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Opportunities for University of Maryland
iSchool students

For students interested in archives, special collections, and special libraries.

The Maryland State Archives is the repository for the permanent records of Maryland state, county and municipal government, including government reports and other publications. In addition to Maryland government records, our holdings include a Library of Marylandia and Special Collections of broad scope, such as newspapers, manuscripts and private papers, maps, church records, and an extensive art collection. For an overview of our holdings, SEE Finding Records.

Types of Opportunities

  • Field Study (year round)
    The Maryland State Archives strongly believes in supporting future professionals in the library and archive fields. We have a number of departments that can work with iSchool students, in both library and archive-based programs. We can work with students to tailor a Field Study to a potential interest or students can choose from an pre-identified need within the Archives. Students could work on one or more of the following subjects: appraisal, reference, cataloging, processing, arrangement and description, conservation and preservation, digitization, digital curation, collection development.

  • Specific Opportunities

State Archives staff have a strong commitment to mentoring all students at the State Archives. For more information, contact Megan Craynon at

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