Archives Appreciation Award

Award Description and Criteria

The Archives Appreciation Award recognizes an agency, organization or institution which has provided extraordinary support for archival programs. These can include arrangement and description programs, public service programs, reference, exhibits, or outreach. The award is sponsored by our longtime partner Hollinger Metal Edge, Inc. Nominees should meet as many of the following criteria as possible: 

  • Serving its user constituency in an outstanding fashion
  • Demonstrated creativity and resourcefulness toward improving operations or methods of the archival endeavor
  • Going beyond the normal requirements expected of an archival agency and providing a model for others
  • Developing over a period of time a program of such depth and scope as to warrant special recognition

Additionally, nominees must embrace the values of fostering a welcoming, diverse, and professional community, and approaching one’s work in a thoughtful and respectful manner, as advocated by the SCA Code of Conduct.

Nomination Form -- The nominating period for 2024 is now open. Please make your nominations before Monday, April 1, 2024.
(Form ALERT: download and SAVE form before filling out, then fill out and submit via email. Do NOT fill out form in web browser.)

Archives Appreciation Award recipients:

2023     California Revealed
2022     Anaheim Public Library and Heritage Center
2021     L.A. as Subject
2019     Los Angeles Archivists Collective
2017     Anita Caspary Archives/Immaculate Heart Community
2016     Computer History Museum
2015     Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority
2014     Mission Inn Foundation
2013     California Historical Society
2012     Solano County Historical Records Commission
2011     Paloheimo Foundation
2010     Idyllwild Area Historical Society
2009     Riverside County Assessor/County Clerk/Recorder’s Office
2008     Levi Strauss & Co
2007     Bakersfield College and Bakersfield College Archives Association
2004     The Automobile Club of Southern California
2003     Friends of the Yolo County Archives
2002     The Leon and Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy
2001     Walt Disney Company
2000     A.K. Smiley Public Library
1999     Florin Japanese American Citizens League
1998     Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

To contact the Awards Committee, please email the Committee Chair at

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