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Friends Announce Award Winners

Volunteers are responsible for much of the work done at the Missouri State Archives.  Their service ensures that countless documents are preserved for future generations and made available to the public.  Each year, the Friends select one volunteer who has exhibited a particularly strong commitment to the work of the Archives and recognize the individual with the Volunteer Award.  Past winners include:

  • 2014 – Bill Moorman
  • 2013 – Donnie and Marita Custard
  • 2012 – Beth Iliff
  • 2011 – Quan Triel Arnett Pruitt
  • 2010 – Jon Bergenthal
  • 2009 – D. J. Nash & Lynda Stubblefield
  • 2008 – Jean Ferguson
  • 2007 – John and Katy Duckett
  • 2006 – Ethel Hartman
  • 2005 – Vickie Barker
  • 2004 – Nay Grigone

Each year, the Friends select an institution or person that has made a significant contribution to the preservation of Missouri’s heritage to receive the Jonas Viles Award, which is named after the University of Missouri history professor who rescued thousands of documents from the capitol lawn after the 1911 fire. The recipient must be a strong supporter of Missouri history; possess a deep commitment to its preservation and study; and have made a positive impact on the safekeeping, accessibility, scholarship, and/or promotion of Missouri’s past. Nominations for the Jonas Viles Award are encouraged and may be submitted by completing a nomination form. Past winners include:

  • 2014 – Robert J. Behnen
  • 2013 – Truman State University
  • 2012 – Mark Schreiber
  • 2011 – Nancy Hampton
  • 2010 – Frank Nickell
  • 2009 – Steve Ehlmann
  • 2008 – Polk County Genealogical Society
  • 2007 – Columbia, Missouri Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • 2006 – St. Louis Circuit Clerk Mariano Favazza
  • 2005 – Supreme Court of Missouri Historical Society
  • 2004 – Jim Goodrich

Missouri State Archives in the News

May 15, 2014 - History Enthusiasts to Gather for Annual Meeting in Jefferson City

January 13, 2014 - Kander Announces Missouri State Archives will Sponsor 2014 Mid-Missouri National History Day Contest


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