The Alaska Historical Society is seeking nominations for its annual awards to individuals and groups which have notably contributed to the knowledge, preservation, and understanding of Alaskan or local history this past year. Nominations can be made by letter or can be submitted electronically, but must document the individual’s or group’s significant contribution.
The Esther Billman Award of Excellence is given to a state or local society, museum, government agency, or other organization which has completed a project or series of projects contributing to the preservation and understanding of Alaskan history during the past year.
The Evangeline Atwood Award is given to an individual in recognition of significant long-term contributions to Alaska state or local history.
The James H. Ducker Alaska Historian of the Year Award is given to an Alaska resident for publication of significant new material about Alaska’s past during the past year. Nominations for this award must include a copy of the publication for review.
The Barbara S. Smith Pathfinder Award is given to an individual or several individuals who have indexed or prepared guides to Alaska historical material that has not been accessible. Nominations for this award must include sample pages of the index or guide.
The Elva R. Scott Local Historical Society Award is given to a local historical society that has completed a significant project or reached a major milestone over the past several years.
The Contributions to Alaska History Award recognizes an individual or individuals who has made a singular and significant recent contribution to Alaska history.
Nominations must be received by August 1, 2018. Please send them to: Michael Hawfield, Chair, Awards Committee, Alaska Historical Society, P.O. Box 100299, Anchorage, AK 99510-0299. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The awards will be announced at the Alaska Historical Society and Museums Alaska banquet at the annual meetings and conference in Nome in September.