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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