Summer Fellowship in Archives and Special Collections

The Archives & Special Collections maintains the University of Puget Sound’s rare books, artists’ books, and manuscripts, as well as materials documenting the university and its history. The Summer Fellowship in Archives & Special Collections Grant was established in 2012 to promote student research, scholarship, and creativity through the use of primary sources.  The Summer Fellowship will provide students with an opportunity to work with primary sources and assist in making these materials available for future study and research. 

2014 Project: Wikipedian in Residence
Through Wikipedia's GLAM-Wiki project (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) the Wikipedian in Residence will increase access to the Archives & Special Collections holdings and services while strengthening the relationship between the Archives & Special Collections and the Wikipedia community.  Adhering to archival and Wikipedia best practices, the Wikipedian in Residence will: promote new or existing Wiki projects related to the university’s holdings; work with staff to digitize, compile, and organize resources that can be shared with the Wikipedia community; and advise staff on Wikipedia best practices.


Please note the following eligibility requirements:

  • Summer research awards are not open to students who will have graduated before their research is completed.
  • Summer research award recipients are expected to be enrolled the following fall semester.
  • Students who apply for a Summer Science Research Award are ineligible to apply for a Summer Research Award in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

    To apply, please complete and return the application.

For more information, please visit the Summer Research Grants in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

For additional information, please contact Katie Henningsen, Archivist & Digital Collections Coordinator.

Important Dates

February 12, 2014 – Optional Archives & Special Collections Open House.  Meet the Librarians, look over the collections and discuss the summer research projects.  Stop by anytime between 4 – 5:30 p.m.

March 10, 2014 – Application Due

April 8, 2014 – Awards announced


Past Projects

2014  Kara E. Flynn: Wikipedian in Residence

2013  Jillian Zeidner: Indexing The Trail, 1963-1965

2012  Sam Culbert: The Don and Claire Egge Collection on China