Our Prizes & Awards

W.Turrentine Jackson Dissertation Award

The W. Turrentine Jackson Award of $750 is given at the Annual meeting of the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch, to the author of the most outstanding dissertation on any aspect of the history of the American West in the twentieth century. All submissions for the 2014 award should be made for a dissertation completed and accepted in 2013. Dissertations under contract or contract consideration are eligible for this award.

By April 01, 2014, individual copies of the dissertation must be sent directly to each member of the selection committee, listed below. The chair of the department must submit a letter certifying that the author has been awarded the degree. The letter of certification should be sent to: Kevin A. Leonard, Executive Director, PCB–AHA , Department of History, MS9061, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225–9061, .

W. Turrentine Jackson [Dissertation] Award Committee
Kelly Lytle Hernandez Chair (2014)
Department of History
University of California, Los Angeles
6265 Bunche Hall, MC 1473
Los Angeles, CA  90095–1473
Laura Barraclough (2015)
American Studies Department
Yale University
PO Box 208236
New Haven, CT  06520
Susan Wladaver–Morgan, (2016)
Pacific Historical Review
2513 NE Skidmore Street
Portaland, OR  97211

W. Turrentine Jackson Prize

The W. Turrentine Jackson Prize is given at annual meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the AHA to a graduate student whose essay on a topic within the fields of concentration of the Pacific Historical Review has been adjudged to be of outstanding quality. The winning essay will be published in the PHR and the author will receive a $750 cash award and plaque. Applicants should submit their essays at any time during the year to David Johnson or Carl Abbott, Managing Editors, Pacific Historical Review.

W. Turrentine Jackson Prize Committee
Carl Abbott
Pacific Historical Review
Portland State University
PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207–0751
David Johnson
Pacific Historical Review
Portland State University
PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207–0751

PCB–AHA Presidents’ Graduate Student Travel Award

The PCB–AHA Presidents’ Graduate Student Travel Award of up to $200 is given to selected graduate students confirmed by the PCB–AHA Conference Program Committee as participants on a session, panel, or roundtable as a presenter (chairing of sessions or panels does not qualify students for travel grants). Priority is given to dissertation–stage doctoral candidates with decreasing priority given to students based on the year of matriculation in their respective Ph.D. programs. Once notified of their acceptance as a presenter in the PCB–AHA Conference, participating graduate students are invited to submit travel fund proposals to the award selection committee.

By April 30, 2014, a travel fund proposal must be sent directly by email to each member of the selection committee, listed below. Proposals must include: an email requesting consideration for the award, including the student’s name, university, the year of matriculation in a Ph.D. program, the candidate‚Äôs current status in her or his program and anticipated date of completion. A copy of the PCB–AHA Conference acceptance letter and a CV must also be included.

PCB–AHA Presidents’ Graduate Student Travel Award Committee
Janet Fireman Chair (2014)
PCB President 2010–2011
California History
Kyle Longley (2015)
PCB President 2011–2013
School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies & School of Politics and Global Studies
Arizona State University
Carl Abbott (2016)
Pacific Historical Review
Portland State University
PO Box 751
Portland, OR  97207–0751

Pacific Coast Branch Award

The Pacific Coast Branch Award of $750 is given annually for the best book that is submitted by a scholar who resides within the states and provinces from which the Branch draws it membership. All submissions for the 2014 award should be made for a book published in 2013. The PCB Award is offered only for first books, and it is usually given to younger scholars. Authors are not eligible for both the PCB Award and the PCB’s Hundley Award. The deadline for submission is April 01, 2014. Copies of the book should be sent directly to members of the selection committee listed below. All other questions or correspondence regarding the award should be sent to: Kevin A. Leonard, Executive Director, PCB–AHA , Department of History, MS9061, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225–9061, .

Pacific Coast Branch Award Committee
Andrew Johns Chair (2014)
Department of History
Brigham Young University
2161 JFSB
Provo, UT  84602
Kathleen Brosnan (2015)
Department of History
University of Oklahoma
455 West Lindsey Street
Norman, OK  73019–2004
Steven Hackel (2016)
University of California, Riverside
c/o Reader Services Department
Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA  91108

Norris and Carol Hundley Award

Norris and Carol Hundley Award of $750 is given annually for the most distinguished book on any historical subject submitted by a scholar who resides within the twenty-two Western states or four Canadian provinces from which the Branch draws its membership. All submissions for the 2014 award should be made for a book published in 2013. It is offered for both first and subsequent books and to young as well as mature scholars. Historians, however, cannot compete simultaneously for the Hundley and PCB Book Awards. Presses should submit nominations for books published in 2013 to each member of the award committee listed below. The deadline for submission is April 01, 2014.

Norris and Carol Hundley Award Committee
Calvin Schemerhorn, Chair (2013–2014)
Arizona State University
975 S. Myrtle Avenue
SHPRS
PO Box 874302
Tempe, AZ  85287–4302
Jennifer Thigpen (2015)
Washington State University
Department of History
PO Box 644030
Pullman, WA  99164-4030
Eileen V. Wallis (2016)
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
1063 Grover Avenue
Glendale, CA  91201

Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award

The Louis Knott Koontz Memorial Award of $750 is given annually for the most deserving contribution to the Pacific Historical Review—a journal of American and Pacific History and the official journal of the Pacific Coast Branch.

The Board of Editors of the Review makes the selection. For further information about the Louis Knot Koontz Memorial Award and submission guidelines, please contact The Board of Editors of the Pacific Historical Review.