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Build database of primary source resources on U.S. diplomatic history

Project Title Build database of primary source resources on U.S. diplomatic history
Project Summary Use your extensive bibliographic and research skills to build a database of primary source material on U.S. diplomatic history.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office PA/HO/PSO
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 10
Project Description

The Office of the Historian at the U.S. Department of State is creating a database of primary source documentation on the men and women who have served as principal officers in the Department or chiefs of mission (ambassadors) abroad. We are seeking several advanced undergraduate or graduate students in history with significant experience in primary source research. These students will use specialized databases to locate primary source material (private papers, oral histories, published memoirs) which will be of use to historians of U.S. foreign relations. The successful application will have a keen eye for detail, the ability to do through and exhaustive research, and be prompt with weekly updates of work completed. Please describe your experience with primary source research in your application.

Required Skills or Interests
Additional Information

Facility with online databases, such as WorldCat, the Library of Congress catalog, ArchivesGrid, the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, etc. This information will be incorporated into our public website (https://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people) for the use of the general public.