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Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project Archivist, Northeastern University Library, (Boston, MA)


Northeastern University School of Law seeks a skilled, innovative, and collaborative professional for a two-year full-time grant-funded as Project Archivist (Grade 107, $50,520-65,000) for the Burnham-Nobles Digital Archive (BNDA, This position reports to the African American History Archivist in the University Library and a School of Law faculty member and supports the work of the Civil Rights & Restorative Justice project (CRRJ), an affiliated program of Northeastern University School of Law’s Center for Law, Equity and Race (CLEAR). 

CRRJ collects and compiles data on racially-motivated violence in the mid-twentieth century. To date, CRRJ’s preliminary academic and journalistic investigations into about 1,000 cases of racial homicides has generated over 20,000 items– records captured from the pages of legal documents, political pamphlets, personal letters, photographs, scrapbooks, audio/video interviews, genealogical information, census records, maps, newspapers, vital statistics, and records from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, and state and local governmental agencies. The Project holds the country’s most extensive collection of written and visual materials on this historical period.

The Project Archivist provides leadership and guidance to both the law school team and library staff, collaborating with colleagues in both groups, including serving on relevant committees and/or part-time staff in both units as needed. The position will manage the continued organization, description and outreach related to the BNDA’s extensive digital and physical collection, documenting the process for future use.

The Project Archivist role is right for someone who will work well in a fast-paced academic setting and be comfortable as a project lead and in a team environment that includes students, academic faculty, and library professionals. Attention to detail, curiosity, and a commitment to creating archival projects which recognize the humanity of the people represented will also serve them well.

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