Thursday, April 7, 2022

Nominations for Innovative Archives Award Now Being Accepted


Nominations for the Innovative Archives Award now accepted


The New Jersey Caucus of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC) is accepting nominations for the Innovative Archives Award, which is given to an organization that has made outstanding efforts to preserve and make archival materials accessible within the State of New Jersey.

Nominees may have developed innovative educational or outreach models utilizing archival sources, provided leadership during a time of crisis or emergency, demonstrated new thinking in solving a longstanding problem, exhibited creativity in increasing awareness of local history resources among New Jersey residents and visitors, or otherwise provided service to the archives and history communities.

The organization need not be affiliated with MARAC to be eligible for nomination. 

To nominate an organization, complete and send the nomination form and supporting documentation by April 15. Form and criteria can be found at

Past recipients have included the Puerto Rican Community Archives, New Brunswick Music Scene Archive, Morristown National Historical Park Library & Archives, the League of Historical Societies of New Jersey, and the Township of Ocean Historical Museum.

MARAC, organized in 1972, is a regional consortium of nearly 900 individuals who live and work in the mid-Atlantic region. The organization, which holds two meetings per year, draws its membership from the states of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Currently, over 100 archivists constitute the New Jersey Caucus, and represent government agencies, historical societies and local history rooms, college and university libraries, corporations, and religious institutions. For more information, see the MARAC website: