J. Franklin Jameson Award Recipients

The Jameson Award was established by Council 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, 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. To be eligible for consideration, works must be of a scholarly, historical nature; review or journal editing is not eligible.


Dr. Wendy Childs, Mr. John Taylor, and Mr. Leslie Watkiss, The St Albans Chronicle: The Chronica Maiora of Thomas Walsingham, Vol. II: 1394-1422 (Clarendon Press and Oxford Univ. Press)


Dr. Pamela O. Long, Dr. Alan M. Stahl, and Dr. David McGee, The Book of Michael of Rhodes: A Fifteenth-Century Maritime Manuscript, 3 vols. (MIT Press)


Dr. Jean Fagan Yellin, The Harriet Jacobs Family Papers (Univ. of North Carolina Press)


Dr. Ronald Hoffman, Ms. Sally D. Mason, and Dr. Eleanor S. Darcy, Dear Papa, Dear Charley: The Peregrinations of a Revolutionary Aristocrat (Maryland Hist. Soc., Maryland State Archives, and Univ. of North Carolina Press for the Omohundro Inst. of Early American History and Culture)


Dr. Rolena Adorno and Mr. Patrick Charles Pautz, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: His Account, His Life, and the Expedition of Pánfilo de Narváez, three volumes (Univ. of Nebraska Press)


Mr. Richard A. Ryerson, Adams Family Correspondence, vols. 5 and 6(Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press), and others from the Adams Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society


Dr. Gary Moulton, The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 5 vols, including an atlas vol. (Univ. of Nebraska Press)


Dr. Ira Berlin, Dr. Joseph P. Reidy, and Dr. Leslie S. Rowland, Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, Series II: The Black Military Experience (Cambridge Univ. Press)


Dr. Harold C. Syrett, The Papers of Alexander Hamilton (Columbia Univ. Press)