Advocacy for Archives Award

Advocacy for Archives Award

The Advocacy for Archives Award acknowledges an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to efforts by state and local government archives to ensure the preservation and availability of the American historical record. The recipient will receive a certificate.

Nomination Forms, Procedures, and Selection

Any organization or individual is invited to nominate an organization, person(s) or program(s). Nomination of oneself or one's organizations is permissible and encouraged.

All nominations are submitted via email and must include the following items:

  • CoSA Awards Nomination Form
  • Essay addressing the criteria listed by discussing the accomplishments and ongoing work of the nominee.
  • Letter(s) of support from at least one person familiar with the nominee's work and/or at least one CoSA member.
  • Supporting materials may be submitted and may include nominees' resumes or biographies, illustrations of work products and promotional materials, press releases, press clippings, and other related materials.

Email one complete nomination packet to

An Awards Committee, appointed by the President and comprised of at least one Board member and two CoSA members, will review the nominations and select the recipients.

2022 Nominations, Selection, & Presentation Schedule

April 4, 2022: Deadline for nominations - Midnight Eastern Time

May 9, 2022: Notification of award recipients

September 2022: Awards presented at CoSA-Best Practices Exchange in Nashville, September 26-28

Award Recipients

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Vermont Secretary of State James C. Condos
Recipient of the 2018 Advocacy for Archives Award


  • 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