2017 – Mark Foster for his article “New Bedford: Whale Oil Refining Capital,” published in IA Vol. 40, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 51-70
The winner of the 2017 Robert M. Vogel Prize is Mark Foster for his article titled New Bedford: Whale Oil Refining Capital. The 2017 Vogel prize winning article combines effective use of drawings and historic photographs with a detailed description of an industrial process and places the process within a broader historical context. This year’s winner also received research assistance from a 2008 SIA Industrial Heritage Preservation grant.
Delivered at the Annual Business Meeting by Tim Tumberg