The San Diego Historical Society’s Institute of History encourages research on San Diego subjects of historical significance. Papers pertaining to California, the Southwest, and Baja California are appropriate to submit to the Institute when they involve events or individuals with some relationship to San Diego's past. Students, non-professional, and professional writers are encouraged to submit papers. Awards may not be given in a category if no papers of sufficient merit are submitted, as determined by the judges. All papers submitted to the Institute of History will be considered for publication in the Society's quarterly Journal of San Diego History.
Architect Marc Tarasuck Award:
Architects and Architecture $600
For papers on local architects, architecture, or historic preservation.
Milton Fintzelberg Memorial Award:
Native, Spanish, and Mexican Eras $600
Award given for outstanding papers on the Native, Spanish and Mexican periods of San Diego history.
Joseph L. Howard Fund Award:
Business and Business People $500
Joseph L. Howard Fund was established to recognize outstanding papers on business, commercial and industrial enterprises or biographies of business people.
James S. Copley Library Award:
American Period of San Diego History $300
Award given for outstanding papers on the American period of San Diego history.
Dr. Charles Fenn Memorial Award:
Medical History $500
Sponsored by Andreas Brown, Dr. Fenn's great-grandson, the award is given for papers about medicine in San Diego County, including biographies of local doctors or others in the medical profession.
Photography and Photographers $500
In honor of Larry and Jane Booth, for papers about photography, photographers, or photographic records of historical events or areas of San Diego County.
Jane Booth Award:
Women in San Diego History $300
A special award for the best overall paper on women in San Diego. This award may be given in addition to an award in other any other category
Judge Jacob Weinberger Award:
Legal History $300
Award made through the Law Library Justice Foundation of San Diego County for history papers on aspects of San Diego's legal past including biographies of local lawyers or judges.
Manuscripts must be typed on white 8.5" by 11" paper, double-spaced, not longer than twenty pages of text, be documented with endnotes, and follow The Chicago Manual of Style. The cover page must include the author's name, address, telephone number, and the category(ies) for which it is submitted. All papers submitted are retained by the San Diego Historical Society and made available to researchers in the Research Library. All papers will also be considered for publication in the Society's quarterly Journal of San Diego History. A panel of judges will evaluate the papers on the following criteria: originality of topic, clarity of thesis statement, clarity of writing, depth of research, use of primary sources, accuracy, and style.
Deadline for submission of papers is June 15, 2005.
Send one copy of manuscript to:
San Diego Historical Society
Institute of History
Attention: Dennis Sharp
P.O. Box 81825
San Diego, CA 92138
For more information contact:
(619) 232-6203 x 123
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