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Posted on: Sep 20 2013 by admin

RCHS CONTRACT POSITION OPEN:

Evangeline Whipple

Evangeline Whipple

Thanks in part to a grant from the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant,  the Rice County Historical Society is seeking a researcher to analyze 1300 pages, choose the most historically important entries, transcribe 400 of those handwritten letters, and publish articles about those archives held by the Minnesota Historical Society and relating to Evangeline Whipple.

Applicant must have knowledge of Evangeline Whipple’s life and history, including her relationships and connections to people in Minnesota and around the world, such as: Whipple/Scandrett family members, Marrs/Simpson family, Cleveland family, American Indian (specifically Dakota and Ojibwe) correspondents, Episcopalian and other church contacts, and Italian connections. Applicant should have an understanding of the material culture and historic events that shaped Whipple’s life.

A background in history, anthropology, and material culture required.  Reading knowledge of Italian language, experience transcribing 19th century handwriting, ability to work with digital files and knowledge of professional transcribing methodologies and output into Microsoft word and pdf formats required.

The ability to analyze the letters and write a peer-reviewed article is required, Applicants with a demonstrated commitment to creating a broader understanding of Evangeline Whipple’s life through prior presentations, publications, and deep knowledge of other archival repositories relating to Evangeline Whipple in Minnesota, Massachusetts, and Italy, will be given preference.

Applicants should email cover letter and resume to Susan Garwood, RCHS Executive Director at sgarwood@rchistory.org. Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, September 8.

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