*Post written by James Wethington, senior library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections.
UASC wants to give a special thank you to all participating institutions in this year’s Archives Madness competition! To learn more about this year’s competing institutions, please visit “Archives Madness 2021: Meet the Competing Institutions” for more information. This year’s competition reached new heights by surpassing the total record of votes cast. The record, which was set in 2020 at 3,843 votes was broken this year. The overall vote total for the 2021 competition was 4,447 votes! From the UASC staff, we thank you again for another successful year!
Now, the moment you have waited for four weeks. We started with sixteen artifacts and only one artifact could be the champion. Ladies and gentleman, the winner of Archives Madness 2021 is …
… the English Teapot from the University of Evansville Libraries! They defeated the defending 2020 Archives Madness champion, Silk Tapestry, also from the University of Evansville Libraries, 360 to 49, in the championship round! Congratulations on a great win and we look forward to seeing how the English Teapot defends its title in the 2022 Archives Madness competition.
Thank you all for voting and we will see you next year!