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 Barbara Teague, CoSA Executive Director.

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.

2021 Nominations, Selection, and Presentation Schedule

  • April 12, 2021: Deadline nominations - Midnight Eastern Time
  • By May 10, 2021: Award recipients notified
  • August 18, 2021: Awards presented at CoSA Business Meeting

Award Recipients

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

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