Call for nominations: Hamer Kegan Award

Call for nominations: Hamer Kegan Award

On behalf of the Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Committee, I invite you to submit nominations for the 2021 award. Please see the following announcement for more information.

The Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) seeks nominations for the 2021 award. This Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents (which can be a specific archival collection or thematic aggregation) through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Work that has had an impact on a local, regional, national, and/or international level is welcomed.

Recent winners include:
• 2020: Laura Wagner, Rubenstein Library, Duke University (Radio Haiti)
• 2019: Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections for Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center
• 2018: Find & Connect, eScholarship Research Centre
• 2017: Center for Home Movies
• 2016: South Asian American Digital Archive

Individual archivists and editors, groups of individuals, organizations. This award is open to nominees within and outside of the United States, and is not limited to SAA members.

A certificate and a cash prize of $500.

Application Deadline:
All nominations shall be submitted to SAA by February 28 each year.

For more information on this award, including the nomination form, please go to
For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to

-Elise Reynolds

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