Deadline: January 30, 2004
Center of Southwest Studies invites Native Americans who are
working in archives in tribal settings to submit applications
to participate in a paid Institute, February - August 2004.
The Center (which functions as an archive, a library, a museum,
and a forum for public programming) is hosting a select group
of Native American archivists in Durango, Colorado for a total
of five weeks, spaced in three visitswith intervals
allotted for participants to complete assigned practical applications
back home. Durango is in the Four Corners region of the U.S.,
near Mesa Verde National Park. Funding is available to train
four practicing Native American archivists.
institute offers the following benefits for participants.
It will: 1. Enable individuals to keep up with their work
and their lives back home, 2. Provide an educational overview
and a hands-on experience with a variety of archival tasks
in the Center's model new facility, 3. Include, built into
the institute, specific applications that participants will
implement back home in their tribal archival settings, 4.
Offer the possibility of one-on-one mentoring by the Center's
archivist, visiting each participant's tribal archival setting,
and 5. Include a collegial experience of working with tribal
archivists, both during the term of the institute and afterwards.
institute offers the best of two worlds for a person who needs
practical training in archival work. It includes some of the
content offered in a concentrated form at two-week archival
institutes, and it also provides the archival immersion experience
that is available through an internship held on-site at an
following funding is available to train four practicing Native
American archivists. Institute participants or their home
institutions will be required to pay any additional costs
for participation. 1. Stipend: $400/week for up to 5 weeks.
2. Housing and meals at Fort Lewis College for up to 5 weeks
(6-day week: arriving Sunday afternoon and leaving Saturday
morning). This assumes sharing a dorm room with another participant;
if that is not possible, each participant must pay the additional
$14/night. 3. Travel to and from the participant's home to
the Center, for up to three round trips, @ maximum $500/trip.
deadline: January 30, 2004
Selections announced: February 13, 2004
session at the Center of Southwest Studies (two weeks) - 2/29
- 3/12, 2004
Topics: The 7 institute elements for building an archive;
collection development; records management.
session at the Center of Southwest Studies (two weeks) - 4/11-
Topics: preservation; arrangement and description; reference
visits in the field by Fort Lewis College Archivist Todd Ellison,
between 5/10 and 8/13, 2004
session at the Center of Southwest Studies (one week) - 8/15-8/20,
Topics: outreach; career development; computer applications;
forms can be obtained from the Center's
obtain a copy of the application form by mail, and to submit
Conrad, Administrative Assistant
Center of Southwest Studies
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(719) 247-7456; FAX: (970) 247-7422