Steven Spielberg To Receive Records Of Achievement Award

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September 19, 2013 | 2:10pm EST

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is set to be honored at the National Archives in Washington, D.C this autumn.
The Lincoln director will receive the 2013 Records of Achievement Award, given to an individual whose body of work has boosted awareness of history through the use of original records.
Spielberg will also be recognized for helping to create what has become the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, where audiovisual interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides are preserved.
Previous recipients of the honor include author David McCullough and documentarian Ken Burns.