September 29, 2008

Utah State History Announces Awards

Utah State History has announced its award winners, in conjunction with its annual September conference.

-- This year's "Outstanding Achievement Award" winners are:

--Stratford Hotel, Salt Lake City, for a renovation that combines affordable housing, mixed use, livability, sustainability and historic preservation.

--Utah State Capitol, for one of the finest, most meticulous major preservation projects ever completed in the United States.

--Salt Lake Tabernacle, for preserving and enhancing the historic fabric while protecting the building seismically.

-- The "Outstanding Contribution Award" winners are:

--Roy D. Tea, for 48 years of researching, photographing and marking California Trails in Western states.

--Gibbs Smith of Gibbs Smith Books, for many years of publishing Utah history, including textbooks.

--Karen Krieger of the Utah Division of State Parks, for her commitment to preserving, interpreting and providing public access to cultural artifacts.

-- The William P. MacKinnon Award for Staff Development went to: Arie Leeflang, archaeology records manager for State History.

-- Publication award winners:

--Dale L. Morgan Award for the best scholarly article in the Utah Historical Quarterly in 2007: Richard Ian Kimball, "The Right Sort to Bring to the City: Jack Johnson, Boxing, and Boosterism in Salt Lake City."

--Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Award for the best general-interest article in UHQ in 2007: Benjamin Harris, "In Deed and in Word: The Anti-Apartheid Movement at the University of Utah, 1978-1987."

-- Nick Yengich Memorial Award for the UHQ article selected as editors' choice: Robert Parson, "Leftward March: Student Liberalism at the Utah State Agricultural College."

-- Best Utah Historic Article Award for an article appearing in a publication other than the Utah Historical Quarterly: Ted Moore, "Democratizing the Air: the Salt Lake Women's Chamber of Commerce and Air Pollution, 1936-1945."

-- Helen Papanikolas Award for the best college student's paper on Utah women's history: Jenny Reeder, "Representative Women of Deseret: Strategic Re-imaging of American Victorian Female Respectability."

-- Smith-Pettit Foundation Best Documentary Book on Utah History Award: B. Carmon Hardy, "Doing the Works of Abraham: Mormon Polygamy: Its Origin, Practice, and Demise."

-- Francis Armstrong Madsen Best Utah History Book Award: Frederick H. Swanson, "Dave Rust: A Life in the Canyons."

-- Honorary Life Member: Linda Thatcher, retired Research and Collections Coordinator for State History.

-- Utah State Historical Society Fellows: B. Carmon Hardy and Gary Shumway.

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