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CFP: Archives and Libraries Section McCallum Prize

Monday, November 24, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
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This is a notice that the Archives and Libraries Section of the American Folklore Society has extended the deadline for the Brenda McCallum Prize to December 8, 2014. Through this prize, the AFS Archives and Libraries Section seeks to promote works that further the cause of the preservation, organization, and dissemination of folklife collections.

The prize of up to $250 is given for an exceptional work dealing with folklife archives or the collection, organization, and management of ethnographic materials.

It is awarded to an individual or an institution for noteworthy products or documented activities that provide education, techniques, or services to those who collect, organize, and preserve folklife materials, either on the individual or institutional level. The efforts may or may not be directly associated with archival work, since products that facilitate the organization of ethnographic materials collected in the field ultimately assist the cause of folklife archivists as well. Examples of eligible products include a book, an article, the development of a software package, or a lecture series.

In order to receive the McCallum Prize, the work should have been created during the two years prior to the submission deadline.

Applications will consist of a narrative of no more than 600 words describing the project and its relationship to libraries and/or archives; a resume or curriculum vitae; and one letter of recommendation.

The Prize is awarded every other year.

Please submit nominations for the Prize by e-mail to the chair of the committee, Kristi Young, at

Presentation of the awards is given during the Archives and Libraries Section meeting at the Annual meeting of the American Folklore Society in October of that year.

For complete details, please see the McCallum Prize webpage at, which includes examples of eligible awards, past recipients, and members of the prize committee.

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