Waldo G. Leland Prize Recipients

An honorific prize established by Council in 1981, the Leland Prize recognizes the outstanding reference tool in history over a five-year period. The prize honors Waldo G. Leland (d. 1966), the distinguished contributor to bibliographical guides and a life member of the AHA who served as secretary to the Association from 1909 to 1920.


Prof. Michael A. Cook, general editor, The New Cambridge History of Islam, 6 vols. (Cambridge Univ. Press)


Dr. Rosemary Skinner Keller, Dr. Rosemary Radford Ruether, and Ms. Marie Cantlon, Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America (Indiana Univ. Press)


Dr. John A. Garraty, and Dr. Mark C. Carnes, editors, American National Biography, 24 vols. (Oxford Univ. Press under the auspices of the American Council of Learned Societies)


Dr. Barbara A. Tenenbaum, editor in chief, Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. 5 vols. (Charles Scribner's Sons)


Prof. Israel Gutman, editor-in-chief, Encyclopedia of the Holocaust (Macmillan)


Dr. Kenneth C. Martis, editor, The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts (Macmillan)


Dr. Stephan Thernstrom, editor, Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups (Belknap Press of Harvard Univ. Press)