CSUB Oral History Gateway


Chris Livingston

Archives and Special Collections

Specialities: History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

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 General Information:

Welcome to all volunteers and interns! I want to thank you for the time you are contributing to our mission. Please remember to complete your timesheet. Below you will find a list of some of the volunteer tasks that are currently available.

Archive Volunteer and Intern Tasks


 Textual: Interns/volunteers learn the basic principles of arrangement and description, as well as preservation and rehousing techniques.

   Digital: Interns/volunteers participate in the preparation and scanning of archival materials. Additionally, they will learn about metadata creation for a large-scale digitization initiative and the current theories and practices surrounding content management and digital asset management systems.

  Oral History: Interns/volunteers participate in the transcription, editing, and organization of the Oral History Program.

Accessioning: Interns/volunteers participate in entering crucial data using the archival content management utility.

Research Room Unit

Interns/volunteers in the Research Room assist the staff in answering reference requests and locating requested materials. Interns may work on holdings maintenance. Some clerical duties may be assigned as needed.

Periodic Inventory and Condition Assessment: Interns/volunteers assist the Archivist in assessing the collection for damage and identifying preservation issues.