Society of Alabama Archivists Call for Nominations: Marvin Whiting Award
The Awards Committee of the Society of Alabama Archivists calls for
nominations for the Marvin Yeomans Whiting Award. Named for Marvin
Whiting, the Birmingham Public Library's first archivist and a pioneer
in the professionalization of archives in Alabama, this award recognizes
individuals, organizations or institutions that have made a significant
contribution to the preservation and dissemination of local history in
Alabama. The award recognizes the preservation of historic documents and
oral history but not buildings, historic sites or artifacts. The
Birmingham Public Library co-sponsors the award.
The deadline for nominations is August 15, 2012 and the award will be
presented at the Society of Alabama Archivists' annual meeting at the
Alabama Department of Archives and History on September 28, 2012.
For more information and to access the nomination form, visit the SALA
web site at www.alarchivists.org
Any questions may be directed to me at the address below.
Jim Baggett, Head
Department of Archives and Manuscripts
Birmingham Public Library
2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203
205-226-3631 (voice), 205-226-3633 (fax)