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The David B. Gracy, II Award

David B. Gracy II

SGA awards a $350 prize that recognizes a superior contribution for each issue of Provenance. Named for David B. Gracy II, founder and first editor of Georgia Archive, the award began in 1990 with volume VIII and is judged by the Editorial Board. For more detailed information about the award, please visit the SGA Administrative Handbook.

Pictured to the right is David B. Gracy II, the keynote speaker at SGA's 40th Anniversary Celebration and Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Image taken by James Yancey, Jr.


2014 Matt Gorzalski, Reimagining Record Groups: A Case Study and Considerations for Record Group Revision

2013 Traci JoLeigh Drummond, No Competing Claims: The Seizure, Abandonment, and the Acquisition of PATCO Records

2012 Emily Gainer and Michelle Mascaro, Faster Digital Output: Using Student Workers to Create Metadata for a Grant Funded Project

2011 Gregory Schmidt and Michael Law, Functional Analysis and the Reappraisal of Faculty Papers: A Practical Application

2010 Melanie Griffin, Postmodernism, Processing, and the Profession: Towards a Theoretical Reading of Minimal Standards


Gregory Schmidt and Michael Law, Functional Analysis and the Reappraisal of Faculty Papers

2008 Cheryl Beredo, Archival Allegory? Cultural Studies and T.R.
Schellenberg’s Modern Archives: Principles and Techniques


Sheila McAlister, Designing a Preservation Survey: The Digital Library of Georgia


Laura Botts and Lauren Kata, Are the Digital Natives Restless? Reaching out to the Ne(X)t Generation and Catherine Stollar Peters, When Not All Papers Are Paper: A Case Study in Digital Archivy


Patricia A. Nugent, Battlefields, Tools, and Targets: Archives and Armed Conflict


Lisa Speer and Heather Mitchell, The Mississippi Plan: Dunbar Rowland and the Creation of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History


Robert J. Jakeman, Marie Bankhead Owen and the Alabama Department of Archives and History, 1920-1955


Mark Greene, What Were We Thinking?: A Call to Embrace Reappraisal and Deaccessioning


Kristine M. Wirts, Regional Archives in France and Challenges for the American Researcher


Nancy Richard and Joan Krizack, Preserving the History of Boston's Diversity


Martin T. Olliff, Documenting Industry and Labor in Alabama: Can a Documentation Strategy Model Work?


Gloria Meraz, Cultural Evidence: On the Common Ground between Archivists and Museologists


Charles R. Schultz, Personality Types of Archivists


James O'Toole, The Future of Archival History


Wendy Duff, Studying the Weathervane: Use as a Factor in Appraisal Criteria


Ronald L. Becker, The Ethics of Providing Access


Jim Burant, The Acquisition of Visual Records Relating to Native Life in North America


Gretchen L. Lake, Project Jukebox: An Innovative Way to Access and Preserve Oral History Records


Michael E. Holland, Adding Electronic Records to the Archival Menagerie: Appraisal Concerns and Cautions

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