NEDCC News Release:
The Northeast Document Conservation Center has been selected to receive the New England Archivists (NEA) Archival Advocacy Award for 2014. NEA’s award was established in 2002 and recognizes an individual or institution that has demonstrated extraordinary support of New England archival programs and records, financially or through public advocacy.
The New England Archivists cited NEDCC’s reputation as “the premier center for the most difficult conservation challenges, and a trusted source of information on caring for collections, both physical and digital,” and recognized NEDCC’s “more than forty years of leadership in protecting cultural heritage collections.” The award ceremony took place during the NEA Spring Meeting in Portsmouth, NH, on Saturday, March 22.
Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, Massachsuetts Board of Library Commissioners Preservation Specialist and NEDCC Advisory Committee member, commented that NEDCC's activities have bolstered the primary directives of the archives profession. "Without their commitment to preservation and archives," he continued, "many items would have remained in poor or deteriorating condition. Thanks to their work, much of our cultural heritage will survive into the future."
NEDCC Executive Director Bill Veillette comments on the award: “On behalf of the staff and board of NEDCC, we are honored to receive this recognition from NEA, with whom we share not only the same preservation goals, but the same year of founding. We look forward to another 41 years working together to preserve our nation’s irreplaceable historical records."