The 2006 "class" of SAA Fellows: Nancy McCall, Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, Wilda Logan, Philip Eppard, Tom Connors, Elisabeth Kaplan
, Fred Honhart, Diane Vogt-O'Connor, and Peggy Adams.
Margaret (Peggy) O'Neill Adams, Thomas J. Connors, Philip B. Eppard, Frederick L. Honhart, Elisabeth Kaplan
, Wilda Logan, Nancy McCall, Gregor Trinkaus-Randall, and Diane Vogt-O'Connor were named Fellows of the Society of American Archivists
on August 4, 2006, during the Joint Annual Meeting of SAA, the Council of State Archivists, and the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators
in Washington, D.C. Hundreds
of conference attendees attended the ceremony in a ballroom at the Washington Hilton Hotel to salute the nine new Fellows.
...ELISABETH KAPLAN is university archivist and co-director of the University Digital Conservancy at the University of Minnesota.
As one nominator noted, "In a relatively short period of time, Kaplan
has made significant contributions to SAA
and to the archival profession that outstrip what most archivists achieve in a lifetime."
capacity as co-chair of the Program Committee for SAA's
2005 Annual Meeting, Kaplan
introduced a new feature called the "Archives Seminar" track: consecutive sessions on focused, intensive discussion of a range of new or especially complex topics that archivists face today.The proof of their success has been the high attendance at these intellectually challenging sessions. Kaplan, who holds BA and MA degrees in history and archival methods from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, has wide and varied research interests: digital archives, visual records, ethnicity, science and technology, postmodernism.She was the principal investigator on "Documenting Internet2: A Collaborative Model for Developing Electronic Records Capabilities in the Small Repository," a 2005 grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).In 2001, she was a Fellow in the NHPRC Electronic Records Research Program.
nominators noted, Kaplan
has enriched the professional literature, conferences, and the archives profession with a "keen intelligence," "sense of humor," and "superb interpersonal skills."