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.
Spoilsmen and Daughters of the Republic: Political Interference in the Texas State Library during the tenure of Elizabeth Howard West, 1911-1925
by Pamela R. Bleisch, Librarian at the Briscoe Center for American History in Austin, TX