The Buffalo History Museum | Owen B. Augspurger Nomination

The Owen B. Augspurger Award was established in 1974 in honor of Owen B. Augspurger (1913-1969), a former History Museum president, and a Red Jacket awardee (1969). The award is presented to an individual for outstanding service to the cause of local history.

The following criteria should guide you in the nomination of awardees:

· That the activities supporting the nomination shall have been performed during a significant period of time, unless the committee finds unusual extenuating circumstances.

· That activities related to local history may include publication of books, articles, or pamphlets; service in a historical agency; reporting of local history through the news media; collection of historical data or objects and provision for their public enjoyment; research and writing leading to broadening the knowledge of local history in Erie County; and development of significant local history programs. 

Nominations are due by 11:59pm on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Please note: this software does not permit you to save and return to edit your nomination later. You may find it beneficial to work on your application in a separate document and upload your responses at once.

Nominees are not to be told they are under consideration. 

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* 1. Nominee Contact Information

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* 2. Your relationship to the nominee (ie, professional colleague, volunteer colleague, friend)

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* 3. Please enter your contact information (in case we have questions about your nomination)

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* 4. Please provide a documentation of work and/or research (publications, exhibits, videos, blogs, web sites), articles, research studies, or pamphlets related to Western New York history authored by the candidate.

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* 5. Please describe the candidate's area(s) of research or study.

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* 6. Has the candidate developed public programs on local history? Please describe the type of program and audience outreach.