East Tennessee State University professor Ted Olson received the Ramsey Award for Lifetime Achievement. Olson is a professor in the Department of Appalachian Studies in East Tennessee State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, the author of numerous works in his field, and a music historian who has seven Grammy nominations. (photo credit: ETSU)

The Ramsey award, named for ETHS founder Dr. J.G.M. Ramsey, is reserved for one individual annually, who, over the course of a lifetime, has made outstanding contributions to the understanding and preservation of East Tennessee history.