J. Franklin Jameson Award

J. Franklin JamesonThe Jameson Award was established in 1974 to be awarded every five years for outstanding achievement in the editing of historical sources. The prize, which was first offered in 1980, honors J. Franklin Jameson, a founding member of the Association, its president in 1907, longtime managing editor of the American Historical Review, and an influential proponent of historical study. In 2007 the AHA Council made the decision to change the frequency of the award from every five years to biennially.

There is no monetary prize, but the winner receives a certificate in recognition of the award. The general rules for submission are:

  1. To be eligible for consideration, works must be of a scholarly, historical nature; review/journal editing is ineligible. Books with a copyright of 2013 or 2014 are eligible for the 2015 award.
  2. Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted.
  3. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Jameson Award Entry.” Electronic copies may only be sent to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.

Please Note: Entries must be postmarked or transmitted by May 15, 2015, to be eligible for the 2015 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the January 2016 AHA annual meeting in Atlanta.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.

Contact Information for Committee Members

Send one copy to each committee member and complete the prize submission form (above). Entries to Canadian addresses must be sent Delivery Duty Paid.

Lisa Wolverton Raymond Clemens Barbara B. Oberg
Univ. of Oregon Yale University 57 Hodge Rd. 
Dept. of History Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Princeton, NJ 08540
1288 UO PO Box 208240
Eugene, OR 97403 New Haven, CT 06520
Will accept e-book submissions  
at lwolvert@uoregon.edu
Patricia A. Sullivan Daniel Woolf
Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia Queen's Univ., Can.
Dept. of History 351 Richardson Hall
Gambrell Hall, Rm. 245 74 University Ave.
817 Henderson St. Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Columbia, SC 29208 Canada