Archival Award of Excellence

The California Historical Records Advisory Board is accepting nominations for the Archival Award of Excellence to honor individuals within California who have made a noteworthy contribution to the archives profession by accomplishing significant archival work or preserving historical records. These contributions may include activities such as contributing innovative or creative ideas to the profession, preserving at-risk archival materials, improving the profession's effectiveness through advocacy or services, or promoting greater public awareness of archives and the archival profession. Nominees must have accomplished the work within the state of California during the five-year period preceding the year in which the award is presented.

The Archival Award of Excellence (formerly the Archivist Award of Excellence) was established in 1989 by the California Heritage Preservation Commission, an advisory body to the California State Archives, which identified a need to recognize outstanding work done within the state. The Archival Award of Excellence is co–sponsored and presented by the Society of California Archivists, Inc.

Nomination forms are available from the California State Archives, 1020 "0" Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 or phone (916) 653–7715. They are also available via the link below. For questions, contact Nancy Lenoil at the California State Archives. 

Nomination Form (PDF)

Archival Award of Excellence Recipients