Carol June Bradley Award Application

The Carol June Bradley Award for Historical Research in Music Librarianship was established by the Music Library Association in coordination with Carol June Bradley, a library science educator recognized as the foremost historian of music librarianship. The $1,000 award is given to support research about:

  • The history of music libraries and collections, and music librarianship (including oral history projects)
  • The lives of music librarians (including oral history projects)
  • Music special collections, especially those that hold rare materials and/or are not well known
  • Specific aspects of music librarianship
  • Music library patron activities
  • Music librarian education

The grant will be awarded to support costs associated with the research process, such as travel, lodging, meals, supplies, and digital, photocopy, or microfilm reproduction of source material.

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Summary of the project, including plans for disseminating the findings
  • Preliminary budget with justification for expenses.
  • Current vita.
  • Names of three references with complete contact information for each.

There are no restrictions as to an applicant's age, nationality, profession, or institutional affiliation. All proposals will be reviewed entirely on the basis of merit. Any publication of the recipient's work must state that this award helped to support the research process.

Applications for this award are not currently being accepted.


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About MLA

The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.