Increase A. Lapham Award

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The Increase A. Lapham Research Medal recognizes significant contributions to Wisconsin archaeology and anthropology in honoring the memory of Increase Lapham - a renowned pioneering antiquarian of this state. The award has been presented by the Wisconsin Archeological Society on a periodic basis since 1926 and for decades was acknowledged as the Society’s highest recognition (though the Robert E. Ritzenthaler Award is now considered the highest award). The Lapham award consists of a circular copper medal with the embossed likeness of Increase A. Lapham on one face, and the recipient’s name and date of award engraved between a bird effigy and paired horned panthers on the reverse.

To nominate someone for the award, please refer to the following criteria and nomination form:

Lapham Award CriteriaNomination Form

 

Increase A. Lapham

Increase A. Lapham

Recipient

Year

George A. West

1926

Dr. Samuel A. Barrett


Charles E. Brown


Dr. George L. Collie


Halvor L. Skavlem


Harry E. Cole


John P. Schumacher


Dr. Alphonse Gerend


George R. Fox


Dr. W.G. McLachlan


Huron H. Smith

1928

Dr. Ralph Linton

1930

Dr. Carl E. Guthe


Joseph Ringeisen , Jr .


Dr. W.C. McKern


Dr. Louise Phelps Kellogg

1936

Charles G. Schoewe


Towne L. Miller


Arthur P . Kannenberg


Prof. T.M.N. Lewis

1946

Dr. Paul H. Nesbitt


Dr. Herbert W. Kuhm


Dr. L.S. Buttles


Dr. A.K. Fisher


Kermit Freckmann

1950

Dr. Warren L. Wittry

1953

Dr. Robert L. Hall

1953

Dr. Robert E. Ritzenthaler

1953

Dr. David A. Baerreis

1955

Dr. Edgar G. Bruder


Dr. Arthur Niehoff

1959

Dr. Chandler W. Rowe

1960

Dr. Leland Cooper

1966

Dr. Ronald J. Mason

1968

Dr. Joan E. Freeman

1968

Robert J. Hruska

1968

Recipient

Year

Dr. Robert J. Salzer

1975

Neil Ostberg

1975

Dr. Guy E. Gibbon

1975

Dr. Nancy 0. Lurie

1977

Dr. David F. Overstreet

1979

Paul A Koeppler

1979

Dr. James B Stoltman

1979

Dr. Harris A Palmer

1981

Wayne J Hazlett

1981

Paul Turney

1982

Dr. Lynne G. Goldstein 

1982

Dr. Carol Mason

1982

Edgar S. Oerichbauer

1982

Harry A. Mortensen 

1984

Richard P Mason

1984

James A. Clark Jr.

1998

Carol L. Mason

1998

Phil Sanders


Dr. Jeffry Behm

2001

Robert A. Birmingham

2001

Dr. Thomas Pleger

2001

Dr. James Gallagher

2002

Robert "Ernie" Boszhardt

2004

Dr. James L Theler

2007

Dr. Constance Arzigian

2007

Mark Bruhy

2011