Justin Winsor Prize (library)

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The Justin Winsor Prize is awarded by the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association for the best library history essay. The award was established in 1978 and named for the American Library Association's first president, Justin Winsor. Winsor (1831–1896) was a prominent writer, historian, and the long-time Librarian at Harvard University.

Award winners[edit]

  • 1979 Dennis Thomison, The Private Wars of Chicago's Big Bill Thompson
  • 1980 Not awarded
  • 1981 Mary Niles Maack, Women Librarians in France: The First Generation
  • 1982 Pamela Spence Richards, Aryan Librarianship: Academic and Research Libraries Under Hitler & Wayne A. Wiegand, British Propaganda in American Libraries, 1914-1917
  • 1983 Robert S. Martin, Maurice F. Tauber's Louis Round Wilson: An Analysis of a Collaboration
  • 1984 Larry Yeatman, Literary Culture and the Role of Libraries in Democratic America: Baltimore, 1815-1940
  • 1985 Not awarded
  • 1986 Ronald Blazek, Adult Education and Economic Opportunity in the Gilded Age: The Library, the Chautauqua, and the Railroads in DeFuniak Springs, Florida
  • 1987 Rosalee McReynolds, American Nervousness and Turn of the Century Librarians
  • 1988 Brother Thomas O'Connor, Library Service to the American Committee to Negotiate Peace and to the Preparatory Inquiry, 1917-1919
  • 1989 Frederick J. Stielow, Librarians, Warriors, and Rapprochement: Carl Milam, Archibald MacLeish, and World War II
  • 1990 John Richardson, Teaching General Reference Work: The Essential Paradigm, 1890-1900
  • 1991 Margaret Stieg, Post-War Purge of the German Public Libraries, Democracy, and the American Reaction
  • 1992 Joanne E. Passet, Men in a Feminized Profession: The Male Librarian, 1887-1921
  • 1993 Not awarded
  • 1994 Not awarded
  • 1995 Not awarded
  • 1996 Wayne A. Wiegand, The Amherst Method: The Origins of the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme
  • 1997 Cheryl Knott Malone, Houston's Colored Carnegie Library, 1907-1922[1]
  • 1998 Not awarded
  • 1999 Christine Pawley, Advocate for Access: Lutie Stearns and the Traveling Libraries of the Wisconsin Free Library Commission, 1895-1914
  • 2000 Not awarded
  • 2001 Not awarded
  • 2002 Marek Sroka The Destruction of Jewish Libraries and Archives in Crakow (Krakow) During World War II
  • 2003 Not awarded
  • 2004 Joyce M. Latham Clergy of the Mind: William S. Learned, the Carnegie Corporation, and the American Library Association
  • 2005 Donald C. Boyd The Book Women of Kentucky: The WPA Pack Horse Library Project, 1935-1943
  • 2006 Not awarded
  • 2007 Dr. Jean L. Preer Promoting Citizenship: Librarians Help Get Out the Vote in the 1952 Presidential Election
  • 2008 Jeremy Dibbell A Library of the Most Celebrated & Approved Authors: The First Purchase Collection of Union College
  • 2009 Richard LeComte Writers Blocked: The Debate Over Public Lending Right in the United States During the 1980s
  • 2010 Dr. Pamela R. Bleisch Spoilsmen and Daughters of the Republic: Political Interference in the Texas State Library during the tenure of Elizabeth Howard West, 1911-1925
  • 2011 Cody White Rising from the Ashes: Lessons Learned from the Impact of Proposition 13 on Public Libraries in California
  • 2012 Ashley Maynor All the World’s Memory: Implications for the Internet as Archive and Portal for Our Cultural Heritage
  • 2013 Nicola Wilson Boots Book-Lovers' library, the Novel, and James Hanley's The Furys (1935)
  • 2014 Kate Stewart The Man in the Rice Paddies Had Something to READ: Military Libraries and Intellectual Freedom in the Vietnam War
  • 2015 Sharon McQueen The Feminization of Ferdinand: Perceptions of Gender Nonconformity in a Classic Children’s Picture Book

See also[edit]

The American Historical Association's Justin Winsor Prize, awarded between 1896 and 1938

External links[edit]

Justin Winsor Prize details American Library Association

[2] 2014 Winner