Waldo G. Leland Prize
Next Award Year: 2016
This 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:
- Books with an imprint between 2011 and 2015 will be eligible for the prize in 2016.
- In addition to sending a copy of each prize entry to members of the selection committee, please complete the Data Collection Form and include information about each book submitted.
- One copy of each entry must be sent to each of the following committee members. Entries must be postmarked by or on MAY 16, 2016, to be eligible. Late entries will not be considered.
Contact information for judges will be posted by March 30, 2016.
Please Note: The deadline for submission of entries is Monday, May 16, 2016. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the 2017 AHA annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.
Important! Each entry must be clearly labeled “Leland Prize Entry.”
For questions, please contact the Book Prize Administrator, or write to the AHA at the following address (please note that prize entries are not mailed to the AHA; rather, to committee members): American Historical Association, 400 A St. SE, Washington, DC 20003-3889.