At the August 12th meeting of the Archival History Section (of the Society of American Archivists), the 2020 Archival History Award was given to two equally deserving articles:
Melanie Shell-Weiss, Grand Valley State University for “Good Intentions: Grappling with Legacies of Conflict and Distrust Surrounding a Native American Oral History Project One Generation Later” Oral History Review 46:1 (Winter/Spring 2019): 104-133;
Greg Weideman, University at Albany, SUNY for “The Historical Hazards of Finding Aids” American Archivist 82, no. 2 (Fall/Winter 2019): 381-420.
This marks the third time that the best article(s) on archival history published in the previous year were awarded by the Archival History Section, a member group of the Society of American Archivists. Each recipient receives a monetary award and certificate.
Every spring, an award committee of the Archival History Section accepts and reviews article nominations. Look for the next call for nominations in early 2021!