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2016 Governor's Award for Archival Achievement Winner Announced

2016 Governor's Award for Archival Achievement Winner Announced | Wisconsin Historical Society
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The Jim Dan Hill Library

The Jim Dan Hill Library at the University of Wisconsin-Superior has received the 2016 Governor’s Award for Archival Achievement from the Wisconsin HistoricalSocietyThe award is administered in cooperation with and the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board. The award recognizes the library’s work to preserve and make available the records of the historic Fraser Shipyards, which were established in 1889 and were integral to the community’s rich history.

About the Library

The Jim Dan Hill Library serves as a gateway to the world of information and knowledge. Through information literacy, the library becomes an active participant in the teaching and scholarly activities of UW-Superior by supporting the University’s liberal arts mission and encouraging learning and the development of life-span critical thinking skills. Their Special Selections and Archives seek to build a research collection of high quality by identifying, collecting, preserving, and providing access to materials relating to Northwestern Wisconsin as well as the communities surrounding Lake Superior and the upper Great Lakes. As an integral part of the teaching and research functions of the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Special Collections seeks to support research for students, faculty and staff as well as the broader community.

About the Archival Achievement Award

The award recognizes a historical records repository's outstanding work in preserving and providing access to Wisconsin's historical records.

The Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board jointly sponsor the Governor's Archives Awards annually. A panel of judges from the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board recommended these organizations receive the award. The Wisconsin Historical Society's Board of Curators approved the 2014 Governor's Archives Awards.

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