2011 Archivaria Award Recipients

W. Kaye Lamb Prize (established 1983)
Raymond Frogner has been awarded the W. Kaye Lamb Prize for 2011 for his article “Innocent Legal Fictions’: Archival Convention and the North Saanich Treaty of 1852” Archivaria 70 (Fall 2010)

This prize is given annually to the author of an article appearing in ARCHIVARIA -- the Journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists -- that, by its exceptional combination of research, reflection, and writing, most advances archival thinking in Canada.

The citation reads: Frogner’s case study of British colonial land and treaty records and their impact on Canada’s first nations is well researched, well reasoned, and thought-provoking. Combining diplomatic analysis with a postmodern approach, Frogner probes the intersection of cultures, laws, and societies within one document and its multiple contexts. He brings a fresh perspective to an area of our documentary heritage that is very relevant but not well explored.

Hugh A. Taylor Prize (established 2006)
Jennifer Meehan has been awarded the Hugh A. Taylor Prize for 2011 for her article “Rethinking Original Order and Personal Records,” Archivaria 70 (Fall 2010)

This prize is awarded annually to the author of the Archivaria article that presents new ideas or refreshing syntheses in the most imaginative way, especially by exploring the implications of concepts or trends from other disciplines for archival thinking and activity, and by extending the boundaries of archival theory in new directions.

The citation reads: Scholars and practitioners have begun to turn their gaze to professional practices in archival arrangement and description, and once-sacred and immutable principles have come under closer (and long-overdue) scrutiny. Meehan provides a thoughtful insight into one of the most troublesome concepts in archival practice: respect for original order, and challenges us to reconsider its application to personal papers. Grounded in the literature, her very well-written article balances an innovative theoretical approach with real world examples