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Merle Curti Social History Award


DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017

One award is given annually to the author of the best book in American social history. Merle Curti was president of the OAH 1951–1952.

Each entry must be published during the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

The award will be presented at the 2018 OAH Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California, April 12–14.
 

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled "2018 Merle Curti Social History Award Entry," must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all submissions postmarked by October 2, 2017.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 2, 2017 and before January 1, 2018. If a bound page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the book must be received by each committee member postmarked no later than January 8, 2018. (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 Merle Curti Social History Award Committee by February 2018. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation.

Members of the Merle Curti Social History Award Committee

Shirley Wajda (Committee Chair)
Curator of History
Michigan State University Museum Cultural Collections Center
570 Red Cedar Road, Room 104
East Lansing MI 48824

Luis Alvarez
University of California, San Diego
Department of History
9500 Gilman Drive, 0104
La Jolla CA 92093-0104

Shirley Jennifer Lim
Department of History, Mailcode 4348
SUNY Stony Brook
1 Nicholls Road
Stony Brook NY 11794-4348

Sharon Salinger
1075 North Sierra Bonita Avenue
Pasadena CA 91104
[Affiliation: University of California, Irvine]

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017

List of Past Winners