Center for State Policy and Leadership is seeking two (2) historical
documentary editors to provide historical research in locating documents, document image
acquisition and editing, transcription and proofing of historical texts, and contextual research and
drafting of document annotations for the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project. The historical documentary
editors will work initially with the project at the National Archives in Washington, DC.
Master of Arts degree in History, with a concentration in American history; 2) minimum of five
years of applicable experience in documentary editing or scholarly research on Lincoln; 3) demonstrated
skill in historical research and writing; 4) demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
orally and in writing; and 5) working knowledge of computers, including word processing, database,
graphics, and e-mail programs. Preference will be given to applicants with a Doctor of Philosophy
degree in History; demonstrated ability to work effectively on group tasks; demonstrated
attention to detail and precision in research, reading, and writing; demonstrated ability to speak to
public groups on historical topics; and experience in utilizing electronic databases and the Internet
for historical research. Salary and benefits appropriate to skills.
Applicants should send a resume documenting all job requirements; college transcripts; and
names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references. Screening of applications will
begin November 20, 2009, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled. Positions
ideally will begin on January 4, 2010.
The University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois and
provides an intellectually rich, collaborative, and intimate learning environment for students, faculty,
and staff, while serving local, regional, state, national, and international communities. UIS is
an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment
and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Women, minorities, veterans,
and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Dr. Daniel W. Stowell
Papers of Abraham Lincoln
112 N. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1310
Salary: $46,000 – $52,000

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017

Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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