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Conover-Porter Award

Background: The Conover-Porter Award was established in honor of two pioneers in African studies bibliography: Helen F. Conover was senior bibliographer, African Section of the Library of Congress, serving 32 years before her retirement in 1963; Dorothy B. Porter Wesley was librarian of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University, retiring in 1973 after 45 years of service. The first award in 1980 was presented to Julian Witherell for The United States & Africa: Guide to the U.S. Official Documents & Government-Sponsored Publications on Africa, 1785-1975 (Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1978).

Previous recipients:
http://www.library.upenn.edu/collections/africa/ALC/ALCConoverPorterWinners.html

DEADLINE: March 1, 2014

Eligibility: Outstanding Africa-related reference works, bibliographies or bibliographic essays published in any country, separately or as part of a larger work during 2011, 2012, or 2013.

Submission Information

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