Council Exemplary Service Award: Barbara Teague

Society of American Archivists
Council Exemplary Service Award



WHEREAS Barbara Teague retired as Executive Director of the Council of State Archivists in June 2022 after four years of stewarding CoSA and working to bring SAA and CoSA together on issues of mutual concern; and

WHEREAS she retired as Kentucky State Archivist and Records Administrator in 2015 after serving the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives and the people of Kentucky for 32 years; and

WHEREAS she has been an active member of the archives profession for almost 40 years serving on numerous SAA and CoSA committees, working groups, boards, and initiatives; and

WHEREAS she has been a tireless advocate for archives including testifying before Congress in 2010 in support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, championing the 2018 “Archives on the Hill” effort that empowered 70 archivists from around the US to engage in advocacy with members of the US Senate and House, and supporting the never-ending effort to increase federal funding for archives; and

WHEREAS she has been the most gracious of colleagues, offering up her time, knowledge, and experience in support of archival professionals across the country;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Barbara Teague be honored with a 2022 Council Exemplary Service Award for being a dedicated and passionate archivist who has committed herself to our profession and advocated for government archives and records and the researchers who make use of them.


Present August 27, 2022.