Project Archivist, Women’s Sports Collections (2-year, full-time, grant-funded position)
(August 30, 2019)
New-York Historical recently acquired two major collections concerning women’s history generally and women’s sports in particular: the papers of tennis champion and social justice activist Billie Jean King and the records of the Women’s Sports Foundation. Billie Jean King’s papers include about 60 linear feet of photographs, ephemera, and other materials documenting her tennis career and her varied activities to advance gender equality, gay rights, and other social justice causes. Totaling about 600 linear feet of documents, posters, photographs, videotapes and other materials, the records of the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF), co-founded by King in 1974, chronicle the organization’s mission to address the inequities regarding women’s access to sports while promoting participation generally.
The New-York Historical Society Library is seeking an experienced Project Archivist to work on a 2-year project to process the Billie Jean King and Women’s Sports Foundation collections in order to make them accessible to researchers and the general public. Beginning with the King Papers, all processing will take place at the Project Archivist’s worksite, New-York Historical’s Central Park West building. Most of the material is stored at an offsite location, so a key responsibility of the archivist will be working with N-YHS’s collections managers to coordinate the shipment of material to and from that location in support of the processing project.
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