Advocacy for Archives Award

This award acknowledges an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to efforts by state, territorial, and local government archives to ensure the preservation and availability of the American historical record.

The recipient will receive a certificate.

Nomination Requirements

  • Online Nomination Form - Within the form you will be asked to submit basic information on the nominee and the individual making the nomination (if different). You'll also upload the following documents:
    • Brief Bio (up to one page) addressing the accomplishments and ongoing work of the nominee. Include any CoSA-related involvement.
    • Letter of Support from one person (CoSA member or other) familiar with the nominee’s work.
    • Supporting materials (optional) could include nominee’s resume or fuller biography; illustrations of work products or promotional materials; press releases; or other materials. All such additional should be carefully selected and be directly related to the nomination.

Nomination & Selection

  • Any organization or individual is invited to nominate person(s), organization(s), or program(s) for any of CoSA’s awards.
  • Nomination of oneself or one’s organization is permissible and encouraged.
  • All nominations are submitted via the online form.
  • An Awards Committee, appointed by the CoSA president and chaired by the CoSA Immediate Past President, will review the nominations and select the recipients.
  • The number of awards for each category is at the discretion of the Awards Committee, and they reserve the right to make no awards.

Any questions may be directed to

2024 Nominations, Selection & Presentation Schedule

May 17, 2024: Deadline for nominations - 11:59pm Eastern Time

June 14, 2024: Notification of award recipients

September 18, 2024: Awards presented at CoSA Annual Meeting

Award Recipients

New York State Archives & the Archives Partnership Trust
2023 Advocacy for Archives Award recipient


  • New York State Archives & the Archives Partnership Trust


  • Congressman Don Young (R-AK), awarded posthumously


  • Nancy Beaumont, Society of American Archivists, Executive Director (retired)


  • Kendall Wiggin, Connecticut State Librarian (retired)


  • Vermont Secretary of State James C. Condos


  • Library of Virginia


  • No honoree selected


  • Leslie Reynolds, National Association of Secretaries of State
  • Doug Robinson, National Association of State Chief Information Officers


  • US Representative David E. Price, North Carolina


  • Friends of the Georgia Archives


  • US Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Utah


  • Cynthia Woodside, New York State Education Department
  • Michael Gill, Crowell & Moring LLP