PNW History Award


The plaque for the Pacific Northwest History Award, which was first given in 1986.

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Pacific Northwest History Award

The annual award was given at the Friday evening banquet that opened each Annual Conference from 1986 until 1996. Beginning in 1997, the annual January business meeting developed into a banquet, at which the Pacific Northwest History Award was presented before the assembled membership.

  • 1990    Charles P. LeWarne
  • 1991     Richard C. Berner
  • 1992    Doris Pieroth, and Jane Sanders
  • 1994    Norman H. Clark (1925-2004)
  • 1995    Esther Hall Mumford
  • 1996    Ruth E. Kirk
  • 1997    Robert E. Ficken
  • 1998    John Frazier Henry
  • 1999    [no award presented]
  • 2000   Joyce Justice (1929-2008), and William H. Woodward
  • 2001   Paul Dorpat
  • 2002   John M. McClelland, Jr. (1915-2010)
  • 2003   David L. Nicandri
  • 2004   Karyl Winn (d. 2017)
  • 2005   Dan Peterson
  • 2006   Lorraine C. McConaghy
  • 2007   Walt Crowley  (1947-2007)
  • 2008   Jacqueline B. Williams
  • 2009   Reed W. Jarvis
  • 2010   Charles G. Payton, Jr.
  • 2011   Robert C. Carriker
  • 2012   John M. Findlay
  • 2013   Individual: Randy Schnabel &  Institution:  University of Washington Press
  • 2014   Junius Rochester
  • 2015   Ron Chew
  • 2016   Judy Bentley
  • 2017   Dr. Quintard Taylor