Folklore Archivist, Archivist

Closed (1) Folklore Archive URAP

Applications for Fall 2018 are now closed for this project.

Students should ideally already be familiar with folklore genres, e.g., by having taken Anthropology 160, The Forms of Folklore, or an equivalent course. However, other folklore-related coursework might also suffice. The basic work will entail filing and cataloguing items. (Note: The Folklore Archives receives approximately eight thousand items of folklore each year.)

Students desiring units will be required to work at least three hours per week during the semester (amounting to a total of at least 30 hours for the entire semester). The work will be supervised by the designated Folklore Archivist.

Interns choosing to continue on to the spring, will be able to work on independent research projects. Past projects have included collecting folklore from the Occupy movement, analyzing prison lore and folkspeech, reorganizing material in the archives, and creating web-based platforms for interactive use of archive materials. Interns will also have the opportunity to teach unfamiliar and visiting scholars how to use the archives, and to supervise incoming URAPs.



Classifying incoming folklore items for the archive
Ordering and filing folklore
Helping fulfill scholar research requests
Helping with Folklore Program related events and a chance to meet visiting folklorists


Day-to-day supervisor for this project: Yasmin Golan, Graduate Student

Qualifications: We seek enthusiastic, creative, self-motivated students that are interested in folklore and folk speech, and who enjoy working in a collaborative environment.

Weekly Hours: 3-5 hrs

Off-Campus Research Site:
110 Kroeber Hall
Related website: http://folklore.berkeley.edu/archive/