Archival Awards

       
 

                                    

 

THRAB is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Archival Awards!

The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is pleased to announce the archival award recipients for 2021. THRAB has selected Dallas Historical Society (DHS) Registrar, Kaitlyn Price, as the recipient of the Archival Award of Excellence. Senior Archivist at Archives of the Big Bend, Melleta Bell, has been named as the recipient of the Advocacy for Archives Award.

Kaitlyn Price has demonstrated excellence in archival work, especially in response to challenges brought on by the 2021 statewide winter storm. Price has provided superior research services even while the building housing the Dallas Historical Society was closed for renovations following a flood from burst pipes. She immediately implemented an emergency plan to secure and preserve the collections during the recovery period. Among Price’s other notable achievements was her successful effort to enhance access to DHS collections by joining the consortium Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO) as a participating organization.

Advocacy for Archives Award recipient Melleta Bell has become well-known in the Alpine area for preserving and promoting regional history through her post at Archives of the Big Bend at Sul Ross University. Bell has devoted her career to connecting archives to local history and has served as an advocate in her community. Bell has raised the profile of her collections through media opportunities and by adding materials to the Portal of Texas History.

 

Advocacy for Archives Award acknowledges an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to ensure the preservation and availability of the historical record of Texas.

 

Melleta Bell, Senior Archivist (retired), Archives of the Big Bend
Sul Ross University Libraries

 

Archival Award of Excellence recognizes significant achievements in preserving and improving access to historical records in any format by a Texas archival institution and individual achievements.

 

Individual:

Kaitlyn Price, Registrar, Dallas Historical Society



          

The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board and its programs receive support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.          


Past Recipients:

Distinguished Archival Service Award recognizes an individual, archival institution, education program, or nonprofit/government organization that has provided outstanding leadership, service or contribution to the archives profession in Texas.

Inaugural Distinguished Archival Service Award / 2020

David B. Gracy II

Advocacy for Archives Award acknowledges an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to ensure the preservation and availability of the historical record of Texas.

Advocacy for Archives Award / 2020

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Archival Award of Excellence recognizes significant achievements in preserving and improving access to historical records in any format by a Texas archival institution and individual achievements.

Archival Award of Excellence / 2020

Individual: Travis Williams, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, St. Edwards University

Institution: Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) 

Archival Award of Excellence / 2019

Institution: C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections, UTEP Library (El Paso, TX)


THRAB Coordinator, Jelain Chubb (center) presents the award to Head of Special Collections, Claudia Rivers 
(right) and Assistant Head of Special Collections, Abbie Weiser (left). UTEP's Special Collections received the award
for their Casasola Project, which included a crowdsourcing effort to identify individuals in photos. 

Individual: Brenda Lincke Fisseler, Lavaca County Archives


Lavaca County Clerk, Elizabeth Kouba (left), Archival Award of Excellence recipient Brenda Lincke Fisseler (center),
and THRAB Coordinator, Jelain Chubb (right) at the award ceremony held at the Lavaca County Courthouse Annex
in Halletsville. Photo by Jimmy Appelt.


[Press Release]

Archival Award of Excellence / 2018

Institution: Special Collections, University Libraries , University of North Texas (Denton, TX)


Morgan Gieringer, Head, Special Collections at UNT Libraries and THRAB member Linda Barrett
at the 2018 DFW Archives Bazaar. Barrett  presented the Archival Award of Excellence to Gieringer
for their NBC5/KXAS (WBAP) Television News Archive Project.

Archival Award of Excellence / 2017

Institution: Austin History Center (Austin, TX)
 
Individual: Susan Smith Dorsey, Texas General Land Office (Austin, TX)
 

Archival Award of Excllence / 2016

Institution:  West Texas Collection, Angelo State University (San Angelo, TX)
 
Individual: Malinda Allison, Honey Grove Preservation League (Honey Grove, TX)
 
 
 
 
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