Call for Nominations: 2018 AHS Archival History Article Award

Call for Nominations

2018 Archival History Article Award

Purpose and Criteria for Selection:

The Archival History Section exists to stimulate interest among archivists in the profession's own past and to suggest ways of studying its history. This prize encourages and rewards an article or other short piece of superior excellence in the field of archival history, regardless of subject, time period, or national boundaries. Stand-alone chapters in edited essay collections or anthologies will also be considered.


The author(s) of an article published in English during the previous calendar year (i.e. an award for 2018 would honor articles published between January 1 and December 31, 2017).

Submission Requirements:

Nominated articles should contain at least 5,000 words. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominations (or self-nominations) should include:

A completed nomination form including:

A full citation of the nominated work.

An explanation of how the nominated item meets the criteria of the award.

A description of the outstanding characteristics of this work.

A digital copy of the article or book chapter

Sponsor and Funding:

The Archival History Section


Certificate and $50.00

To be Awarded:

August 2018

Selection Committee:

Papers will be reviewed and judged by a subcommittee of the Archival History Section. The subcommittee will consist of the current chair of the Archival History Section and two other members of the AHS steering committee. The chair of the Archival History Section serves as the chair of the subcommittee.

Nomination Deadline:

All nominations should be submitted by April 15, 2018.


All questions should be directed to the 2018 Archival History Award Committee Chair, Kelly A. Kolar, at