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Musical Instrument Museum Seeks Library Intern

Posted by Editor on September 10, 2008

Friends of SIRLS: An internship opportunity!

The Musical Instrument Museum, based in Tempe and while our building in North Phoenix is under construction, would like to identify students who might interested in internships to help set up MIM’s library and archives. We have several staff members who have library and archives backgrounds, including myself, who will supervise this process.  We are open to proposals regarding time commitment and can work with the university if credit could be arranged.

We have a rapidly growing library with no order currently imposed, and currently our archive consists of two collections that need to be processed.  One collection is 7 linear feet of records from Henry Steinway (of piano fame); the other is about 25 linear feet of documents and photographs related to the Fiske Museum at Claremont University Colleges, whose collection we have recently acquired.

Could you either circulate this to your Phoenix-area associates? These projects would probably be best for someone with some practical experience in library cataloging and principals of archival arrangement and creating finding aids.

My contact info, as well as a link to MIM’s website, is below.

Kind regards,

Sharon Aponte Misdea

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

8550 South Priest Drive
, AZ 85284
480.425.3214 Direct

480.481.2460 Main


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