Call for Nominations – Sister M. Claude Lane, O.P. Memorial Award

The Society of American Archivists’ Awards Committee is currently accepting nominations for the Sister M. Claude Lane, O.P., Memorial Award. This award was created in 1974 and recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of religious archives. Criteria for nomination include:

  • Involvement and work in the Archivists of Religious Collections Section of the Society of American Archivists.
  • Contributions to archival literature that relates to religious archives.
  • Participation and leadership in religious archives organizations.
  • Evidence of leadership in specific religious archives.

Only individual archivists are eligible for nomination. The award is funded by the Society of American Archivists, in conjunction with the Society of Southwest Archivists, in honor of Sister M. Claude Lane, the first professionally trained archivist at the Catholic Archives of Texas in Austin, who served there from 1960 until her death in 1974. A certificate awarded by SAA and a cash prize provided by the Society of Southwest Archivists is presented to the winner at the annual Society of American Archivists meeting.

For more information on the Lane Award, and to download the nomination form, please see:

All nominations shall be submitted to the Awards Committee by February 28, 2013.  Electronic submission of nominations is accepted; please see the nomination form for more information.