Author Honored by Society of American Archivists
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CHICAGO—Author and film sleuth Phillip W. Stewart is a 2012 recipient of the J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award will be presented at a ceremony during SAA’s Annual Meeting in San Diego, August 6‒11, 2012.
The award honors an individual, institution, or organization that promotes greater public awareness, appreciation, or support of archives. Stewart, who lives in Crestview, Florida, has published eight books that are designed to assist writers, researchers, historians, film and video makers, content producers, and the public in finding historically rich, celluloid-based moving images preserved in the motion picture holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). From the generic (what’s in the vault and how do you find it), to the specific (story titles of the Universal Newsreels), and the detailed (scene-by-scene descriptions of 36 WWI aviation titles), Stewart’s publications inform and invite others to explore America’s film vault.
Stewart’s titles include: America’s Film Vault, A Reference Guide to the Motion Pictures held by the U.S. Archives; Battlefilm, U.S. Army Signal Corps Motion Pictures of the Great War; and Aerial Aces of the Universal Newsreel, A Researcher’s Guide to the Aviation Related Stories Released Nationally by Universal Pictures, 1929–1931.
As his nominator noted: "Stewart displays an incredibly high commitment to accurate research of NARA’s motion picture collection."
Established in 1989, the award is named for the noted American historian J. Franklin Jameson. Stewart is one of three recipients to receive the award in 2012. The other two are choreographer and Ohio State University Professor Bebe Miller and freelance writer and New York Times columnist Eve Kahn.