Lawrence W. Levine Award

The deadline has passed. Information on the 2024 award will be available summer 2023.

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A black and white photograph of Lawrence Levine

The 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, 2022 through December 31, 2022.

The award will be presented at the 2023 OAH Conference on American History in Los Angeles, CA, March 30–April 2.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2023 Lawrence W. Levine Award Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all submissions postmarked by October 1, 2022.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2022 and before January 1, 2023. 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, 2023. (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 2023. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Conference on American History and awards presentation. By applying for this award, you are agreeing to OAH’s use of your data however it is needed in the normal course of business if selected as winner or honorable mention. ​Read our privacy policy here​.

Lawrence W. Levine Award Committee

Flannery Burke (Committee Chair)
6324 San Bonita Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63105
[Affiliation: Saint Louis University]
Please e-mail the title(s) you are submitting for consideration so the committee can verify that all books have been received:

Matthew Sakiestewa Gilbert
University of Arizona
American Indian Studies
218 Harvill Building
1103 East 2nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85721

Catherine Gudis
1342 Lucile Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026
[Affiliation: University of California, Riverside]

Martha J. McNamara
Wellesley College
Art Department
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

Mark Padoongpatt
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender & Ethnic Studies
Box 455027
4505 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5027

Please send as soon as possible to allow for any mail delays that might occur.

List of Past Winners