Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award

The Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award was established in 1993 to encourage minority students to consider careers in the archival profession and promote minority participation in SAA. The award provides financial support for a minority student enrolled in a post-secondary institution to attend the SAA annual meeting.

Biography

The award honors archival pioneer, Dr. Harold T. Pinkett, a dedicated member of SAA and the Archivists and Archives of Color Roundtable. Dr. Pinkett was the first African American to be appointed an archivist at the National Archives, where he served for more than thirty-five years as a specialist in agricultural archives, senior records appraiser, and chief archivist of the Natural Resources Records Branch. In 1962, Dr. Pinkett was named an SAA fellow, he served as the editor of the American Archivist from 1968–1971 and served on the SAA Council from 1971–1972.

For more information on Dr. Pinkett, read Karen L. Jefferson's article, "Dr. Harold T. Pinkett: First Black Archivist at the National Archives," African-American and Third World Archivists Newsletter, 3, no. 1 (March 1989): 3,6.

Application Instructions

Nominations are due to the Pinkett Award Committee by February 28 of each year. For more information about applying, please see SAA's Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award page.

Recipients of the Pinkett Award

1994

Kathryn M. Neal
University of Michigan

1995

Ida E. Jones
Howard University

1996

Letha Johnson
Washburn University

1997

Gloria Meraz
University of Texas at Austin

1998

Elenita M. Tapawan
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

1999

Teresa Maria Mora
New York University

Tywanna Marie Whorley
University of Pittsburgh

2000

Not awarded

2001

Rose Roberto
University of California, Los Angeles

2002

Petrina D. Jackson
University of Pittsburgh

2003

Michelle Baildon
Simmons College

2004

Josué Hurtado
University of Michigan

 Georgette Mayo
University of South Carolina

2005

Jennifer Osorio
University of California, Los Angeles

 Paul Sevilla
University of California, Los Angeles

2006

Lanell James
University of Michigan

Shawn Phillip San Roman
University of Wisconsin-Madison

2007

Bergis K. Jules
Indiana University

Janet Quirante
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

2008

Monique Lloyd
Emporia State University

 Tiffany-Kay Sangwand
University of California, Los Angeles

2009

Krystal Appiah
University of California, Los Angeles

 I-Ting Emily Chu
New York University

2010

Miranda N. Rivers
Simmons College

 Vivian Wong
University of California, Los Angeles

2011

Kelly E. Lau
University of British Columbia

 Melvin J. Collier
Clayton State University

2012

Kapena Shim
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

2013

Lori E. Harris
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Maria Angel Diaz
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

2014

Allan Jason Sarmiento
California State University

Raquel Flores-Clemons
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2015

Talia Guzman-Gonzalez
University of Maryland –College Park

Rachel Winston
University of Texas at Austin