Apply for the Arline Custer Memorial Award by July 31

Arline Custer Memorial Award

DEADLINE: July 31, 2019

The Arline Custer Memorial Award is presented by the MARAC Arline Custer Memorial Award Committee. This award honors the memory of Arline Custer (1909-1975), MARAC member and editor of the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections.

Eligibility

The Arline Custer Memorial Award recognizes the best books and articles written or compiled by individuals and institutions in the MARAC region – the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Works under consideration include, but are not limited to: monographs, popular narratives, reference works and exhibition catalogs using archival sources.

Individuals or institutions may submit up to two works published between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

Evaluation

Works must be relevant to the general public as well as the archival community. They also should be original and well researched using available sources. In addition, they should be clearly presented, well written and organized. Visual materials, if used, should be appropriate to the text.

Preference will be given to works by archivists.

Award
Up to three awards may be given, with a maximum value of $200.00 for books and $100.00 for articles. The 2019 award(s) will be announced at the Fall 2019 Conference in Eastern Shore, MD.

Physical Submission Instructions
Please send two physical copies of each submission with a letter of nomination to the Senior Co-Chair of the Arline Custer Memorial Award Committee:

Laura Streett
Digital Archivist & Access Librarian
Vassar College Libraries
124 Raymond Avenue, Box 20, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Electronic Submission Instructions
Please send a PDF of the entirety of the work along with a PDF of a letter of nomination to the Senior Co-Chair of the Arline Custer Memorial Award Committee:

Email: lastreett@vassar.edu

Entries must be received by July 31, 2019

For additional information about this award and a list of previous award winners, see the Arline Custer Memorial Award site: http://www.marac.info/arline-custer-memorial-award

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