Archive | March, 2012

The William Miles Prize

23 Mar


Announcing the 2012 William Miles Prize.


In partnership with the Program in African & African-American Studies, Washington University Film & Media Archive will award an undergraduate prize of $500 to an outstanding essay, or other serious research project, that makes significant use of rare or unique materials from any of the Archive’s collections.

This prize honors the life and work of filmmaker William Miles, who chronicled the achievements of African Americans in documentaries such as I Remember Harlem and Men of Bronze. The Film & Media Archive houses the William Miles Collection, and is a treasure trove for scholars of history and culture. Subjects represented in the Archive’s collections include the Civil Rights Movement, the Great Depression, Great Society programs, 20th- century African-American culture and arts, African Americans in the sciences, pro-democracy movements in Africa, and many other topics.

Eligibility requirements and other information

  • Essays must be at least 8 pages and no more than 10 pages. Other types of serious research projects are also eligible for the prize (e.g., a documentary film or a multimedia website).
  • Essays and projects must make significant use of rare or unique materials in the Film & Media Archive.
  • All entrants must take a tour of the archive and have a consultation with Archive staff by April 1, 2012. To schedule your tour and consultation, please contact Chris Pepus at the Film & Media Archive.
  • Entries are due May 1, 2012.

Feel free to contact the Film & Media Archive with any questions.