Donald Peterson Student Scholarship Travel Award

Subject: Call for applications — Donald Peterson Student Scholarship Award
From: “Burk, Brenda L.”
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 18:05:01 -0500
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ATTENTION STUDENTS:
Do you need financial assistance to attend SAA’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC from August 10-15, 2010? Apply for the 2010 Donald Peterson Student Scholarship Award! The award includes up to $1,000 in support of registration, travel, and accommodation expenses associated with the SAA conference. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2010.
Donald Peterson Student Scholarship Award
Purpose and Criteria for Selection:
Established in 2005, this award supports students and recent graduates from graduate archival programs within North America to attend SAA’s Annual Meeting. The goal of the scholarship is to stimulate greater participation in the activities of the Association by students and recent graduates. This participation must include either a presentation of research during the Annual Meeting or active participation in an SAA-sponsored committee, section, or roundtable.
Eligibility:
Awarded to an SAA member in good standing who is currently enrolled in an archival education program or who graduated from an archival education program in the previous calendar year. Applications are evaluated based on the merits of the applicant’s essay and letters of recommendation.
Sponsor and Funding:
The Society of American Archivists, in honor of Donald Peterson (1908-1999), New York lawyer and philatelist, whose deep appreciation of world history and preservation developed early through his stamp collecting and held true throughout his life.
Prize:
Up to $1,000 in support of registration, travel, and accommodation expenses associated with the SAA Annual Meeting.
First Awarded:
2006
Application Form and Documentation:
Submit three copies of the following to the address on the application form:
1. A 500-word essay describing the applicant’s career goals and potential impact on the archival profession.
2. Unofficial transcript to verify student status or copy of graduate diploma.
3. Two letters of recommendation from individuals having definite knowledge of the applicant’s qualifications.
4. Application form at http://www.archivists.org/recognition/PetersonAwardForm.pdf

Application Deadline:
February 28, 2010

Questions?

Please contact Peterson Student Scholarship Selection Subcommittee Chair, Colleen McFarland at mcfarlcd@uwec.edu with any questions.

Thanks,

Brenda
Brenda L. Burk, Philanthropic Studies Archivist
IUPUI University Library
755 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Direct Line: 317.278.2329
Archives Reference: 317.274.0464
Email: bburk@iupui.edu
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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

http://history.fas.nyu.edu/object/history.gradprog.archivespublichistory.html

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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