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Rana FitzGerald <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 17 May 2011 08:01:50 -0400
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> *CLIR Grant Research Assistant
> Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries
> Special Collections and Archives (SC&A) is seeking a graduate student 
> to assist with the description, cataloging, and preservation of over 
> 7,000 East German posters as part of a Council on Library and 
> Information Resources (CLIR) grant.  The posters document film, art 
> exhibits, performing arts, politics, propaganda, and various 
> festivals, sports, and recreational events.  This poster collection is 
> a unique scholarly resource that provides a window into the artistic, 
> cultural, and political activities of the former DDR. They are 
> important as visual and textual primary resources for research in the 
> humanities and social sciences. A great deal of interest in the DDR 
> has been generated by the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin 
> Wall in November 2009  and the 25th of its construction in 2011, as 
> well as the 20th anniversary of German reunification in 2010. No 
> comparable collection of this size and depth exists in the U.S. or 
> German research libraries.
> Applicants must be proficient in reading German and have knowledge of 
> 20th-century German and European history and art history.  Preferred 
> qualifications include experience in library and archives work, 
> particularly cataloging, databases, and markup languages.  The 
> grant-funded position will begin in June 2011 and last until December 
> 2011, so preference will be given to applicants that can make a 
> commitment for the full time period, including the summer.  
> Compensation will be $20/hour for 20 hours/week.
> Interested students must apply through HireMason:
> https://gmu-csm.symplicity.com/students/
> Job posting closes on May 25th.*
> --
> Leah Donnelly
> Research Services Coordinator
> Special Collections & Archives
> George Mason University Libraries
> 703-993-2058

Rana C. FitzGerald Graduate Coordinator Department of History and Art 
History George Mason University Robinson Hall B 354 Tel: 703-993-1248 
Fax: 703-993-1251 http://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/