HSP is pleased to announce that our very own Lee Arnold has received the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly Excellence Award for his article “10 Things to Know about Visiting a Research Archive,” which appeared in the organization’s journal in September 2017.
“Words cannot express how extremely honored I am to have been selected to receive the APGQ Award of Excellence,” Arnold said in a statement. “As a working archivist and family historian (26 years for the former and too many years to count for the latter), I welcomed the opportunity to not only help genealogists prepare for a visit to an archive but also take advantage of the platform by explaining a bit about what an archive is and what it is we do in them.”
Arnold serves as HSP’s senior director of the library and chief operating officer, overseeing the daily operations of the research library and helping academic and amateur researchers alike explore the richness of its archives.
“What those of us who work in libraries and archives do is crucial to preserving the real, the tangible, the authentic,” Arnold continued. “The documents are what they are. Your ancestors (heroes or cowards, saints or sinners, haves or haves-not) are your ancestors and what you are today is because of them.”