Justin Winsor Prize Winners

Award established Fall 1978

1979
Dennis Thomison, "The Private Wars of Chicago's Big Bill Thompson"
Journal of Library History V.15 (Summer 1980) pp. 261-280

1980
Not awarded

1981
Mary Niles Maack, "Women Librarians in France: The First Generation"
Journal of Library History V.18 (Fall 1983) pp. 407-449

1982
Pamela Spence Richards, "Aryan Librarianship: Academic and Research Libraries Under Hitler"
Journal of Library History V.19 (Spring 1984) pp. 231-258

Wayne A. Wiegand, "British Propaganda in American Libraries, 1914-1917"
Journal of Library History V.18 (Summer 1983) pp. 237-254

1983
Robert S. Martin, "Maurice F. Tauber's Louis Round Wilson: An Analysis of a Collaboration"
Journal of Library History V.19 (Summer 1984) pp. 373-389

1984
Larry Yeatman, "Literary Culture and the Role of Libraries in Democratic America: Baltimore, 1815-1940"
Journal of Library History V.20 (Fall 1985) pp. 345-367

1985
Not awarded

1986
Ronald Blazek, "Adult Education and Economic Opportunity in the Gilded Age: The Library, the Chautauqua, and the Railroads in DeFuniak Springs, Florida"
Journal of Library History V.22 (Fall 1987) pp. 377-396

1987
Rosalee McReynolds, "American Nervousness and Turn of the Century Librarians"
The Spring, 1990 issue of Libraries & Culture (V.25, pp. 194-217) carries an article by Ms. Reynolds with a slightly different title: "The Sexual Politics of Illness in Turn of the Century Libraries." Although not stated, it seems likely that this article was developed from the winning 1987 essay.

1988
Brother Thomas O'Connor, "Library Service to the American Committee to Negotiate Peace and to the Preparatory Inquiry, 1917-1919"
Libraries & Culture V.24 (Spring 1989) pp. 144-157

1989
Frederick J. Stielow, "Librarians, Warriors, and Rapprochement: Carl Milam, Archibald MacLeish, and World War II"
Libraries & Culture V.25 (Fall 1990) pp. 513-533

1990
John Richardson "Teaching General Reference Work: The Essential Paradigm, 1890-1900"
Library Quarterly V.62 (January 1992) pp. 55-89

1991
Margaret Stieg, "Post-War Purge of the German Public Libraries, Democracy, and the American Reaction"
Libraries & Culture V.28 (Spring 1993) pp. 143-164

1992
Joanne E. Passat, "Men in a Feminized Profession: The Male Librarian, 1887-1921"
Libraries & Culture V.28 (Fall 1993) pp. 385-402

1993
Not awarded

1994
Not awarded

1995
Not awarded

1996
Wayne A. Wiegand, "The Amherst Method: The Origins of the Dewey Decimal Classification Scheme"
Libraries & Culture V.33 (Spring 1998) pp. 175-94

1997
Cheryl Knott Malone, "Houston's Colored Carnegie Library, 1907-1922"
The Spring, 1999 issue of Libraries & Culture (V.34, pp. 95-112) carries an article by Cheryl Knott Malone entitled, "Autonomy & Accommodations: Houston's Colored Carnegie Library, 1907-1922." This is the same article.

1998
Not awarded

1999
Christine Pawley, "Advocate for Access: Lutie Stearns and the Traveling Libraries of the Wisconsin Free Library Commission, 1895-1914"
Libraries & Culture V.35 No. 3 (Summer 2000)

2000
Not awarded

2001
Not awarded

2002
Marek Sroka, "The Destruction of Jewish Libraries and Archives in Crakow (Krakow) During World War II"
Libraries & Culture V.38 No. 2 (Spring 2003)

2003
Not awarded

2004
Joyce M. Latham, "Clergy of the Mind: William S. Learned, the Carnegie Corporation, and the American Library Association"

2005
Donald C. Boyd, "The Book Women of Kentucky: The WPA Pack Horse Library Project, 1935-1943"

2006
Not awarded

2007
Dr. Jean L. Preer, "Promoting Citizenship: Librarians Help Get Out the Vote in the 1952 Presidential Election"

2008
Jeremy Dibbell, "'A Library of the Most Celebrated & Approved Authors': The First Purchase Collection of Union College"

2009
Richard LeComte, "Writers Blocked: The Debate Over Public Lending Right in the United States During the 1980s"

2010
Pamela Bleisch, "Spoilsmen and Daughters of the Republic: Political Interference in the Texas State Library during the Tenure of Elizabeth Howard West, 1911-1925"

2011
Cody White, "Rising from the Ashes: Lessons Learned from the Impact of Proposition 13 on Public Libraries in California"