In the past week we’ve learned about two awards that are given related to archivists and their wonderful projects. Projects and/or individuals who are recognized via such awards provide such an invaluable service to our family history community!
Both of these awards are sponsored by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). If you have any questions about either award, please use the contact information provided.
The Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for the 2015 award.
This award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Archives may include photographs, films, and visual archives. Publication may be in hard copy, microfilm, digital, or other circulating medium.
Recent winners include:
- 2014: Emma Goldman Papers Project
- 2013: Densho, The Japanese American Legacy Project
- 2012: Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
- 2011: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries March On Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project Team
- 2010: The Giza Archives Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Individual archivists and editors, groups of individuals, and organizations are eligible.
All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year. CLICK HERE to download the RTF application form, which includes instructions for submission.
For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to http://www.archivists.org/recognition/index.asp.
The J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for the 2015 award.
Established in 1989, this award honors an individual, institution, or organization that promotes greater public awareness, appreciation, or support of archival activities or programs. The individual's or institution's contributions may take the form of advocacy, publicity, legislation, financial support, or a similar action that fosters archival work or raises public consciousness of the importance of archival work. Contributions should have broad, long-term impact at the regional level or beyond. Up to three awards may be given each year.
History Project -- National History Day Center of Central PA
2013: Dr. Warren Stewart
2012: Eve Kahn, Bebe Miller, Phillip Stewart
2011: “Who Do You Think You Are?” (NBC)
2010: The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
2009: Ross King (
Historical Records Advisory Board) Georgia
2008: Data-Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE)
Eligibility: Nominees must be from outside the archives profession. Individuals directly involved in archival work, either as paid or volunteer staff, or institutions or organizations directly responsible for an archival program are not eligible for this award.
Mailed materials must be postmarked by February 28, 2015 and should be sent to:
J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award Committee
Society of American Archivists
Nominations may be submitted electronically; please see the nomination form for details. For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to: http://www.archivists.org/recognition/index.asp
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