The EAIA Awards committee is asking for nominations from the membership for the J.D. Hatch Award and the Long Time Service Award to be presented at the annual meeting in Bethlehem, PA in May of 2018. By our policy and procedures, the committee must seek out nominations from the membership at large. This is your opportunity to put forward the name of a member who you feel has contributed to the organization as well as the world through their participation in EAIA.
The J.D. Hatch Award is given in memory of J.D. Hatch, the fifth president of EAIA from May of 1946 to May of 1947. Mr. Hatch served as editor of The Chronicle from 1942 to 1949. Mr. Hatch provided over 50 years of support and service to EAIA. Candidates for the J.D. Hatch Award are to be individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the advancement of general knowledge of early American industries through scholarly writing in articles, books or public presentations, consistent with the mission of EAIA. Recipients of this award are not required to be members of EAIA.
The Long Time Service Award is given to a member who has actively served EAIA for ten years or more, demonstrating a high level of commitment, time, effort and creative imagination. They will have contributed a substantial amount of effective participation in the affairs of the association.
Every member of EAIA is important to the organization as a whole. There are, however, some who stand above the rest in these areas. Please submit your nomination(s) to Gwenn Lasswell via: