Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award

About the Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award
The Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award is presented by the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association annually to recognize the best essay written in English on library history.  The award is named in honor of the distinguished nineteenth-century librarian, historian, and bibliographer who was also ALA's first president. It consists of a certificate and a $500 cash award, as well as an invitation to have the winner's essay considered for publication in Information & Culture: A Journal of History. If the winning essay is accepted for publication, additional revisions may be required. 

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2014 Winner(s)

Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart is an archivist at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress

The Library History Round Table awarded Kate Stewart the 2014 Justin Winsor Prize for her essay "The Man in the Rice Paddies Had Something to READ: Military Libraries and Intellectual Freedom in the Vietnam War."