The Utah State Historical Society honored 10 individuals and one Salt Lake-based company Friday for contributions made to the state's history, during the Society's 36th annual meeting at the Red Lion Hotel.
The Society's Fellow Award, which recognizes a long career of outstanding historical research and writing, was presented to BYU professor James B. Allen. He has authored 200 historical articles and reviews and four books - the most recent of which is a biography of Utah pioneer William Clayton, published in 1987.Connie Jean Larsen, a social studies teacher in the Salt Lake City School District's Extended Learning Program for gifted secondary students, received the Teacher Award for innovative techniques she has used in the classroom. The award included a $100 stipend funded by Dr. and Mrs. Richard D. Poll of Provo.
The Morris S. Rosenblatt Award was presented to Kimberly Day, Salt Lake City, for the best general interest article to appear in Utah Historical Quarterly during the preceding year - a study of pioneer mill builder Frederick Kesler. The award included a $100 gift provided by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Goodman of Salt Lake City.
Brigham D. Madsen, Salt Lake City, received the Dale L. Morgan Award for the best scholarly article to appear in Utah Historical Quarterly during the previous year - a reappraisal of the contributions of the Howard Stansbury expedition of 1849-50. The award included a $100 stipend provided by Mr. and Mrs. Nick Papanikolas of Salt Lake City.
Glen M. Leonard, Farmington, Floralie Millsaps, Salt Lake City, and Kerry William Bate, Salt Lake City, were presented Service Awards in recognition of their contributions to the Historical Society and its programs.
Tom Freestone, Vernal, and Arlene "Skip" Webb, Salt Lake City, were presented Antiquities Service Awards for contributions made in archaeology preservation and public education in archaeology.
Patti Morris, an undergraduate student in history at BYU, received the Historic Preservation Service Award for contributing many volunteer hours to organizing and cataloging the architectural drawing files housed in the Society's library and for helping to maintain the historic site data system in the historic preservation office.
Terracor, a company housed in the historic Keith Mansion, South Temple and F Street, received the Historic Preservation Award in recognition of its restoration of the Keith residence following a fire December 1986, which did extensive damage to the building. The restoration, which took a year and a half to complete, cost $1.5 million.