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Past Award Winners

Charles Thomson Prize

1998
Pfaff, Christine. “Mae Schnurr: A Woman’s Rise to Prominence”. Prologue: The Journal of the National Archives, 29: 3 (Fall 1997): 233-242.

1999
Stine, Jeffrey K. “Environmental Policy during the Carter Presidency” in Fink, Gary and Hugh Davis Graham. The Carter Presidency: Policy Choices in the Post-New Deal Era (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998).

1999 — Special Letter of Commendation
Maione, Michael and James Hall. “Why Seward? The Attack on the Night of April 14, 1865”. Lincoln Herald, 100: 1 (Spring 1998): 29-34.

2000
Reuss, Martin. “The Art of Scientific Precision: River Research in the United States Army Corps of Engineers to 1945”. Technology and Culture, 40: 2 (April 1999): 292-323.

2001
Junod, Suzanne White. “Alternative Drugs: Homeopathy, Royal Copeland, and Federal Drug Regulation.” Pharmacy in History. 42: 1 & 2 (2000):13-35.

Junod, Suzanne White. “An Alternative Perspective: Homeopathic Drugs, Royal Copeland, and Federal Drug Regulation.” Food and Drug Law Journal. 55: 1 (2000):161-183, 2001.

2002
Walker, J. Samuel. “Nuclear Power and Nonproliferation: The Controversy over Nuclear Exports, 1974-1980.” Diplomatic History 25: 2 (Spring 2001):215-249.

2003
Junod, Suzanne White and Lara Marks. “Women’s Trials: The Approval of the First Oral Contraceptive Pill in the United States and Great Britain,” Journal of the History of Medicine, Vol. 57: 117-160 (April, 2002).

2004
Davis,Tim, “Inventing Nature in Washington, D.C.” in Arthur Molella and Joyce Bedi, eds., Inventing for the Environment (Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2003).

2005
No award was given

2006
Nenninger, Timothy K., “John J. Pershing and Relief for Cause in the American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1918,” Army History 61 (Spring 2005).

2007
Pearcy, Matthew, “‘The Ruthless Hand of War’: Andrew A. Humphreys in the Second Seminole War,” Florida Historical Quarterly, Vol. 85, No. 2 (Fall 2006).

2008
Launius, Roger D., “Sphere of Influence: The Sputnik Crisis and the Master Narrative,” Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly, 14, No. 4 (2007): pp. 6–18.

2009
Suzanne White Junod, “FDA and Clinical Drug Trials: A Short History,” in Madhu Davies and Faiz Kermani, eds., A Quick Guide to Clincial Trials: For People Who May Not Know It All, April 2008, 21–51.

2010
No award in 2010.

2011
No award in 2011.

2012
Randy Stone and Jennifer Ross-Nazzal article “The Accidents: A Nation’s Tragedy, NASA’s Challenge,” Wings in Orbit: Scientific and Engineering Legacies of the Space Shuttle, (Washington DC: NASA, 2011)

Roger D. Launius,  “Climate Change and the Space Age:  An Historiographical Review,” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 2 (May/June 2011): 412–427

2013
David W. Waltrop, “An Underwater Ice Station Zebra: Recovering a KH-9 HEXAGON Capsule from 16,400 Feet Below the Pacific Ocean,” Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly, 19:3 (2012): 4–17

2014
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)

2015
No award in 2015

2016
J. Overton, “The Battle of Port Gamble,” Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History (Spring 2015): 24–27

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Award

For outstanding contributions to the study of history of the federal government

1985
Richardson, General William R.

1988
Nelson, Anna Kasten

1994
Hewlett, Richard G.

1998
Skelton, The Honorable Ike

1999
Miller, Page Putnam

2004
Cantelon, Philip L.

2015
Victoria Harden

George Pendleton Prize

1998
Watson, Robert J. Into the Missile Age, 1956-1960. (Washington: History Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1997).

1999
Ford, Harold P. CIA and the Vietnam Policymakers: Three Episodes 1962-1968. (Langley, VA: History Staff, Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, 1998).

2000
Swanson, Glen E. ‘Before this decade is out…’: Personal Reflections on the Apollo Program. NASA History Series (Washington: History Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1999).

2001
Cameron, Rebecca Hancock. Training to Fly: Military Flight Training, 1907-1945. (Washington: Air Force History and Museums Program, 1999).

2002
Wolff, Wendy, ed. Capitol Builder: The Shorthand Journals of Montgomery C. Meigs, 1853-1859, 1861. (Senate Document 106-20) (Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2001).

2003
Leighton, Richard M. Strategy, Money, and the New Look, 1953-1956, Vol. III, History of the Department of Defense (Washington, DC: Historical Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2001).

2004
Dick, Steven J. Sky and Ocean Journal: The U.S. Naval Observatory, 1830-2000 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003).

2005
Davis, Timothy, Todd A. Croteau, and Christopher Marston, eds. America’s National Park Road and Parkways: Drawings from the Historic American Engineering Record (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004).

Ferren, John. Salt of the Earth, Conscience of the Court: The Story of Justice Wiley Rutledge (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004).

2006
Schneller, Jr., Robert J. Breaking the Color Barrier: The U.S. Naval Academy’s First Black Midshipmen and the Struggle for Racial Equality (New York: New York University Press, 2005).

2007
Remini, Robert V., The House: The History of the House of Representatives (New York: The Library of Congress, Smithsonian Books, and HarperCollins, 2006).

2008
Ritchie, Donald, Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932 (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2007).

2009
John Parascandola, Sex, Sin, and Science: A History of Syphilis in America (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008)

2010
Kristin L. Ahlberg, Transplanting the Great Society: Lyndon Johnson and Food for Peace (University of Missouri Press, 2008)

2011
William P. Leeman, The Long Road to Annapolis: The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010)

2012
George C. Daughan, 1812: The Navy’s War (New York:  Basic Books, 2011)

2013
Allan Ryan, Yamashita’s Ghost: MacArthur’s Justice, and Command Accountability (Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas, 2012)

2014
Neil MacNeil and Richard A. Baker, The American Senate: An Insider’s History (NY: Oxford University Press, 2013)

2015
Mark A. Bradley, A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior (Basic Books)

2016
William B. McAllister, Joshua Botts, Peter Cozzens, and Aaron W. Marrs, Toward “Thorough,Accurate, and Reliable”: A History of the Foreign Relations of the United States Series  (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of State, 2015)

Henry Adams Prize

1984
England, J. Merton. A Patron for Pure Science: The National Science Foundation’s Formative Years, 1945-57. (Washington: National Science Foundation, 1982).

1985
Rearden, Steven L. History of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Volume 1: The Formative Years, 1947-1950. (Washington: Historical Office, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 1984).

1986
Gross, Charles Joseph, United States Air Force, Office of Air Force History. Prelude to the Total Force: The Air National Guard, 1943-1969. General Histories (Washington: Office of Air Force History, United States Air Force, 1985).

1987
Kammen, Michael G. A Machine That Would Go of Itself: The Constitution in American Culture. (New York: Knopf, 1986).

1988
Anders, Roger M. Forging the Atomic Shield: Excerpts from the Office Diary of Gordon E. Dean. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987).

1988 — Honorable Mention
Maurer, Maurer. United States Air Force, Office of Air Force History. Aviation in the U.S. Army, 1919-1939. General Histories. (Washington: Office of Air Force History, U.S. Air Force, 1987).

1989
Byrd, Robert C. and Mary Sharon Hall. The Senate, 1789-1989: Volume 1. Addresses on the History of the United States Senate. Senate document, 100-20. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1988).

1990
Hewlett, Richard G. and Jack M. Holl. Atoms for Peace and War, 1953-1961: Eisenhower and the Atomic Energy Commission. California Studies in the History of Science, v. 3. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989).

1990 — Honorable Mention
Hammond, William M. Public Affairs: The Military and the Media, 1962-1968. United States Army in Vietnam. (Washington: Center for Military History, United States Army, 1988).

1991
Harden, Victoria Angela. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: History of a Twentieth-Century Disease. The Henry E. Sigerist Series in the History of Medicine, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990).

1992
Ritchie, Donald A. Press Gallery: Congress and the Washington Correspondents. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991).

1993
Cosmas, Graham A. and Albert E. Cowdrey. The Medical Department: Medical Service in the European Theater of Operations. United States Army in World War II. The Technical Services, (Washington: Center of Military History, United States Army, 1992).

1994
McCurdy, Howard E. Inside NASA: High Technology and Organizational Change in the U.S. Space Program. New Series in NASA History, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993).

1995
Shallat, Todd A. Structures in the Stream: Water, Science, and the Rise of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. American Studies Series, (Austin: University of Texas, 1994).

1996
Hamm, Richard F. Shaping the Eighteenth Amendment: Temperance Reform, Legal Culture, and the Polity, 1880-1920. Studies in Legal History, (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1995).

1997
Kyvig, David E. Explicit and Authentic Acts: Amending the U.S. Constitution, 1776-1995. (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1996).

Bean, Jonathan J. Beyond the Broker State: Federal Policies Toward Small Business, 1936-1961. Business, Society, and the State, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996).

1998
Holl, Jack M.,Richard G. Hewlett and Ruth R. Harris. Argonne National Laboratory, 1946-1996. (Champagne, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1997).

1999
McCelland, Linda Flint. Building the National Parks: Historic Landscape Design and Construction. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998).

2000
Pearlman, Michael D. Warmaking and American Democracy: The Struggle over Military Strategy, 1700 to the Present. Modern War Studies, (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1999).

2001
Rudgers, David F. Creating the Secret State: The Origins of the Central Intelligence Agency, 1943-1947. (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2000).

2002
Worster, Donald. A River Running West: The Life of John Wesley Powell (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).

2003
Atkinson, Rick. An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 (New York: Henry Holt, 2002).

Gardner, Michael R. Harry Truman and Civil Rights: Moral Courage and Political Risks (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2002).

2004
Kraut, Alan. Goldberger’s War: The Life and Work of a Public Health Crusader (New York : Hill & Wang, 2003).

Smith, Neil. American Empire: Roosevelt’s Geographer and the Prelude to Globalization ( Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2003).

2006
Kaplan, Alice. The Interpreter (New York: Free Press, 2005).

2007
Nelson, Craig, Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations (New York: Viking, 2006).

2008
Harris, William C., Lincoln’s Rise to the Presidency (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 2007).

2009
Kathleen Burk, Old World,New World: Great Britain and America from the Beginning (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2008).

2010
John Prados, Vietnam: The History of an Unwinnable War, 1945–1975 (University of Kansas Press, 2009)

2011
Susan Dunn, Roosevelt’s Purge: How FDR Fought to Change the Democratic Party (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010)

2012
John V. Quarstein, The Monitor Boys: The Crew of the Union ’s First Ironclad (Charleston, South Carolina: The HistoryPress, 2011)

2013
Walter Stahr, Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man (New York:  Simon and Schuster, 2012)

2014
A. Scott Berg, Wilson (NY: Putnam, 2013)

2015
J. Douglas Smith, On Democracy’s Doorstep: The Inside Story of How the Supreme Court Brought “One Person, One Vote” to the United States (Hill and Wang)

2016
Lisa McGirr, The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State (W.W. Norton, 2015)

James Madison Prize

1984
Guzda, Henry P. “Social Experiment of the Labor Department: The Division of Negro Economics.” Public Historian, 4: 4 (Fall 1982): 7-37.

1986
Lear, Linda J. “Boulder Dam: A Crossroads in Natural Resource Policy.” Journal of the West, 24: 4 (October 1985): 82-94.

1987
Warren-Findlay, Janelle. “Passports to Change: The Resettlement Administration’s Folk Song Sheet Program, 1936-1937.” Prospects (Great Britain), 10 (1985): 197-241.

1988
Pitcaithley, Dwight T. “Historic Sites: What Can Be Learned From Them?” History Teacher, 20: 2 (February 1987): 207-219.

1989
Fries, Sylvia D. “2001 to 1994: Political Environment and the Design of NASA’s Space Station System.” Technology and Culture, 29: 3 (July 1988): 568-593.

1990
Ritchie, Donald A. “The Loyalty of the Senate: Washington Correspondents in the Progressive Era.” The Historian, 51: 4 (Summer 1989): 574-591.

1991
Walker, J. Samuel. “Reactor at the Fault: The Bodega Bay Nuclear Power Plant Controversy, 1958–1964 — A Case Study in the Politics of Technology.” Pacific Historical Review, 59: 3 (August 1990): 323-348.

1992
Stine, Jeffrey K. “Environmental Politics in the American South: The Fight Over the Tennessee–Tombigbee Waterway.” Environmental History Review, 15: 1 (Spring 1991): 1–24.

1993
Hacker, Barton C. “Writing the History of a Controversial Program: Radiation Safety, the AEC, and Nuclear Weapons Testing.” Public Historian, 14: 1 (Winter 1992): 31–53.

1994
Litoff, Judy Barrett and David Smith. “To the Rescue of the Crops: The Women’s Land Army during World War II.” Prologue: The Journal of the National Archives, 25: 4 (Winter 1993): 347–361.

1995
Launius, Roger D. “NASA and the Decision to Build the Space Shuttle, 1969-1972.” The Historian, 57: 1 (Autumn 1994): 17–34.

1996
di Giacomantonio, William C. “For the Gratification of a Volunteering Society: Antislavery and Pressure Group Politics in the First Federal Congress.” Journal of the Early Republic, 15: 2 (Summer 1995): 169–197.

1996 — Honorable Mention
Launius, Roger D. “A Western Mormon in Washington, D.C.: James C. Fletcher, NASA, and the Final Frontier.” Pacific Historical Review, 64: 2 (May 1995): 217–241.

1997
Papenfuse, Eric R. “Unleashing the ‘Wildness’: The Mobilization of Grassroots Antifederalism in Maryland.” Journal of the Early Republic, 16: 1 (Spring 1996): 73–106.

1997 — Honorable Mention
Kehoe, Terence. “You alone have the answer: Lake Erie and Federal Water Pollution Control, 1960-1972.” Journal of Policy History, 8: 4 (1996): 440–469.

1998
Wood, Kirsten E. “One Woman So Dangerous to Public Morals: Gender and Power in the Eaton Affair.” Journal of the Early Republic, 17: 2 (Summer 1997): 237–275.

1999
Bradley, Mark. “SUBMISS: The Mysterious Death of the USS Scorpion.” Journal of America’s Military Past, 15: 1 (Spring 1998 — Summer 1998): 5–30.

2000
Kessler-Harris, Alice. “In the Nation’s Image: The Gendered Limits of Social Citizenship in the Depression Era.” Journal of American History, 86: 3 (December 1999): 1251–1279.

Merrill, Karen R. “In Search of the ‘Federal Presence’ in the American West.” Western Historical Quarterly, 30:4 (Winter 1999): 449–473.

2001
Cannon, Brian Q. “Power Relations: Western Rural Electric Cooperatives and the New Deal.” The Western Historical Quarterly, 31: 2 (Summer 2000):133–160.

2002
Hickel, K. Walter. “War, Region, and Social Welfare: Federal Aid to Servicemen’s Dependents in the South, 1919-1921.” Journal of American History (March 2001): 1362–1391.

2003
Thompson, Lanny. “The Imperial Republic: A Comparison of the Insular Territories Under U.S. Dominion After 1898,” Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 71, No. 4: 535–574 (November, 2002).

2004
Storrs, Landon R.Y., “Red Scare Politics and the Suppression of Popular Front Feminism: The Loyalty Investigation of Mary Dublin Keyserling,” Journal of American History (September 2003), 491–524.

2005
Hart, Justin, “Making Democracy Safe for the World: Race, Propaganda, and the Transformation of U.S. Foreign Policy during World War II,” Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 73, No. 1, 49–84.

2006
Loss, Christopher P. “‘The Most Wonderful Thing Has Happened to Me in the Army’: Psychology, Citizenship, and American Higher Education in World War II,” Journal of American History, Vol. 92, No. 3 (December 2005).

2007
Ashenmiller, Joshua, “The Alaska Oil Pipeline as an Internal Improvement, 1969-1973,” Pacific Historical Review, Vol. 75, No. 3 (August 2006).

2008
Edling, Max M., “‘So Immense a Power in the Affairs of War’: Alexander Hamilton and the Restoration of Public Credit,” William and Mary Quarterly, LXIV, 2 (April 2007), pp. 287-326.

2009
Kathleen Burk, Old World,New World: Great Britain and America from the Beginning (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2008).

2010
Fabio Arcila, Jr., “The Framers’ Search Power: The Misunderstood Statutory History of Suspicion and Probable Cause,” Boston College Law Review, Vol. L, No. 2, March 2009.

2011
Eric S. Yellin, “‘It Was Still No South to Us’: African American Civil Servants at the Fin de Siècle,” Washington History, the Journal of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

2012
Kevin Adams and Khal Schneider, “‘Washington is a Long Way Off’: The Round Valley War and the Limits of Federal Power on a California Indian Reservation,” Pacific Historical Review, vol. 80 (4), May 2010

2013
Audra Jennings, “‘An Emblem of Distinction,’ The Politics of Disability Entitlement, 1940–1950,” Veterans’ Policies, Veterans’ Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States, ed. Stephen R. Ortiz.  Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2012, 94–116

2014
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

2015
Beth Lew-Williams, “Before Restriction Became Exclusion: America’s Experiment in Diplomatic Immigration Control,” Pacific Historical Review 83:1 (Feb. 2014), pp. 24–56

2016
Jennifer Bess, “The Price of Pima Cotton: The Cooperative Testing and Demonstration Farm at Sacaton, Arizona, and the Decline of the Pima Agricultural Economy, 1907–1920,” Western Historical Quarterly 46 (Summer 2015): 171–189

Brandon C. Davis, “Defending the Nation, Protecting the Land: Emergency Powers and the Militarization of American Public Lands,” in Proving Ground: Militarized Landscapes, Weapons Testing, and the Environmental Impact of U.S. Bases, ed. Edwin A. Martini (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015)

John Wesley Powell Prize

1986
Visiting Officer Quarters, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base (Historical Preservation)

USS Arizona Memorial historical display (Historical Exhibit)

1989
DeWitt Stetten, Jr. Museum of Medical Research at the National Institute of Health historical display

1990
U.S. Soil Conservation Service, Cultural Resource Management Training Program

1991
Commission on the Bicentennial of the U. S. Senate and Office of the Senate Curator

1993
Iraci, Thomas J., Paul Keller and Gerald W. Williams. “A Letter Home,” A documentary videotape in the exhibit “Windows on the Past” at the Umpqua National Forest historical display

1997
Bredhoff, Stacey, Michael Jackson, Christina Rudy Smith, and James D. Zeender. American Originals (historical display), an Exhibit in the Rotunda of the National Archives and Records Administration

1999
Library of Congress. Religion and the Founding of America, an Exhibit in the Library of Congress

1999 — Honorable Mention
San Francisco Maritine National Historical Park, National Park Service. “Found! The Wreck of the Frolic,” an Historical exhibit and video at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

2000
General Services Administration. Northeast and Caribbean Region. United States Post Office and Courthouse, Calle Recento Sur, San Juan, Puerto Rico, restoration and adaptive reuse of the United States Post Office and Courthouse, Calle Recento Sur, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2001
National Park Service, Richmond National Battlefield Park. Visitor Center at Treddgar Iron Works, Richmond Virginia, Three Floors of Exhibits

2002
National Park Service, Ulysses S. Grant Historic Site, St. Louis, MO. Restoration of White Haven to its 1875 Appearance

2003
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. “September 11: Bearing Witness to History,” Washington, DC.

2004
National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation for “Adapting Historic Structures to Serve Modern Needs: The Rehabilitation of the McGraw Ranch,” Rocky Mountain National Park

2005
Museum Programs, National Archives and Records Administration: Archives I: “The Public Vaults”

National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, “The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age”

2006
The HARTRAMPF Team and The National Park Service, Southeast Region, for the Preservation and Rehabilitation of Moton Field and the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site

2007
USDA Forest Service, “The Greatest Good: A Forest Service Centennial Film” (2006)

2008
Rehabilitation of the 1875 Pioneer Courthouse, Portland, OR, U.S. General Services Administration

2009
Robert Arrighi, “Altitude Wind Tunnel at NASA Glenn Research Center: An Interactive History” DVD.

2010
Division of Historic Preservation, Bandelier National Monument, National Park Service, Los Alamos, New Mexico

2011
“Cargo is King” at the San Francisco Maritime Museum, National Park Service, San Francisco, CA, submitted by Richard Everett, exhibit curator

“Lost on the Reef” Maritime Heritage Exhibit, Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument’s Mokupapapa Discovery Center, Hilo, Hawaii, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, submitted by Dr. Kelly Gleason

2012
General Services Administration, John W. McCormack U.S. Post Office and Courthouse Rehabilitation Project

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Carr Cabin Stabilization and Repair Project

2013
What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? Exhibit at the National Archives – Alice Kamps, National Archives

Fort Vancouver Mobile Project (app): “Kanaka” Module – Dr. Brett Oppegaard, Washington State University Vancouver, and Greg Shine, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

2014
Japanese Garden Restoration, Manzanar National Historic Site (NPS, CA)

2015
“Task Force Ranger and the Battle of Mogadishu,” Airborne & Special Operations Museum, 100 Bragg Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historic Park, Visitor Education Center, Interpretive Permanent Exhibits. Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front NH, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 300, National Park Service, Richmond, CA 94804

2016
Minidoka NHS Guard Tower Reproduction. Minidoka NHS Guard Tower Reproduction. Department of Construction Management, College of Engineering, Boise State University

Veterans Administration West Los Angeles Campus Building 209 Rehabilitation:  Veterans Administration

Maryellen Trautman Award (formerly the President’s Award)

1991
Roger M. Anders

1992
Maryellen Trautman

1993
Rebecca Handcock Cameron

1994
Roger R. Trask

1995
Kevin Ruffner and William S. Dudley

2004
Sharon Gibbs Thibodeau, for outstanding contributions to the Society, especially preparation of the 2003 Directory of Federal Historical Programs and Activities

2008
Henry J. Gwiazda II, for outstanding service to the Society, specifically his decade of service as Chair of the Awards Program, 1999–2008, and his contributions to the Executive Council

2009
Charles Downs — For his distinguished service to the Society since 1982, as its official photographer, as the Society’s archivist, and for his many contributions to a variety of Society events and activities.

2011
Benjamin Guterman, for redesign of SHFG web site, co-editorship of The Federalist, and founding editor of Federal History journal

Thomas Jefferson Prize

1987
Berlin, Ira. Freedom, A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, Series 1, Volume 1: The Destruction of Slavery. (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985).

1988
Haines, Gerald K. A Reference Guide to United States Department of State Special Files. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985).

1989
Bowling, Kenneth R. and Helen E. Veit. Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America, 4 March 1789 — 3 March 1791, Volume 9: The Diary of William Maclay and Other Notes on Senate Debates. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988).

1990
Jacob, Kathryn Allamong and Bruce A. Ragsdale. United States Congress Joint Committee on Printing. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-1989: The Continental Congress, September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788, and the Congress of the United States, from the First through the One Hundredth Congresses, March 4, 1789, to January 3, 1989, inclusive. Senate document, 100–134. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1989).

1991
Berlin, Ira. Freedom, A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, Series 1, Volume 3: The Wartime Genesis of Free Labor: The Lower South. (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990).

1992
Manuscript Division. Library of Congress. W. Averell Harriman: A Register of His Papers in the Library of Congress. Registers of Papers in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, (Washington: Library of Congress, 1991).

1993
Dudley, William S., Naval Historical Center (U.S.). The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History, Volume 2: 1813. (Washington: Naval Historical Center, Dept. of Navy, 1992).

1994
Haines, Gerald K. and David A. Langbart. Unlocking the Files of the FBI: A Guide to its Records and Classification System. (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 1993).

Johnson, John W. Historic U.S. Court Cases, 1690-1990: An Encyclopedia. American Law and Society, v. 2. (New York: Garland Pub, 1992).

1995
Berlin, Ira, Steven F. Nukker, Joseph P. Reidy, and Leslie S. Rowland. Freedom, A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867, Series 1, Volume 2: The Wartime Genesis of Free Labor: The Upper South. (Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993).

1996
Kvasnicka, Robert M. The Trans-Mississippi West, 1804-1912: Part 1, A Guide to Records of the Department of State for the Territorial Period. (Washington: National Archives and Records Administration Trust Fund Board, 1993).

Kvasnicka, Robert M. The Trans-Mississippi West, 1804-1912: Part 2, A Guide to Records of the Department of Justice for the Territorial Period. (Washington: National Archives and Records Administration Trust Fund Board, 1994).

Shugart, Sharon Luvois. The Hot Springs of Arkansas through the Years, 1803-1996. (Hot Springs, AR: Hot Springs National Park, National Park Service, 1996).

Shugart, Sharon Luvois. Finding Aid to the Hot Springs National Park Architectural\Technical Drawing and Map Collection, 1875-1990. (Hot Springs, AR: Hot Springs National Park, National Park Service, 1996).

1997
Giunta, Mary A., J. Dane Hartgrove, and Mary–Jane M. Dowd. The Emerging Nation: A Documentary History of the Foreign Relations of the United States under the Articles of Confederation, 1780-1789; volume one, Recognition of Independence. (Washington, D.C.: National Historical Publications and Records Commission, 1996).

Giunta, Mary A., J. Dane Hartgrove, and Mary–Jane M. Dowd. The Emerging Nation: A Documentary History of the Foreign Relations of the United States under the Articles of Confederation, 1780-1789; volume two, Trials and Tribulations, 1780-1785. (Washington, D.C.: National Historical Publications and Records Commission, 1996).

Giunta, Mary A., J. Dane Hartgrove, and Mary–Jane M. Dowd. The Emerging Nation: A Documentary History of the Foreign Relations of the United States under the Articles of Confederation, 1780-1789; volume three, Toward Federal Diplomacy, 1780-1789. (Washington, D.C.: National Historical Publications and Records Commission, 1996).

1998
National Archives and Records Administration. Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1995), 3 volumes.

1999
Smith, Paul Hubert and Ronald M. Gephart. Letters of Delegates to Congress 1774-1789, Volume 25: March 1, 1788-July 25, 1789 with Supplement, 1774-87. (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1998).

2001
Logsdon, John M., Ray A. Williamson, Roger D. Launius, Russell J. Acker, Stephen J. Garber, and Jonathan L. Friedman. Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program, Volume 4: Accessing Space. NASA History Series, (Washington, D.C.: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Division, Office of Policy and Plans, 1999).

2002
Johnson, John W. Historic U.S. Court Cases: An Encyclopedia. 2 vols., 2nd Edition. (New York: Routledge, 2001).

2003
Chase, Philander D. (Series Ed.) and Christine Sternberg Patrick, (Ed.). The Papers of George Washington, Presidential Series, Vol. 11: August 1792 to January 1793 (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2002).

2004
Cantrovich, James T. United States Army Unit and Organizational Histories: A Bibliography (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2003).

2005
Bickford, Charlene Bangs, Kenneth R. Bowling, William Charles di Giacomantonio, and Helen E. Veit, eds., Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America: Correspondence: Vol. 15, March -May 1789; Volume 16. June – August, 1789; Vol. 17, September-November, 1789 (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004).

2005 — Certificate of Commendation
Shulman, Holly, ed. The Dolley Madison Edition (Charlottesville, VA: Rotunda/University of Virginia Press, 2004).

2007
Office of the Historian, Department of State, Steven E. Phillips, ed., and Edward C. Keefer, gen.ed., Foreign Relations of the United States: 1969-1976, Vol. XVIII: China, 1969-1972 (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2006).

2008
Carter, Susan B., Scott S. Gartner, Michael B. Haines, Alan L. Olmstead, Richard Sutch, Gavin Wright, General Eds., Historical Statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to the Present. Millennial Edition, 5 volumes. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006)

2009
Marc Rothenberg, ed., The Papers of Joseph Henry: Vol. 11, The Smithsonian Years: January 1866–May 1878 (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution in association with Science History Publications/USA, 2007).

2010
Timothy P. Mulligan, comp., Rebecca L. Collier, Judith A. Koucky, and Patrick R. Osborn, eds., World War II: Guide to Records Relating to U.S. Participation (National Archives and Records Administration, 2008)

2011
John M. Carland, editor, Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume VIII: Vietnam, January–October 1972 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2010)

2012
Jonathan White, editor, Guide to Research in Federal Judicial History (Washington , DC : Federal Judicial Center, 2010)

2013
Charlene Bangs Bickford, Kenneth R. Bowling, Helen E. Veit, and William C. diGiacomantonio, eds. Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America, 4 March 1789–3 March 1791, Correspondence: Second Session, Volumes XVIII–XX. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012

2014
National Historical Publications and Records Commission submission:  http://www.founders.archives.gov

2015
A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867: Series 3, Volume 2: Land and Labor, 1866–67, edited by Rene’ Hayden, et al.

The Naval Documents of the American Revolution, Volume 12, edited by Michael J. Crawford, et al. receives honorable mention.

Roger Trask Award

2009 – Roger Launius, Smithsonian Institution

2010 – Richard Baker, Senate Historian Emeritus

2011 – Philip L. Cantelon, History Associates Inc.

2012 – Raymond Smock, Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies

2013 – Pete Daniel, National Museum of American History (retired)

2014 – Charlene Bickford, First Federal Congress Project