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February 15, 2011 / Council of State Archivists

Vermont archivist Sanford honored

Article originally appeard on burlingtonfreepress.com on February 15, 2011 as a Free Press Staff Report.

Gregory Sanford, the Vermont state archivist since 1982, has been selected to receive the Matthew Lyon Award for his lifetime commitment to the First Amendment in Vermont.  The Vermont Press Association will present the award to Sanford during its annual awards banquet at noon Thursday at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. VPA President Bethany Dunbar, editor of the Chronicle in Barton, said Sanford has been a leader in efforts for open access to public records and for the proper management of records so people can find out how government operates. Sanford has shown that proper documentation of public issues can provide context in addressing issues, Dunbar said. [link to full article]

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