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The Herbert Hucks, Jr. Awards
Presented by the South Carolina Conference
Commission on Archives and History
 

The S.C. Conference Commission on Archives and History presents the Herbert Hucks, Jr., Award for Historic Preservation and Interpretation each year at Annual Conference.  The awards are presented to individuals, authors, and local churches, and are named in memory of Dr. Herbert Hucks, Jr., who served as archivist of Wofford College and of the SC Annual Conference for over thirty years. 

Application for the award  

The S.C. Conference Commission on Archives and History is pleased to receive applications for the 2014 Herbert Hucks, Jr., Award for Historic Preservation and Interpretation. This award will be presented to all qualified churches and one individual and one publication at the 2014 Annual Conference Session. 

TO APPLY FOR THE CHURCH AWARD: 

As many churches as have fulfilled the qualifications during the past year will be recognized. Churches may qualify any number of times in a period of years. The purpose of this award is to encourage ongoing efforts to maintain awareness of the heritage celebrated in all churches of the Conference and to create research materials for the future.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS February 3, 2014

Mai1 your application to Dr. Phillip Stone, Archives, Wofford College, 429 N. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663.

Please include a cover sheet with the name of the church, the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if applicable) of the person  making the nomination as well as the name and contact information for the pastor of the church.  

Please respond to each of the questions

1. Describe how the church historian has been active in the local church: projects, publications, collection and preservation of objects/data.
2. What steps have been taken to organize and preserve records or artifacts or what additions have been made to the church’s archives in the last year? What is the overall quality of the current collection?
3. In what ways has Methodist heritage, conference or local church history been interpreted for people in the local church in the past year as part of the Sunday School or confirmation class curriculum; UME, UMM OR UMYF program; worship experience; or general interest display?
4. Has Heritage Sunday been celebrated in some form in the past year?
5. Has a record been made on paper or video/audio tape in the past year of recollections of members who witnessed aspects of the church’s story?
6. Have copies of published documents been sent to the Archives at Wofford College and/or Claflin University? (May be included with this application.)
7. Please include appropriate documentation for responses to questions above.

TO NOMINATE AN INDIVIDUAL
 

Individual Qualifications: Nominees for this singular recognition should be someone who during his or her life, or in some special way recently, has contributed significantly to the preservation or interpretation of United Methodist history/heritage beyond the local church. Please describe in a few paragraphs the contributions made by this person. One individual recognition may be awarded annually; re-nominations are welcome any time.  By "beyond the local church," we anticipate that the individual would have gone beyond the work of the local church.  

Please send nominations to Dr. Phillip Stone, Archives, Wofford College, 429 N. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663. 

Deadline: February 3, 2014. 

TO NOMINATE A PUBLICATION 

Publication Qualifications: To be eligible, a book or publication must contribute to the knowledge, preservation, or understanding of United Methodist history/ heritage beyond the local church. The Commission will consider the quality of the publication’s writing, research and its contribution to the history of South Carolina Methodism. As with the individual award, one book or publication may be recognized annually. Nominators are asked to assess the publication's qualities in a few paragraphs. A publication is eligible for consideration during the year it was published and in the subsequent year - in this case, 2012 or 2013.

 

Please send nominations to Dr. Phillip Stone, Archives, Wofford College, 429 N. Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663. 

Deadline: February 3, 2014.  

The following individuals have received Herbert Hucks Awards since the award was created.  

The individual award recognizes an individual who, during his or her life, or in some special way recently, has contributed significantly to the preservation or interpretation of United Methodist history/heritage beyond the local church.

1997 – Herbert Hucks, Jr.

1998 – Blanche W. Floyd

1999 – James Clamp

2000 – Harry R. Mays

2001 – Esther G. Witherspoon

2002 – Lois B. Burkhalter

2003 – Rossie B. Caldwell 

2004 – A. V. Huff, Jr. 
 
2006 – Roger M. Gramling

2007 –Harriet Anderson Mays

2008 – Ted R. Morton

2010 - Betty Murph Timmerman

2011 - Thelma Chiles Clark

2013 - Franklin B. Buie





 

The first award in the category of publications was presented in 2009. It was awarded to Dr. Katherine Davis Cann for her book "Common Ties: a History of Textile Industrial Institute, Spartanburg Junior College, and Spartanburg Methodist College."  In 2012, the award was presented to Dr. Roger M. Gramling for his book "John Wesley and the Beginnings of Methodism."  In 2013, the award was presented to Dr. Michael Wolfe and the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate for Dr. Wolfe's book "In the World, Not of the World: 175 years of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate.  

The following local churches have received the award for their work in preserving and interpreting their church history. As many churches as qualify each year receive the award. 

1999 – First UMC, Marion
St. Paul UMC, Saluda

2000 –

2001 – Wesley UMC, Beaufort
Walnut Grove UMC, Roebuck

2002 – Buncombe Street UMC, Greenville
Trinity UMC, Sumter
First UMC, Lancaster
Pisgah UMC, Aynor

2003 – Trinity UMC, Orangeburg
Walnut Grove UMC, Roebuck
Washington Street UMC, Columbia

2004 – Little River UMC 
First UMC, Myrtle Beach 
Grace UMC, North Augusta 
Washington Street UMC, Columbia 
Antioch UMC, Rock Hill 
First UMC, Marion 
Jackson’s Grove UMC, Landrum 

2005 – Aldersgate UMC, Greenville
Boiling Springs UMC, Lexington 

2006 – Aldersgate UMC, Greenville 
Mountain View UMC, Taylors 
Providence UMC, Holly Hill 
Westminster UMC 

2007 – Mountain View UMC, Taylors 

2008 – Mountain View UMC, Taylors 
Bethel UMC, Spartanburg 
Pisgah UMC, Aynor 
Washington Street UMC, Columbia

 

2009 - Mountain View UMC, Taylors
Pisgah UMC, Aynor
Lee Road UMC, Taylors
Dials UMC, Gray Court
Duncan Acres UMC, Union
Main Street UMC, Greenwood
Livingston UMC, Livingston
Trinity UMC, Conway
Walunt Grove UMC, Roebuck
Westminster UMC, Westminster
First UMC, Winnsboro
Windsor UMC, Columbia

2010 - Central UMC, Spartanburg
Pisgah UMC, Aynor
Grace UMC, Pickens
Main Street UMC, Columbia
Shandon UMC, Columbia
Mountain View UMC, Taylors
New Hope UMC, Anderson
Trinity UMC, Anderson
St. James UMC, Burgess Community, Myrtle Beach
St. Luke UMC, Walhalla

2011 -First UMC, Cheraw
Bethlehem UMC, Bishopville
Mountain View UMC, Taylors
Gramling UMC, Gramling
Johnsonville UMC, Johnsonville
Pisgah UMC, Aynor
Fork Creek UMC, Jefferson
Beaumont UMC, Spartanburg

2012 - Pisgah UMC, Aynor
Broad Street UMC, Clinton
Mountain View UMC, Taylors
Tabernacle UMC, Lancaster
St. James, Burgess Community, Myrtle Beach
Campobello UMC, Campobello

2013 - Tabernacle UMC, Lancaster
Shandon UMC, Columbia
Pisgah UMC, Aynor
Mountain View UMC, Taylors
Asbury Memorial UMC, Columbia
Little River UMC, Little RiverB