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    NSA Honorary Lifetime Membership Award

    • for long, dedicated service to the NSA and/or outstanding contribution to stereoscopy
    • recipients are determined by the NSA Board of Directors
    • not necessarily given annually
    2021Russell Norton
    2018Lawrence Kaufman
    2017William H. (Bill) Moll
    2012John Dennis
    2012Sylvia Dennis (deceased 11/26/14)
    2010Gordon D. Hoffman
    2004John Waldsmith
    1999Lois Waldsmith (who also won the Robert M. Waldsmith award) (deceased)
    1998T.K. “Tex” Treadwell (first year of this award) (deceased)

    The William C. Darrah “Fellow of the NSA” Award

    • for Distinguished Scholarship and Extraordinary Knowledge of Stereoscopy
    • originally called “Fellow of the NSA” – named in 1995
    • selected by the Awards Committee
    • nominations can be made, but only one is chosen each year.
    2022Dr. Melody Davis
    2021Eric Kurland
    2020H. Lee Pratt
    2020Sheldon Aronowitz
    2019Ralph Reilly
    2018Jeremy Rowe
    2017David W. Kuntz
    2016William H. (Bill) Moll
    2015George Themelis
    2014Nicholas M. Graver
    2013Denis Pellerin
    2012Lawrence Kaufman
    2011Albert L. Sieg
    2010Brian May
    2010Elena Vidal
    2009John Weiler
    2008Alexander Klein
    2007Ron Labbe
    2006Leonard A. Walle
    2005Bill C. Walton
    2004Martin and Barbara Mueller (camera designers), SW V28 #5 pg.8
    2003Robert Bloomberg
    2002Brandt Rowles, Former NSA President
    2001Russell Norton
    2000Ray Zone (following his keynote address)
    1999Mary Ann Sell, Former NSA President
    1999Wolfgang Sell
    1998William (Bill) A. Duggan
    1997Paula R. Fleming
    1996Bill Brey
    1995Susan Pinsky
    1995David Starkman
    1994John Dennis Stereo World Editor
    1993John Waldsmith
    1992Norman B. Patterson
    1991Louis and Jewel Smaus (posthumously)
    1990Laurence Wolfe
    1989T.K. “Tex” Treadwell, Former NSA President
    1988Wm. “Russ” Young (also guest speaker in Cincinnati)
    1987Photographic historian/writer/researcher/publisher and frequent Stereo World contributor Peter E. Palmquist, Former NSA President
    1986Frequent Stereo World contributor Richard C. Ryder
    1985Paul Wing
    1984Frederick S. Lightfoot
    1983Dr. William C. Darrah (award named for him in 1995)

    The Robert M. and Lois Waldsmith Award

    • for Meritorious Service and Extraordinary Contribution of Time and Effort to NSA
    • award renamed in 2013; originally named the Robert M. Waldsmith award in 1993
    • Selected by the Awards Committee
    • Nominations can be made, but only one is selected each year
    2022Phyllis Maslin
    2021Steve Berezin
    2020John Bueche
    2019David Starkman
    2018John Waldsmith (2004 – lifetime, 1993 – Darrah, 1984 – Waldsmith with Robert & Lois)
    2017Lee Pratt
    2016Ernie & Sherryl Rairdin
    2015David W. Kuntz
    2014Rich Dubnow
    2013Sylvia Dennis
    2012Barbara Gauche
    2011Ray Zone
    2010Robert D. Shotsberger
    2009Don R. Gibbs, retiring long-time back issues manager
    2008Steve Hughes
    2008Suzanne Hughes
    2007Wolfgang Sell
    2007Mary Ann Sell, Former NSA President
    2006Bill Moll
    2005Harry Richards
    2004Mel Mittermiller for transporting the NSA screen (2004 – 2006)
    2003Lawrence Kaufman, (NSA 2002 Riverside Chairman) former NSA President
    2002Dan Shelley
    2001Paula Fleming
    2000Larry Moor – NSA Past President
    1999Lois Waldsmith (who also became an honorary lifetime member)
    1998Raymond Holstein
    1998Marjorie Holstein
    1998Talbot H. Crane, for many years of volunteer efforts for the Holmes Library
    1998Dorothy Crane, for many years of volunteer efforts for the Holmes Library
    1998Dr. William A. Zucker, for many years of volunteer efforts for the Holmes Library
    1997Andrew Griscom
    1996Mark Willke
    1995Gordon D. Hoffman, Former NSA President
    1994Dave and Robin Wheeler
    1993John Weiler, for 14 years of dedicated service as NSA Secretary (1st year named the Robert M. Waldsmith Award)
    1992Robert G. Duncan
    1991Larry Hess, for work computerizing the NSA Directory as well as several other projects
    1990Linda Carter
    1989Marjorie and Raymond Holstein, for expanding and computerizing the Holmes Library (awarded again in 1998)
    1988The better-late-than-never Stereo World Editor John Dennis
    1987Dr. William A. Zulker, Former curator/librarian of the Holmes Library (awarded again on 1998)
    1986NSA founder Rick Russack
    1985T.K. “Tex” Treadwell, Former NSA President
    1984John, Lois and Robert Waldsmith (the award was named for him in 1993). Lois was awarded again in 1999.
    1983Linda Carter and John Weiler (Linda Carter was awarded again in 1990; John Weiler was awarded again in 1993)

    Special Awards (including “citation for generous financial support”)

    • generally awarded by NSA President in years decided as is merited
    • awarded by Chairman of the Board if given to the NSA President
    2022Phyllis Maslin and Greg Perez
    co-chairing 3D-Con 2022
    2021Lifetime Membership to Russell Norton
    2021Al Sieg, Special Recognition for dedication to the NSA and stereo photography
    2021Steve Berezin
    Chair of 3D-Con 2021
    2020Phyllis Maslin & Greg Perez
    co-chairing 3D-Con 2020
    2019Richard C Ryder for Dedication to NSA and Stereo Photography
    2019Barb Gauche & John Bueche
    co-chairing 3D-Con 2019
    2018Lifetime Membership to Lawrence Kaufman
    2018Barb Gauche & John Bueche
    co-chairing 3D-Con 2018
    2018Michael and Maxine Tubbe
    for their time and expertise redoing the NSA website
    2018Terry Wilson
    3D-Con webmistress for many years
    2017Lifetime Membership to Bill Moll
    2017Steve Berezin
    chairing 3D-Con 2017
    2014Richard C. Ryder for his many feature articles in Stereo World magazine
    2013John Bueche and Barb Gauche
    for chairing 3D-Con
    2012Lifetime Membership to John Dennis & Sylvia Dennis (deceased 11/26/14)
    2010Masuji Suto
    for his work and continual improvements to his fantastic and free software, “StereoPhoto Maker.”
    2010David Sykes
    for his work with the stereo additions to “StereoData Maker” and his work with English translations for “StereoPhoto Maker.”
    2010John Bueche and Barb Gauche
    chairing 3D-Con
    2010Lifetime Membership to Gordon D. Hoffman
    2006Martha McCann
    Continuing Generous Financial Support of the Association
    2006Brian May
    Generous Financial Support of Stereo World
    2005Dave Wheeler
    In Gratitude for Years of dedicated service to the National Stereoscopic Association
    2005Ron Labbe
    NSA Special Award in Grateful Recognition of Generous Contributions to the NSA
    2005Martha McCann
    Continuing Generous Financial Support of the Association
    2005Eddie & Carol Bowers
    In grateful appreciation for charing the 2005 Convention
    2004Mary Ann Sell
    For service as NSA Vice President (1996-2000) and President (2000-2004) Plaque and 1st NSA Medal
    2004Diane Rulien
    Special Recognition for chairing the 2004 convention
    2003Bill Moll
    Greatful Recognition for Charing the NSA 2003 Convention
    2003John Jerit and David Thompson
    Grateful Recognition of Generous Contribution
    2002(President’s Award) Lawrence Kaufman and Mike Aversa for chairing the convention
    2002Cassie Kaufman for convention work
    2001Bob Aldridge for restoration of the Pat Whitehouse show
    2001(President’s Award) Marty Abramson for chairing the 2001 convention
    2000NSA Special Recognition
    Leonard Walle, for the ten years as head of the Awards Committee.
    1999NSA Special Recommendation
    Oliver and Jean Reese of the H.H. Bennett Studio Foundation for the preservation and restoration of one of the last intact sites of America’s great frontier photographer, the H.H. Bennett Studio in Wisconsin Dells (see V25 #1). Besides helping fund a multi-million dollar restoration project with the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Oliver and Jean Dyer Reese (Bennett’s great-granddaughter) have donated a large selection of original Bennett views to the NSA Holmes Library.
    1995Dan Dyckman “Little did anyone realize that your seminal two-page article ‘Single Image Random Dot Stereograms’ in Stereo World, May/June 1990, would serve to stimulate and inspire computer graphics artists and 3-D enthusiasts to experiment with autostereograms all over the world”.
    1995T.K. Treadwell for his careful scholarship and seemingly unlimited energy in completing and publishing the two-volume encyclopedia “Stereographers of the World”. This work is now maintained at the Holmes Library.
    1992Russ Young was again given special recognition for his generous financial support of the organization.
    1991Steve Davidson for his substantial contribution of stock shares and Russ Young for his continuing generous financial support.
    1988Raymond Haines Jr.: “Generous Financial Support of the NSA” for his generous donation to the Holmes Library and Dwight Cummings:”Distinguished Support” for his generous contribution through his company Wy’East Color, of the color preparation and separation materials for the March/April ’88 color issue.
    1987William “Rus” Young was again honored his very generous financial support of the NSA.
    1986William “Rus” Young was again honored his generous financial support of the NSA.
    1985William “Russ” Young was again honored his generous financial support of the NSA.
    1984William “Russ” Young, award for generous financial support.
    1983William “Russ” Young, award for generous financial support.

    The Ray Zone Award

    • for Best Stereo World Article on Historical Stereoscopy
    • renamed in 2013, formerly known as the NSA Award and, prior to that, the Edward B. Berkowitz Award
    • Selected by the Awards Committee
    2022Lynn Marie Mitchell
    “The Western Images of William Richard Cross”
    Stereo World Volume 47, Numbers 1 & 2
    2022Honorable Mention to Ralph Reiley
    “A Tale of Two Cities and the Panama Canal”
    Stereo World Volume 47, Numbers 1, 3 & 4
    2021Bruce Graver
    “Ogle and Edge: Lakeland Stereographers”
    V46 #1
    2021Honorable Mention to Stephen Colwill and Philip Banham
    “Henry Taylor’s
    Photographic Journey Through Rural Brittany”

    V46 #4
    2020Lynn Marie Mitchell
    “Stanley Julius Morrow: Frontier Photographer of the Dakota and Montana Territories”
    V45 #2
    2019Russell Norton
    “Signor Blitz: Master of Magic”
    V44 #3
    2018Denis Pellerin
    his series “European Gems: Stereoviews from Old Europe & the Stories Behind Them”
    2017Paula Fleming
    “R.B. Lewis’ Morning Glories”
    V42 #4
    2016Richard C. Ryder
    “Luftwaffe! Hitler Takes to the Skies – 1 & 2”
    V41 #1 & 2
    2015Keith B. C. Brady & Jean Stacy Gore
    2014“Shimooka Renjo and the Mystery G.A.B. Stereoview Series” by Terry Bennett & Rob Oechsle
    V39 #4
    2013Paula Fleming
    An Olio of Oddities, W.S. Woodin’s Polygraphic Performances
    V38 #1
    2012Ralph Reiley
    Giants in the Sky: Zeppelins
    V37 # 1 & 2
    2011Lorne Shields
    Early Cycling in Stereos
    V36 #6
    2010Paula Richardson Fleming
    The Iridescent World of Bi-colored Stereos
    V35 #1
    2009Ralph Reiley
    The Great War and the First Tanks
    V34 #4
    2008Paul Hickman
    John James Reilly: Catalog, Old Series (1867-75) and Views (1865-70) 2 parts
    V33 #4 & additions V33 #6
    2008 HMBrian May and Elena Vidal
    The London Stereoscopic Company Reborn!
    V 33 #5
    2007Terry Bennett
    Search for Rossier, Early Photographer of China and Japan
    V 32 #4
    2006May & Elena Vidal
    T.R. Williams’ ‘Scenes in our Village’ New Discoveries, New Mysteries
    V31 #4
    2005John Bradley
    Before the Trail Goes Cold… Stereographers in Victorian Matlock
    V30 #3
    2005 HMDel Phillips
    The Peace Jubilees
    V30 #6
    2004Richard C. Ryder
    Kimberley, Ladysmith and Mafeking: A Tale of Three Sieges
    V29 #5&6
    2003Bert M. Zuckerman There Were Soldiers At the Alter
    V28 #6
    2002Richard C. Ryder
    From the Gates of Hell
    V28 #5
    2001Robert King
    L.L. Cupp, Sr. Keystone Salesman and Photographer
    V27 #4
    2000Richard C. Ryder
    The General: A Locomotive’s Legacy
    V26 #4
    2000 HMPaul C. Juhl
    C.L. Wasson: International Views From the Center of Illinois
    V26 #1
    1999Denis Pellerin and Pierre Tavlizki for their continuing column European Gems,
    Stereoviews From Old Europe and the Stories Behind Them
    1999 HMLynn Marie Mitchell
    Daniel Hubbard Cross: Photographer and Musician, 1836-1918
    V25 #6
    1999 HMBert M. Zuckerman
    Charles Bierstadt’s Stereoviews of Tripoli, Egypt and Palestine
    V25 #4
    1998Bert M. Zuckerman
    Edward L. Wilson’s ‘Scenes in the Orient’-the Arabia Series
    V24 #4
    1998 HMNorman Thorpe
    Spokane’s Orrin William Watson
    V24 #1
    1998 HMNorman B. Patterson
    Lotta-Girl of the Golden West
    V24 #2
    1997Lois and Guenther Bauer
    Seneca Ray Stoddard
    V23 #2
    1997 HMRobert G. Wilson
    Notman’s Maple Box
    1996Dan Aquilino
    The Erie Canal in Early Stereoviews
    V22 #6
    1996 HMBert M. Zuckerman
    Nineteenth Century Tourist Views of the Near East
    V22 #5
    1995Norman D. Patterson
    Beaches, Belles & Bathing Costumes
    V21 #4
    1994T.K. Treadwell
    Dr. I.I. Hayes, the First Polar Photographer
    V20 #3
    1994 HMWalter Lewis
    George Lewis: Keystone’s Last Stereographer
    V20 #5
    1993Linda McShane
    The Littleton View Company
    V19 #6
    1992Bill Lee and Jo Shaffer
    Stereo Photography in Salt Lake City
    V18 #3
    Lynn Marie Mitchell
    B.F. Childs’ Images Along Lake Superior
    V18 #6
    1991Mark Dilaura
    3-part series on stereography of Niagara Falls began
    V17 #4
    1990William Brey
    Ten Million Stereo Views A Year
    V16 #6
    1989John Waldsmith
    The Whiting Brothers of Cincinnati
    V15 #5
    1988Richard C. Ryder
    The Great Liners of the North Atlantic
    V14 #5
    1987Bruce Hooper
    Arizona Territorial Stereography
    (4 part series)
    1986Norman D. Patterson
    The Birth of Burlesque In America
    V12 #6
    1985John Dennis
    Seven Billion Windows on the World: View-Master Then & Now
    1984Alan Young
    James Thurlow: Colorado’s Overlooked Photographer
    V10 #6
    1983Peter E. Palmquist
    The Stereographs of Peter Britt
    V8 #2

    The Lou Smaus Award

    • for Best Stereo World Article on Modern Stereoscopy
    • Memorial Award, first awarded in 1988 and named in 1991
    • selected by the Awards Committee
    2022David Kuntz
    "Mirror Stereos"
    Stereo World Volume 47, Number 3
    2021Pascal Martine
    "Restoring Stereoscopic Antiques"
    V46 #5
    2021Honorable Mention to Paul Nesbitt
    "The Art of Stereography"
    V46 #4
    2020Dr. Paul Schenk
    "From Pluto to Arrokoth: How We Got the Most Distant Stereo Images Ever Acquired"
    V45 #6
    2019Lawrence Kaufman
    "Creature from the Black Lagoon Approaches 65"
    V44 #1
    2018Rosalie Chandler
    "Experimental Filmmakers take 3-D to New Dimensions"
    V43 #6
    2017Mark A. Willke
    "The Nightmare Returns Again!"
    V42 #5
    2016Eric Kurland "Paul Terry???s Terryscope"
    V41 #3
    2015Michael Taylor
    "Stereoscopic Images Used as an Aid to Painting"
    V40 #4
    2014 HM"The Lost World of Planterwald"
    by Ringo Schnieder and translator Wolfgang Sell
    V39 #5
    2014"Easy Aerial Hypers with the Fuji W3"
    by Mark A. Willke
    V39 #6
    2013"Waldo Canyon Fire Stereos the Pikes Peak Library"
    by Dan Shelley
    Vol. 38 #4
    2012David W. Kuntz
    An Easy Way to Make Stereo View Cards
    V37 #1
    2011Ray Zone
    Detour to Midnight – Shooting Three Dimensions in the Dark Country
    V36 #1
    2010George Themelis
    Hyper/Hypo fun with the W1
    V35 #6
    2009Robert Thorpe
    The Cedar Rapids Flood of 2008
    V34 #1
    2008 HMJerry Oldaker’s images
    Fantastic Fractals
    V33 #6
    2008David Starkman
    A Beginner’s Guide to Digital 3-D Projection
    V33 #4
    2007William Thompson & Eric De Jong
    NASA’s STEREO Mission
    V32 #1
    2006Rose George
    3-DPRK: A Stereo View into North Korea
    V31 #3
    2005 HMStan White
    IR Dreams
    V30 #6
    2005 HMDimitrios Papadopoulos
    Stereo Adventures: Covering the Athens Olympics
    V30 #5
    2005Ray Zone
    New Technology for Large Format 3-D
    V30 #5
    2004Sheldon Aronowitz and Gary Schacker
    Unseen Ellis Island
    V30 #2
    2003Jerry Chase
    Anaglyphs on the Internet
    V29 #1
    2002Sheldon Aronowitz and John J. Zelenka
    Documenting 9/11 on Depth
    V28 #4
    2001Robert Vance
    The Lenticular Legacy of Harvey Prever
    V27 #5
    2000 HMLawrence Kaufman
    3-D Galapagos
    V26 #5
    2000Boris Starosta
    3-D Goes Into Overdrive
    V26 #6
    1999 HMBoris Starotsa
    On Stereo Imaging of Pixies, Fairies, and Other Ephemera
    V25 #6
    1999Don Marren
    Remembering Noel Archambault: 1961-1998
    V25 #5
    1998 HMGabriel Jacob
    Discovering 3-Discover
    V24 #2
    1998Norman B. Patterson
    Stereo-Optics and John P. Medders
    V24 #4
    1997Mark Willke and Ron Zakowski
    A Close Look Into the Realist Macro Stereo System
    V23 #1
    1996 HMPaul Schenk
    3-D Moons: Hyperstereo of the Outer Solar System
    V22 #1
    1996Don Marrin
    Shooting Wings of Courage, the First 3-D IMAX Drama
    V22 #3
    1995Robert J. Leonard and Ronald J. Leonard
    Stereographing the ’92 Winter Games
    V21 #1
    1994 HMJohn Dennis
    Stereo in Eastbourne
    V20 #4
    1994R.F. Housholder
    Shooting Iceland’s Surprises With a Stereo Spice Rack
    V20 #1
    1993Mark A. Willke
    The Realist Custom
    V19 #2
    1992Albert G. Richards
    3-D Floral Radiographs
    V18 #6
    1991Leon Kosofsky
    A Look in Space and Time: The Apollo Stereo Record
    V17 #3 (1st year named)
    1990Howard L. Taylor
    View-Master Commercial 3-D
    V16 #4
    1989William H. Bonney
    Journey into the Deep Sky
    V16 #3
    1988Norman B. Patterson
    Through the Electron Window
    V14 #1

    Keynote Speakers

    2022Denis Pellerin discussed new London Stereoscopic Company book
    2021Denis Pellerin "Theatricals"
    2021Demetri Portelli "From Hugo to Gemini Man"
    2020Denis Pellerin "That's the Spirit! Ghosts in the Stereoscope and Other Special Effects"
    2020Suzanne Lloyd "The Stereo Photography of Harold Lloyd"
    2019Denis Pellerin "Victorian Working Class Women in the Stereoscope"
    2018Denis Pellerin "Stereoscopic Studios in the Victorian Era"
    2017Chris Casady "Star Wars"
    2016Denis Pellerin (without Brian May) "Crinoline: Fashion's Most Magnificent Disaster"
    2015Dr. Brian May & Denis Pellerin "The Poor Man's Picture Gallery"
    2014Phil "Captain 3D" McNally "Riding the 3D Wave"
    2013Dr. Brian May, Denis Pellerin and Paula Richardson Fleming
    2012Lenny Lipton
    2010Dr. Brian May and Elena Vidal
    2009Charley Van Pelt, retired View-Master photographer/salesman
    2008Phil "Captain 3D" McNally
    2007None, Cowboy Rudy entertained.
    2006Jacques Cote
    2005Anne E. Peterson, Curator of Photography at the The DeGolyer Library.
    2004Murray Lerner, 3-D filmmaker
    2003Bob Zeller (see 1998)
    2002Chris Yewdall of Dynamic Digital Depth, Inc.
    2001none (held ice cream social)
    2000Ray Zone
    1999Dave Ciganko, Fisher Price Director of Product Design (View-Master keynote)
    1998Bob Zeller, author of "The Civil War in Depth"
    1997David G. Hitchcock (longtime View-Master employee)
    1996William (Bill) Ewald (38-year Kodak veteran known as Mr. Stereo)
    1995Tom Baccei (Magic Eye)
    1994Ron Zakowski (43-year David White employee)
    1993Photographic Historian Peter Palmquest
    1992Gary Evans (View-Master Vice President of Creative and Licensing)
    1991Roy Flukinger, Curator of the Harry Ranson Humanities Research Center of the Photography, Theater Arts and Film Collection at the University of Texas in Austin
    1990Thurman (Jack) Naylor, NSA Member whose collection had been featured in Smithsonian Magazine
    1988Wm. "Russ" Young (also named Fellow of the NSA)
    1983Talk by Dr. William C. Darrah, "Towards a Directory of American Stereographers (1854-1940)" (also named fellow of the NSA)