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MARAC award announcement – Arline Custer Memorial Award

The following is an award announcement from our friends at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC):

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 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014.

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 two awards may be given, with a maximum value of $200.00 for books and $100.00 for articles.  The 2014 awards will be announced at the Fall 2014 Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

How to submit an entry

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

Elizabeth Shepard
39 Harrison Avenue, Unit #8
Montclair, NY 07042

Entries must be received by 31 July 2014.

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

Virginia Caucus Meeting at MARAC Conference in Philadelphia

For those of you attending the MARAC meeting in Philadelphia this week be sure to come to the Virginia Caucus meeting at 8:30 a.m. on November 8th. Margaret Kidd of the Outreach Subcommittee will be there to briefly discuss the new Virginia Heritage website and to answer any questions that you may have. Also please feel free to provide feedback about the site at this time as well.

Hope to see you there!