Waldo G. Leland Prize

Next Award Year: 2016

Waldo G. LelandThis prize, established by the AHA Council in 1981, is offered every five years for the most outstanding reference tool in the field of history. It is named after Waldo G. Leland, a distinguished contributor to bibliographical guides, who served as secretary to the Association from 1909 to 1920. “Reference tool” encompasses bibliographies, indexes, encyclopedias, and other scholarly apparatus. The award is honorific. See the list of past recipients. The general rules for submission are:

  1. Books with an copyright between 2011 and 2015 will be eligible for the prize in 2016.
  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 “Leland Prize Entry.” Electronic copies may be sent only to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.

Please Note: Entries must be received by May 15, 2016, to be eligible for the 2016 competition. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2016 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2017 AHA annual meeting in Denver.

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).

C. Cymone Fourshey Cathy Moran Hajo Frederick E. Hoxie
Bucknell Univ. Ramapo Coll. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dept. of History History Convening Group Dept. of History
1 Dent Dr. Salameno School 309 Gregory Hall
70 Coleman Hall 505 Ramapo Valley Rd. 810 S. Wright St.
Lewisburg, PA 17837 Mahwah, NJ 07430-1680 Urbana, IL 61801-3697
ccf014@bucknell.edu chajo@ramapo.edu hoxie@illinois.edu
D. Bradford Hunt  Rebecca Shumway 
Newberry Library  6 Perry Cir.
Research and Academic Programs Apt. A
60 W. Walton St. Annapolis, MD 21402
Chicago, IL 60610-3305 shumwayrebecca@gmail.com