Pogue Award

Since 1979, OHMAR has recognized and promoted high standards in the field of oral history through the Pogue Award, an annual award for outstanding and continuing contributions to oral history. The award honors Forrest C. Pogue. Pogue pioneered the use of oral history in combat during World War II and also served as an early president of the Oral History Association.

LGBT Center of Central PA History Project

YEAR: 2022 AFFILIATION: LGBT Center of Central PA History Project, with the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections The LGBT Center of Central PA History Project was created in August 2012 with the mission to engage people in discovering, documenting, collecting, preserving and

Regina Akers and Paul Stillwell

YEAR: 2020/2021   Our 2020 Pogue Award winners were Dr. Regina Akers of the Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) and Cdr. Paul Stillwell, who has been long associated with the U.S. Naval Institute (USNI). As our 2020 conference was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2020

Lu Ann Jones

YEAR: 2019   Lu Ann Jones is a historian in the Park History Program of the National Park Service in Washington, DC. Duties include managing oral history research and training. An alumnus of the Southern Oral History Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lu Ann has

Roger Horowitz

YEAR: 2018

AFFILIATION(S): Hagley Museum and Library

Roger Horowitz is the Director of the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society at the Hagley Museum and Library and Professor of History at the University of Delaware. He has published widely in the area of food history, most recently Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and

Mary Marshall Clark

YEAR: 2017

AFFILIATION(S): Columbia University

Mary Marshall Clark has been involved in oral history since 1991 and has directed projects on the Carnegie Corporation, the Atlantic Philanthropies, the Council of Foreign Relations, the Japanese Internment on the East Coast, the Apollo Theater, and Women in the Visual Arts. She was also the

Jeanne Nutter

YEAR: 2016

AFFILIATION(S): Bloomfield College

For nearly twenty years Jeanne Nutter has done extensive work in documenting African American oral histories. Much of her work has taken the form of exhibits and documentaries on the experience of African Americans in Delaware. The documentaries that were produced out of her work

Jan Herman

YEAR: 2015

AFFILIATION(S): Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, United States Department of the Navy

Jan K. Herman served for some three decades with the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and injected oral history-based content into the institution’s journal. Because of the interest in naval medical history that his articles generated, Jan expanded his collection efforts and produced a

Judith Knudsen

YEAR: 2014

AFFILIATION(S): Center for Local History, Arlington Public Library

For nineteen years Judith Knudsen has been manager of the special collections at the Arlington Public Library, formerly called the Virginia Room, and now named the Center for Local History (CLH). In that role she has overseen an extensive oral history program, including management of oral