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Society of Georgia Archivists - Fellows

The Society of Georgia Archivists Fellows Award recognizes outstanding contributions to archives and archivists in Georgia. SGA members and past or current Fellows are invited to submit nominations.


Award Criteria

Nominees are considered annually. Each nominator may make only one nomination per year. In selecting those who will receive the award, special weight will be given to archival activities that have had a broad, long-term effect and may include, but are not restricted to the following criteria:

  • Involvement and work in SGA;
  • Education, leadership, advocacy and/or scholarly activities;
  • Impact of the nominee’s work on the Georgia archival community;
  • Demonstrated and enduring commitment to cultivating diverse and inclusive archival collections and/or communities.

The candidate’s contributions will be measured by their broad distribution across all categories and/or an exceptional contribution in one particular area. Additionally, nominees must have been a member of SGA for at least 5 years (not necessarily consecutively). Examples of areas in which significant contributions might be recognized include, but are not limited to:

  • Promotion of the identification and preservation of Georgia’s archival heritage;
  • Implementation of noteworthy management innovations, conservation, or collection development programs;
  • Encouragement of use and knowledge of archival holdings through a specific program;
  • Promotion of professional education;
  • Exemplary public programming or advocacy efforts;
  • Proven leadership in professional associations at state, regional, and/or national levels;
  • Contributions to the Society in leadership or noteworthy committee work;
  • Additions to the professional literature;
  • The demonstrated cultivation of diverse and inclusive archival collections and/or communities.


Submit a Nomination

Please use the form link below to submit a nomination online. In addition to basic information about the nominee, the nomination form asks for a detailed essay (750-1,000 words) describing the nominee’s involvement and work in SGA; their education, leadership, advocacy, and/or scholarly activities; and/or their impact on the Georgia archival community.


Fellows 2009-2019

  • Brenda S. Banks, 2009: President, Banks Archival Consultants, LLC (Deceased)
  • Laura M. Botts, 2017: Assistant Dean for Archives and Digital Initiatives, Mercer University Library
  • Kayla Barrett, 2014: Assistant Director for Archival Services, Georgia Archives
  • Nancy Davis Bray, 2012: Associate Director for Special Collections, Georgia College
  • Edwin C. Bridges, 2009: State Archivist, Alabama Dept. of Archives and History
  • Laura W. Carter, 2012: Heritage Room Librarian, Athens-Clarke County Library (Retired)
  • Christine de Catanzaro, 2014: Access Archivist, Archives and Records Management, Georgia Tech Library (Deceased)
  • Anthony R. Dees, 2011: Archivist, Archdiocese of Atlanta (Deceased)
  • Richard T. Eltzroth, 2010: Archivist, Atlanta Historical Society (Deceased)
  • Martin I. Elzy, 2011: Assistant Director, Jimmy Carter Library and Museum (Retired)
  • Ellen Garrison, 2009: Associate Professor of History, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Morna Gerrard, 2015: Women and Gender Collections Archivist, Special Collections & Archives, Georgia State University
  • David B. Gracy II, 2009: Daniel Professor in Archival Enterprise, University of Texas at Austin (Retired)
  • Pamela Hackbart-Dean, 2009: Director, Special Collections Research Ctr., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Carroll Hart, 2011: Archivist, Georgia Department of Archives and History (Deceased)
  • Myron House, 2009: Head of Special Collections and Archives, University of West Georgia (Retired)
  • Andrea Jackson, 2018: Executive Director, Black Metropolis Research Consortium, University of Chicago
  • Linda Matthews, 2009: Director, Emory Special Collections and Archives (Retired)
  • Glen McAninch, 2009: TAS Branch Manager, Kentucky Dept. for Libraries & Archives
  • Susan Potts McDonald, 2009: Coordinator, Arrangement & Description Services, MARBL, Emory University (Retired)
  • Kaye Lanning Minchew, 2009: Consultant, Minchew Consulting; Director, Troup County Archives (Retired), LaGrange, GA
  • Philip F. Mooney, 2013: Director, Heritage Communications, The Coca-Cola Company (Retired)
  • Michael Nagy, 2016. Director and Archivist, Salvation Army Southern Historical Center.
  • Gayle P. Peters, 2010: Director, National Archives & Records Adm.-SE (Retired)
  • Faye Phillips, 2009: Associate Dean of Libraries, Louisiana State University
  • Peter E. Schinkel, 2010: Retention Schedule Program Mgr., Georgia Dept. of Archives & History (Retired)
  • Jill Severn, 2015: Head of Access and Outreach, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia
  • Margery N. Sly, 2009: Director of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University
  • Anne P. Smith, 2009: Assistant Director for Public Services, Georgia Archives (Retired)
  • Virginia H. Smith, 2009: Director of Library Public Programs, Woodruff Library, Emory University (Retired)
  • Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., 2010: Historian, Georgia Dept. of Natl. Resources – Historic Preservation Division (Retired)
  • Sheryl B. Vogt, 2009: Director, Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
  • Edward Weldon, 2009: Director, Georgia Department of Archives & History (Retired)
  • Christine Wiseman, 2018: Head, Digital Services Department, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
  • Sheila McAlister, 2019: Director, Digital Library of Georgia, University of Georgia 

Click here for a chronological listing of SGA Fellows, 2009-Present

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