Marianne Moore Collection Intern
Funding provided by Arts Intern
The Rosenbach’s literary collections include virtually all of the manuscripts and papers of Modernist poet Marianne Moore (1887-1972), as well as her personal library, thousands of photographs, and the contents of her Greenwich village living room, thus making the Rosenbach the undisputed center for the study of this important American writer. The Moore Collection is a unique literary repository, preserving intact a comprehensive record of a writer’s intellectual development. The Rosenbach has become a pilgrimage site for students and lovers of twentieth-century American art and literature, and the Moore papers are the heart of this collection.
In addition to the papers, Moore’s Greenwich Village living room is permanently installed on the third ﬂoor of the historic Rosenbach house and is always on view to visitors as part of the Rosenbach house tour. The over 2,500 personal objects from the Moore room, ranging from furniture to ﬁgurines to postage stamps have been cataloged and are also a fruitful source of inquiry for interested researchers.
The overall goals of this internship are a systematic inventory and physical numbering of the photographs in the Moore collection; reformatting sections of the Moore Papers Collections Guide (finding aid) to incorporate new series information and cross-references; digitizing selected portions of the collection including poetry manuscripts and a personal notebook; complete the numbering of Marianne Moore books (MML) and create basic Excel records for Moore Library books not in online catalog; and catalog the phonograph records related to Marianne Moore. Through this examination of all sections of the Marianne Moore collection, the intern will gain an understanding of Marianne Moore and her importance as an icon in mid-20th century, and develop a Hands on Tour about Moore as a proto-feminist figure.
Applicants should be interested in poetry, Modernism, material culture, studies of gender and sexuality, and Library Science.
Skills required: must include ability to work with complex numbering systems; ability to work with spreadsheets; attention to detail, and ability to make connections between written content, material culture objects, and historical events.
• Students must be be pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Summer applicants must be enrolled for Fall 2023.
• Students must either reside or attend college in the same city as the organization that hosts them. These boundaries vary in each of Arts Intern’s eight participating cities.
• Students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $5,000. This number is on the Student Aid Report on the FAFSA form. To see what it looks like, click here.
Applying for this internship is a two-step process. Applicants must must complete a brief eligibility survey and upload the required documents .https://studioinstitute.submittable.com/submit/220478/arts-intern-philly-2022
Once this application is reviewed and approved by Studio Institute, applicants forward the confirmation email, along with their resume and a cover letter expressing interest and qualifications in the position to [email protected]. The Rosenbach will make decisions regarding interviewing and hiring.