The Society for History in the Federal Government is pleased to announce the winners of its annual prize competition. The Society’s prestigious awards recognize exemplary works of history presented in many different formats for many different audiences, all of which further understanding of the history of the federal government. The awards will be presented at the Society’s annual meeting on April 5, at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland. Congratulations to all of our 2012/2013 winners. For more information on the Society for History in the Federal Government and its awards program, go to http://shfg.org/shfg/awards/awards-requirements/
HENRY ADAMS PRIZE
This annual award is given for an outstanding major publication on the history of the federal government.
A. Scott Berg, Wilson (NY: Putnam, 2013)
GEORGE PENDLETON PRIZE
Neil MacNeil and Richard A. Baker, The American Senate: An Insider’s History (NY: Oxford University Press, 2013)
The George Pendleton Award is given to an outstanding major publication produced for or by a federal history program. This award honors the sponsor of the Pendleton Act of 1883 that is associated with the end of patronage for federal employment.
JAMES MADISON PRIZE
This annual award is given for excellence in an article or essay that deals with any aspect of the history of the federal government.
Hidetake Hirota, “The Moment of Transition: State Officials, the Federal Government, and the Formation of American Immigration Policy,” Journal of American History, 99:4 (March 2013), pp. 1092–1108
CHARLES THOMSON PRIZE
This annual award is given for excellence in an article or essay that deals with any aspect of the history of the federal government written in or for a federal history program.
Jennifer Ross-Nazzal, “You’ve Come a Long Way, Maybe: The First Six Women Astronauts and the Media,” in Spacefarers: Images of Astronauts and Cosmonauts in the Heroic Era of Spaceflight, Michael Neufeld, ed. (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2013)
THOMAS JEFFERSON PRIZE
no award presented this year
The Jefferson Prize for 2012/2013 recognizes excellence in documentary editions and research tools within the previous two calendar years.
JOHN WESLEY POWELL PRIZE
Japanese Garden Restoration, Manzanar National Historic Site (NPS, CA)
Career of Kirby Matthew, Region One Historic Preservation Team, USDA Forest Service (FS, MT)
The Powell Prize commemorates the explorer and federal administrator whose work demonstrated early recognition of the importance of historic preservation and historical display. »» Read full announcement
ROGER R. TRASK AWARD
Charlene Bangs Bickford
MARYELLEN TRAUTMAN AWARD
No award in 2013/14
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AWARD
No award in 2013/14