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State historical society award programs, 21.2, 21.3

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ARC 4427C

HISTORICAL DIVISION[223]

Adopted and Filed

Rule making related to awards

The Department of Cultural Affairs hereby amends Chapter 21, "Membership in the Society," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 303.1A.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 303.8.

Purpose and Summary

Through this rule making, the State Historical Society of Iowa is updating its board history awards to reflect more appropriate deadlines and submission processes in addition to introducing new awards to ensure all Iowa history categories and works are eligible for recognition.

Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making

Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on March 13, 2019, as ARC 4330C. No public comments were received. One change from the Notice was made. The name of the Excellence in Archaeology and Historic Preservation Award was corrected in paragraphs 21.3(2)"h" and 21.3(3)"c."

Adoption of Rule Making

This rule making was adopted by the Department on April 17, 2019.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa. This rule making adds new awards and clarifies rules for existing awards. These awards are honorary, not financial.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

Effective Date

This rule making will become effective on June 12, 2019.

The following rule-making action is adopted:

Amend rules 223—21.2(303) and 223—21.3(303) as follows:

223—21.2(303) Fees. Fees are charged for benefits and services provided to members. The membership program is administered by the Historical Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, 600 East Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319, telephone (515)281-8741(515)281-5111.

223—21.3(303) Awards.

21.3(1) Purpose. The society shall make annual awards to individuals, government entities, groups, or organizations for the purposes of encouraging and rewarding contributions to the field fields of Iowa history, archaeology and historic preservation; establishing an image of tradition and continuity; creating greater public and academic visibility for the society; and promoting high-quality rehabilitation of historic buildings.

21.3(2) Award programs. Awards shall may be made in seven nine programs.

a. William J. Petersen/Edgar Harlan Award. This award recognizes an individual, government entity, group, or organization that has made significant long-term or continuing contributions to Iowa history. No more than one award shall may be given made annually.

b. Loren Horton Community History Award. This award recognizes an individual, government entity, group, or organization that has made a significant contribution to local history through a local history project during the previous calendar year. No more than one award shall may be given annually. One certificate of recognition may be awarded in each of the following categories each year:

(1)Program or event;

(2)Volunteers;

(3)Project in museum, library, archives, historic preservation, or education;

(4)Research or publications;

(5)Youth.

c. to e. No change.

f. Kids Count! Research Matters Award. This award recognizes outstanding library, archives, historic site and museum service provided to National History Day student researchers in Iowa during the previous program year. The board may give award up to two certificates of merit and one certificate of achievement annually.

g. Preservation Projects of Merit Award. This award recognizes historic preservation projects that exemplify the best of preservation practices, meet the U.S. Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings, and utilize the state historic preservation and cultural and entertainment district tax credit program. The board may give one award annually in each of the following four categories.

(1)Judith A. McClure Award. This award recognizes outstanding preservation of a residential property using state historic preservation and cultural and entertainment district tax credit program incentives. For purposes of this award, residential property shall be as defined in rule 223—48.2(303,404A).

(2)Adrian D. Anderson Award. This award recognizes outstanding preservation of a small historic preservation project using state historic preservation and cultural and entertainment district tax credit program incentives. For purposes of this award, small projects are defined as those projects having total qualified costs , as determined by Iowa Code chapter 404A as amended by 2007 Iowa Acts, chapter 165, of $500,000 $750,000 or less.

(3)Margaret Keyes Award. This award recognizes outstanding preservation of a large historic preservation project using state historic preservation and cultural and entertainment district tax credit program incentives. For purposes of this award, large projects are defined as those projects having total qualified costs , as determined by Iowa Code chapter 404A as amended by 2007 Iowa Acts, chapter 165, of more than $500,000 $750,000.

(4)William J. Wagner Award. This award recognizes the historic preservation project which best exemplified use of the U.S. Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings while using state historic preservation and cultural and entertainment district tax credit program incentives.

h. Excellence in Archaeology and Historic Preservation Award. This award recognizes the best archaeology or historic preservation project at the local or state level. The board may give one award and one certificate of merit annually.

i. Dorothy Schwieder Excellence in Research Award. This award recognizes on a biennial basis the most significant research and contribution to the body of knowledge in Iowa history and is the top research and writing award given by the board during the two-year period.

21.3(3) Selection.

a. Committees. The chairperson of the society board of trustees shall appoint awards committees at the first meeting of the board held in each fiscal year. The nonvoting staff member on each committee shall be appointed by the administrator of the society to coincide with the other committee appointments. The term of office shall be one year.

(1) and (2) No change.

(3)Kids Count! Research Matters Award. Nominations for this category shall be reviewed by an awards committee composed of, at a minimum, three voting members , including at least one member of the society board of trustees and one practicing National History Day teacher. The committee shall also include one staff member of the society serving in a nonvoting capacity.

(4)No change.

(5)Excellence in Archaeology and Historic Preservation Award. Nominations for this category shall be reviewed by an awards committee composed of, at a minimum, three voting members including at least one member of the society board of trustees. The committee shall also include one staff member of the society serving in a nonvoting capacity.

(6)Dorothy Schwieder Excellence in Research Award. Nominations for this category shall be reviewed by an awards committee composed of, at a minimum, three voting members including at least one member of the society board of trustees. The committee shall also include one staff member of the society serving in a nonvoting capacity.

b. Period of eligibility. Awards in the Mildred Throne/Charles Aldrich, George Mills/Louise Noun, Benjamin F. Shambaugh, and Loren Horton , and Excellence in Archaeology and Historic Preservation categories shall be made for activities and publications produced during the calendar year prior to the nomination. Awards in the Kids Count! Research Matters category shall be made for activities during the most recently completed National History Day competition in Iowa. Awards in the Preservation Projects of Merit category shall be made for state historic preservation and cultural and entertainment district tax credit projects completed with a Part 3 approved in the previous fiscal year.

c. Call for nominations.

(1)William J. Petersen/Edgar Harlan Award , Loren Horton Award, Mildred Throne/Charles Aldrich Award, George Mills/Louise Noun Award, Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award, Excellence in Archaeology and Historic Preservation Award, and Dorothy Schwieder Excellence in Research Award. The public may nominate entries for the William J. Petersen/Edgar Harlan Award by mail awards. Nominators shall submit the name and address of the nominee and a detailed description of significant long-term or continuing contributions to Iowa history complete and submit respective award paperwork for awards. Nomination forms are available by contacting the State Historical Society of Iowa or electronically on the State Historical Society of Iowa web page: www.iowahistory.org. Nominations for the Shambaugh Award must be postmarked by January 2. All other awards must be postmarked by February 1 and must be submitted to the Administrator, State Historical Society of Iowa, 600 East Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0290. Nominations may also be submitted electronically to the E-mail address posted on the State Historical Society of Iowa Web web page: www.iowahistory.org.

(2)Loren Horton Award. The public may nominate entries for the Horton Award by mail. Required nomination papers for the Loren Horton Award shall be obtained from the Administrator, State Historical Society of Iowa, 600 East Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0290. Nominations shall be postmarked by February 1 and shall be returned to the administrator at the society.

(3)Mildred Throne/Charles Aldrich Award. The public may nominate articles for the Mildred Throne/Charles Aldrich Award by mail. Nominators shall submit the title of the article, name of author, name and address of publication, and year of publication to the Administrator, State Historical Society of Iowa, 600 East Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0290. Nominations may be submitted electronically to the E-mail address posted on the State Historical Society of Iowa Web page: www.iowahistory.org.

(4)George Mills/Louise Noun Award. The public may nominate articles for the George Mills/Louise Noun Award by mail. Nominators shall submit the title of the article, name of author, name and address of publication, and year of publication to the Administrator, State Historical Society of Iowa, 600 East Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0290. Nominations may be submitted electronically to the E-mail address posted on the State Historical Society of Iowa Web page: www.iowahistory.org.

(5)Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award. The public may nominate entries for the Shambaugh Award by mail. Nominators shall submit the title of the book, name and address of author, name and address of publisher, and year of publication to the Editor, The Annals of Iowa, State Historical Society of Iowa, 402 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa 52240-1806. Nominations may be submitted electronically to the E-mail address posted on the State Historical Society of Iowa Web page: www.iowahistory.org.

(6) (2)Kids Count! Research Matters Award. National History Day student researchers may nominate research libraries, archives, historic sites and museums on forms provided by the National History Day in Iowa program. Nominations shall include the name of the library, archive, historic site or museum nominated for the award and a description of the services provided by that library, archive, historic site or museum to National History Day student researchers in Iowa. Nominations must be received by the date of the annual state National History Day Contest. Nominations must be submitted to the Administrator, State Historical Society of Iowa, 600 East Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0290. Nominations may also be submitted electronically to the email address posted on the State Historical Society of Iowa web page: www.iowahistory.org.

(7) (3)Preservation Projects of Merit Award. All historic rehabilitation projects completed with Part 3 approved in the previous fiscal year, as determined by state historic preservation and cultural and entertainment district tax credit program staff, shall be considered for this award.

d. to f. No change.

21.3(4) Criteria.

a. to e. No change.

f. Kids Count! Research Matters Award. Each nominated institution shall be evaluated on its commitment to research support for young historical researchers as demonstrated by the institution's positive attitude toward young researchers, its level of research knowledge, and its assistance to individual researchers. These criteria shall be weighted equally.

g. No change.

h. Excellence in Archaeology and Historic Preservation Award. Projects shall be evaluated based on:

(1)Level of effort needed to preserve the resource;

(2)Historic significance of the resource;

(3)Application of the Secretary of the Interior's Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation;

(4)Local impact of the project and benefit to the community;

(5)Potential to replicate the project in another community;

(6)Additional steps taken to share this history with the public;

(7)Application of state or federal preservation laws.

i. Dorothy Schwieder Excellence in Research Award. Each nomination shall be evaluated on its contribution to knowledge about Iowa history, scholarship, readability, and appropriateness for the intended audience. Eligible works include, but are not limited to, articles in popular periodicals or academic journals, books, dissertations, films, National Register of Historic Places nominations, or online projects. Winners of other State Historical Society of Iowa awards—the George Mills/Louis Noun Award, the Mildred Throne/Charles Aldrich Award, or the Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award—are also eligible for this prize. One award will be given biennially.

21.3(5) and 21.3(6) No change.

[Filed 4/18/19, effective 6/12/19]

[Published 5/8/19]

Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 5/8/19.

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