Henry Strouss Performing Arts Collections Description Project (Profs. Mattie Clear and Kim Sims)

1 more student is sought for a project on “Henry Strouss Performing Arts Collections Description Project” with Prof. Mattie Clear that will begin on 6/10/2024 and last for 10 weeks

Project Description:

This project is a continuation of work that began last summer with the Henry Strouss Performing Arts Collection Description Project. This collection is approximately 35 linear feet and spread over approximately 60 boxes that contain a wide array of topics related to the performing arts including but not limited to theater, orchestral, opera, dance, choral performances. The SRS student(s) selected for this project will work closely with Mattie Clear, Archivist, and Kim Sims, Associate University Librarian, to continue the work necessary to preserve and make this collection accessible according to archival standards. More information about the collection and what has already been completed is available at – https://www.archivesspace.wlu.edu/repositories/5/resources/1140.


While it is not required, it is strongly encouraged that the SRS student(s) helping with this project have experience with or an appreciation of the performing arts. This project requires a base knowledge of concepts within this realm and the ability to complete research to better understand the materials they will be describing. It is important to consider not only the items themselves, but also how researchers may use the collection in the future and what information would be most helpful to those researchers.

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Project Information

Estimated Start Date: 6/10/2024

Estimated End Date: 8/16/2024

Maximum number of students sought: 1

Contact Information: Profs. Mattie Clear (mclear@wlu.edu) and Kim Sims (ksims@wlu.edu)