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UAlbany Library Wins State Archive Award
Board of Regents and State Archives present award to M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (September 15, 2005) -- The Board of Regents and the New York State Archives has awarded the 2005 Annual Archives Award for Program Excellence in a Historical Records Repository to the University at Albany's M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

This award is given annually to the historical records repository best exemplifying sustained excellence in efforts toward collection development, preservation, and access to archive materials.

"This award recognizes the department for its many documentation projects, its efforts to reach out to teachers and students at all levels, and its generous staff, who give freely of their time to mention others and to serve on various boards and committees related to archives," said Christine Ward, state archivist.

"We were nominated by the Capital District Library Council for this statewide award. This is a great honor, and I wish to acknowledge all the department staff in making this nomination possible," said Brian Keough, head of M.E. Grenander Special Collections and Archives.

The Board of Regents will present the award at a luncheon on October 6 at noon in the Rotunda of the State Education Building.

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