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The Appalachian Studies Association was formed in 1977 by a group of scholars, teachers, and regional activists who believed that shared community has been and will continue to be important to those writing, researching, and teaching about Appalachia.

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The ASA is headquartered at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Mary Thomas, Executive Director, can be reached via email at mthomas@marshall.edu.

Telephone: (304) 696-2904
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    Huntington, WV 25755

41st ASA Annual Conference

Re-stitching the Seams: Appalachia Beyond Its Borders

April 5-8, 2018

Millennium Hotel,
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Award Winners By Year

1999

Cratis D. Williams/James S. Brown Service Award
Grace Toney Edwards
Weatherford Award
Loyal Jones for Faith and Meaning in the Southern Uplands (Nonfiction)
Special Weatherford Award
Sidney Saylor Farr and Jerry W. Williamson

1998

Cratis D. Williams/James S. Brown Service Award (Renamed after the death of James S. Brown)
Roberta Herrin
Weatherford Award
Homer Hickam, Jr. for Rocket Boys: A Memoir (Nonfiction)

1997

Cratis D. Williams Service Award
James S. Brown
Weatherford Award
Charles Frazier for Cold Mountain

1996

Cratis D. Williams Service Award
Helen Lewis
Weatherford Award
Wilma A. Dunaway for The First American Frontier
Special Weatherford Award
Loyal Jones

1995

Cratis D. Williams Service Award
No Award Given
Weatherford Award
Deborah Vansau McCauley for Appalachian Mountain Religion: A History (Nonfiction)

1994

Cratis D. Williams Service Award
Jack Higgs
Weatherford Award
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for Colored People: A Memoir (Nonfiction)

1993

Cratis D. Williams Service Award
Richard Drake and Loyal Jones
Weatherford Award
No Award Given

1992

Weatherford Award
Denise Giardina for The Unquiet Earth

1991

Weatherford Award
Crandall A. Shifflett for Coal Towns: Life, Work, and Culture in Company Towns of Southern Appalachia, 1880-1960 (Nonfiction)

1990

Weatherford Award
Helen Lewis and Susanna O’Donnell for Remembering Our Past, Building Our Future (Nonfiction)

1989

Weatherford Award
John Inscoe for Mountain Masters, Slavery, and the Sectional Crisis in Western North Carolina (Nonfiction)

1988

Weatherford Award
Lee Smith for Fair and Tender Ladies (Fiction)
Special Weatherford Award
Alfred Perrin

1987

Weatherford Award
Nonfiction:
Rodger Cunningham for Apples on the Flood: The Southern Mountain Experience
Fiction and Poetry:
Denise Giardina for Storming Heaven

1986

Weatherford Award
Martin Cherniack for The Hawk’s Nest Incident (Nonfiction)

1985

Weatherford Award
Elliot Wigginton for Sometimes a Shining Moment
Special Weatherford Award
Albert Stewart, Certificate of Achievement
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1984

Carl A. Ross Student Paper Award-
John Inscoe for “Diversity and Vitality in the Antebellum Mountain Society: The Towns of Western North Carolina”
Weatherford Award
John Ehle for Last One Home (Fiction)

1983

Weatherford Award
John Edgerton for Generations (Nonfiction)

1982

Weatherford Award
Ronald Eller for Miners, Millhands, and Mountaineers (Nonfiction)

1981

Weatherford Award
David Corbin for Life, Work, and Rebellion in the Coal Fields (Nonfiction)

1980

Weatherford Award
John Gaventa for Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Rebellion in An Appalachian Valley (Nonfiction)

1979

Weatherford Award
Thomas J. Schoenbaum for The New River Controversy (Nonfiction)
Special Weatherford Award
Cratis Williams

1978

Weatherford Award
John W. Hevener for Which Side Are You On? (Nonfiction) and Henry D. Shapiro for Appalachia on Our Mind (Nonfiction)
Special Weatherford Award
Harriette Simpson Arnow

1977

Weatherford Award
Gurney Norman for Kinfolks Laurel Shackelford (Nonfiction) and Bill Weinberg for Our Appalachia (Nonfiction)
Special Weatherford Award
James Still

1976

Weatherford Award
Kai T. Erickson for Everything in its Path (Nonfiction)
Special Weatherford Award
Harry Caudill

1975

Weatherford Award
Bryan Woolley and Ford Reid for We Be Here When Morning Comes (Nonfiction)
Special Weatherford Award
Jesse Stuart

1974

Weatherford Award
No award given

1973

Weatherford Award
Barry Bingham, Jr. of the Courier-Journal for thorough, persistent, and influential reporting on Appalachia
Special Weatherford Award
Wilma Dykeman

1972

Weatherford Award
Eliot Wigginton and the students of Robun Gap, Nacoochee School for The Foxfire Book (Nonfiction)
Special Weatherford Award
Robert Coles, M.D.

1971

Weatherford Award
David H. Looff for Appalachia’s Children

1970

Weatherford Award
Ben A. Franklin of the New York Times for his series of articles on Appalachia