B.B. MAURER WV FOLKLIFE SCHOLAR AWARD

Annually honoring a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the preservation and perpetuation of our Appalachian cultural heritage, this award is named for Dr. B. B. Maurer (1920-2003), considered the “Father of Cultural Studies in West Virginia.”

 

Recipients:

2012 — Dr. Beth A. Newcome, historic textiles and costume presenation.
2011 — Davitt McAteer, author, Monongah: The Tragic Story of the 1907 Monongah Mine               Disaster, the worst industrial accident in US history.
2010 — Kate Long is a media writer, storyteller, freelance broadcast producer,
             songwriter, vocalist, a radio commentator, social advocate, youth counselor,
             researcher and teacher.

2009 — Connie Regan-Blake, Storyteller
2008 — Phyllis Baxter, museum/historic preservation specialist
2007 — The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival
2006 — George and Mariwyn McClain Smith, McClain Printing Company,
              book masters of West Virginia history and cultural heritage
2005 — Dr. Ken Sullivan, writer, editor, historian, and humanist
              Executive Director, West Virginia Humanities Council
2004 — Patty Looman, traditional dulcimer musician and educator
2003 — John H. Randolph, folk arts and cultural preservationist, educator,
             and artist
2002 — Jean Ritchie, traditional folk singer and musician
2001 — Richard N. (Dick) Schnacke, traditional toy maker
1999 — The Honorable Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, United States Senator

 

 

TRADITIONS SALUTE AWARD

An award that has demonstrated a passion and commitment towards the enhancement of West Virginia Folk Culture through education and public resources.

 

Recipients:

2011 — Community of Helvetia, WV
2010 — Fawn Valentine, author and quilter
2009 — The West Virginia Storytelling Guild
2008 —
Pricketts Fort Memorial Foundation, museum
2007 — Rosalyn Burnett Queen Alonso, author
2006 — Phyllis Wilson Moore, literary historian
2004 — Charlotte Ann Meade, educator, poet
2002 — Rush & Ruby Butcher, cultural dance specialists
2001 — John H. Randolph, folk arts and cultural preservationist, educator, and artist
1999 — Ken Sullivan, editor/administrator, GoldenSeal, WV Humanities Council
1996 — Dennis Deitz, author
1995 — Kenneth G. Gilbert, Educator, Mountain Trace
1994 — Jerry D. Stover, educator
1993 — Dr. B. B. Maurer, educator, cultural scholar

 

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

A special recognition award in an area of folklore studies.

Recipient:
2003 — Mary Lee Settle, the literary arts

Nominations for these awards may be made to: The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State, 1201 Locust Ave., Fairmont, WV 26554.

Contact Info

The Frank and Jane Gabor
West Virginia Folklife Center

on the campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 367-4403
wvfolklife@fairmontstate.edu
wvfolklife@pierpont.edu

Dr. Judy P. Byers
Dr. Judy P. Byers
, Director Frank & Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center,
  Abelina Suarez Professor, Senior Level,
  English & Folklore Studies
Fairmont State University
(304) 367-4286
jbyers@fairmontstate.edu
jbyers@pierpont.edu


Mr. Noel W. Tenney, Folk Cultural Specialist
   Frank & Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center
   and Museum Studies Program Coordinator
   Pierpont Community & Technical College
(304) 367-3606 

ntenney@fairmontstate.edu
ntenney@pierpont.edu

FSUNow Stories

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a special event in April honoring the work of acclaimed poet Maggie Anderson and the legacy of former West Virginia Poet Laureate Louise McNeill.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Three West Virginia writers will read from their new books at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the Fairmont State University main campus. The writers include Michael W. Cox, Jessie Van Eerden and John Van Kirk.

A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the reading. Admission is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs at Fairmont State University and the Department of Language and Literature.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Playwright, author and screenwriter Tom DeTitta has been named the 2014 Artist-in-Residence for Fairmont State University. With a specialty in historical drama, he has written two plays with content closely connected to this area, “Monongah,” which is about an immigrant family affected by the 1907 mine disaster, and “Street of Gold,” which is about a coal mining family in Western Pennsylvania.

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