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January 21, 2011

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Enter MARBL's 'Found It' contest

Have you made a discovery at Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL)? Something you found in the archives that has enriched your research – or your life?

Enter the “I Found It in the Archives” by Tuesday, Feb. 1 to share your discovery in an essay or video. The contest encourages participants to share their stories about how items and information found in MARBL touch their lives.

These finds may have been a lost relative; the missing element in a crucial paper trail; a clue to understanding a work of great literature or art; or some new knowledge about a historical event.

“Whatever your ‘I Found It In The Archives’ story may be, we want to hear it!” says Liz Chase, coordinator for research services at MARBL, who is in charge of the contest.

The essays and videos of six finalists will be posted online for a public vote.  The essay and video each with the most votes will win lunch and a behind-the-scenes tour of MARBL along with a limited edition broadside from the Danowski Poetry Reading Series.

“We hope this contest will highlight the broad range of personal and public projects that find their start, make headway, or come to a conclusion based on research conducted in MARBL’s collections,” Chase adds.

The contest is part of the Society of American Archivists’ national contest. Emory winners will be submitted to the national contest, Chase says.

To enter, submit an essay, up to 400 words; or a video, limited to two minutes, describing what you found, how you found it and how it makes a difference in your life. Download and submit the entry form along with your essay or video by 5 p.m. on Feb. 1.

Public voting will close Friday, Feb. 25 and the winners notified Monday, Feb. 28.

Enter the contest, or get more details.

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