The A. Brazier Howell Award recognizes A. Brazier Howell, a charter member of the Society who also served as President, Vice President, Journal Editor and Corresponding Secretary.  Like many early mammalogists, he was first trained as an ornithologist, but soon saw the error in his ways and contributed to many areas of mammalogy, notably in anatomy and systematics.  He was also a talented artist, musician and wood worker.  In 1959, he provided the endowment that is the source of this award, which was first given in 1961.

President W. H. Burt established the Honoraria Committee in 1953 as the Committee on Honoraria for Graduate Students.  Its name was shortened to ‘Honoraria Committee’ in 1968. In 2012, awarding of travel awards was added to the commi

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