Purpose and Criteria for Selection:
Created in 1959, this prize encourages and rewards writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory, or practice.
Monographs or documentary publications in print or digital editions published in English during the previous calendar year are eligible. Periodicals are not eligible.
A completed nomination form and THREE copies of the publication.
Sponsor and Funding:
The Society of American Archivists Foundation, in honor of Waldo Gifford Leland, who authored the landmark Guide to the Archives of the Government of the United States in Washington (1904), was active in the organization of the Conference of Archivists in 1909, played a central role in the establishment of the U.S. National Archives, and served two terms as SAA President during the 1940s.
A certificate and cash prize of $1,000.
The Leland Award Subcommittee of the SAA Awards Committee consists of three members of the Society of American Archivists and one of the co-chairs of the Awards Committee (ex officio). One member of the subcommittee shall be appointed each year by the SAA President-elect for a term of three years. The senior member of the subcommittee in years of service shall serve as its chair.
Application Deadline and Nomination Form:
Preview and/or start the nomination form. All nominations must be submitted by February 28 of each year.