Emmart Memorial Award Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection documents the history of the A.D. Emmart Award and the administration of the Award contest between 1974 and 1993. The collection contains records related to the organization of the Award contest, the executive committee members and work, juries and entries information, Award publicity, and Award winners. The materials are mainly textual and include correspondence, meeting minutes, lists of recipients, and winning articles.
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research
A.D. (Aldolphus Dunan) Emmart (b. 1902 – d. 1973) was a well-known Baltimore Journalist who built his career with The Baltimore Sun newspaper between 1924 and 1972. Born in Baltimore, Maryland Emmart graduated from City College in 1919 and from Johns Hopkins University in 1922.
A.D. Emmart worked in positions with various publications of The Baltimore Sun newspaper including “The Sun,” “The Evening Sun,” and “The Sunday Sun” (collectively also known as the “Baltimore Sunpapers”) throughout his career. He was the chief of the London Bureau of “The Sun” between 1932-1934, he was an editorial writer for “The Evening Sun” in the 1940s where he also wrote book reviews, he was an art critic for “The Sunday Sun” in the 1940s and 1960s, he became the editor of “The Evening Sun" in 1963, and at the time of his retirement in 1971 he was an associate editor for the Baltimore Sunpapers. He also lectured as a part of the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars. Emmart died in Baltimore on October 22, 1973.
The Emmart Memorial Award was established in 1974 by the A.D. Emmart Memorial Fund, Inc. to honor A.D. Emmart and to recognize published journalism in the humanities. Contestants are Maryland residents who have published their humanities related writing in a Baltimore area newspaper or magazine before submitting to the annual award contest.
Information for this historical/biographical note was gathered from local Baltimore Sun newspaper articles.
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The Emmart Memorial Award was established in 1974 by the A.D. Emmart Memorial Fund, Inc. to honor Baltimore journalist A.D. Emmart and to recognize published journalism and writing related to the humanities. This collection contains materials related to the history of the A.D. Emmart Award and the administration of the Award contest between 1974 and 1993.
This collection is arranged in 5 series:
- Organizational Records and History
- Executive Committee
- Award Winners
The collection was donated to the University of Baltimore by Frank R. Shivers, Jr. on June 16, 1995.
Series 4 (Publicity) is currently unprocessed.
- Shivers, Frank R., 1924- (Person)
- Finding aid for the Emmart Memorial Award Collection
- Finding aid created by Special Collections and Archives staff. Revised by Aiden Faust (2011). Revised by Laura Bell (March 2020).
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