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MHC Library: Nicole Basbanes Contest

 

Basbanes Contest

Contest Information

 

Pick

Select 25 - 50 items from your collection

Write

Compose a brief (less than 5 pages) statement of the purpose of the collection & ideas for the collection’s future development

Cite

Include an annotated bibliography describing each volume and its special interest to the collection and/or collector

Send

Submit all materials to Library Director Katie Glaeser kglaeser@sbc.edu by the deadline (now closed)  

Winners of the Nicole Basbanes Student Book Collecting Contest will be eligible to enter the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA) National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest.

The Contest is sponsored by Mr. Nicholas Basbanes and the Sweet Briar College Friends of the Library. Winners do not need to have large or expensive collections. Judges will focus on the collector's stated purpose and goals and how well the collection meets them.

Judges:  Mr. Nicholas Basbanes, Ms. Nicole Basbanes Claire '04, and TBA.

* All Sweet Briar College students currently enrolled as full-time students are eligible.                

* Previous winners are ineligible.