Society for History
in the Federal Government

Henry Adams Prize (Book)

The Adams Prize commemorates the author of the classic multi–volume History of the United States 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. This annual award is given for an outstanding major publication on the federal government’s history.

2018 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 an individual or to principal collaborators. Entries are judged for value in furthering the understanding and 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.
In addition to the general requirements, nominated works must have been published in the calendar year immediately preceding the spring awards.




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 November 16:

  1. Jessie Kratz, 904 I St. SE, Washington, DC, 20003
  2. Zack Wilske, 328 11th St. SE, Unit 1, Washington, DC, 20003
  3. Kristin Mattice 220 20th St S, Apt 408, Arlington, VA, 22202


The Adams Prize commemorates the author of the classic multi–volume History of the United States 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.

               

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