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MARAC Call for Submissions – Arline Custer Memorial Award

July 3, 2023

Arline Custer Memorial Award, presented by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

DEADLINE: July 31, 2023

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, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

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.

Compiled works or works with multiple authors—such as edited volumes, co-authored works, or journals—will be reviewed in their entirety. Portions of a multiple-author work that do not meet award requirements may impact the submission’s final scoring.

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 2023 award(s) may be announced at a fall 2023 MARAC business meeting or shared with MARAC members via another means.

Electronic Submission Instructions
Electronic submissions are preferred. 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:

Tyler Stump
Archivist
Pennsylvania State Archives
Email: tystump@pa.gov

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: tystump@pa.gov

Entries must be received by July 31, 2023



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