June 22, 2018

Historic Research & Preservation Award

The National Historic Research and Preservation Awards are presented to individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions in the area of research and preservation of the history of the American Colonial period. The American Colonial period covers the time from the settlement of Jamestown on 13 May 1607, until the Battle of Lexington on 19 April 1775.

Restoration of records, outstanding oral, written or pictorial contributions resulting from Colonial history research or any preservation of Colonial history records may be considered for this award.

The award is a beautiful, embossed certificate with the tricolor insignia of the National Society. The State Society receives the certificate and has it framed for presentation at their award ceremony.

The award year shall be March 1 through February 28 each year. Monetary awards will be given each year consisting of the following:

  1. $50.00 to the candidate selected by each State Society. A State Society may present certificates to additional candidates, but only one entry will be considered each year for a cash award per state. Other candidates submitted will be considered for the Division and National awards.
  2. $250.00 to the one candidate selected in each of the three Divisions. Limit one $250.00 award per year per Division. This winner to be determined by March 15th each year. These three Division winners will be announced and awarded at the National Assembly.
  3. $500.00 to the National winner per year which will be presented at the National Assembly.
  4. Society members may receive certificates but are not eligible for monetary awards.


2015Dr. Alan GallayNational Winner
2014Dr. Elizabeth AlexanderNational Finalist
Meg Hacker, Director, Archival Operations, National Archives at Fort Worth
Betty Shankle, Senior Librarian and Archivist, Fort Worth Public Library
National Finalist
2012Dr. David Narrett, University of Texas at ArlingtonNational Winner
2011Patricia Law Hatcher, Dallas Public Library
2007Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, Dallas Public LibraryNational Winner

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