Reward Excellent Work in Archives Call for GHRAC Awards Nominations
Monday, January 24th, 2022
Do you know someone who has done outstanding work using, preserving, or making historical records more accessible? Think about an historical or genealogical society, library, museum, county or municipal government, researcher, local historian, educator, or student. The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council (GHRAC) wants to encourage and reward their exceptional efforts.
GHRAC established the Outstanding Archives Awards Program in 2003 to recognize outstanding efforts in archives and records work in Georgia. By publicly recognizing excellent achievements, the Board strives to inspire others. Hundreds of organizations and individuals play a significant role in the preservation of our state’s documentary heritage.
GHRAC has thirteen different award categories for individuals and organizations. Award recipients will be honored at the Georgia Archives by the GHRAC Board at a ceremony during Archives Month in October. Nominations must be postmarked on or before June 1, 2022.
All of the following are eligible for an award. (You may nominate your own organization.)
local governments, courts, school systems, state agencies, and institutions
historical records repositories, historical societies, libraries, and museums
educators, students, and researchers
legislators and government officials
individuals and organizations who support archives and records management
specialized subject societies in related fields such as oral history, genealogy, folklore, archaeology, business history, etc.
Information about the GHRAC Awards Program is located on the website of the Georgia Archives, www.georgiaarchives.
A nomination package consists of the one-page nomination form (please provide all requested contact information), a 500-word summary or project description, a copy of the work itself, and any supporting documentation necessary to appropriately portray the complete work (such as in the case of a project which includes an exhibit, a website, or an audiovisual, instructional, service, or performance component). Please note specific requirements in the appropriate selection criteria for nominations.
If submitted electronically, one copy of the nomination package should be emailed to: Linda.Pickering@usg.edu. I
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get involved and shine the spotlight on the organizations and individuals all across Georgia who are dedicated to preserving and sharing our history, and improving our record keeping.
For additional information, please contact GHRAC by phone at 678-364-3806, or email Christopher.Davidson@