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July 2008


the latest from Suite 603
July 28, 2008

 


 the Rise and Fall of America's Most Notorious Mayor
Supported by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, BUDDY: the Rise and Fall of America's Most Notorious Mayor, won five awards.

Federal/State Partnership announces the results of the
2008 Compliance Plan Reports

Every year each state humanities council needs to submit data to the Endowment to meet certain requirements contained in NEH's legislation and to provide an overview of programs and statistics. The annual deadline for submission of these materials is June 1st.

This submission is very important to the Endowment. Most importantly, it provides to the Endowment each state humanities council's assurance that it complies with legislative requirements. Additionally, it provides us with critical statistical information that we use in a variety of reports and in annual congressional budget submissions. We are able to learn about the wide range of activities undertaken by councils, along with important information on the participation of humanities scholars and on board composition and governance, among other things.

Full Compliance Report statistics and information can be found on the Federal/State Partnership website. The governance data has not yet been updated, but will be updated by the time of the August e-newsletter. The 2007 governance information is available.

We list below all the awards received by councils, as reported in the 2008 Compliance Reports. Congratulations to all!

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STATE HUMANITIES COUNCIL PROJECT AWARDS
as listed in the 2008 Compliance Reports

ALABAMA HUMANITIES FOUNDATION

  • Distinguished Service Award from the Alabama Historical Commission, 2007: Awarded to the AHF at the Alabama Preservation Conference.

ALASKA HUMANITIES FORUM

  • Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities: Awarded to Kathryn Friedle for her Tlingit language and culture class at the Sheldon Museum.
  • State of Alaska “Spirit of Youth” Award: Awarded to the video project Bonanza! (a documentary about the Kennicott Copper Mine).
  • Governor’s Award for the Humanities: Awarded to Marsha Hotch for her radio show “Tlingit Minute,” and for her work in indigenous language preservation.

ARIZONA HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • La Pilita Museum in Tucson was a 2007 semifinalist for the Coming Up Taller Award.
  • Arizona Book Publishing Association Best Book Award: Awarded to poet Laura Tohe for her 2007 publication Tseyi, Deep in the Rock: Reflections on Canyon De Chelly.
  • Arizona Book Publishing Association Best Poetry Book Award: Awarded to poet Laura Tohe for her 2007 publication Tseyi, Deep in the Rock: Reflections on Canyon De Chelly.

CALIFORNIA COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES

  • The Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize from the Federation of State Humanities Councils: Awarded to the CCH’s exhibit “Mexican-American Baseball in Los Angeles.”
  • Taipei Golden Horse Award for Best Documentary: Awarded to the film Hollywood Chinese.
  • Independent Television Service Producer’s Award: Awarded to the film When Medicine Got It Wrong.

CONNECTICUT HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • Award of Merit from the CT League of History Organizations 2008: Awarded to the CHC, in partnership with CT Public Television, for their film, “Rise and Fall of Newgate Prison.”
  • Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History(AASLH) 2008: Awarded to the CHC, in partnership with CT Public Television, for their film “Rise and Fall of Newgate Prison.”
  • Award of Merit from CT League of History Organizations 2008: Awarded to the exhibit “Cornwall Goes to War.”
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation Award of Merit 2008: Awarded to the exhibit “Reinterpretation of the Florence Griswold House.”

HUMANITIES COUNCIL OF WASHINGTON, DC

  • 2007 Mayor’s Arts Award: Awarded to HCWDC for Excellence in Historic Preservation.
  • Local Emmy from the National Association of Broadcasters: Awarded to Beverly Lynn-Johnson for her documentary Teenarama, which was sponsored by HCWDC.

FLORIDA HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • The Florida Magazine Association – 1st place in Writing Excellence (Best In-Depth Reporting): Awarded to FORUM magazine in 2007.
  • The Florida Magazine Association – 3rd place in Writing Excellence (Best In-Depth Reporting): Awarded to FORUM magazine in 2007.
  • The Florida Magazine Association – 3rd place in Best Written Magazine: Awarded to FORUM magazine in 2007.
  • The Florida Magazine Association – 3rd place in Best Overall Magazine: Awarded to FORUM magazine in 2007.

GEORGIA HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • “Program of Excellence Award” from the Georgia Council for the Social Studies: Awarded to GHC for sponsoring and conducting National History Day in Georgia.
  • “Leadership in History Award” from the American Association of State and Local History: Awarded to the GHC for the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
  • “Award for Excellence in Documenting Georgia’s History” from the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board: Awarded to Dr. Tim Crimmins, Ms. Anne Farrisee, and Ms. Diane Kirkland for the book Democracy Restored: A History of the Georgia State Capitol.

HAWAI'I COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES

  • “Hawai’i History Teacher of the Year for 2007” Award from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: Awarded to Mr. Paul Waite, an elementary school teacher.
  • HCH $3,000 cash award: Awarded to Mililani High School.
  • HCH $3,000 cash award: Awarded to Kahuku High and Intermediate School.
  • $30,000 capacity project award from the Hawai’i Community Foundation: Awarded to HCH, in recognition of its selection to and completion of the PONO Leadership Program (Promoting Outstanding Nonprofit Organizations) for 2007-2008.
  • 2007 Ka Palapala Po’okela Book Award from the Hawai’i Book Publishers Association: Awarded to the book Life in the Pacific of the 1700s.
  • 2007 Ka Palapala Po’okela Book Award from the Hawai’i Book Publishers Association: Awarded to the book Mo’ili’ili: The Life of a Community.

ILLINOIS HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • Gold Award for Religious Issues/Report/Documentary from the Aurora Awards: Awarded to the IHC-funded documentary Ties That Bind.   
  • Honorable Mention Awards from Accolade: Awarded to the IHC-funded documentary Ties That Bind.
  • Chris Awards from the Columbus International Film and Video Festival: Awarded to the IHC-funded documentary Ties That Bind.
  • STAR Award from the Ohio Community Service Council: Awarded to IHC’s Meaning of Service program, accepted on IHC’s behalf by the Ohio Humanities Council.
  • Special Mention from DOC NZ: Awarded to the IHC-funded documentary Terra Incognita.
  • 2007 Gold Hugo from the Chicago International Documentary Film Festival: Awarded to the IHC-funded documentary Terra Incognita.

INDIANA HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • The IHC’s 2006 We the People project, “Lincoln’s Boyhood in Indiana: Teaching and Learning Resources from the Indiana Humanities Council,” was a Silver Winner in the 2007 Summit International Awards competition.

HUMANITIES IOWA

  • Best Documentary award from the 2008 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival: Awarded to the documentary Lost Nation: The Ioway.
  • Best Documentary award from 2008 Iowa Independent Film Festival: Awarded to the documentary Lost Nation: The Ioway.
  • 2008 bronze Telly Award for Outstanding Achievement in a TV Documentary: Awarded to the documentary Lost Nation: The Ioway.
  • 2008 Loren Horton Community History Award from the State Historical Society of Iowa: Awarded to the American Gothic House Center.

KANSAS HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • The DVD of The Kickapoo Cultural Experience was both a College Documentary Winner at the Kanza Film Festival, and was selected to be shown at the Annual American Indian Film Festival.

KENTUCKY HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • 2008 Kentucky History Award of Merit: Awarded to the Lexington Philharmonic for the KHC-funded project “Kentucky Music and the Lincoln Family.”
  • 2008 Kentucky History Certificate of Commendation: Awarded to Hardin County History Center for the KHC-funded exhibit “Lincoln Family & Friends.”
  • Virginia G. Carter, Executive Director of KHC, received an Honorary Doctorate from Union College.

LOUISIANA ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES

  • 2007 Press Club of New Orleans, annual Journalism Awards Competition – 1st place in Best Feature Writing: Awarded to Louisiana Cultural Vistas, the LEH’s quarterly magazine.   
  • 2007 Press Club of New Orleans, annual Journalism Awards Competition – 1st place in Best Layout and Design: Awarded to Louisiana Cultural Vistas, the LEH’s quarterly magazine.
  • 2007 Press Club of New Orleans, annual Journalism Awards Competition – 1st place in Best Photo Story: Awarded to Louisiana Cultural Vistas, the LEH’s quarterly magazine.

MAINE HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • The Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize: Awarded to the MHC for the two-man play “Taxing Maine” (which was commissioned by the MHC).
  • Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH): Awarded to the MHC for “Taxing Maine.”
  • WOW Award from the AASLH: Awarded to the MHC for “Taxing Maine.”

MASSACHUSETTS FOUNDATION FOR THE HUMANITIES

  • New England Museum Association 2007 award: Awarded to the George Peabody House Museum for “Best Website,” whose content was based largely on the MFH-funded project “Making Leather, Living Life: An Oral and Documentary History of Work and Life in the Leather Capital, 1930-1980.”

MICHIGAN HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • 2006 Detroit Society of Professional Journalists Broadcast Awards – 1st place: Awarded to the radio feature “Music Program Puts Down Roots at Boys’ Prison.”
  • 2006 Detroit Society of Professional Journalists Broadcast Awards – 2nd place: Awarded to the radio feature “All Aboard the Fish Train.”
  • 2006 Detroit Society of Professional Journalists Broadcast Awards – 3rd place: Awarded to the radio feature “Poetry Slam.”
  • 2006 Michigan Association of Broadcasters – 1st place in Marketing Materials/Promotions: Awarded to “All Aboard the Fish Train.”
  • 2006 Michigan Association of Broadcasters – 2nd place in Use of Medium: Awarded to “All Aboard the Fish Train.”
  • 2006 Michigan Associated Press Noncommercial Radio Awards Honorable Mention: Awarded to “Poetry Slam.”

NEBRASKA HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • Mayor’s Choice Award, June 2007: Awarded to the Lincoln Arts Council for their NHC-funded documentary film Stories of Home.
  • Lincoln Mayor’s Annual Arts Award: Awarded to the Lincoln Arts Council for their NHC-funded documentary film Stories of Home.
  • Jane Geske Award, October 2007: Awarded to the NHC-funded Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival in Seward.
  • Iowa Independent Film Festival’s Best Documentary Award: Awarded to the documentary Lost Nation: The Ioway.

NEVADA HUMANITIES

  • “Best of Web” Design Competition Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication: Awarded to Howard Goldbaum for the entry on NH’s ONE website, “A Living Legacy: Six Generations on the Dressler Ranch.”

NEW MEXICO HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • 2007 Dorothy Woodward Award for “Advancement in Education” from the Historical Society of New Mexico: Awarded to Ms. Trevor Carter, NMHC’s Project Coordinator for National History Day.

NEW YORK COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES

  • Gold Muse Award from the American Association of Museums: Awarded to the Eldridge Street Project’s “Tables of Light/History Tables.”
  • UHA Award of Merit: Awarded to the Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site for their exhibit “Image and Identity: One Hundred Years of Schuyler Family Portraits.”
  • UHA Award of Merit: Awarded to the Geneva Historical Society’s “Summer in the Finger Lakes Collaborative Project.”

NORTH DAKOTA HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • Alexis Haaland of Bismarck was one of two national winners of the Letters about Literature contest, which is sponsored by the North Dakota Center for the Book.

OHIO HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • The Public Audience Book Award, sponsored by the Society for American Archaeology: Awarded to the book Ohio Archaeology: An Illustrated Chronicle of Ohio’s Ancient American Indian Cultures.

OREGON COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES

  • OCH’s Education Program Director Jennifer Allen wrote an article, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which was selected for republication in Utne Reader:

PENNSYLVANIA HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • Marietta Y. King and Alberta Walden Still Diversity Award: Awarded to the Delaware County Library System for “Yiddishkeit: All Things Yiddish,” a project about Yiddish fiction, theater, and poetry.
  • National Park Service – National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program: Awarded to The Center for Anti-Slavery Studies in Montrose, which received PHC grants for “The Place I Call Home: Explorations in Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Underground Railroad,” in November 2007.

RHODE ISLAND COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES

  • Best of Festival Award from the Pacific Palisades Film Festival: Awarded to the documentary BUDDY: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Mayor.   
  • Audience Award – Best Documentary from the Rhode Island International Film Festival: Awarded to the documentary BUDDY: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Mayor.
  • Best Documentary Award from the Boston Film Festival: Awarded to the documentary BUDDY: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Mayor.
  • Best Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award from the Woods Hole Film Festival: Awarded to the documentary BUDDY: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Mayor.
  • New England Emmy for Best Documentary Film: Awarded to the documentary BUDDY: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Mayor.
  • Sundance Film Festival Official Selection: Awarded to the documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North.
  • PBS Point-of-View Official Selection: Awarded to the documentary Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North.
  • Independence Award – Media that Matters Short Film Festival: Awarded to the film Sovereign Nation/Sovereign Neighbor.
  • John O’Connor Film Award, given by the American Historical Association: Awarded to the documentary Sacco and Vanzetti.

THE HUMANITIES COUNCIL OF SOUTH CAROLINA

  • 2007 Service Learning Award for Technical Universities from the SC Commission on Higher Education: Awarded to the Clemente Course at Trident Technical College in Charleston.
  • The SC Department of Archives and History continues to be awarded national recognition for students in National History Day competitions, which are supported through a THCSC grant every year.

SOUTH DAKOTA HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • SDHC board member Dr. Steve Bucklin was awarded a presentation spot at the University of Oxford Round Table for his paper on American Diplomacy.
  • SDHC board member William Walsh was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame in 2007.
  • AASLH Award of Merit: Awarded to the SDHC-funded book Peril and Promise: Stories on Community.

HUMANITIES TEXAS

  • 2008 George Foster Peabody Award: Awarded to the radio documentary “Whole Lotta Shakin’.”
  • 2007 Municipal Excellence Award from the Texas Municipal League: Awarded to the oral history project “Pflugerville: A Heritage to Remember.”
  • 2007 Best Feature Length Documentary Award from the Mendocino Film Festival: Awarded to the documentary The Last Best Hope: A True Story of Escape, Evasion, and Remembrance.     
  • Audience Choice Award: Awarded to the documentary The Last Best Hope: A True Story of Escape, Evasion, and Remembrance.

UTAH HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • George Washington Honor Medal for Excellence: Awarded to “Davis Reads” literacy efforts, Davis Education Foundation.

VIRGINIA FOUNDATION FOR THE HUMANITIES

  • Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRINDI) Awards Competition, Spring 2007 – 2nd place for Best Interview: Awarded to the project “With Good Reason,” episode “Into the Light” on near-death experiences.
  • Virginia Association of Broadcasters Award Competition, June 2007 – Best Documentary/Public Affairs Program: Awarded to the “With Good Reason” episode “Race, Class, and Katrina” on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
  • 2007 Scenic Tourism Award from Scenic Virginia, October 2007: Awarded to the Virginia Indian Heritage Trail guidebook.

WEST VIRGINIA HUMANITIES COUNCIL

  • Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Award: Awarded to the WVHC-funded documentary Fighting on Two Fronts: Untold Stories of African-American Vets from WWII, in October 2007.

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