The Sacred Harp Museum hosts a yearly resident intern as part of a sustained effort to catalog, digitize, conserve, build, and improve access to the museum’s unparalleled collection of Sacred Harp and shape-note music recordings, manuscript music, songbooks, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera. The museum welcomed its first resident intern, Pennsylvania Sacred Harp singer Sasha Hsuczyk, in 2016.
Nancy Novotny, from Portland, OR, and Andy Ditzler, from Atlanta, GA, will serve as 2017 interns, cataloging the museum’s extensive collection, organizing and preserving our most fragile and significant archival papers, and developing a plan to collect and preserve the digital photographs and audio and video recordings singers are creating to document singings today. We are extraordinarily lucky to have such talented and experienced interns helping advance the museum’s programs. Nancy has a MLS in library science focusing on cataloging and music librarianship as well as experience with archiving and digital multimedia. She will be the museum’s resident intern, focusing on cataloging and archiving our collection. Andy worked as a librarian for seven years, is an active curator, and holds a PhD in experimental film, which involved working with and archiving digital media. Andy will take on a non-resident internship to help the museum collect and preserve digital photographs, audio, and video.
The Sacred Harp Museum Internship Program is possible thanks to the generous donations of members of the Sacred Harp community. We offer each year’s intern a modest stipend to cover travel and provide money toward daily expenses during the month-long residency at the Museum. If you’re interested in helping us to make this program possible we invite you to contribute. Donations to the Sacred Harp Publishing Company (a 501(c)(3) non-profit) are tax deductible. All funds raised will go toward the yearly intern’s stipend or other expenses relating to the internship program or toward preserving the Museum’s collection. You can contribute online through the donation button below, or by mailing a check made out to “Sacred Harp Publishing Company” to:
Sacred Harp Publishing Company
C/o Jesse P. Karlsberg
318 Arizona Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Read about Sasha’s experience in “Preserving Sacred Harp’s Past for the Future: Interning at the Sacred Harp Museum.” Learn more about the Museum’s collection, history, and mission on the Sacred Harp Publishing Company website.
Donate to the Sacred Harp Museum Internship Program
Please don’t hesitate to contact Sacred Harp Museum curator Nathan Rees with any questions.