given by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC)
DEADLINE: July 31, 2013
Arline Custer Memorial Award
Presented by the MARAC Arline Custer Memorial Award Committee, this award
the memory of Arline Custer (1909-1975), MARAC member and editor of the
Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections.
The Arline Custer Memorial Award recognizes the best books and articles
or compiled by individuals and institutions in the MARAC region – the
Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia
Works under consideration include, but are not limited to, monographs,
narratives, reference works and exhibition catalogs using archival sources.
Individuals or institutions may submit up to two works published between
July 2012 and
Works must be relevant to the general public as well as the archival
also should be original and well-researched using available sources. In
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
How to submit an entry
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: