To provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the Midwest Archives Conference and of the archival profession as a whole.
Award (2 awarded annually)
Scholarship of $750 and complimentary 1-year membership to MAC
There are eligibility requirements for both the applicant and the graduate archival program which must be met for consideration for this scholarship.
The applicant must be a student of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino descent and currently enrolled in a graduate, multi-course program in archival administration or accepted into such a program for the next academic year. The applicant must also have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in their most recent academic year.
The graduate program must offer at least three courses in archival administration or be listed in the current SAA Directory of Archival Education. If the program is not listed in the SAA Directory of Archival Education, the applicant must provide proof of the three-course standard by submitting copies of course descriptions from the institution’s current departmental catalog.
Applications are due March 1, 2015 and must include the following documents:
- Completed Application Form (pdf)
- Transcript from the applicant’s most recent academic program.
- Essay of not more than 500 words outlining the applicant’s interests and future goals in archival administration.
- Two letters of recommendation.
Completed applications (in hard-copy) should be sent to:
Archivist and Associate Librarian
Franklin D. Schurz Library
Indiana University South Bend
P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, Indiana 46634
Tel: (574) 520-4392
Award winner will write an essay for the MAC Newsletter on their academic activities assisted by the scholarship and its importance to their graduate archival education.
Archie Motley (1934–2002)
Archie Motley was born on December 2, 1934, in Chicago. Son of prominent African American painter Archibald Motley Jr. and Edith Granzo, Motley graduated from Englewood High School and later earned a BA in philosophy from DePaul University in 1960 and an MA in philosophy from Loyola University Chicago in 1965. He began working at the Chicago History Museum in 1955 where he ultimately advanced to the position of curator of archives and manuscripts in 1974. He spearheaded active collection development of Chicago’s urban, social, and cultural history—especially collections related to labor, African Americans, and community organizations—but also many other types of material related to Chicago’s complex and tumultuous history. In 1998, he was named Chicago History Museum’s archivist emeritus.
Motley was also a leader among archivists. He was a founding member and the first president of the Midwest Archives Conference. He was also active with the Society of American Archivists, the Society of American Baseball Research, and the Urban History Association. He provided longtime service to the Illinois State Archives and the Illinois Labor History Society, to name only two of many.
Motley’s life and legacy cannot be easily calculated. His impact on the archival profession and on the history of un- and under-documented communities is impossible to quantify. Still, his imprint can be found on the stacks of research conducted under his ever keen and watchful eye. Researchers and donors counted him as friend and ally, archivists as mentor and role model. As such we can celebrate his contributions and continue his good work long into the future.
|2013||Christina Stone||Simmons College|
|2013||Joanna Chen||University of California Los Angeles|
|2012||Nicholas Beyelia||San Jose State University|
|2012||Jarrett Drake||University of Michigan|
|2011||Nicole Potter||University of Michigan|
|2010||Nancy Ng Tam||New York University|
|2010||Susan Gehr||San Jose State University|
|2009||Janet Ceja||University of Pittsburgh|
|2008||Judy Dodson||North Carolina Central University|
|2008||Tiffany Chao||University of Michigan|
|2007||Bergis Jules||Indiana University|
|2007||Jennifer Pack||San Jose State University|
|2006||Kerwin R. So||San Jose State University|
|2006||Terence L . Johnson||University of South Carolina|
|2005||Kathy Lo||San Jose State University|
|2005||Jennifer Osorio||University of California Los Angeles|
|2004||Erin Bradford||North Carolina State University|
|2004||Ruth Bayhylle||University of California Los Angeles|