The Organization of American Historians promotes excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and encourages wide discussion of historical questions and equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.
Bettye Collier-Thomas, professor of history at Temple University, has won the 2013 Temple University Faculty Research Award for her book Jesus, Jobs, and Justice: African American Women and Religion (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010). The award, which includes a $5,000 honorarium, is given annually.
Congratulations to OAH member Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in history for Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam (Random House). Read more >
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Teaching American History Program, 2013 OAH Friend
of History Winner
Congratulations to the US Department of Education's Teaching American History (TAH) Program, recipient of the 2013 OAH Friend of History Award. OAH President Albert Camarillo (left) and OAH President-Elect Alan Kraut (right), present the award to TAH representatives Avi Black and Rachel Reinhard at the OAH Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Read more >
Save the dates for the following upcoming OAH Annual Meetings.
Thursday April 10 to Sunday, April 13
Read the 2014 Call for Proposals (pdf)
2015—St. Louis MO
Thursday April 16 to Sunday, April 19
Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel and America's Center
Thursday April 7 to Sunday, April 10
The Organization of American Historians sponsors annual awards and prizes given in recognition of scholarly and professional achievements in the field of American history. Please join us in congratulating the following 2012 OAH award and prize winners. Read more >
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This spring, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) opened its thirteenth presidential library—the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum—on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. The library and museum for the forty-third president differs from the other twelve in several ways, including that its holdings chronicle one of the most important periods in recent U.S. history—a time when America entered into a war against terrorists. Read more >
One of the things that has most impressed me since I came to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) three years ago is the work of our corps of dedicated, knowledgeable volunteers. What they do for us, and for the American people, is amazing. They write hundreds of item-level descriptions, annotate thousands of photo captions, and assist with digitization projects so that the past recorded on paper is not left behind in the digital era. Volunteers index tens of thousands of records; answer researchers’ questions; write articles about the records for our magazine, Prologue, and create our blogs; and present lectures to the public. Read more >
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