The Arline Custer Memorial Award recognizes the best books and articles written or compiled by individuals and institutions in the MARAC region, which consists of the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Works under consideration include monographs, popular narratives, reference works, and exhibition catalogs using archival sources. Individuals or institutions may submit up to two works published between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018.

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 for books and $100 for articles. The 2018 award(s) will be announced at the fall 2018 conference in Wilmington, Delaware.

Submission Instructions: Please send two copies of each submission with a letter of nomination to the senior cochair of the Arline Custer Memorial Award Committee, Tara Wink, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, Univ. of Maryland Baltimore, 601 West Lombard St., Baltimore 21214 (

Entries must be received by 31 July 2018. For additional information about this award and a list of previous award winners, see the Arline Custer Memorial Award site (