Waldo G. Leland Prize

Next Award Year: 2016

Waldo G. LelandThis prize, established by the AHA Council in 1981, is offered every five years for the most outstanding reference tool in the field of history. It is named after Waldo G. Leland, a distinguished contributor to bibliographical guides, who served as secretary to the Association from 1909 to 1920. “Reference tool” encompasses bibliographies, indexes, encyclopedias, and other scholarly apparatus. The award is honorific. See the list of past recipients. The general rules for submission are:

  1. Books with an imprint between 2011 and 2015 will be eligible for the prize in 2016.
  2. Nominators must complete the online Data Collection Form for each book submitted.
  3. One copy of each entry must be sent to each of the following committee members and clearly labeled “Leland Prize Entry.” Electronic copies may be sent to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.

Contact information for judges will be posted by March 31, 2016.

Please Note: Entries must be postmarked or transmitted by May 16, 2016, to be eligible for the 2016 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the 2017 AHA annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator, or call 202-544-2422.