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.

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

Brien Williams

YEAR: 2009

AFFILIATION(S): Robert J. Dole Oral History Project, Dole Institute of Politics, Univ. of Kansas

Remarks by Brien Williams On the occasion of his acceptance of OHMAR’s Forrest Pogue Award at OHMAR’s 2009 Spring Conference & Meeting in Washington, DC Below is an abridged version of Dr. Williams remarks following the presentation. Thank you to OHMAR & my colleagues.  It