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


 

FSUNow Stories

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The Calabria-West Virginia Heritage Association and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University are hosting a speaker in November as part of their Folk Culture Lecture Series.

Historian and humanist Antonia Prosperati, a native of San Giovanni in Fiore, Region of Calabria, Italy, will present a presentation titled “A Perspective on the History and Culture of San Giovanni in Fiore” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in “The San Giovanni Room” of Muriale’s Restaurant, 1742 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host an Old-Fashioned Folk Dance/Cake Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4403.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

A local family has donated a first edition set of Civil War history books to Fairmont State University and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center in honor of Norman L. Kronjaeger.

Through the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., Laura Kronjaeger Baker of Fairmont and Sherry Kronjaeger Hickman of Cornelius, N.C., presented “The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes” to Dr. Judy P. Byers, Executive Director of the Folklife Center, and Tammy Whitacre, Director of Development for the Foundation, on Friday, Sept. 12.

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