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Special Collections Internship

About the Special Collections Internship

The Library Scholar Special Collections internship offers students an opportunity to work with rare and unique materials, processing collections, creating finding aids and digital exhibits that showcase the unique collections of rare books, photographs, documents, historic maps, oral histories, and media. Over the course of a semester, students will have hands-on experience in special collections, archives, public history, and museum studies as a profession.

The Cal Poly Humboldt Library Special Collections is home to rare books, photographs, documents, historic maps, oral histories, and media. The University Archives includes documents related to the history of Humboldt. For a sampling of our unique collections, please explore the Special Collections website.

Outstanding Students & Projects

Alster, Amanda, Special Collections (SA), Strike for Peace digital exhibit (Spring 2019)
Bawden, Francis Shawn, Special Collections (Internship), Andrew Genzoli Collection (Finding Aid) (Fall 2009-Spring 2010)
Bernales, Albert, Special Collections (Internship), Special Collections (Summer 2016)
Blair, Audrey, Special Collections (Internship), Special Collections (Spring 2015)
Britton, Brittany, Special Collections (SA), I Am These People: Native Design Over Time online exhibit and personal reflection (Fall 2011-Spring 2012)
Bromley, Xi, Special Collections (Internship), Special Collections (Spring 2016)
Bruner, Victoria, Special Collections (Internship), Special Collections (Spring 2015, Spring 2016)
Buentello, Ruby, Special Collections (Internship), Humboldt Redwoods Project collection consultant
Bunce, Chris, Special Collections (Internship), Special Collections (Spring 2015)
Cervantes, Tessa, Special Collections (SA), Jody Stutz Papers (Finding Aid) (Fall 2011, Spring 2012)
Chapman, Jessica, Special Collections (Internship), Special Collections (Spring 2015)
Clayton, Kiri, Special Collections (SA), Humboldt Room Newspaper Collections - Newsletters (Fall 2009, Spring 2010)
Cohen, Ben, Special Collections (Internship), Special Collections (Spring 2015)
Crowell, Aaron, Special Collections (SA), Thornburgh Timber Maps (Spring 2000-Spring 2002)
Diaz, Vicente, Special Collections (Internship), The Gasquet Orleans Road (Summer, Fall 2018)
Dowell, Schay, Special Collections (Internship), Special Collections (Summer 2015)
Echeverri, Ryan, Special Collections (Internship), Redwood National Park (Spring/Summer 2017)
Emerson, Christine, Special Collections (Internship), Special Collections (Summer 2016)
Fraley, Briannon, Special Collections (SA), Andrew Genzoli Collection (Finding Aid) (Fall 2009-Spring 2010)
Fulton, Colin, Special Collections (Internship), Special Collections (Spring 2015)
Garcia, Alex, Special Collections (Internship), Special Collections (Spring 2015)
Garibay, Cathlyn, Special Collections (Internship), Special Collections (Spring 2016)
Haas, Nathaniel, Special Collections (SA), Herrick Land Survey and Map Collection (Finding Aid) (Fall 2005-Spring 2006)
Hailey, Jenifer, Special Collections (Internship), The Gasquet Orleans Road (Summer, Fall 2018)
Hamel, Carmen, Special Collections (SA), Palmquist and Ericson: Two Collections in the Cal Poly Humboldt Library (Humboldt Room Exhibit) (Spring 2012)
Jackson, Melitta, Special Collections (Internship), Special Collections (Summer 2016)

“The Library’s Archives and Special Collections offered me new skills I never would have thought to gain. For one, I learned how to process old newspapers, maps, photo negatives, and glass plate negatives…in the end I found myself with more respect for archivists…”

Cello Wicklin, Library Scholar Intern, Spring 2023