RIT Provost Jeremy Haefner presented Ellen Dunlap, president of the American Antiquarian Society, with the 2012 Isaiah Thomas Award in Publishing during a ceremony Sept. 20 in Worcester, Mass. The award is given annually to a person or an organization for outstanding contributions to the industry. Currently celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding by the patriot printer and publisher Isaiah Thomas himself, the American Antiquarian Society is dedicated to preserving the legacy and advancing the mission of its founder. Its vast and highly accessible collection of history, literature and cultural documents spans the life of America’s people from the colonial era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Thomas (in back) made an appearance at the event.