Archival Awards

             

Nominate an archivist, program or institution for an award! 

 

The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 archival awards. THRAB seeks nominations for the Archival Award of Excellence, Advocacy for Archives Award and the David B. Gracy II Distinguished Archival Service Award. Organizations, individuals, programs, and institutions are all eligible for the honors. Send nomination packets to THRAB coordinator Jelain Chubb at the street address or THRAB email address below by July 1, 2022. THRAB announces award recipients as part of Texas Archives Month celebrations in October.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Distinguished Archival Service Award This 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.        

Jelain Chubb, ATTN: THRAB Awards, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78701
OR: via email to thrab@tsl.texas.gov

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

This 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.

2020

David B. Gracy II

Advocacy for Archives Award

This award acknowledges an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to ensure the preservation and availability of the historical record of Texas.

2021

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

2020

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health

Archival Award of Excellence

This award recognizes significant achievements in preserving and improving access to historical records in any format by a Texas archival institution and individual achievements.

2021

Individual: Kaitlyn Price, Registrar, Dallas Historical Society

2020

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

Institution: Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) 

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]

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.

2017

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

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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