Call for Submissions for the Arline Custer Memorial Award

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, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

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 2020 award(s) may be announced at a fall 2020 MARAC business meeting or distributed to 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:

Jasmine Smith  
Reference & Instruction Librarian
Alvernia University, Dr. Frank A. Franco Library
Email: jasmine.smith@alvernia.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: jasmine.smith@alvernia.edu

For additional information about this award and a list of previous award winners, see the Arline Custer Memorial Award site, click here>>  

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Posted: July 1, 2020
Tagged: Awards and Prizes