Magazine article Records Management Quarterly

Payne and Leyzorek Receive ARMA International Awards; Greater Topeka, Puget Sound, and Atlanta Are Chapters of the Year; GLA News & Views Best Newsletter

Magazine article Records Management Quarterly

Payne and Leyzorek Receive ARMA International Awards; Greater Topeka, Puget Sound, and Atlanta Are Chapters of the Year; GLA News & Views Best Newsletter

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The 1991 Awards Committee, under the direction of David O. Stephens, CRM, presented Association Awards at the 36th Annual ARMA International Conference in Orlando, Florida, September 23-27, 1991.



Marjorie Thomas Payne was the recipient of the Jerry Stewart Distinguished Achievement Award. The Award was presented for a records management career spanning 63 years.

Marjorie began her career in 1923 with the Chicago Bureau of Filing and Indexing. As a records management consultant, she designed forms before forms design was recognized as a records management discipline, introduced filing manuals as part of records systems, and used color-coding before it became a standard in the field.

Perhaps best known for her classic book, File This Please, first published by Dartnell Corporation in 1955, Marjorie also co-authored The Retention Book, originally published by Record Controls, Inc. in 1957. She has written for numerous magazines and professional journals and has spoken at conferences, seminars and professional association meetings.

Marjorie has made a life-long commitment to ARMA International and its predecessor organizations. Her dedication is evidenced by having served as an officer, committee chairman or committee member of the Chicago Chapter every year since 1957! She is an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Chicago Chapter which has established the Marjorie Thomas Payne Scholarship in her honor.


Michael Leyzorek, Ph.D., was chosen as the recipient of the Britt Literary Award, named in honor of John F.X. Britt, one of the founders and past presidents of AR

A scientist and consultant with broad experience in complex, cross-disciplinary research and in the development of information systems to support management in business, industry, and military organizations, Mike is President of his own consulting firm, Leyzorek & Associates, Inc.

For ten years he was President of Informaco, Inc., an information and records management consulting firm. He has been a Principal and Director of Management Science/Operation Research Services at Cresap, McCormick & Paget; Merck & Company; Arthur Young & Company and Arthur Andersen & Company. As a consultant, Mike has dealt with a great variety of client problems in many industries.

Mike gained his M.A. and Ph.D. at The Johns Hopkins University and his B.A. at the City College of New York. He has served on the faculties of The Johns Hopkins University and Case Institute of Technology (now Case-Western Reserve University) and has been Professor of Management at The Rutgers Graduate School of Management and at the New School for Social Research. He has also been Visiting Professor at New York University, Department of History and Archival Science.

The winning article, "A Missing Feature in Some Records Management Systems," was published in the January 1991 RMQ. The article dealt with information security, specifically with the protection of records during their useful lives. An eight-step process for developing secure information systems was outlined and each step was explained in some detail.

Articles are judged on subjects, content, originally, style, interest, and contribution to the literature in the field of records and information management.


Chapter of the year honors were awarded in three categories (small, medium and large) based on total membership. Now in its 19th year, the Chapter of the Year Award is based on a point system with points awarded in six different categories: chapter characteristics, education, public relations, projects, chapter maintenance, and professional development. …

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