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December 4, 2017
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Katie Lee – Goddess of Glen Canyon, 1919-2017

Glen Canyon, May 1954, Katie Lee. Tad Nichols, Photographer, Courtesy of Cline Library, Special Collections and Archives, Tad Nichols Collection.

It’s with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Katie Lee, Goddess of Glen Canyon, on November 1, 2017. Katie was raised in Tucson and called the desert Southwest her home and sanctuary. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and went on to have a quietly successful career as an actress on stage and screen. While working as an actress, Katie’s interest in playing folk music grew and eventually eclipsed her acting career.

As a folk musician, Katie played guitar, wrote and sang her own songs and those of others. She worked with numerous 20th centuries folk artists and jazz musicians, including Josh White, Harry Belafonte, Peter McLaughlin, Shelly Manne, Burl Ives, and many more. She recorded 13 albums in her career, several of which paid tribute to her love of the Southwest, Colorado River, and Glen Canyon.

Navajo Creek Bar Mile 95.1. Tad Nichols Photographer, Courtesy of Cline Library Special Collections and Archives, Tad Nichols Collection.

In the early 1950s, Katie visited Glen Canyon for the first time. It was love at first sight. She, along with two friends – Frank Wright and Tad Nichols (affectionately known as “We Three”), spent as much time as they could in Glen Canyon, drifting down the river, camping and signing on the beaches, and climbing in and through the numerous serpentine sandstone canyons. Glen Canyon became their Eden and source of spiritual nourishment. They would return to Glen Canyon as often as they could until 1963, when the Bureau of Reclamation damned Glen Canyon. The damning of Glen Canyon broke Katie’s heart but fueled her environmental activism. Katie fought alongside David Brower, Edward Abbey, and Martin Litton to save “her” beloved Glen Canyon, but sadly, they lost and the world lost a remarkable and beautiful treasure in Glen Canyon. Once Glen Canyon was buried beneath the waters of “Lake Foul” (Katie’s favorite name for Lake Powell), Katie spent the remainder of her life (55 years!) raising hell and awareness of environmental issues in the Southwest.

 

“We Three”

Following the damning of Glen Canyon, Katie began writing about her love of the Southwest with a focus on the Glen Canyon. Several of her books revolve around the subject of Glen Canyon – Glen Canyon Betrayed: A Sensuous Eulogy; Sandstone Seduction: Rivers and Lovers, Canyons and Friends; All My Rivers Are Gone: A Journey of Discovery Through Glen Canyon; The Ghosts of Dandy Crossing. In each of these books, Katie turns to words as she fondly recalls and describes every physical and visceral detail of Glen Canyon.

Katie Lee on beach beneath sloping cliff wall We Three Trip_ September. Tad Nichols Photographer, Courtesy of Cline Library Special Collections and Archives, Tad Nichols Collection.

During the last few years of Katie’s life, she saw a resurgence in interest in her activism, music, and writing. Two critically acclaimed films were produced that highlighted Katie’s efforts protecting the natural beauty of the Southwest – Damnation and Kick Ass Katie Lee. Katie was invited to film festivals around the country to speak about the importance of environmental activism; in turn, she inspired an entirely new generation of activists.

Katie called Jerome, Arizona home since 1971. Jerome is a former mining town perched on the side of Mingus Mt., a town populated with self-reliant, artistic, tough, and tender people. Katie and Jerome were a perfect fit.  She loved the town and the townspeople loved her. She reveled in riding her bicycle naked from her home at the base of town to the post office every year on her birthday to collect the cards and well wishes from friends and admirers. Anyone who met her, knew she loved to swear and did it with remarkable aplomb. Katie left this world on her own terms on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, just eight days after her 98th birthday.

Katie’s License Plate, “Dam Dam.”

Katie donated her extraordinary collection of photographs, writings, songs & music, letters, and journals to the Cline Library Special Collections and Archives. It may be one of the most important collections documenting Glen Canyon prior to and following the damning of the Canyon. An online finding guide to Katie’s collection is available as well as selections of photographs and recordings from her collection via the Colorado Plateau Digital Archives. Prior to her passing, Special Collections and Archives developed an exhibit about Katie’s life and passions titled Naked Truth: the Katie Lee Exhibit.

Journal Entry from Katie Lee’s Glen Canyon Journals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journal Entry from Katie Lee’s Glen Canyon Journals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was Katie’s wishes for her archival legacy to be housed at the Cline Library Special Collections and Archives. Shortly after her passing, the remainder of Katie’s manuscripts, journals, music, and photographs came to the department. Although it will take some time to fully arrange and describe, highlights from the donation include Katie’s original journals and medium format slides describing and documenting her Glen Canyon river trips, annotated maps used for river trips and hiking, drafts of her books, original recordings, correspondence with fellow river runners and activists, and much more. Special Collections and Archives anticipates having a virtual and physical exhibit celebrating Katie’s life, work, and experiences during the year of her 100th birthday (2019-2020). Stayed tuned for additional information.

October 25, 2017
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SCA Closing Early October 27, 2017

On Friday, October 17th, Special Collections and Archives will be closing at 3pm to the public to prepare for the opening of our next exhibit: “Such a Sweet Fragile Journey We Make: The Sue Bennett Exhibit“. Through Bennett’s personal journals, loved ones’ memories, and her studio materials the exhibit gives an intimately detailed look into her complex photographic process and personality. Bennett’s life work was donated to Northern Arizona University’s Special Collections and Archives by colleague and partner, John Running, in 2013 where it is now available for public access.

Special Collections will be open to the public Saturday, October 28th, from 1 – 3 pm during Homecoming, and will resume normal hours beginning on Monday (M-Th, 9 am – 6 pm; Fri. 9 am – 5 pm).

If you have questions regarding the exhibit, or associated events, call us at: (928) 523-5551, or e-mail us at: Special.Collections@nau.edu.

Sue Bennett Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Utah
John Running Photograph (NAU.PH.4.1.30.10.64)

September 27, 2017
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Another Route 66 Collection

Last Friday we left Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University, and were off to Kingman, Arizona to pick up a new Route 66 collection from the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona. The collection was stored in the Powerhouse in Kingman, and reflects the early history of the association (founded in 1987). Included are meeting minutes from the late 1980s and early 1990s; all of the association’s various member newsletters and magazines; and a full run of the association’s annual Fun Run activities as reflected in their participant’s programs, posters, license plates and dash plaques. Also in the collection are years of scrapbooks highlighting the association’s many activities along 66 in Arizona, and photograph albums of events across the years. There is a small collection of correspondence, some of note included letters between the association’s Jerry Richards and performer Bobby Troup of “(Get Your Kicks) on Route 66” fame.

A sampling of some of the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona’s published newsletters and events programs

The collection naturally ties in with some of the material in the Angel Delgadillo Collection that Special Collections and Archives began to receive from Angel and his family back in November 2016, specifically the material pertaining to the road and the founding of the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona. The collection also resembles in some ways the structure and content the Route 66 Car Club of Flagstaff Collection in that there are scrapbooks and newsletter material reflecting the interests and activities of the groups- and of course, the allure of Route 66 and the automobile. One of the unique aspects of this collection however, is that it also contains a vertical file of Route 66-related topics and the research files of Dr. Vince Salmon who helped create a scholarly understanding of the importance of Route 66 in the post-decommissioning era, and synthesized the importance of the Kingman-Golden Shores alignments of 66.

Most importantly, the collection reflects the actions and ideas of the very first Route 66-related organization to form after the last bypass occurred Williams, AZ., and Route 66 being decommissioned in 1984-85. In some ways, the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona became the model for the many Route 66 Associations in the U.S. and abroad to follow and emulate. Included in the collection are some publications and correspondence and information from the Canadian Route 66 Association, the Czech Route 66 Association, New Mexico Route 66 Association among others.

Historians of the road; Route 66 enthusiasts; car enthusiasts; preservationists; local historians along with many others will find this collection interesting and important. The material present in this collection really is a critical foundation to understanding the rebirth of interest in Route 66 and to what the road means to the cities the road passes through in northern Arizona, and to all of the travelers from Arizona (and in fact, from all over the world) who seek 66 out today. It also demonstrates the power that a relatively small group of people were able to exert to keep Route 66 both on the maps, but more significantly in the minds and hearts of people world-over. The Association has greatly added to the potential interest in and scholarship of the road by choosing to deposit it’s collection at NAU.

The collection filled 19 boxes at the time of pick-up and is now undergoing a more thorough inventory in preparation for processing and the creation of a finding aid. It may be a little while before the collection is ready for it’s first researcher, but along with Angel’s collection, it won’t be long before they will be available via our reading room, or online.

Some of the 19 boxes of materials donated by the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona

Some of the 19 boxes of materials donated by the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona

 

Some of the 19 boxes of materials donated by the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below are some links you may wish to visit to sample some of the other material SCA has already ingested and processed regarding Route 66 and made available online through the Cline Library’s Digital Archives:

Route 66 Oral History Project

Route 66 related images in the Digital Archives

Special Collections’ “Route 66 in Arizona: Don’t Forget Winona” exhibit

 

September 12, 2017
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Fun with History 205-Public Presentations in Cline Library

Bessie Hyde in boat below Tuckup Canyon, Grand Canyon Mile 165 on 11/27/1928

Every semester Dr. Linda Wood’s History 205 learns about historical research by investigating the disappearance of Glenn and Bessie Hyde. To facilitate this, Special Collections and Archives participates by providing mass access to:

  • MS 33 The Glen Hyde Collection
  • MS 77 The Martin Anderson Collection, Series 8, Box 13, the Hyde Mystery
  • MS 318 The Bones in the Boathouse Collection
  • NAU.PH.2001.11.1-4 Glen Hyde photo albums
  • Map 247.01 Scroll Map of the Colorado River
  • F788.D556 2001 Dimock, Brad, Sunk Without a Sound: The Tragic Colorado River Honeymoon of Glen and Bessie Hyde
  • In addition, the students get to see the Kolb movie that documented the finding of the Hyde’s boat

It is a nice mix of primary and secondary source students consult so that they can complete their assignment- which is to create a prototype for a sign to be installed where the Hyde boat was found, to explain the event to people on the river. The student presentations are this week, Sept. 14, 11:10-12:30 in Special Collections. The student’s works are always entertaining!

 

Also related to HIS 205 is a talk to be given by local historian John Westerland to Dr. Wood’s class on his research into the Mt. Elden gravesite, and the commonly known story behind the grave. This is Dr. Westerlund’s trip through history to attempt to verify the story behind the murder of little John Edlen Jr. Dr. Westerlund’s talk will be in Cline Library rm. 200, September 28 at 11:10am.

 

Who says the Historical Method isn’t fun!

July 21, 2017
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The Day Louie the Lumberjack Visited Special Collections and Archives

It isn’t often we get celebrities in the archives, but we had a special one on Monday July 1th. He came striding in, Ax in hand just like he owned the place!

He blew in the doors like he owned the place!

The pensive Louie contemplating the wonders of the Pine.

 

Louie the Lumberjack came to the Cline Library, Special Collections and Archives on Monday morning to check out our holdings of the alumni magazine, the Pine, and to film a little video footage. Like all celebrities, Louie did have a small entourage with him.

 

 

Louie reading select issues of the Pine while the camera crew, director and handlers look on…

Louie also meets the historic 1933 mascot: the 25 lb. copper Lumberjack ax!

 

In reality, the filming was being done to create a video (that will go out to alumni) to promote the news that the Pine is coming back as a paper periodical(!). From as nearly as we can tell, one of the first issues of the Pine came in October 1957 to promote Arizona State College news and events around homecoming that year-unfortunately we don’t know when volume 1 was printed.  The Pine may have been a little episodic until 1961, but the had a solid print publication history until the late 2000s when it became a digital publication. The Pine then to a little hiatus after the Fall 2015 issue.  The Pine as a title has a very long history at our university. It was first used as the title of the student newspaper (before the Lumberjack). Welcome the Pine back!

Meanwhile for other campus-related publications and history, know that the Special Collections and Archives website provides full-text, online access to the Pine and Lumberjack student newspapers, the La Cuesta yearbook, and to commencement programs.

Visit the archive online or in person to see these treasures. Even Louie thinks its fun!

 

May 16, 2017
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Announcing the 2017 Elizabeth M and PT Reilly Intern – Shannon Sassone

Shannon Sassone, Cline Library’s 2017 Reilly Intern.
Photo courtesy of Kris Karlson

The Cline Library Special Collections and Archives is excited to announce Shannon Sassone as the 2017 Elizabeth M and PT Reilly intern. Some of you may remember Shannon as a Cline Library student assistant a few years ago when she was an undergraduate at NAU. Shannon is now a second-year master’s student in communication and documentary studies, set to graduate later this summer. She has been teaching post production for the creative media and film majors in the School of Communication and was recently awarded the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant for the 2016-2017 school year.  She worked previously as a creative services producer for New 4 Tucson, the NBC affiliate out of Tucson, Arizona for two years following a promotion as a studio production assistant.  Her freelance filmmaking career began immediately upon finishing her undergraduate degree in electronic media and film from NAU and she was fortunate enough to travel extensively with Clubhill Media, a production company based in Washington DC. Shannon has been filming since she was 12 years old and remains passionate about all aspects of the filmmaking process. Her academic and professional career allow her to continually learn and grow and she looks forward to working with the Sue Bennett collection this summer. 
 
As the Elizabeth M and PT Reilly intern, Shannon will work closely with the staff of Special Collections and Archives to develop both a virtual and physical exhibit showcasing the life and work of Sue Bennett, a Flagstaff photographer who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 2003 at the height of her creative powers. Shannon will interview former friends and colleagues to better understand Sue, her work, and how Sue contributed to and nurtured the photography community of Flagstaff. Shannon will develop the storyline for the exhibits by making selections from Sue’s collection that will convey the arc of Sue’s life and work. This exhibit will be more than just beautiful pictures, Shannon will weave in the voices of Sue’s friends to help tell the story of Sue as a friend, mentor, and photographer. At the end of the summer, Shannon will have completed the virtual exhibit and prepared the physical exhibit to be installed in the fall. 

March 21, 2017
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2017 Elizabeth M and PT Reilly Summer Internship – Deadline Extended to Friday, April 7th

The Cline Library at Northern Arizona University has extended the application deadline for the Elizabeth M. and P.T. Reilly Summer Internship to Friday, April 7, 2017.

Sue Bennett Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Utah
John Running Photograph (NAU.PH.4.1.30.10.64)

The 2017 Reilly intern will work closely with Cline Library’s Special Collections and Archives staff to develop physical and virtual exhibits focused on the life and photographic work of Flagstaff photographer Sue Bennett (1948-2003).  Bennett moved to Flagstaff in the mid-1970s because of her love of the Southwest and to attend NAU; she graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science. She subsequently became a well-known and highly successful commercial photographer at the regional, national, and international levels. In addition to her significant talent, Bennett fostered other local photographers’ creativity and built community with fellow Flagstaff artists.

Sue Bennett, Zion National Park
John Running Photograph (NAU.PH.2013.4.1.30.8.68)

In 2013 John Running, Bennett’s long-time partner, donated her work to Special Collections and Archives. Approximately 150,000 color slides, black-and-white negatives/prints, and prints form the bulk of the collection.  Detailed diaries and journals provide additional contextual insight into her work and personal life.

The department envisions the exhibit as a contextual and intimate chronology of Bennett’s life through the progression of her photography. A careful balance between photographs as objects of art and as sources of meaningful context will underpin the exhibit.

Duties and Opportunities: The 2017 Reilly intern will assume primary responsibility for the virtual (web-based) exhibit.  The intern will also provide significant support for development of the physical exhibit, from its interpretive text to design and fabrication.

The internship offers the opportunity to gain practical experience in:

*Research
*Synthesis of primary and published sources
*Exhibit Planning (team-based)
*Storyline development and content interpretation
*Web page design, creation, and digital storytelling
*Public speaking (presentation to library staff upon completion of the internship)

The Reilly intern will work 40 hours per week for ten consecutive weeks.  The successful candidate will select a preferred ten-week block between May 15 – August 8, 2017.  The workweek schedule offers some flexibility.

Stipend and Housing:  $4,500 (no benefits included) total.  The Reilly intern will be paid in bi-weekly installments to reach the total of $4,500.  On-campus housing is subject to availability. For more information, please consult https://nau.edu/Residence-Life/Housing-Options/Summer-Housing/.  Renting a room in the community is also a possibility.  The successful candidate must be willing to relocate to Flagstaff for ten weeks and underwrite his or her own food, lodging, transportation to work, and parking.

Qualifications:  The preferred candidate will be a graduate student in information science or museum studies working toward a career in a library, museum, or archives setting. Graduate students should be currently part of a program with an anticipated completion date of August/September 2017 or later. Undergraduate (junior or senior) students are also encouraged to apply.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

*Strong ability to write creatively while employing advanced research skills
*Demonstrated experience with web design
*Advanced communication skills (oral, written)
*Familiarity with video and audio software tools, HTML editing, and the Adobe Creative Suites products
*Ability to work as part of a team
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office products

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Preferred:

*Knowledge of Colorado Plateau and Southwest history
*Understanding of photographic and print making processes
*Familiarity with archival practice

Application Deadline:  April 7, 2017.  To apply, submit the following documents to:  Peter Runge, NAU Cline Library, Box 6022, Flagstaff, AZ  86011-6022 or email Peter.Runge@nau.edu:

*Résumé or vita
*Letter of application addressing your qualifications, including hyperlinks to any previous online exhibits or products that you may have created/designed
*Copy of current transcript
*Names and contact information for three references

For more information, contact Peter Runge via email at peter.runge@nau.edu or phone at (928) 523-6502.
The mission of Cline Library’s Special Collections and Archives Department is to collect, preserve, and make available archival materials that document the history and development of the Colorado Plateau.  Interdisciplinary in nature, the collections include 7 million manuscripts, 1 million photographs, 35,000 books, 2,000 maps, and 1,300 oral histories.  Learn more at http://archive.library.nau.edu.

Flagstaff is a city of 67,000 at the base of the San Francisco Peaks surrounded by the Coconino National Forest.  Approximately 80 miles from Grand Canyon and 140 miles from Phoenix, Flagstaff enjoys a four-season climate at an elevation of 7,000 feet.  NAU has a growing and diverse student population and is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and Employer of National Service.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

March 14, 2017
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Lake Mary Runneth Over

In the middle of a workday in the middle of last week you could find a crowd of people gathered at Lake Mary to witness a rare sight; the spillway was overflowing. To non-locals this might sound like a ridiculous reason for celebration, but in this dry climate we tend to get excited about water and this year we’ve seen more of it than usual. According to Meteorologist, Lee Born, as of the last day of February Flagstaff had passed 150% of its annual total for the water year which begins in September. The snowfall total for this winter is 10 inches above the average.

Following a severe drought in 1897 and 1898 that caused the death of hundreds of head of livestock and raised great concern among people in the Flagstaff area, Timothy Allen Riordan decided he would build a dam to ensure water for the Arizona Lumber and Timber Company as well as for livestock. In 1904 he began building the dam and named it and the lake it created after his eldest daughter, Mary. In 1918 the lake flooded as you can see in the image below.  Later the lake was stocked with fish and it became a popular recreation area.  In 1935 the Arizona Lumber and Timber Company gave the land and the lake to the U. S. Government so that it could remain a public recreation facility.

Lake Mary flooding in 1918. Image Courtesy of the Arizona Historical Society/ Flagstaff’s Housley Collection AHS.0409.00003

Today the surface water collected from Lake Mary represents the second largest source of Flagstaff’s water supply. According to the City of Flagstaff, 2.7 billion gallons of water are used by our citizens in a single year.  The Lake Mary water treatment plant is capable of treating up to 8 million gallons of water per day. The last time Lake Mary overflowed its spillway was more than a decade ago during the winter of 2004-05. Check out the photos below that compare the spill over in 2004-2005 with the flow last week.

Image from the NAU General Photograph Collection Lake Mary and spillway, Winter of 2004-2005 NAU.PH.2005.11.11

 

Image Courtesy of Karen Underhill, 2017

 

 

February 22, 2017
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Sue Bennett Photographs now Digitized and Online!

It’s only a start, but Special Collections and Archives has digitized a wonderful selection of 38 photographs from the Sue Bennett Collection. Bennett (1948-2003) was a highly successful (regionally, nationally, and internationally renowned) commercial photographer in Flagstaff; SCA received her entire life’s work in 2013. Since then, SCA has made significant progress on describing the materials in a finding guide (see previous link) but until now has not displayed any of her work visually. The 38 selections SCA has made (thus far) come from Bennett’s self-described and separated ‘Super Super Selects.’ Below are a couple of examples. In the coming weeks SCA will be adding rich contextual descriptive metadata to these images in order to facilitate enhanced access to them. Stay tuned as we add more amazing images from Bennett’s collection to our digital archives!

Grand Canyon – Little Colorado River, 1986. NAU.PH.2013.16.6.3.2.48

Sheep in Italy, 1993. NAU.PH.2013.16.6.3.2.78.

February 15, 2017
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Internship Opportunity 2016-2017

Northern Arizona University
Cline Library
Archival Internship Announcement
2017-2018 Collier Internship

The Cline Library at Northern Arizona University invites applications for The Collier Internship.

The 2017-2018 Collier intern will inventory, digitize, and describe photographs (transparencies, negatives, prints, digital) created by physician and photographer Michael Collier. Collier has been photographing regionally, nationally, and internationally at significant locations since 1970 and has amassed a significant body of work that speaks to his passion and strengths as a photographer. Highlights include photographs of numerous national parks (such as Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, and Death Valley); geologic features (such as Alaska glaciers, California faults, and Mount St. Helens); and portraits of individuals.

Duties and Opportunities: The 2017-2018 Collier intern will work closely with Collier and Cline Library’s Special Collections and Archives (SCA) staff to assist in the preparations for the eventual transfer of Collier’s photographic legacy to SCA. Tasks will include inventorying physical collections (slides, negatives, and prints) in Microsoft Excel; digitizing and editing a selection of transparencies; and enhancing descriptive metadata (locations, subjects) using Library of Congress-approved authorities.

This internship offers the opportunity to gain practical experience in:

• Archival arrangement and description and the use of controlled vocabularies
• Contextual research and effective communication of Collier’s work to others
• Digitization and use of related hardware/software
• Photographic creation, editing, and organization
• Independent and collaborative projects

Most work will take place at Collier’s office in downtown Flagstaff, with periodic work at Cline Library. Transportation to Collier’s office is the responsibility of the intern.

The Collier intern will work 364 hours over the course of the academic year (or 36 weeks) and on average 10 hours/week. Hours can be flexible. The intern will earn $12/hour, paid bi-weekly through the academic year.

The internship is expected to begin early in the Fall 2017 semester. Depending on financial resources and/or project success during the first year, the internship may be extended an additional year.

Qualifications: Currently enrolled NAU students (undergraduate and graduate) are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in photography, communications, geography, information science, or another related area.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

• Strong ability to analyze visual data while employing advanced research skills
• High level of detail and organization
• Advanced communication skills (oral, written)
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Basic experience with Microsoft Office products

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Preferred:

• Demonstrated experience with digitization hardware and software
• Knowledge of Colorado Plateau and Southwest history
• Understanding of photographic and print making processes
• Familiarity with archival practice

Application Deadline: Open until filled or the end of the spring 2017 semester. To apply, submit the following documents to: Peter Runge, NAU Cline Library, Box 6022, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6022 or email Peter.Runge@nau.edu:

• Résumé or vita
• Letter of application addressing your qualifications
• Copy of current transcript
• Names and contact information for three references

For more information, contact Peter Runge at peter.runge@nau.edu or (928) 523-6502.
The mission of Cline Library’s Special Collections and Archives Department is to collect, preserve, and make available archival materials that document the history and development of the Colorado Plateau. Interdisciplinary in nature, the collections include 7 million manuscripts, 1 million photographs, 35,000 books, 2,000 maps, and 1,300 oral histories. Learn more at http://archive.library.nau.edu.

NAU has a growing and diverse student population and is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution and Employer of National Service. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.