Award of Distinction

The Award of Distinction is given infrequently in recognition of long and very distinguished individual service. Recipients are noted for their contributions to the field of state and local history including their service and volunteerism to the field and/or to AASLH and are recognized nationally as leaders in the profession.

If you would like to nominate an individual for the award of distinction, please contact the national awards chair, Trina Nelson Thomas, Stark Foundation, tnelsonthomas@starkfoundation.org. The deadline for submission is March 1 of each year.

Recipients of the Award of Distinction

1963
Christopher Crittenden and Ernst Posner
1966
Alice E. Smith
1969
Louis C. Jones and S.K. Stevens
1976
Clifford Lee Lord
1978
A. Russell Mortensen
1980
Edward P. Alexander
198?
Lucile M. Kane
1990
Charles Peterson
1999
L. Thomas Frye
2001
Robert Richmond
2007
Carol A. Kammen
2008
E. Alvin Gerhardt
2008
John E. Fleming
2009
Charles F. Bryan, Jr.
2011
Dennis O’Toole
2012
Robert R. Archibald
2017
Lonnie G. Bunch, III