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Graduate Research Assistantships

     Special Collections sponsors several graduate research assistantships. Assignments include processing archival collections and digitizing rare materials. Previous experience is welcome, but not necessary. For more information on how to qualify for a GRA position, see your academic adviser. To apply for a GRA, contact Blynne Olivieri, Head of Special Collections, at bolivier@westga.edu or 678.839.5455.

GRA's in Special Collections - Spring 2013  

My name is Brian Crews and I am currently completing a Master of Arts degree in English. I received my Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of West Georgia in 2008. My interest in Special Collections is the result of an intense fascination with various recorded histories, forgotten cultural artifacts and the stories buried inside. 

My name is Candice Larson and I am from Douglasville, Georgia. I graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in History with a Secondary Education concentration. Currently, I am completing my M.A. in History. I am working in Special Collections helping to process materials from a number of local history sources. My interest in Special Collections comes from my love of researching the past and I hope to use my experience within my future career.

My name is Jennifer Little. I first attended the University of West Georgia as an Advanced Academy student in 2005. I continued on to get my B.A. in History in 2010. I lived a semester in Finland during my undergraduate years, studying the history, culture and the Finnish/Russian relations of the Karelian region in Eastern Finland and over the Russian border. I'm currently studying for my Masters in Public History. I want to use my degree and experience to get a job in museum work.

My name is Julie Bogle and I am from Nashville, Tennessee. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Classics from Vanderbilt University in 2011, and I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology here at the University of West Georgia. I enjoy working in Special Collections because it allows me the opportunity to work with artifacts from the past and research different cultures and history.