Lewis E. Atherton Prizes

The Lewis E. Atherton Prizes, named in honor of a former trustee and president of the Society and a longtime professor in the University of Missouri-Columbia Department of History, annually recognize an outstanding master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation on Missouri history or biography. Master’s thesis winners receive $500 and a certificate; doctoral dissertation winners receive $1,000 and a certificate. Departments of history nominate the theses and dissertations, and no more than two nominations for each prize can be made annually by a department. Nominees must have completed the master’s degree or the doctoral degree between July 1 of the preceding year and June 30 of the current year. The deadline for submission of nominations is June 30, 2014, and the winners are announced at the fall annual meeting. A letter of nomination and three copies of the thesis or dissertation should be sent to:

Gary R. Kremer
Executive Director
State Historical Society of Missouri
1020 Lowry Street
Columbia, MO
65201-7298

Atherton Prize Recipients

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