Publications Awards Announced: Australian Society of Archivists

2018 Archives & Manuscripts Emerging Writers Award announced

22 Oct 2019

Congratulations to the 2018 recipient of the Archives & Manuscripts Sigrid McCausland Emerging Writers Award – Hannah Ishmael. The award recognises the work of emerging writers who have published an article in the journal. Each year the members of Archives & Manuscripts Editorial Board decide the winner of this award, which features a $1000 cash payment.

  • 2018 – Volume 46, Number 3, November 2018 – Hannah Ishmael, ‘Reclaiming history: Arthur Schomburg’.

2018 Publications Mander Jones Awards Recipients Announced

22 Oct 2019

Congratulations to the 2018 Mander Jones Award recipients who were presented with an Award or Commendation certificate and Judges’ Comments at the Welcome Reception.

Recipients

Category 1B: Maryanne Dever, Archives and New Modes of Feminist Research

Category 2A: World War 1 Writers Group, Ku-ring-gai Historical Society Inc., Rallying the Troops: A World War 1 Commemoration (Volume IV)

Category 2B: Frank Clarke, Graeme Dean, and Martin Persson, Accounting Thought and Practice Reform: Ray Chambers’ Odyssey

Category 3: Lisa Joseph and Fiona Milway, Finding Aids from the National Library of Australia’s Sidney Nolan Project, published online

Category 4: Iain Wallace and Jules Davies, Fort Street High School History and Archives webpages

Category 5: Michael Jones, “From Catalogues to Contextual Networks: Reconfiguring Collection Documentation in Museums”, Archives and Records 39, No.1 (24 April 2018)

Category 6: Gregory Rolan, Joanne Evans, Jane Bone, Antonina Lewis, Frank Golding, Jacqueline Z. Wilson, Sue McKemmish, Philip Mendes, and Keir Reeves, “Weapons of Affect: the imperative for transdisciplinary Information Systems design” in Building and Sustaining an Ethical Future with Emerging Technology: Proceedings of the ASIS&T 81st Annual Meeting 2018. Vancouver: Association for Information Science and Technology.

Category 7 Joint winner: Barbara Swebeck, Anna-Bella Silva, and Natalie Dimmock, Report on the Archives and Memorabilia of the Botany R.S.L Sub-Branch [established 1946]

Category 7 Joint winner: Michael O’Connor, Police and Policing in Western Australia 1829 to 1945

Category 8: Public Records Office of Victoria PROV, Provenance: the journal of Public Record Office Victoria, Issue 16, 2018

Commendation

Category 8: Sophie Garrett et al, Inside the Repository – A Virtual Tour of the University of Melbourne Archives, 2018.

Awards for Publication Excellence

Congrats to Laurainne Ojo-Ohikuare, athletics archivist at the University of Maryland, College Park, who is a recipient of the 2019 Grand Award from APEX (Awards for Publication Excellence) for her gripping article, “Dropped onto the Processing Table: A CIA Cover-Up.” Given annually by Communications Concepts Inc, the award is APEX’s highest recognition of publication excellence. The article, published in Archival Outlook (November/December 2018), describes Ojo-Ohikuare’s decision to go against the dictum of “More Product, Less Process”—and the resulting discovery involving a cover-up by a federal government agency.

Call for Submissions: 2020 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 2020 Katharine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Awards are being accepted until Tuesday, October 15, 2019. 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 http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/publicationawards/leabawards.

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

OHA Diversity Scholarship Award

The OHA Diversity Scholarship supports emerging oral historians from diverse backgrounds whose research/creative work addresses issues affecting diverse populationsThe scholarship can be used toward research expenses, including but not limited to: travel, transcription, archival duplication, and equipment.The recipient of the award will be required to attend the OHA 2020 annual conference in Baltimore to be recognized for their award and to present their work. The award may also be used to cover the cost of travel to OHA 2020.

Scholarship Details and Requirements

  • One $5,000 Scholarship.
  • This is a one-time award.
  • If future funding becomes available, individuals granted the award may not reapply in subsequent years.
  • The individual who wins this award is required to present their research at the OHA 2020 annual conference.

Application Requirements

The following materials must be included in your application:

  • Completed one-page application
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Portfolio of current work
  • A purpose statement of professional goals (maximum 1,000 words)
  • A brief biographical statement (maximum 500 words)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation typed on official letterhead

Deadline and Notification

Click for the Diversity Scholarship Application

Email your application by September 30, 2019, to Nicki Pombier Berger at nickipombier@gmail.com.

Notification: The decision will be made in time to be announced at the Oral History Association annual conference in Salt Lake City in October 2019.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, email us at oha@oralhistory.org or at nickipombier@gmail.com.

SAA’s Archival History Section: Archival History Article Award

The AHS Award Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Patricia Kennedy Grimsted‘s chapter “Pan-European Displaced Archives in the Russian Federation: Still Prisoners of War on the 70th Anniversary of V-E Day” from the 2017 book Displaced Archives edited by James Lowry for the inaugural Archival History Article Award.

AHS created this prize to encourage and reward articles or other short pieces of superior excellence in the field of archival history. The committee was impressed by the depth of knowledge and research the author brought to the topic of displaced European records in Russia. Grimsted’s historical contextualization of the ongoing efforts of repatriation underscores the importance of the history of archives to our contemporary work. Click here for a copy of this excellent work. 

Call for Nominations: Lyman H. Butterfield Award 2019

Since 1985, the Lyman H. Butterfield Award has been presented annually to an individual, editorial project, or institution for notable contributions in the areas of documentary publication, teaching, and service. The award is granted in memoriam of Lyman Henry Butterfield, whose editing career included contributions to The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, the editing of the Adams Family Papers, and publishing The Letters of Benjamin Rush.

For a list of previous recipients see  https://www.documentaryediting.org/wordpress/?page_id=14

Nominations should be made by email. Supporting letters from members of the Association are encouraged. All materials should reach the committee chair by 15 May 2019, sent by e-mail to:

Sue Perdue
ssh8a@virginia.edu

Butterfield Award Committee

Sue Perdue, Chair
Tenisha Armstrong
Mark Cheatham
Elaine Pascu
Michael Stevens