The Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for the 2016 award

08 Feb 2016 3:13 PM | Krystal Thomas (Administrator)

This award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Archives may include photographs, films, and visual archives. Publication may be in hard copy, microfilm, digital, or other circulating medium.

Recent winners include:

2015: The Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine, for Doctor or Doctress?
2014: Emma Goldman Papers Project
2013: Densho, The Japanese American Legacy Project
2012: Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
2011: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries March On Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project Team


Individual archivists and editors, groups of individuals, and organizations are eligible.

Application Deadline:

All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 of each year. CLICK HERE to download the application form, which includes instructions for submission.

For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to

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