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Volume 33, 2010

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41st Annual Conference | Pipestem, WV | October 29-31, 2009

2009 Awards

Henry H. Douglas Distinguished Service Award

Honors an individual who has made significant contributions in furthering the goals of the Pioneer America Society

Dawn S. Bowen, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Mary
Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Fred B. Kniffen Book Award

Recognizes a best-authored book in the field of North American material culture

Ann Norton Greene of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: Horses at Work: Harnessing Power in Industrial America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008

Allen G. Noble Book Award

Recognizes a best-edited book in the field of North American material culture

Dianne Harris and D. Fairchild Ruggles, eds., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Sites Unseen: Landscape and Vision. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007

Warren E. Roberts Graduate Student Paper Award

Recognizes excellence in original graduate student fieldwork, documentary research, and writing in the area of traditional North American material culture

Jonathan E. Kay of the Department of Folklore at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, "The Alvis Partin Farm: Memories of a Farm in Eastern Bell County,

Hubert G. H. Wilhelm Student Research Award

Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student to recognize excellence in student fieldwork, research, and writing in the material culture of the Americas

No award was given in 2009.

PAS:APAL Historic Preservation Award

Established in 2000, recognizes the preservation, interpretation, instruction, celebration, or exhibition of North American material culture

Historic Preservation Award

Cockayne Historic Preservation Committee for its project, first, to preserve the Cockayne Farmstead in Glenn Dale, WV, and secondly, to create an educational and cultural center at the farm that will benefit all West Virginians.

Historic Preservation Certificates of Merit

Historic Beverly Preservation in recognition of its outstanding efforts to preserve, restore, and interpret four historic downtown buildings for use as the Beverly Heritage Center, Beverly WV.


Don C. Wood and the Berkeley County Historical Society in recognition of their outstanding efforts to promote preserve, restore, and use the Belle Boyd House in Martinsville, WV, as an archive and research center.