The Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts and Landscapes (PAS: APAL) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2010 Awards. (Click any image below for an enlargement and/or more details.)
And the winners are...
Henry H. Douglas Distinguished Service Award
The Award is named in honor of the founder of the Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts & Landscapes, Mr. Henry H. Douglas, and is given to an individual who has made significant contributions over the years in furthering the Society’s goals through service, teaching, publications, and/or the promotion of historic preservation.
The recipient was Philippe Oszuscik, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama.
The Fred B. Kniffen Book Award
The Fred B. Kniffen Book Award, established in 1989 by PAS: APAL, honors the work of Fred Kniffen, a long-time scholar at Louisiana State University. The Kniffen Award recognizes the best-authored book in the field of North American material culture.
The recipient was Charles S. Aiken, Professor Emeritus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, for: William Faulkner and the Southern Landscape. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 2009.
Allen G. Noble Book Award
The Allen G. Noble Book Award is given in honor of the scholarship Allen G. Noble contributed to cultural geography. The award recognizes the best-edited book in the field of North American material culture.
The recipients were Warren R. Hofstra of Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia and Karl Raitz of the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, eds., for: The Great Valley Road of Virginia: Shenandoah Landscapes from Prehistory to the Present. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia Press, 2010.
PAS:APAL Historic Preservation Award
The Historic Preservation Award, established in 2000, recognizes the preservation, interpretation, instruction, celebration, or exhibit of American material culture.
The Historic Preservation Award winner was the Mount Holly Barn Preservation Association for its outstanding contributions to the recognition and preservation of Vermont heritage and material culture. http://www.savevermontbarns.org/MHBPA.htm.
The Historic Preservation Certificate of Merit recipients were:
1) The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation in recognition of its outstanding efforts to preserve, restore, and interpret the Mount Independence State Historic Site of Orwell, Vermont, in conjunction with the Mount Independence Coalition. http://www.historicvermont.org/mountindependence/
2) The Mount Independence Coalition in recognition of its outstanding efforts to preserve, restore, and interpret the Mount Independence State Historic Site of Orwell, Vermont, in conjunction with the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. http://www.mountindependence.org/
Warren E. Roberts Graduate Student Paper Competition Award
The Warren E. Roberts Graduate Student Paper Competition, established in 2001 in memory of folklife scholar Warren E. Roberts, a longtime PAS: APAL member and former member of the Board of Directors, is an annual competitive award that recognizes excellence in original graduate student fieldwork, documentary research, and writing in the area of traditional North American material culture.
There was no award presented in 2010.
Hubert G. H. Wilhelm Student Research Award
The Hubert G.H. Wilhelm Student Research Award, established in 2006 in honor of long-time PAS: APAL member, Hubert Wilhelm, a cultural geographer, whose enthusiasm for teaching has had a global impact, is a annual competitive award in the field of American material culture which is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
The recipient was doctoral student Nina Vollenbroker of the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College, London, England, UK, for her paper entitled, "Rootedness in Mobility — Identity, Space and Spatial Relationship in the Nineteen-Century American West.”