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MARAC Arline Custer Memorial Award – Submissions Now Being Accepted

  • 1.  MARAC Arline Custer Memorial Award – Submissions Now Being Accepted

    Posted Jun 10, 2021 04:08 PM

    DEADLINE:  July 31, 2021

    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, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

     

    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 2021 award(s) may be announced at a fall 2021 MARAC business meeting or shared with MARAC members via another means.

     

    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:

     

    Brigette Kamsler

    University Archivist

    George Washington University

    Email: bckamsler@gwu.edu

     

    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. Please email the Sr. Co-Chair to request the mailing address.

     

    Email: bckamsler@gwu.edu

     

    Entries must be received by July 31, 2021

     

    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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    Brigette Kamsler
    University Archivist
    George Washington University
    www.bckamsler.com
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