Arline Custer Memorial Award
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.
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 2012 and June 2013.
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.
Up to two awards may be given, with a maximum value of $200.00 for books and $100.00 for articles. The 2013 awards will be announced at the Fall 2011 Conference in Philadelphia, PA.
Call for Submissions
Please send two copies of each submission with a letter of nomination to the Chair of the Arline
Custer Memorial Award Committee:
Arline Custer Award
Mattress Factory Museum
500 Sampsonia Way
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Entries must be received by July 31, 2013. 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.