Please join us in congratulating this year’s Awards Ceremony recipients:
“MoMA Through Time” for ARCHIVAL ACHIEVEMENT, which recognizes an individual or archival program that has made an outstanding contribution to the archival profession, or a notable achievement of value to the archives community, its patrons or constituents. MoMA Through Time is a select history of MoMA and MoMA PS1 told through photographs, letters, videos, and ephemera from the Archives. This cross-departmental project – developed over the course of a year through the combined efforts of archivists, curators, educators, editorial staff, and web developers – has resulted in an interactive microsite where archival objects bring to life both canonical moments in the Museum’s history, as well as less familiar, sometimes surprising stories.
Aquinas Honor Society of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy for EDUCATIONAL USE OF ARCHIVES, which recognizes and celebrates an individual or organization who utilizes primary source materials to create engaging and informative learning experiences for diverse audiences. Students in the Aquinas Honor Society of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy are engaged in researching and writing books that tell the lost stories of servicemen listed on hometown war memorials, including the Jamaica Estates World War II Memorial, the My Buddy Monument in Richmond Hill, and a World War II Memorial discovered in Kew Gardens. Funded by supporters of their work, they research the servicemen using local archives.
Lost Rolls America for INNOVATIVE USE OF ARCHIVES, which recognizes an individual or organization for use of archival material in a meaningful and creative way, making a significant contribution to a community or body of people, and demonstrating the relevance of archival materials to its subject. Ron Haviv, Founder of Lost Rolls America, is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker and Founder of The VII Foundation. Lauren Walsh, Director of Lost Rolls America, is a professor and writer, and the Director of the NYU Gallatin Photojournalism Lab. Lost Rolls America, while headed up by a photographer and a photo historian, in fact is a publicly-driven archive that returns to the power of representation to each person who is reflected in this dynamic national repository of photos and memories.
Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) of New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT) for OUTSTANDING SUPPORT OF ARCHIVES, which recognizes an individual or organization for notable contributions to archival records or archives programs through political, financial or moral support. The Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television, founded in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art, has been working closely with archives, filmmakers, and preservation specialists since 1995 to preserve nearly 150 American made films by and about women. These important films, many made by independent pioneers and under-represented voices, span silent era to contemporary works of all genres that would have been lost from cinema history without preservation.
Pamela Cruz for A.R.T. VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR, which recognizes an individual who has made a remarkable contribution to the Archivists Round Table. Pamela Cruz is an archive executive and strategist with extensive global experience in assessment, organization, preservation, and management of asset collections. Her career includes being chief strategist for the National Historic Preservation Center, Girl Scouts of the USA and vice president of archival services, Miramax Films. Pamela served on the Board of Directors of Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) as vice president responsible for monthly programming and later as president. She also served as A.R.T. representative to the Regional Archival Associations Consortium (RAAC) for Society of American Archivists (SAA). In 2017 Ms. Cruz was appointed to the 15-member NYC Archives, Research and Reference Advisory Board by Mayor de Blasio; she is honored to serve the City of New York in this capacity and to support Pauline Toole, Commissioner, NYC Department of Records and Information Services.