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Queen's University

Department of History

Steven Maynard Wins National Archives Award

At their annual conference in Halifax in June, the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) awarded Steven Maynard with the W. Kaye Lamb Prize for his recent article "Police/Archives." Named after the Dominion Archivist and founding National Librarian of Canada, the Lamb Prize recognizes the article that "by its exceptional combination of research, reflection, and writing, most advances archival thinking in Canada." The citation for Steven's article reads: "Part personal journey, part intellectual discourse, historian Steven Maynard delightfully shares his own mal d'archives in searching for ‘missing' police records. In the process, and with real appreciation for archives, he interweaves a highly nuanced analysis, following Foucault, of police-as-archives/archives-as-police. With disarming clarity and simplicity, Maynard's lively exploration of the archive as state disciplinary institution encourages self-reflection on the nature of archives and the role of archivists in society." Steven's article appears in Archivaria 68(Fall 2009).


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