The Society of American Archivists’ Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the Sister M. Claude Lane, O.P., Memorial Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of religious archives.
Only individual archivists are eligible for nomination. The award is sponsored by the Society of Southwest Archivists in conjunction with the Society of American Archivists (SAA). It is named in honor of Sister M. Claude Lane, the first professionally trained archivist at the Catholic Archives of Texas in Austin, who served there from 1960 until her death in 1974. The award finalist is recognized with a certificate from SAA and a $300 cash prize provided by the Society of Southwest Archivists at the Society of American Archivists’ annual meeting.
Criteria for nomination include:
- Involvement and work in the Archivists of Religious Collections Section (ARCS) of the Society of American Archivists.
- Contributions to archival literature that relates to religious archives.
- Participation and leadership in religious archives organizations.
- Evidence of leadership in specific religious archives.
For more information on the Lane Award, including past winners, see: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-lane
To nominate an archivist for the Lane Award, please follow the guidelines provided in the Nomination Form via the link on that page.
All nominations must be submitted to the Awards Committee by February 28, 2017.
Contact Jillian Ewalt, Metadata Archivist, Special Collections and University Archives, California State University, Sacramento.