Awards

Ellis Hawley Prize

Hugh Davis Graham Award

Thomas H. Critchlow Award

Ellis Hawley Prize

The Ellis Hawley Prize is awarded by the Journal of Policy History for the best article published by a junior scholar in the previous two years in the journal. 

The 2012 winners of the Ellis Hawley Prize for the best article by a journal scholar published in the Journal of Policy History in the period from 2010 to 2012 are Daniel Williams, Assistant Professor of History, University of West Georgia, for "Jerry Falwell's Sunbelt Politics: The Regional Origins of the Moral Majority," Journal of Policy History, Spring 2010, 22:2, pp.125-147; and Peter A. Shulman, Assistant Professor of History, Case Western Reserve University, for "The Making of a Tax Break: The Oil Depletion Allowance, Scientific Taxation, and Natural Resource Policy in the Early Twentienth Century," Journal of Policy History, Summer 2011, 23:3, pp. 281-322.

Hugh Davis Graham Award

In order to honor the late Hugh Davis Graham and to promote research in policy history and political history, the Hugh Davis Graham Research Fund was established in 2004 with initial gifts from friends and family. This fund will provide research stipends for graduate students and established scholars doing archival research in policy and political history. Doctoral students, junior scholars, and senior scholars will be eligible for support from this fund.

Hugh Davis Graham (1936-2002) was educated in the public schools of Nashville, Tennessee. He attended Yale University (BA 1958), and Stanford University (PhD 1964). After tours of duty in the U.S. Marine Corps and the Peace Corps, he taught history at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, before joining the faculty of Vanderbilt University in 1991 as the Holland N. McTyeire Professor of History. He was the author or editor of sixteen books in American history.

The 2012 Graham Award is awarded to Tamara Mann of Columbia University, “Honor Thy Father and Mother: Old Age in a New America, 1945-1965.”

Thomas H. Critchlow Award

The Institute for Political History established the Thomas H. Critchlow Travel Award in 2008 to support graduate research in pre-twentieth century American political/policy history and American Political Development. The award is named in honor of Thomas Critchlow, a major benefactor of the Institute. The award is offered every other year and announced at the Policy History Conference.

Thomas Critchlow was born July 20, 1913 in Prospect, a small town in western Pennsylvania, which the Critchlows had helped settle in the 1790s. At the age of 12, Tom moved to Southern California. He attended public school in Ontario, California, where he was elected student body president of his high school and community college. He completed his junior year at the University of California, Berkeley, but had to return home to save his family's orange grove from foreclosure in the 1930s. While working, he completed his university degree at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1940. After officer's training school at the Coast Guard Academy, he served in the Pacific theater during the Second World War.

After the war, he entered the stock brokerage business, where he worked for a number of firms. He retired in 1988 and currently lives in La Jolla, California

The 2012 Thomas H. Critchlow Award is awarded to Simon Gilhooley of Cornell University, "The Textuality of the Constitution and the Orgins of Original Intent," and Evan Rothera of Penn State University, "The Problem of Loyalty in the Civil War Era."

 

Bowling Green Prize

The Graduate Program in Policy History at Bowling Green State University, in association with the Institute for Political History, offers the Bowling Green Prize for the best book in International or Comparative Policy History in the previous two years. International or Comparative Policy History is broadly defined to include social and cultural as well as political, economic and institutional topics, approaches, and methodologies.  Nominated works should, however, incorporate an international or comparative perspective, preferably one that examines different national, regional, or chronological policy settings. The prizewinner will be announced at the biennial Policy History Conference in Richmond, VA in June 2012. The prize carries an honorarium of $1000, and an invitation to speak at Bowling Green State University. The deadline for entries is February 15, 2012.  Nominations can be made directly by publishers, or by individuals.  In either case, three copies of nominated works should be sent to:

Policy History Book Prize
Department of History
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH   43403