The Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts and Landscapes (PAS: APAL) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2011 Awards.
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 the late Artimus Keiffer, the Society's Executive Director from 2006-2011, the editor of the Society's journal, Material Culture, from 2002-2008, and an independent scholar of Stuart, Florida. Christina Keiffer, his widow, accepted the award.
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 David Jaffee of the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, & Material Culture, New York, New York, for: A New Nation of Goods: The Material Culture of Early America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010.
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 recipient was Dianne Harris of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, for: Second Suburb: Levittown, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh 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 Friends of the Lyric, Inc. for the organization's rehabilitation of the 1926 Lyric Theatre of Stuart, Florida. http://www.lyrictheatre.com/.
The Historic Preservation Certificate of Merit recipients were:
1) The City of Fellsmere, Florida in recognition of its outstanding efforts to preserve and restore the 1916 Old Fellsmere School. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8cDQm1T2dI
2) The Rio Civic Club in recognition of its outstanding efforts to preserve and restore the 1926 Stuart Welcome Arch in Jensen Beach, Florida. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/08/us/08stuart.html
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 2011.
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 award was not offered in 2011.