I Found It In the Archives! 2013 National Competition Results

Nacogdoches, Texas, resident Misty Hurley is the winner of the I Found It In The Archives! 2013 national contest sponsored by the Society of American Archivists. Hurley's essay, submitted by the East Texas Research Center, details her study of the logbooks at the Carson-Monk Funeral Home, which, she discovered, contain much more than mere listings of individuals.

Hurley's entry bested four other finalists in the contest in which the public voted for the winner. Hurley's prize includes complimentary airfare to the Council of State Archivists and SAA Joint Annual Meeting in New Orleans this August.

The I Found It In The Archives! campaign was all about using social media to spread the word about the national contest and, in the process, exposing as many people as possible to the wonderful stories of discovery told by our five contestants. Thanks to all who voted and told friends, family, users, and colleagues about this competition.

Here are the five entries from the 2013 national competition:

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