The Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation in Evanston would like to find one or more students, at the undergraduate or graduate level, who might like to work on a history project that should prove interesting. In preparation for the congregation’s 50th anniversary celebration in the spring of 2014, JRC has “repatriated” most of its archives (15 bankers boxes of materials) from the Spertus Institute downtown.
The documents span a broad range, from congregational newsletters and flyers to board and committee minutes and other legal documents to press clippings to correspondence. The archives also contain a substantial number of photographs, and some videotapes as well. The archives date back to 1964, and in some cases even earlier. Although Spertus began the task of separating the archives into files organized (roughly) by subject matter and year, much cataloguing work remains to be done. In addition, JRC is hoping that the people doing the cataloguing can be on the look-out for particularly interesting materials.
For more information about this internship opportunity, please contact Daniel Cederbaum (firstname.lastname@example.org).