For remarks by Christine Ardern, 2002 Emmett Leahy Award Winner.

For full remarks by Jason R. Baron, Chair of the 2018 Emmett Leahy Award Committee.

The Emmett Leahy Award annually honors a pioneer in the field of records and information management.


The 2018 award recognizes Dr. Trudy Huskamp Peterson's sustained international leadership over the past several decades on issues involving the creation and preservation of, and access to, records worldwide.  "Trudy’s outstanding advocacy on the subject of archives includes not only her work while at NARA, but also as founder of the Open Society Archives in Budapest; working for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and for the UN Department of Peacekeeping; assisting in the work of a variety of other international tribunals; acting as Chair of the Human Rights Working Group of the ICA; and working on behalf of the preservation of records and archives situated in countries around the globe, including in Guatemala and most recently the Marshall Islands.  The combined advocacy roles Trudy has performed and is continuing to undertake to this day all have had a profound impact on the records and information profession."