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Friend of History Award

The deadline for the 2015 award has passed. Information on the next award to be given in 2016 will be available summer 2015.

Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2014

First given in 2005, the Friend of History Award recognizes an institution or organization, or an individual working primarily outside college or university settings, for outstanding support of historical research, the public presentation of American history, or the work of the OAH. Recipients will be selected by the OAH Executive Committee from nominations that should include a statement of no more than five pages describing the nominee’s distinguished contributions and, if for an individual, a CV of no more than five pages. The nomination packet also may contain up to ten additional pages of supporting materials that document the nominee’s distinguished service or letters that support the nomination. Nominations will remain active for two years. Please indicate “2015 Friend of History Award” in the subject line and send materials in Microsoft Word format by midnight (EST) on October 1, 2014 to:

If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation that your nomination has been received within three (3) days of sending, please contact the OAH Committee Coordinator at / 812-855-9650.

OAH Executive Committee Members:

Patricia Limerick, University of Colorado, Boulder, President
Jon Butler, Yale University/University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, President-Elect
Nancy F. Cott, Harvard University, Vice President
Jay S. Goodgold, Independent Investor, Treasurer
Alan M. Kraut, American University, Immediate Past President
Katherine M. Finley, Executive Director, ex officio
Edward T. Linenthal, Executive Editor/Editor, Journal of American History, ex officio

Past Winners