The Arline Custer Memorial Award is presented by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference 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, and 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, 2017 and June 30, 2018. The deadline for submission is July 31, 2018. 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 2018 award(s) will be announced at the Fall 2018 Conference in Wilmington, DE. Please send two copies of each submission with a letter of nomination to the Senior Co-Chair of the Arline Custer Memorial Award Committee Tara Wink at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31, 2018.
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