Call for Submissions: 2019 Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards

The ALA/ACRL/RBMS Exhibition Awards Committee is pleased to announce that submissions for the 2019 Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards are being accepted until Monday, October 15, 2018. The awards are given annually in recognition of excellence in the publication of catalogs and brochures that accompany exhibitions of library and archival materials, as well as for digital exhibitions of such materials. The prizes are administered and awarded by the  Exhibition Awards Committee. For more information, and a list of previous winners, please see

Submissions of printed materials (4 copies of each catalog or brochure) must be postmarked by October 15. For digital exhibitions, only an entry form is required. The form should be submitted online by October 15.

After judging is completed and the awards announced, the printed materials are sent to The Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley and the Grolier Club in New York City. This constitutes a duplicate archive of the self-selected best work in the field.

We welcome any questions potential submitters may have, and look forward to your entries!

Anna Chen
Chair, Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards Committee
Rare Books & Manuscripts Section, ACRL, ALA

Anna Chen
Head Librarian
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Inaugural Issue: Current Research in Digital History

Volume 1 (2018)
(open access)

Synthesis and Large-Scale Textual Corpora: A Nested Topic Model of Britain’s Debates over Landed Property in the Nineteenth Century
Jo Guldi and Benjamin Williams

Digitally Analyzing the Uneven Ground: Language Borrowing Among Indian Treaties
Joshua Catalano

Sites of Sovereignty: American Indian Earthwork and Burial Site Activism in the Midwest, 1917–1968
Mary Wise

Mining the ICC: Macroanalysis of the Indian Claims Commission
Peter Carr Jones

Geo-Locating Census Micro-Data: Segregation, Clustering, and Residential Behaviours of Migrant Communities in London, 1881–1911
James Perry

Mapping Mobility: Class and Spatial Mobility in the Wall Street Workforce, 1890–1914
Atiba Pertilla

“Attracted by the Khaki”: War Camps and Wayward Girls in Virginia, 1918–1920
Erin N. Bush

Glitching History: Using Image Deformance to Rethink Agency and Authenticity in the 1960s American Folk Music Revival
Michael J. Kramer

Revealing Political Bias: A Macroanalysis of 8,480 Herblock Cartoons
Simon Appleford

(Re)Humanizing Data: Digitally Navigating the Bellevue Almshouse
Anelise Hanson Shrout

Mapping the Media Landscape in Old Regime France: Citation Practices and Social Reading in the Affiches, 1770–1788
Elizabeth Andrews Bond

“The Two Diseases Are So Utterly Dissimilar”: Using Digital Humanities Tools to Advance Scholarship in the Global History of Medicine
E. Thomas Ewing

Growing Strong: The Institutional Expansion of Knowledge in the Early Republic
George D. Oberle III

Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to the Development of Darwin’s Origin of Species
Jaimie Murdock , Colin Allen and Simon DeDeo

Notes on the Future of Virginia: Visualizing a 40-Year Conversation on Race and Slavery in the Correspondence of Jefferson and Short
Scot French

Researching Genres in Agricultural Communities: The Role of the Farm Record Book
Marcy L. Galbreath and Amy L. Giroux

Talk-Back Boards and Text Mining: New Digital Approaches in Museum Visitor Studies
Josh Howard

New/Recent Publications: Books

We Can Do I.T.: Women in Library Information Technology
Editors: Jenny Brandon, Sharon Ladenson, and Kelly Sattler
(Library Juice, 2018)

Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval: Understanding metadata and its use
David Haynes
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Social Tagging in a Linked Data Environment: A new approach to discovering information online
Edited by Diane Pennington and Louise Spiteri
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Foundations of Information Ethics
Edited by John T.F. Burgess and Emily J.M. Knox
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Digital Archives: Management, access and use
Edited by Milena Dobreva
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

The No-nonsense Guide to Born Digital Content
Heather Ryan
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Records and Information Management, 2nd edition
Patricia C. Franks
(Facet Publishing, 2018)

Oral History in Your Library: Create Shelf Space for Community Voice
by Cyns Nelson with contributions by Adam Speirs
(Libraries Unlimited, 2018)

The Future of Literary Archives: Diasporic and Dispersed Collections at Risk
(ARC Humanities Press, 2018)

Comics Memory: Archives and Styles
Editors: Maaheen Ahmed, Benoît Crucifix
(Palgrave, 2018)

New/Recent Publications: Various

IFLA Background Paper: Extended Collective Licensing, (ECL), a collective copyright licensing system used primarily in the Nordic countries.

Making History Work: Corporate Archives and the Eastman Kodak Company (thesis)
Emily King

Hiding in the Archives: The History of the Art History Department at Dominican University of California (Senior thesis/capstone)
Maura Wilson

Definitions across the Disciplines: Surveying Primary Sources in the Classroom
Christopher Leslie Lindsay Anderberg Zakiya Collier

The Co-archiving Toolbox – Designing conditions for diversity in public archives,” presentation at the Design Research Society, 2018
Elisabet M. Nilsson and Sofie Marie Ottsen Hansen

Exploring the Benefits for Users of Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections
White Paper #2
Analysis of Early User Feedback
Katrina Fenlon, Jacob Jett, Ryan Dubnicek, Timothy Cole,
Caroline Szylowicz, Deren Kudeki, Melina Zavala, Alex Kinnaman

(Mis)representations of History: Displays of Difficult History in Oregon Community Museums (Capstone project)
Isabel Engel

Accidental Archives of Performance Making” (Proceedings from the Document Academy)
Sarah Whatley

Archives Matter” (Case Study)
Jeff James , Valerie Johnson, Isobel Hunter

Documents from the Vatican Secret Archives Concerning the Pontificate of Benedict XV: The Positiones of the Consistorial Congregation,” in The Papacy in the Contemporary Age, edited by Giovanni Vian
Alejandro M. Dieguez

Management and Preservation of Animation Cels in Archives, Libraries, and Museums in the United States (thesis)
Angela René Schwarz

New/Recent Publications: Articles

Pedagogical Strategies for Special Collections,” Uncommon Culture Vol. 7, no. 1/2 (13/14) (2018): Cultural Heritage, Real & Virtual
Edward J. Valauskas

Collecting and Memory: A Study of Travel Archives,” Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing Volume 19 / 2018
Lee Arnold and Thomas van der Walt

Developing occupational therapy students’ information and historical literacy competencies: an interprofessional collaborative project,” Journal of the Medical Library Association 2018 Jul; 106(3)
Rita P. Fleming-Castaldy
The Internet of Bawdies: Transmedial drag and the onlining of trans-feminist and queer performance archives, a workshop essay First Monday Vol. 7 no. 23
T. L. Cowan

Advertising in the Archives: National Museum of American History at The Smithsonian Institution,” Advertising & Society Quarterly Volume 19, Issue 2, 2018
John A. Fleckner and Kathleen Franz

A long way? Introducing digitized historical newspapers in school, a case study from Finland,” – International journal of media, technology and lifelong learning
Vol. 14 – Issue 1 – 2018
Inés Matres García del Pino

Researches on the Use of Micronized Product D.Z.D. (1: 1: 1) in Laboratory and Deposit Conditions for the Deacidification Treatments of the Info-Documentary Collections from Libraries, Archives and Museums,” Romanian Journal of Library and Information Science
Vasile Deac, Ionela Burz, Alexandru Deac

Challenges and opportunities in the evolving digital preservation landscape: reflections from Portico,” Insights, 31, 28
Kate Wittenberg , Sarah Glasser, Amy Kirchhoff, Sheila Morrissey, Stephanie Orphan

Teaching WWI With Primary Sources,” New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Vol 4. no. 2 (2018)
Steve Santucci

New Issue: Oral History Review

Volume 45, Issue 2, Summer/Fall 2018

Animal Stories and Oral History: Witnessing and Mourning across the Species Divide
Carrie Hamilton

Remembering Migrant Life: Family Collective Memory and Critical Consciousness in the Midcentury Migrant Stream
Jennifer R Nájera

Special Section: Inside the Interview: The Challenges of a Humanistic Oral History Approach in the Deep Exchange of Oral History

Guest Editors’ Introduction
Andrea Hajek; Sofia Serenelli

Generation and Memories of Sex and Reproduction in Mid-Twentieth-Century Britain
Angela Davis

“Medical Doctors Do Not Accept Any Refreshment from Us”: Oral History Interviews in a Medical Setting in Sri Lanka
Darshi Thoradeniya

Talking and Not Talking about Violence: Challenges in Interviewing Survivors of Atrocity as Whole People
Anna Sheftel

What Happens When an Interview Is Filmed? Recording Memories from Conflict
Cahal McLaughlin


Sustainable Stewardship: A Collaborative Model for Engaged Oral History Pedagogy, Community Partnership, and Archival Growth
Janice W Fernheimer; Douglas A Boyd; Beth L Goldstein; Sarah Dorpinghaus

Media Reviews

The Berkeley Remix, Season Three: First Response—Aids and Community in San Francisco
Hannah Byrne

The Quipu Project. Digital oral history archive and interactive website
Dean Cahill

New Dimensions in Testimony. Interactive 3-D exhibit
Tomoko Kubota-Hiramoto

Book Reviews

Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story. By Mollie Gregory
Alan Bloomfield

I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival. By Rick Massimo
Rebecca Brenner

Strangers in the Wild Place: Refugees, Americans, and a German Town, 1945-1952. By Adam R. Seipp
Joyce E Bromley

Little Manila Is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipina/o American Community in Stockton, California. By Dawn Bohulano Mabalon
Naomi Alisa Calnitsky

Garden of the World: Asian Immigrants and the Making of Agriculture in California’s Santa Clara Valley. By Cecilia M. Tsu
Sue Fawn Chung

Latina Lives in Milwaukee. By Theresa Delgadillo
Daisy R Herrera

Verlust und Vermächtnis—Überlebende des Genozids an den Armeniern erinnern sich [Loss and Legacy—Survivors of the Armenian Genocide Remember]. By Mihran Dabag and Kristin Platt (editors)
Stefan Ihrig

From Reconciliation to Revolution: The Student Interracial Ministry, Liberal Christianity, and the Civil Rights Movement. By David P. Cline
Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culture of Terror. By Angela D. Sims
Anna F Kaplan

Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop. By Marc Myers
So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley. By Roger Steffens
Bud Kliment

Encounters with the People: Written and Oral Accounts of Nez Perce Life to 1858. By Dennis Baird, Diane Mallickan, and William R. Swagerty (editors)
Debbie Lee

Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era. By Max Krochmal
Gregory M Markley

In Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures behind the Holocaust by Bullets. By Father Patrick Desbois
Filip Mazurczak

Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination. By Melissa L. Cooper
Robin M Morris

Soundtracks of Asian America: Navigating Race through Musical Performance. By Grace Wang
Mari Nagatomi

“Curing Queers”: Mental Nurses and their Patients, 1935-74. By Tommy Dickinson
Grey Pierce

Unnamed Desires: A Sidney Lesbian History. By Rebecca Jennings
Grey Pierce

Reclaiming the Personal: Oral History in Post-Socialist Europe. By Natalia Khanenko-Friesen and Gelinada Grinchenko (eds)
Kimberly Redding

Tales from Kentucky Nurses. Reprint edition. By William Lynwood Montell
Rachel F Seidman

Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down. By Bill DeYoung
Heather J Stone

Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance. By Brent Phillips
Jessica Webb


New Issue: Archival Science

Volume 18, Issue 3, September 2018

In the shadows of the continuum: testing the records continuum model through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office ‘Migrated Archives’
Michael Karabinos

“Seeking Information from the Lips of People”: oral history in the archives of Qatar and the Gulf region
Sumayya Ahmed Pages

The University of Fort Hare’s (UFH) corporate memory in the spotlight: retracing the institution’s centenary history through visual documentation
Francis Garaba, Ziphokazi Mahlasela

From the sidelines to the center: reconsidering the potential of the personal in archives
Jennifer Douglas, Allison Mills