2021 Records of Achievement Award Ceremony & Gala

Wednesday, November 17th

Honoring Historian and Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Jon Meacham

On November 17, the National Archives Foundation honored Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian Jon Meacham with our prestigious Records of Achievement Award for his commitment to chronicling the American story.

The Records of Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the National Archives Foundation to an individual whose contributions have fostered a broader national awareness of the history and heritage of the United States as exemplified in the National Archives’ records.

View photos from the evening here.

The theater program included a Jon Meacham tribute video featuring Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, NAF Board Chair Governor Jim Blanchard, historians Annette Gordon-Reed and Doris Kearns Goodwin, and many others! The tribute was followed by an engaging interview between historians Michael Beschloss and Jon Meacham. View it below:

Michael Beschloss Interview of Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham Tribute Video


Thank you to our generous sponsors and supporters of the 2021 Records of Achievement Awards

David M. Rubenstein

Governor Jim and Janet Blanchard

Edgeworth Economics

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Anonymous

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The Daschle Group

The Hon. Laurie S. Fulton

Vanderbilt University

BMO Financial Group

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Lucinda Robb

Ross O. Swimmer