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.

2018 Nominations, Selection, and Presentation Schedule:

  • May 1, 2018: Deadline nominations
  • By May 31, 2018: Selection of award recipients notified
  • August, 2018: Awards presented at CoSA-NAGARA-SAA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

Award Recipients

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

2018

Vermont Secretary of State James C. Condos

2017

Library of Virginia

2016

No honoree selected

2015

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

2014

US Representative David E. Price, North Carolina

2013

Friends of the Georgia Archives

2012

US Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Utah

2010

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

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