Nominations for the Thornton W. Mitchell Service Award

Established in 2003, the Thornton W. Mitchell Service Award seeks to recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to the archival profession in the state of North Carolina by

  • promoting public awareness, appreciation, or support of cultural heritage institutions, or
  • preserving historical and cultural resources, or
  • providing leadership in archival organizations or associations, or
  • teaching, training, or mentoring new members of the archival profession.

Please provide specific examples of ways in which the nominee meets at least one of the criteria outlined above and submit with the nomination form.

The nominee is not required to be a member of the Society of North Carolina Archivists but must have at least 5 years of service in the archival profession. The nominee may not be a member of the current SNCA Executive Board or Development Committee.

This award will be presented at the spring conference. Award winners receive $100, reimbursement for conference registration, a one-year membership in SNCA, and their name engraved on the award plaque at the State Archives of North Carolina.

We look forward to your nominations! Nomination deadline is January 31, 2017. The nomination form and supporting materials should be submitted via email to the Development Committee Chair at

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