The Oscar-winning director will receive the 2013 Records of Achievement Award in recognition of his film work that has brought key moments of American history to life. The award is presented by the Foundation of the National Archives and is intended to honor an individual whose work has bolstered awareness of the history and identity of the United States through the use of original records.
Spielberg, whose most recent movie was last year's
In addition to being honored for his movies, Spielberg will be recognized for his work in creating what has become the USC
The institute works to preserve audiovisual interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides.
The Nov. 19 gala will fall on the 150th anniversary of
Past recipients of the Records of Achievement Award include Burns, Tom Brokaw, David McCullough and James McPherson.