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Lawrence W. Levine Award

The deadline for the 2016 award has passed. Information on the 2017 award will be available summer 2016.


Lawrence W. LevineThe Lawrence W. Levine Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book in American cultural history. Lawrence W. Levine was president of the OAH (1992–1993).

Each entry must be published during the period January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.

The award will be presented at the 2016 OAH Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, April 7–10.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2016 Lawrence W. Levine Award,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all submissions postmarked by October 1, 2015.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2015 and before January 1, 2016. If a bound page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the book must be sent to each committee member postmarked no later than January 7, 2016. (Please see “Submission Policy” at right.)

If a book carries a copyright date that is different from the publication date, but the actual publication date falls during the correct timeframe making it eligible, please include a letter of explanation from the publisher with each copy of the book sent to the committee members.

The final decision will be made by the Lawrence W. Levine Award Committee by February 2016. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation.

Lawrence W. Levine Award Committee

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff (Committee Chair)
Department of History
245 Gambrell Hall
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208

Jon T. Coleman
52744 Westgate Drive
South Bend IN 46635
[Affiliation: University of Notre Dame]

Carolyn Eastman
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of History
811 South Cathedral Place
Richmond VA 23284

R. A. Lawson
Humanities - PMB #2203
Dean College
99 Main Street
Franklin MA 02038

Karen Sanchez-Eppler
English Department
Box 5000
Amherst College
Amherst MA 01002-5000


List of Past Winners