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25th April
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Tatra Cars: telling the story of the Czech streamliners

We want to identify, catalogue and showcase a large box of materials relating to the Tatra motor company
Host Researcher: Dr Craig Horner The Richard Roberts Archive in Stockport holds 125,000 magazines, books and archival ephemera mainly relating to advertising of motoring and cycling. We have recently acquired three boxes of company photos, documents and sales promotion relating to the Tatra company, which has made cars and commercial vehicles since the 1890s. Based in what became Czechoslovakia, the company is particularly famous for the streamlined limousines of the 1930s. The archive will support a project to work through the Tatra archive, which relates mainly to the 1970s and 80s. We seek a motivated, self-starting student to catalogue the archive and prepare an exhibition to alert a wider public to the collection. Duties will include identification and cataloguing of the items, which may require undertaking further research. Some translation work may be necessary (although knowledge of Czech is not essential in the age of Google Translate). The student will then manage the creation of a public exhibition (exact format to be agreed) to showcase the Tatra archive and the collections of the RRA. The student will be expected to contribute social media content and may deliver a presentation to the trustees. The archive will provide full support and guidance, and all exhibition materials.

In A Nutshell...

  • Work with archive staff... To sort, catalogue and showcase a unique collection of photos and documents
  • Practice... new skills, teamwork, groundwork and initiative
  • Design... an exhibition of your work for public viewing
  • Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.

Schedule

  • call_split 25/04/22 to 30/06/22
    Tatra archive work
    You will work with the archive team to identify and categorise all three boxes of the Tatra archive. All training and guidance will be given as required but your work will be mostly self-driven