Paul Green: Honors

Positions Held and Honors and Awards Received

1920

Phi Beta Kappa

1921

Belasco Cup for The No ‘Count Boy

1925

Editor, The Reviewer

1927

Pulitzer Prize for In Abraham’s Bosom

1928-30

Guggenheim Fellowships for Study of European Drama

1934-45

President, American Folk Festival

1940

Membership in National Institute of Arts and Letters

1944

Fellow in American Letters of the Library of Congress

1950

Lecturer on American Theatre for the Rockefeller Foundation, Asia

1950-52 

Executive Commission, U.S. National Committee for UNESCO

1951

Delegate to UNESCO Conference in Paris

1951

Freedom Foundation Medal for Faith of Our Fathers

1952-81

Founder and Advisory Board Member, Institute of Outdoor Drama

1956

Freedom Foundation Medal for Wilderness Road

1956-57

Paul Green Year in Southeastern Theatre Conference

1959-61 

Member, Board of Directors, American National Theatre and Academy

1962

Delegate, International Conference on the Performing Arts, Athens, Greece

1964-69

Advisory Committee, North Carolina School of the Arts

1965

Yale Drama School Fortieth Anniversary Award

1965

Theta Alpha Phi Medallion of Honor – National Honorary Theatre Fraternity

1965

North Carolina Award for Literature

1967

Morrison Award

1967

Freedom Foundation Medal for Texas

1972

Frank Porter Graham Civil Liberties Award

1973

University of North Carolina Distinguished Alumnus Award

1974

National Theatre Conference Citation

1975 Campbell College Distinguished Alumnus
1976 State of North Carolina Distinguished Citizen Award
1977 First North Carolina Writers Conference Author Award
1978 First North Caroliniana Society Award
1978 Dedication of The Paul Green Theatre, UNC-Chapel Hill
1978 American Theatre Association Award for Distinguished Service
1979 Dramatist Laureate of North Carolina
1987 Albert Schweitzer Medal for Artistry
1987 Featured Artist for the Southern Writer’s Symposium at Methodist College
1993 Induction into Broadway’s Theatre Hall of Fame – Gershwin Theatre, NYC
1996 Induction into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame
2000 Named "Pioneer of the Century" for contributions to North Carolina tourism.
2005 Inducted into the North Carolina Educational Hall of Fame

Honorary Doctorates

1941 Western Reserve University
1948 Davidson College
1956 University of North Carolina
1957 Berea College
1957 University of Louisville
1969 Campbell College
1976 North Carolina School of the Arts
1976 Moravian College
1980 Duke University

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