Other Ohioana Awards

Since 1942, Ohioana has presented a number of other awards to honor outstanding Ohioans in a variety of fields, in addition to its literary awards. This page lists annual awards which are no longer given, and also special and one-time awards.

$100 Award, 1966

NameYearTitle/NoteCounty
Quest Club of Pataskala
1966
For sponsoring craft exhibit on Ohio life
Licking

Alice Louise Wood Award, 1991-2010

NameYearTitle/NoteCounty
Adoff, Arnold
2003
Contributions to children's literature
Greene
Babbitt, Natalie
1994
Contributions to children's literatureMontgomery
Borden, Louise
2002
Contributions to children's literatureHamilton
Creech, Sharon
2008
Contributions to children's literatureCuyahoga
Dils, Tracey
1998
Contributions to children's literatureFranklin
Draper, Sharon
2010
Contributions to children's literatureCuyahoga-Hamilton
Fleming, Denise
1996
Contributions to children's literatureLucas
Giblin, James Cross
2007
Contributions to children's literatureCuyahoga
Hamilton, Virginia
1992
Contributions to children's literatureGreene
Johnson, Angela
1999
Contributions to children's literaturePortage
Lewis, J. Patrick
2004
Contributions to children's literatureFranklin/Cuyahoga
Mora, Pat
2000
Contributions to children's literatureTexas/Hamilton
Pryor, Bonnie
1995
Contributions to children's literatureKnox
Rosen, Michael J.
1997
Contributions to children's literatureFranklin
Rylant, Cynthia
1993
Contributions to children's literaturePortage
Taylor, Mildred D.
1991
Contributions to children's literatureLucas
Wahl, Jan
2005
Contributions to children's literatureLucas
Woodson, Jacqueline
2006
Contributions to children's literatureFranklin

Anniversary Award, 2000-2004

Name
YearTitle/NoteCounty
Hunter, Dard III
2000
71st Anniversary Award for paper maker, artisan

Jefferson
Johnson, Philip
2001
72nd Anniversary Award for post-modern architect

Cuyahoga
Holbrook, Hal
2002
73rd Anniversary award for actor, director, and educator

Cuyahoga
Dove, Rita
2003
74th Anniversary Award for her contributions to Ohio literature

Summitt
Webner, Robert
2004
75 Anniversary Award for
outstanding Ohioana leader
Franklin

Award of Merit, 1955

NameYearTitle/NoteCounty
Lawrence, Jerome
1955Playwright of Inherit the Wind.Cuyahoga
Lee, Robert E.
1955Playwright of Inherit the Wind.Lorain

Career Award, 1943-2010

NameYearTitle/NoteCounty
Allen, Florence Ellinwood
1948
Jurist & suffragist
Cuyahoga
Anderson, David D.
2009
Founder of the Society of Midwesstern Literature
Lorain
Barlow, Howard
1953Musician, conductor & music educator
Madison
Beightler, Robert S.
1976
Military
Union
Benton, Fletcher
1994Sculptor & artist
Jackson
Bricker, John W.
1965
"Distinguished public servant, ardent Ohioan"
Madison
Bromfield, Louis
1946
Writer & conservationist
Richland
Brooks, Queen
2008Artist & educator
Franklin
Brown, Joe E.
1945
Actor, comedian
Henry
Buck, Paul Herman
1957
"Liberal, conservative & administrator"
Franklin
Bujold, Lois McMaster
2007Author
Franklin
Caniff, Milton A.
1954
"Story teller in comic strips"
Highland
Christy, Howard Chandler
1951
Artist & illustrator
Morgan
Citino, David
2001
Professor of English at OSU, widely published poet
Cuyahoga
Conklin, Edwin Grant
1947
"Dean of American biologists"Delaware
Cooper, Martha Kinney
1949
Founder of Ohioana Library
Hamilton
Cordier, Andrew W.
1959
International civil servant & statesman
Stark
Crouse, Russel
1952
Playwright
Hancock
Dietz, David
1958
Science writer, lecturer & editor
Cuyahoga
Doan, Charles
1977
Physician, scientist, administrator
Franklin
Dohanos, Stevan
1952
Artist & illustrator
Lorain
Doyle, Tom
1996
In the field of art
Wood/Medina
Eckstein, Gustav
1979
Writer, teacher, physiologist
Hamilton
Erb, Donald
1998
Composer
Cuyahoga
Evans, Bergen
1972
"Serious scholar & humorist"
Warren
Farrell, Suzanne
1993
Dancer & teacher
Hamilton
Fawcett, Novice G.
1970
President of Ohio State University
Franklin
Gish, Lillian
1966
"Theater's loyal star"
Clark
Glenn, John
1973
"First man-in-orbit"
Muskingum
Glueck, Nelson
1956
Archaeologist & rabbi
Hamilton
Gold, Herbert
1997
Author
Cuyahoga
Gray, Patricia
2004
Musician & composer
Montgomery
Hamilton, Virginia
1991
Writer & teacher
Greene
Hatcher, Harlan
1950
"Historian of Ohio & a man of letters"
Lawrence
Head, Florence R.
1945
Director of Ohioana Library
Franklin
Heckart, Eileen
1978
Actress in theater, motion pictures & TV
Franklin
Hostetler, David
1989
Sculptor
Athens
Howard, Roy Wilson
1961
"Gatherer, editor & distributor of news"
Butler
Hunter, Dard
1944
Paper maker, creator & publisher of fine books
Jefferson
Kamau, Kojo
2006
Photographer & artistFranklin
Kelley, Edgar Stillman
1943
Contributions to American musicButler
Keny, James
2010
Support of Ohio Artists - Gallery Owners
Franklin
Keny, Timothy
2010
Support of Ohio Artists - Gallery Owners
Franklin
Kettering, Charles F.
1949
"America's Inventive Genius"
Ashland
Kiplinger, Willard M.
1955
Reporter and founder of Kiplinger's Magazine
Logan
Kirk, Grayson L.
1953
In the field of education
Fayette
Knepper, George
1990
Writer, teacher, historian
Summit
Kohler, Foy D.
1971
Diplomat, educator, author
Lucas
Kronenberger, Louis
1967
Author, critic, editor
Hamilton
Lausche, Frank J.
1981
Statesman
Cuyahoga
Lawrence, Jerome
1982
Playwright
Cuyahoga
Lawson, Wayne
2002
Director of Ohio Arts Council
Franklin
Lee, Robert E.
1982
Playwright
Lorain
Logsdon, Gene
2000
Writer & naturalist
Seneca
Matthews, Jack
2005
Author, educator, & bibliophile
Franklin/Athens
Meredith, Burgess
1968
"Actor of renown on stage, screen & TV"
Cuyahoga
Miller, Mildred
1985
Mezzo-soprano & teacher
Cuyahoga
Moley, Raymond
1969
Journalist, author, educator
Cuyahoga
Moody, Minnie Hite
1976
Novelist, poet, columnist
Licking
Morgan, Arthur Ernest
1945
Engineer & educator
Hamilton

Morrill, James L.
1960
Educational statesman & spokesman
Marion
Morrison, Toni
1988
Author & educator
Lorain
Musson, Noverre
1980
Architect, planner, author, teacher
Hancock
Norman, Maidie
1995
Actress & teacher
Allen
Oldberg, Arne
1959
Composer, teacher & administrator
Mahoning
Peale, Norman Vincent
1950
"Author, lecturer, a great preacher"
Greene
Prescott, Orville
1974
Author & literary critic
Cuyahoga
Rickenbacker, Edward V.
1963
"War hero, aviation leader, business leader"
Franklin
Robinson, Aminah Brenda Lynn
2003
ArtistFranklin
Rorimer, James J.
1962
"Art expert, art sleuth, art writer"
Cuyahoga
Ruffner, Frederick G.

1988
Publisher & advocate
Fairfield
Ruthven, John A.
1975
Artist & ornithologist
Fairfield
Schlesinger, Arthur, Jr.
1992
Historian, writer, teacherFranklin
Seltzer, Louis B.
1964
"Editor, civic leader, political seer"
Cuyahoga
Shriver, Phillip R.
1987
Historian & administrator
Butler/Cuyahoga
Sockman, Ralph
1954
Preacher & interpreter
Knox
Stine, Robert L.
1999
Author
Franklin
Tetley, Glen
1986
Dancer & choreographer
Cuyahoga
Thomas, Lowell
1951
"Reporter, explorer, raconteur"
Darke
Torrence, Ridgely
1949
Biographer, dramatist & poet
Greene
Vitz, Carl
1969
LibrarianHamilton
Weaver, Don E.
1984
Newspaperman & civic leader
Guernsey
Westerman, Sylvia Hewett
1983
TV & radio news executive
Franklin
Williams, Ben Ames
1948
Novelist & short story writer
Jackson

Citation Award, 1943-2010

NameYearTitle/NoteCounty
Ackerman, Gloria
1985
In the field of music
Hamilton
Adoff, Arnold
1992
In the field of humanities & education
Greene
Alexander, Barry
1991
In the field of theater
Hancock
Alexander, John
1973
In the field of operatic music
Hamilton
Anderson, Walter F.
1977
In the field of music
Muskingum
Arter, Bill
1969
Artist, author, advertising executive
Highland/Franklin
Baby, Raymond
1975
In the field of archaeology
Cuyahoga/Franklin
Baker, Jim
1966
Historical cartoonist & creator of "Ben Hardy"
Franklin
Baldwin, Lillian Laverne
1948
Music appreciation
Cuyahoga
Barnard, Harry
1955
Rutherford B. Hayes and His America
Batiuk, Tom
2001
In the field of Art - Cartoonist, Funky Winkerbean and Crankshaft
Summit
Battelle Memorial Institute
1974
In the field of science
Franklin
Beauregard, Erving E.
1998
In the field of education
Montgomery
Beck, John Ness
1982
In the field of music
Trumbull/Franklin
Beerman, Burton
1982
In the field of music
Wood
Benedum, Richard P.
1995
In the field of music
Montgomery
Benson, Mildred Wirt
1989
In the field of children's literature
Lucas
Bierley, Paul
1996
Writer, editor, publisher, tubist
Scioto/Franklin
Black, David E.
1980
In the field of fine arts
Franklin
Blazier, George J.
1960
Library material on early Ohio history
Washington
Blunden, Jeraldyne
1994
In the field of dance
Montgomery
Bowen, Roy H.
1978
In the field of theater artsFranklin
Bowman, Mary L.
2001
In the field of Genealogy - support & commitment to genealogy & Ohio historyAthens
Boyer, Elizabeth
1978
In the field of publishing & civic affairs
Sandusky
Brahm, Walter T.
1962
In the cause of Ohio libraries
Stark/Franklin
Braun, E. Lucy
1967
In the field of plant ecology & taxonomy
Hamilton
Brouwer, Margaret
2003
Music - composer
Cuyahoga
Brown, Betty (Mrs. Lucian J.)
1971
County Chair of the Year
Trumbull
Brown, Katherine K.
1967
County Chair of the Year
Montgomery
Cady, Ernest
1974
In the field of journalism
Licking/Franklin
Capital University
1968
Conservatory of Music
Franklin
Carter, Ellin
1986
In the field of literature
Franklin
Casey, Maurice
1989
In the field of music
Franklin
Catrow, David
2007
Art and journalismClark
Catton, Bruce
1960
Spokesman for the Authors of the Year
Cuyahoga
Celeste, Dagmar
1990
Support of the arts & literature
Cuyahoga
Chamberlain, J. Dudley
1956
Civic efforts on behalf of OhioWashington
Chenfeld, Mimi Brodsky
1994
In the field of humanities & education
Franklin
Cincinnati Symphony
1995
In recognition of their 100th anniversary
Hamilton
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
1963
"One of the first & one of the best"
Hamilton
Clareson, Thomas D.
1985
In the field of literary studyWayne
Clark, Ada
1973
County Chair of the YearLicking
Clark, Edna M. H.
1957
Ohio Art & Artists
Champaign
Clark, Ricky
2007
Historic preservation of decorative arts
Lorain
Clauser, Suzanne P.
1981
In the field of creative writingGreene
Cleary, Brian P.
2010
In the field of children's literatureCuyahoga
Clokey, Joseph W.
1945
Ohio composerButler
Cooper, Irma M.
1984
In the field of music
Franklin
Cooper, W. Desmond
1968
County Chair of the Year
Tuscarawas
Coyle, William
1972
Editor: Ohio Authors & Their BooksClark
Crane, Evan J.
1965
"Real father of Chemical Abstracts Service"
Franklin
Crow, Nancy
1995
In the field of artFairfield
Csuri, Charles A.
1987
In the field of computer art
Franklin
Cullen, Avis (Mrs. William O.)
1983
County Chair of the Year
Butler
Daniels, Roger
1992
In the field of humanities
Hamilton
Davis, Chip
2008
Music
Lucas
Dawes, C. Burr
1971
In the field of horticulture & ecology
Licking
Dean, Grace Rhoades
1961
In the cause of Ohio artLucas
DeLeeuw, Adele
1958
Juvenile books & biographies
Butler
DeLeeuw, Cateau
1958
Juvenile books & biographiesButler
Dennis, Don
1986
In the field of fine arts
Hamilton
Downes, Randolph C.
1955
Contribution to Ohio regional historyLucas/Franklin
Downs, Hugh
1961
Radio & TV personality (early host of the TODAY Show)
Summit/Allen
Earle, Mary E.
1958
County Chair of the Year
Summit
Eckstein, Gustav
1965
"Author, teacher, individualist"Hamilton
Edse, Ilsedore
1984
In the field of intercultural understanding
Franklin
El-Dabh, Halim
2004
Music
Portage
Ellis, Jan Davey
2004
In the field of art
Cuyahoga/Franklin
Ellis, Tony
1996
In the field of music
Pickaway/Ross
Ellsperman, Mrs. Fred
1956
County Chair of the Year
Franklin
Elwell, Dr. Herbert
1947
Composer of the Year
Cuyahoga
Erb, Donald
1978
In the field of musicMahoning/Cuyahoga
Eshelman, Mrs. John W., III
1954
County Chair of the Year
Pickaway
Fabe, Robert
1982
In the field of fine art
Hamilton
Fanning, Ralph
1949
Architectural history of Ohio
Franklin
Feinstein, Michael
1993
In the field of music
Franklin
Flanagan, Robert
1993
In the field of humanities & education
Delaware
Fleming, John
1997
In the field of African-American historyGreene
Forsyth, Dr. Jane L.
1976
In the field of geologyWood
Fox, Robert
1982
In the field of literature
Franklin
Frary, Ihna T.
1952
Teacher, lecturer, author & artist
Cuyahoga
Friedman, Celeste
2005
In the field of music performance & education
Licking
Friend, Joseph H.
1954
Lexicographer & dictionary editor
Lucas
Frings, Ketti
1958
Playwright of Look Homeward, Angel
Franklin
Garrett, Alfred B.
1970
Vice-president for research at OSU
Franklin
Gaskill, Janis (Mrs. C.C.)
1970
County Chair of the YearHamilton
Gaskill, Janis (Mrs. C.C.)
1980
County Chair of the Year
Hamilton
Gildzen, Alex
1993
In the field of humanities & educationPortage
Gilfillan, Merrill, Sr.
1969
In the field of conservation & wildlife
Darke
Gnezda, Eric
2006
Music
Franklin
Goldstayn, Lilly O.
1996
In the field of art [paint, enamel, pottery]
Jackson
Gomez-Jefferson, Annetta L.
2000
In the field of Theatre - Director
MI/Cuyahoga/Wayne
Gough, Robert Alan
1981
In the field of fine artsRoss
Graczyk, Ed
1987
In the field of theater
Franklin
Greene, Bob
1977
In the field of journalism
Franklin
Griffin, Velma (Mrs. James)
1965
County Chair of the Year
Carroll
Grimes, Anne
1962
In the cause of Ohio ballads & folksongs
Licking
Grimm, Carl Hugo
1946
Composer of the YearMuskingum/Hamilton
Grimm, Harold J.
1975
In the field of history
Franklin
Guralnik, David B.
1954
Lexicographer & dictionary editor
Cuyahoga
Guthrie, Mrs. Raymond G.
1955
County Chair of the Year
Washington
Haines, Clark
1994
In the field of music
Montgomery
Hamilton, Ann
2006
In the field of art
Franklin
Harper, Robert S.
1951
For his work with "Lincolniana"
Highland
Harrington, Sister Jean Patrice
1998
In the field of education
Hamilton
Haubiel, Charles
1953
In the field of music
Fulton
Hauck, Frederick
1991
Humanities, science, philanthropy
Hamilton
Haussermann, John W. Jr.
1958
In the field of music
Hamilton
Hawley, Marcy
2000
In the field of publishing - Orange Frazer Press, specializing in Ohio
Clinton
Heald, Edward Thornton
1961
In the field of local history
Stark
Hendershott, I. Max
1987
In the field of fine arts
Jackson
Hendricks, Jon
2002
Music - for his groundbreaking jazz style
Lucas
Hess, Colonel Dean E.
1957
Battle Hymn (book & film)
Washington
Hess, Virginia K.
1994
In the field of art
Montgomery
Hewetson, Priscilla
2003
In the field of Historic Interpertation
Franklin
Hier, Ethel Glenn
1954
In the field of music
Hamilton
Hillenbrand, Will
2000
In the field of Art - IllustratorHamilton
Hinderas, Natalie
1979
In the field of music
Lorain
Hopkins, James R.
1959
In the field of art & art teachingFranklin
Hoppin, Richard H.
1980
In the field of music
Franklin
Hughes, Adella P.
1948
Music appreciation
Cuyahoga
Hunter, Dard II
1984
In the field of fine publishing
Cuyahoga
Hutchinson, Louise
1972
County Chair of the Year
Greene
Hutchinson, Louise
1978
County Chair of the YearGreene
Izant, Grace Goulder
1949
Newspaper column on Ohio history
Cuyahoga
Jennings, O. E.
1954
In the field of botany
Huron
Johnson, Arthur C.
1950
President of Ohio Historical SocietyFranklin
Jones, Romaine Alten
1948
County Chair of the Year
Jackson
Kaufman, David
2003
In the field of Theatre - author and theatre critic
Cuyahoga
Kaukonen, Jorma
2010
Music
Meigs
Kefauver, Weldon A.
1974
In the field of publishing
Franklin
Keller, Edith Myrtle
1960
In the field of music educationRichland/Franklin
Kitchen, Tella
1983
In the field of folk art
Vinton
Klingshirn, David
2000
Music - Founder American Classical Music Hall of Fame
Montgomery
Kluge, P.F.
2001
In the field of Literature - writer in residence at Kenyon College
Knox
Krout, Helen
1964
County Chair of the Year
Champaign
Kuehefuhs, Gertrude
1983
In the field of music
Franklin
Kuhn, Marie (Mrs. Oliver)
1951
County Chair of the Year
Stark
Kulas, Mrs. Elroy John
1953
Kulas Foundation [music]
Cuyahoga
Labino, Dominick

1969

In the field of creative art [glass]
Lucas
Labunski, Felix
1975
In the field of music composition
Hamilton
Lane, Louis
1972
In the field of music
Cuyahoga
Lawrence, Jerri Williams
2009
In the fields of Writing & EditingFranklin
Lay, Mrs. Edward C.
1963
County Chair of the YearErie
Laybourne, Lawrence E.
1962
International journalist
Clark
Leach, David
2002
In the field of art
Montgomery
Lee, Jared
1978
In the field of illustrative arts
Warren
Lewis, Mary L. (Mrs. W.A.)
1960
County Chair of the Year
Gallia
Littlehale, Dorothy M.
1983
In the field of fine arts
Franklin
Long, Loren
2010
In the field of art & illustration
Hamilton
Luebke, Grace
1999
In the field of Local History - Elmore, Ohio: A History Preserved
Sandusky
Lyons, Ruth
1969
Cincinnati talk show host
Hamilton
Mack, Wayne
1997
In the field of radioCuyahoga
Major, Michael
1999In the field of Art - sculptor of bronze Statue of Simon Kenton
Montgomery
Mallett, Jerry
2007
Education and children's literature
Lucas
Manchester, Earl N.
1951
Librarian & bibliophile
Portage
Marantz, Kenneth
2009
In the field of Art Education
Franklin
Marantz, Sylvia
2009
In the field of Art Education
Franklin
Marchman, Watt P.
1971
Historian at Hayes Library
Erie
Marks, Jeffrey
2004
In the field of mystery writing
Hamilton
Martin, Herbert Woodward
1998
In the field of theater
Montgomery
Martin, Marie N.
1966
County Chair of the Year
Trumbull
Maslowski, Karl H.
1966
For preserving wildlife in film & prose
Hamilton
Mason, Ed
1968
Lecturer, historian, authorFranklin
Mayo, Mrs. Frank
1957
County Chair of the Year
Fayette
McCombs, Bruce
1991
In the field of art
Cuyahoga
McConnell, Mrs. H. B.
1949
County Chair of the Year
Harrison
McFall, John
1993
In the field of dance
Franklin
McIntosh, Ladd
2007
In the field of music
Franklin
McIntosh, Tressie
1975
County Chair of the Year
Summit
McIntosh, Tressie
1978
County Chair of the Year
Summit
McIntosh, Tressie
1981
County Chair of the YearSummit
McKinney, Marjorie S.
1976
In the field of education via the medium of TV
Hamilton
McLain, David J., Jr.
1980
In the field of dance
Hamilton
McMaster, Robert C.
1971
In the field of engineering & research
Franklin
Mead, Edward Gould
1971
In the field of music composition
Hamilton
Mead, Janet Cutler
1971
In the field of music composition
Hamilton
Melvin, John
1976
In the field of conservation
Fairfield
Melvin, Ruth
1976
In the field of conservation
Fairfield
Messenger, Mrs. Asa
1950
County Chair of the Year
Greene
Miller, Ward M.
1974
County Chair of the Year
Scioto
Milligan, Fred J., Sr.
1970
In the field of civic leadership
Franklin
Mitchell, Patty
2010
In the field of art & art educationAthens
Moore, Clyde D.
1955
Newspaper humorist
Franklin
Moulton, Lisa Ford
2006
In the field of dance
Athens
Murch, Mrs. James D.
1952
County Chair of the Year
Hamilton
Murphey, Frances B.
1986
In the field of journalism
Summit
Myers, George Jr.
1989
Author & critic
Franklin
Nartker, John
1985
In the field of fine arts
Putnam
Nelson, Amalie
1968
Civic leader & educatorFranklin
Nelson, Geoffrey
1999
In the field of Theatre - Artistic Director of CATCO
Franklin
Newell, Robert
1988
In the field of music
Athens
Ohio Music Education Assoc.
1966
For promoting music instruction
OHIO
Ohio State University
1964
School of Music
Franklin
Ohio University
1949
Ohio history for high school students
Athens
Ohio University
1954
In the field of education
Athens
Orr, Betty (Mrs. Lowell, Jr.)
1984
County Chair of the Year
Hamilton
Osburn, Mary Hubbell
1957
"Fruitful work on behalf of Ohio music"
Franklin
Palmer, Mrs. A. C.
1962
County Chair of the Year
Adams
Palmer, Paige
1990
In the field of fitness & travelSummit
Paoliello, Marian
1975
In the field of publications
Franklin
Parsons III, Charles Henry
2003
In the field of music - opera critic
Hamilton
Perry, Zenobia Powell
1987
In the field of music
Greene
Phillips, Mark
2005
In the field of music
Athens
Podis, Eunice
1991
In the field of music
Cuyahoga
Pollard, James Edward
1956
For biography of William O. Thompson
Franklin
Pollitt, Joseph D.
1976
County Chair of the Year
Gallia
Porter, Ellen Jane Lorenz
1986
In the field of music
Montgomery
Price, Robert
1955
Johnny Appleseed: Man and Myth
Franklin
Rall, Ted
2008
Art and Journalism
Montgomery
Ransom, John Crowe
1964
Poet, critic & editor
Knox
Rauhauser, Pansy

1952
County Chair of the Year
Marion
Reginald, Grace
1981
In the field of music
Summit
Reilly, Joy
1989
In the field of theater
Franklin
Reiter, Edith Stanley
1967
Columnist of Ohio history
Washington
Renick, Marion
1951
Contribution to children's books
Clark
Rhoades, Nancy (Mrs. Rendell)
1982
County Chair of the Year
Ashland
Richter, Conrad M.
1947
Novelist
Ries, Christopher
1990
In the field of art
Franklin
Rodabaugh, James H.
1963
In the cause of Ohio historyHamilton
Rodgers, Shannon
1983
In the field of costume design
Tuscarawas
Roy, Klaus George
1990
In the field of music
Cuyahoga
RSVP Playrs
2009
In the field of TheaterCuyahoga
Rudolph, Emanuel D.
1985
Promoted the collecting & reading of books
Franklin
Ruehlmann, Virginia Juergens
2004
In the field of preservation
Hamilton
Ruffing, Anita
1957
Classroom Teachers of Ohio
OHIO
Russell, Sophia M.
1955
County Chair of the Year
Washington
Sagmaster, Joseph
1970
Editor & radio news analyst
Hamilton
Sakaoka, Yasue
2006
In the field of art
Franklin
Salveson, Doug
1988
In the field of fine artsHancock
Schmidt, Dana Adams
1973
Pentagon correspondent
Cuyahoga
Schneider, Norris F.
1961
County Chair of the Year
Muskingum
Seltzer, Louis B.
1950
Editor of the Cleveland PressCuyahoga
Semon, Mrs. Waldo L.
1958
County Chair of the Year
Summit
Shafer, Boyd C.
1973
In the field of education & history
Crawford
Shepherst, Mrs. Max
1953
County Chair of the Year
Lucas
Shoup, E. Richard
1974
In the field of music education
Crawford
Shrude, Marilyn
1997
In the field of music
Wood
Siebert, Wilbur H.
1952
Research scholar & college executive
Franklin
Siedel, Frank
1951
For The Ohio Story
Cuyahoga
Silverman, Jerry
1983
Costume design - founder of KSU Costume Museum
Siple, Paul A.
1958
"Mr. Antarctica"
Williams
Slate, Joseph
1988
In the field of children's literature
Knox
Smith, Larry
1988
In the field of poetry
Huron
Smith, Mrs. Darian
1969
County Chair of the Year
Cuyahoga
Smith, Steven R.
2002
Education
Stark
Spining, Mary
1951
County Chair of the Year
Clark
Spitler, Mrs. Gerald
1959
County Chair of the Year
Fairfield
Stelson, Stelias M.
1972
Demonstrated good will with gift of books
Franklin
Stuart, James
1999
Music - founder of Ohio Light Opera Co.
Medina
Studebaker, Sue
2005
In the field of historic preservation of decorative arts

Montgomery
Szor, Samuel Paul
1992
In the field of music
Lucas
Thomas, Edward S.
1951
Student, teacher & friend of nature
Monroe
Thomas, Robert
1990
In the field of journalism
Franklin
Thurber House
1994
Keeping memory of James Thurber alive
Franklin
Tolzmann, Don Heinrich
1995
In the field of humanities & education
Hamilton
Turner, William E.
1977
In the field of fine arts & history
Franklin
Tyler, Margaret Carey
1955
Field of education by radio
Franklin
Utley, Francis
1973
In the field of folklore
Franklin
Vince, Thomas L.
1977
County Chair of the Year
Summit
Vodrey, William H.
1968
Lawyer, author, lecturer, historian
Columbiana
Vorys, Arthur I.
1989
Community leader
Franklin
Ward, Robert
1969
In the field of music composition
Cuyahoga
Weaver, Don E.
1977
In the field of journalism & civic affairs
Franklin
Webb, David K.
1959

In the field of folkloreRoss
Webb, Tessa Sweazy
1961
In the cause of Ohio poetry
Portage/Franklin
Weed, John M.
1979
County Chair of the Year
Franklin
Weisenburger, Francis P.
1965
In the cause of Ohio history
Defiance
Wessen, Ernest J.
1949
For his Ohio bibliographies
Richland
Western Reserve University
1964
School of Library Science
Cuyahoga
Westwater, James
1979
In the field of photographic arts
Franklin
Whallon, Evan
1976
In the field of music
Franklin
Wiesenberg, David
2002
Humanities - The Wooster Book Co.Wayne
Williams, Caroline
1963
In the cause of the arts
Hamilton
Williams, Kay
2009
In the fields of Writing & Editing
Franklin
Wilson, Nancy
2009
Music
Franklin
Winteregg, Steven
1998
In the field of music
Clark
Winters, Robert
1979
In the field of theater arts
Athens
Worrall, Helen V.
1984
In the field of decorative arts
Butler
Xin, Han
1997
In the field of art
Franklin
Zepp, Erwin C.
1967
Director of Ohio Historical Society
Franklin
Zickefoose, Julie
2008
Art, Writing, and Commentary
Washington
Zimmerman, Betty
1972
In the field of art & art education
Hamilton
Watts, Lisa (Editor)
2008
Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio
Cuyahoga
Yalkut, Jud
2005
In the field of visual artsMontgomery
Orange Frazer Press
2000
Specializes in books about Ohio
Clinton
Williams, Mardo
2001
Unique & enduring literary contributions & career
Franklin

Editorial Excellence, 1979-2010

NameYearTitle/NoteCounty
Rosser, Jill Allyn
2010
New Ohio Review
Athens
Baskin, John
1993
Ohio Magazine
Clinton
Bonenberger, Lynne
2009
Editor - Ohio State Alumni Magazine
Franklin

Bourne, Daniel
1992
Artful Dodge
Wayne
Browne, Pat
1994
Journal of Popular Culture
Wood
Chatfield, Hale
1985
Hiram Poetry Review
Geauga
Dickinson, John M.
1984
Old Northwest
Butler
Dodd, Wayne
1979
Ohio Review
Athens
Duckworth, Christopher S.
1987
Timeline
Franklin
Early, Robert
1986
Mid-American Review
Wood
Fagan, Kathy
2004
The Journal
Franklin
Fleischman, John
1993
Ohio Magazine
Hamilton
Fogarty, Robert S.
1981
Antioch Review
Greene
Freeman, Evelyn
2000
Journal of Children's Literature
Franklin
Friebert, Stuart
1982
Field: Contemporary Poetry & Poetics
Lorain
Gross, W.H. (Chip)
2001
Wild Ohio and Wild Ohio for Kids
Richland
Herman, Michelle
2004
The Journal
Franklin
Hubbell, John
1996
Civil War History
Portage
Kovacik, Karen
1992
Artful Dodge
Wayne
Lehman, Barbara
2000
Journal of Children's Literature
Richland
Lewis, Dottie L.
1983
Queen City Heritage
Hamilton
Looney, George
1998
Mid-American Review
Wood
Lynn, David H.
2007
Kenyon Review
Knox
Milic, Louis T.
1991
The Gamut
Cuyahoga
Nachbar, John G.
1997
Journal of Popular Film and Television
Wood
Oliver, Charles M.
1989
The Hemingway Review
Hardin
Perusek, Darshan
1988
Kaleidoscope
Summit
Scharer, Patricia
2000
Journal of Children's Literature
Marion
Schmidlin, Thomas W.
2002
The Ohio Journal of Science
Portage/Franklin
Sharp, Ronald
1980
Kenyon Review
Knox
Thompson III, Bill
2005
Bird Watcher's Digest
Washington
Trawick, Leonard
1991
The Gamut
Cuyahoga
Turner, Frederick
1980
Kenyon Review
Knox
Unger, Melvin
2003
Bach: The Journal of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute
Cuyahoga
Villani, Jim
1990
Pig Iron
Mahoning
Walker, David
2008
Field: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
Lorain
Wildman, Allan
1995
The Russian Review
Franklin
Wood, Jane Semple
1999
Shaker Magazine
Cuyahoga
Young, David
1982
Field: Contemporary Poetry & Poetics
Lorain
Young, David

2008
Field: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
Lorain
Zola, Gary P.
2006
The American Jewish Archives Journal
Hamilton

Head Award, 1963-2003

NameYearTitle/NoteCounty
Allen, Florence Ellinwood
1966
To Do Justly
Cuyahoga
Baskin, John
1977
New Burlington
Clinton
Bickham, Jack
1983
I Still Dream About Columbus
Franklin
Brennen, Christine
1999
Edge of Glory
Lucas
Caswell, Lucy S.
1981
Billy Ireland
Franklin
Che, Sunny
2001
Forever Alien: A Korean Memoir, 1930-1951
Franklin
Cigliano, Jan
1992
Showplace of America
Cuyahoga
Dorn, Jacob H.
1969
Washington Gladden
Montgomery
Ellis, Anita J.
1993Rookwood Pottery
Hamilton
Eyster, Virginia Hannaford
1987
Journey of the Heart
Lucas
Farrell, Suzanne
1991
Holding on to the Air
Hamilton
Geer, Emily Apt
1985
First Lady: Life of Lucy Webb Hayes
Hancock
Geld, Ellen Bromfield
1963
The Heritage: A Daughter's Memoirs of Louis Bromfield
Richland
Gould, Jean
1970
The Poet and Her Book: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Darke
Greenwald, Marilyn
2000
A Woman of the Times: . . . Charlotte Curtis
Cuyahoga
Hannum, Alberta P.
1971
Look Back With Love
Delaware
Hickman, Janet
1979
Zoar Blue
Delaware/Franklin
Holmes, Charles S.
1973
The Clocks of Columbus:...James Thurber
Lorain
Izant, Grace Goulder
1986
Hudson's Heritage
Summit
Johnson, Josephine W.
1974
Seven Houses: A Memoir of Time and Place
Hamilton
Kelley, F. Beverly
1984
It Was Better Than Work
Delaware
Kolehmainen, John I.
1978
A History of the Finns
Seneca
Leimbach, Patricia Penton
1975
A Thread of Blue Denim
Lorain
Longaberger, Dave
2002
Longaberger: An American Success Story
Muskingum
Longaberger, Tami
2002
Longaberger: An American Success Story
Wayne
Loomis, George A., Jr.
1981
Billy Ireland
Cuyahoga
Maher, James T.
1980
The Distant Music of Summer
Cuyahoga
Matthews, Jack
1968
Hanger Stout, Awake!
Athens
Merrill, James M.
1972
William Tecumseh Sherman
Randall, Randolph C.
1965
James Hall: Spokesman of the New West
Cuyahoga
Richter, Conrad M.
1967
The Awakening Land
Roberts, June Carver
1994
Season of Promise
Athens
Salamon, Julie
1997
The Net of Dreams: A Family's Search for a Rightful Place
Adams
Sandburg, Helga
1990
...Where Love Begins
Cuyahoga
Santmyer, Helen Hooven
1964
Ohio Town
Hamilton/Greene
Scott, Gail R.
1989
Marsden Hartley
Stuckey, Ronald L.
2003
Lost Stories
Franklin
Thomas, William B.
1976
The Country in the Boy
Marion
Young, Carrie
1982
Green Broke
Miami

Krout Poetry, 1985-2008

NameYearTitle/NoteCounty
Anderson, Maggie
2003
Outstanding Ohio PoetPortage
Baker, David
1998
An outstanding Ohio poet
Licking
Bilgere, George
2006
An outstanding Ohio poetCuyahoga
Bolls, Imogene
1995
An outstanding Ohio poetClark
Brady, Philip
2008
Contributions to Poetry
Mahoning
Chatfield, Hale
1993
An outstanding Ohio poetGeauga
Citino, David
1985
An outstanding Ohio poetCuyahoga/Franklin
Clarke, John
1989
An outstanding Ohio poetSandusky
Dodd, Wayne
1991
An outstanding Ohio poetAthens
Fagan, Kathy
2007
An outstanding Ohio poetSummit
Goedicke, Patricia
2002
An outstanding Ohio poetAthens
Greenberg, Alvin
2000
Author of numerous books of poetry
Hamilton
Greenway, William

2001
Distinguished Professor of Poetry at Youngstown State
Mahoning
Hudgins, Andrew
1997
An outstanding Ohio poetHamilton
McCord, Howard
1990
An outstanding Ohio poetWood
Plumly, Stanley
2004
An outstanding Ohio poetBelmont
Reiss, James
2005
An outstanding Ohio poetButler
Smith, Larry
1999
Editor-in-Chief Bottom Dog Press
Jefferson
Summers, Hollis
1987
An outstanding Ohio poetAthens
Trawick, Leonard
1994
An outstanding Ohio poetCuyahoga
Turner, Alberta T.
1986
An outstanding Ohio poetCuyahoga
Wallace, Robert
1992
An outstanding Ohio poetCuyahoga
Young, David
1988
An outstanding Ohio poetCuyahoga

Memoriam, 1968

NameYearTitle/NoteCounty
Bevis, Howard L.
1968
President of The Ohio State University and a jurist
Hamilton

New Music Award, 1980

NameYearTitle/NoteCounty
Schneider, Mark
1980
Antimemoires
Hamilton

Ohio Favorite Author, 1999

NameYearTitle/NoteCounty
Eckert, Allan
1999
About Ohio/Ohioan
Montgomery
Giovanni, Nikki
1999
Poetry
Hamilton
Hamilton, Virginia
1999
JuvenileGreene
Morrison, Toni
1999
Author, fiction
Lorain
Thurber, James
1999
NonfictionFranklin

Ohio Favorite Book, 1999

NameYearTitle/NoteCounty
Bellamy, John Stark
1999
They Died Crawling
Cuyahoga
Denslow, Sharon
1999
Riding with Aunt LucyLorain
Eckert, Allan
1999
The Frontiersmen
Montgomery
Morrison, Toni
1999
Beloved
Lorain
Santmyer, Helen Hooven
1999
…And Ladies of the Club
Hamilton/Greene

Ohioana Fellowship, 1948-1949

NameYearTitle/NoteCounty
Smith, William E.
1949
Buckeye Titan
Butler
Way, Frederick, Jr.
1948

Story of Ohio River Life

Pegasus Award, 1964-2010

NameYearTitle/NoteCounty
Alexander, John
1988
Singer, musician, teacher
Hamilton
Bamberger, David
2004
General director - Cleveland Opera
Cuyahoga
Branch, Edgar Marquess
1996
Educator, scholar, author
Butler
Clooney, Rosemary
1991
Singer & entertainer
Hamilton
Cole Jr., Charles C.
2007
Author and scholar
Franklin
Crile, George Jr.
1979
Author, philosopher, surgeon
Cuyahoga
Csuri, Charles A.
1997
Artist, innovator, teacherFranklin
Curtis, Charlotte
1981
Associate editor, The New York Times
Franklin
Davis, Willis H. "Bing"
2001
ArtistMontgomery
Day, Doris
1994
Singer & actress
Hamilton
Gomez-Jefferson, Annetta L.
2008
Educator, writer, artists & mentor
Wayne
Gotoff, Margot
2009
Glass Artist and Teacher
Hamilton
Haubiel, Charles
1967
Composer & concert pianist
Fulton
Havighurst, Walter
1978
Writer, historian, teacher
Butler
Hyde, Mr. & Mrs. Donald Frizzell
1964
For their Samuel Johnson collection
Ross
Jakes, John
2003
Author
Montgomery
Jelliffe, Rowena
1976
Co-founded Karamu Theater in Cleveland
Cuyahoga
Jelliffe, Russell
1976
Co-founded Karamu Theater in Cleveland
Cuyahoga
Kunzel, Erich Jr.
2000
Symphony Conductor
Hamilton
Lavin, Audrey A. P.
2002
Writer & educator
Stark
Lawrence, Jerome
1970
"Creative works in the living theatre"
Cuyahoga
Lee, Robert E.
1970
"Creative works in the living theatre"
Lorain
Lin, Maya
1990
Architect, sculptor, teacher
Athens
Lipman, Joel
2010
Visual Poet
Lucas
McClelland, Leland
1999
Painter, cartoonist and teacher
Franklin
Pierce, Elijah
1983
Folk artistFranklin
Platt, Rutherford
1966
Author, explorer, lecturer, naturalist
Franklin
Rogers, Roy
1995
Actor & singer
Hamilton
Russell, Timothy
2006
Musician, conductor
Franklin
Schwarz, Josephine L.
1987
Dancer, choreographer, teacher
Montgomery
Singer, Clyde
1972
For his talent in art
Carroll
Steinem, Gloria

1998
Journalist and activist
Lucas
Tibor, Alfred
2005
SculptorFranklin
Wagner, Robert W.
1985
Government filmmaker
Franklin
Whallon, Evan
1982
Music director, the Columbus SymphonyFranklin

Sesquicentennial Award, 1953

NameYearTitle/NoteCounty
Thurber, James
1953
"Creator of fantasy, master of prose"Franklin