The American Assocation of State and Local History bestows Leadership in History Awards to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans. By publicly recognizing superior and innovative achievements, the Leadership in History Awards serve as an inspiration to others in the field. - See more at: http://about.aaslh.org/awards/#sthash.AakZf9jo.dpuf
AASLH encourages organizations and individuals to nominate or self-apply for the National Leadership in History Awards. A nominee does not have to be an AASLH member to apply and self-nominations are encouraged.
AASLH accepts nominations as follows:
- The Award of Merit is presented to recognize excellence for projects (including civic engagement, special projects, educational programs, exhibits, publications, restoration projects, etc.), and individual achievement.
- The Award of Distinction is given infrequently and only in recognition of long and very distinguished individual service. Recipients are noted for their contributions to the field of state and local history and are recognized nationally as leaders in the profession. To nominate an individual for this award, please contact Trina Nelson Thomas, national awards chair, by February 1.
AASLH selects candidates from the Award of Merit nominations for:
- The Albert B. Corey Award recognizes primarily volunteer-operated historical organizations that best display the qualities of vigor, scholarship, and imagination in their work. Regional chairs may recommend any primarily volunteer organization that is nominated for the Award of Merit. This is an award made at the discretion of the Awards Committee.
- The Awards Committee also presents the HIP Award, a special additional award for an Award of Merit winner whose nomination is highly inspirational, exhibits exceptional scholarship, and/or is exceedingly entrepreneurial in terms of funding, partnerships, or collaborations, creative problem solving, or unusual project design and inclusiveness. This is an award made at the discretion of the Awards Committee.
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DEADLINE: Submissions must be received by March 1 of each year. Do not send nominations to the AASLH office. Questions? Contact Bethany Hawkins, AASLH at 615-320-3203 or via email. - See more at: http://about.aaslh.org/awards-submission-process/#sthash.uPyR8Csz.dpuf