L. Frank Baum Memorial Award Winners

LFBAwardEach year, the International Wizard of Oz Club presents the L. Frank Baum Memorial Award to a person (or persons) who has made significant contributions to the work and purposes of the Club. Such contributions generally involve regional or national Oz Club convention work, creative or editorial work for Club publications, assistance with the technical work of the Club, or significant scholarship related to Oz and its creators. In the early spring of each year, those who have previously received the award consider the contributions of various people, and, by June, they select the person who will receive the current year’s award.

1961: Dick Martin (1927-1990)
1962: Russell P. MacFall (1903-1983)
1963: Harry Neal Baum (1889-1967)
1964: Justin G. Schiller
1965: David L. Greene and Douglas G. Greene
1966: Edna D. Baum (1887-1968) and Elizabeth Ligon Baum (1907-1971)
1967: James E. Haff (1923-1981)
1968: Ruth Plumly Thompson (1891-1976)
1969: Ray Powell (1922-1981)
1970: John Fricke
1971: Martin Gardner (1914-2010)
1972: Matilda Jewell Gage (1886-1986)
1973: Peter E. Hanff
1974: C. Warren Hollister (1930-1998)
1975: Bill Eubank (1924-1993)
1976: Daniel P. Mannix (1912-1997)
1977: Barbara S. Koelle
1978: Fred M. Meyer (1926-2004)
1979: Jerry V. Tobias (1929-2014)
1980: Irene Fisher (1922-2004)
1981: John Van Camp
1982: Aljean Harmetz
1983: Eloise Jarvis McGraw (1915-2000) and Lauren Lynn McGraw
1984: Ozma Baum Mantele (1916-1999) and Dr. Robert A. Baum (1915-1988)
1985: Edward Wagenknecht (1900-2004)
1986: Jay Delkin
1987: Brenda Baum Turner (1903-1996)
1988: Robin Olderman
1989: Marc Lewis
1990: Jean Brockway
1991: Frederick E. Otto (1925-1994)
1992: Rob Roy MacVeigh (1955-1992)
1993: Patricia Eliot Tobias
1994: Dorothy Curtiss Maryott
1995: Rachel Cosgrove Payes (1922-1998)
1996: Eric Shanower
1997: Jim Vander Noot
1998: Ruth Berman
1999: Michael Gessel
2000: Jane Albright
2001: Willard Carroll and Michael O. Riley
2002: Robert Baum
2003: Peter Glassman
2004: Patrick Maund (1955-2012)
2005: Angelica Carpenter and David Maxine
2006: David Moyer
2007: Nancy Tystad Koupal
2008: Meinhardt Raabe (1915-2010)
2009: Michael Patrick Hearn
2010: Stephen J. Teller
2011: Margaret (Williams) Pellegrini (1923-2013)
2012: Atticus Gannaway
2013: Eric Gjovaag
2014: Gregory Maguire
2015: Paul Bienvenue