The British Records Association is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a new prize, in memory of archivist Janette Harley (1951-2015).
Janette was devoted to the BRA, which was a significant help to her during her early career. She remained a member throughout her life. At her death her family fulfilled her wish to bequeath a substantial capital sum to the BRA. This new prize is intended to generate interest in archives, and raise awareness of research and achievements in the world of archives.
An annual prize of £350 will be awarded to individuals or organisations for the best/most original piece of work published in a monograph, journal or magazine, or otherwise made publicly available (such as in a blog), which has promoted “the preservation, understanding, accessibility or study of archives”, the aims of the BRA.
Applications are welcomed from individuals, on their own behalf or on behalf of others, and from representatives of organisations. The prize will be available to anyone, including archivists, local historians, academics, genealogists and conservators.
Applicants must submit for consideration a specific piece of work which has been published or is available in the public domain (such as in a blog), during the past three years (i.e. from 2015 onwards).The deadline for applications for the inaugural prize is 30 June 2018. The prize will be awarded in October 2018.
Please visit the British Records Association website at the following link for further details on submitting an application http://www.britishrecordsassociation.org.uk/the-janette-harley-prize/