Stephen Siwinski

Communications Officer

Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Announces New Archival Award

Monday, June 27, 2016 • Austin, Texas • News Release

The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB) is pleased to announce the creation of the Archival Award of Excellence to recognize significant achievements in preserving and improving access to historical records in any format by a Texas archival institution and individual achievements.

THRAB is accepting nominations until mid-September with announcement of the institutional and individual recipients named in October during Texas Archives Month. The award is funded by a 2016 State Programming Board grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

The award is a new addition to THRAB activities, which includes the creation of a Texas Archives Month poster. Each year, the poster centers on a theme that either spotlights collections or issues important to the archives community. Texas Archives Month aims to celebrate the value of Texas' historical records, to publicize the many ways records enrich lives, to recognize those who maintain historical records, and to increase public awareness of the importance of preserving historical treasures and making them available for use by present and future generations.

THRAB was established in 1976 by Governor Dolph Briscoe to fulfill two objectives. First, it enables the state to receive monies from the (NHPRC) in support of archival and records management programs. Second, it serves as a catalyst for improving archival and records storage conditions within the state.

For more information on the Archival Award of Excellence, visit