Henry Adams Prize (Book)

The Adams Prize is given for an outstanding major publication on the federal government’s history.

This annual award commemorates the author of the classic multi–volume History of the United States written during the administrations of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Adams completed his scholarly work in Washington, where he maintained close contact with the successors of federal officials whose activities he analyzed in his History.

Submission Guidelines
Eligibility
Entries may be narrative histories, edited collections of articles or essays, or any other published historical work of comparable scope. The Adams Prize is given to author(s) and/or editor(s). Entries are judged for value in furthering the understanding of the history of the federal government; quality and thoroughness of research; style and appropriateness of presentation; suitability and rigor of methodology; and use of original and primary materials.
If you have any questions contact the awards chair, Felicia Wivchar on shfg.award@gmail.com




Submission Process

The award is made solely on the basis of the materials submitted to the Henry Adams Prize Committee Members.

1. Nominations should be submitted through Google Forms.

2. Nominations should include a copy of the nominee (s)’s resume or curriculum vitae.

3. One copy of the publication, accompanied by a brief letter stating the qualifications and merits of the nominated work, should be mailed to each member of the Adams Committee by the deadline. Addresses are detailed on the entry form.

Henry Adams Book Prize Committee:

Jessie Kratz

National Archives and Records Administration

Zack Wilske

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Kristin Mattice

Department of Defense



               

Society for History in the Federal Government 
shfg.primary@gmail.com
PO BOX 14139
Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044

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