BEST BOOK AWARDS: Robert Bruce Flanders, Nauvoo: Kingdom on the Mississippi (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1965).
James L. Haseltine, 100 Years of Utah Painting (Salt Lake City: Salt Lake Art Center, 1965).
BEST ARTICLE AWARD: D.W. Meinig, "The Mormon Culture Region: Strategies and Patterns in the Geography of the American West, 1847-1964,"Annals of the Association of American Geographers 55 (June 1965): 191-220.
1966, No awards
BEST BOOK AWARD: Klaus J. Hansen, Quest for Empire: The Political Kingdom of God and the Council of Fifty in Mormon History (East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1967)
BEST ARTICLE AWARD: Leonard J. Arrington, "The Search for Truth and Meaning in Mormon History," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 3 (Summer 1968): 56-65.
BIBLIOGRAPHY AWARD: Thomas G. Alexander and James B. Allen, "The Mormons in the Mountain West, A Selected Bibliography," Arizona and the West 10 (Spring 1968): 365-84.
SPECIAL CITATION: to Earl E. Olson, Assistant Church Historian, in recognition of his meritorious contributions to the study of Mormon history.
BEST ARTICLE AWARD: Leonard J. Arrington and John Haupt, "Intolerable Zion: The Image of Mormonism in Nineteenth-Century American Literature," Western Humanities Review 22 (Summer 1968): 243-60.
SPECIAL CITATIONS: To the editors of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought and BYU Studies for stimulating research and publication.
BEST BOOK AWARD: Richard Howard, Restoration Scripture: A Study of Their Textual Development (Independence, Mo.: Herald House, 1969).
BEST ARTICLE AWARD: Richard L Anderson for several articles in the Improvement Era, BYU Studies, and The Instructor.
WORST BOOK, Stanley P. Hirshson, Lion of the Lord (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969).
BEST BOOK AWARD: Gustive O. Larson, The "Americanization" of Utah for Statehood (San Marino, Calif.: Huntington Library, 1971).
BEST ARTICLE AWARD: Dean C. Jessee, "The Writing of Joseph Smith's History," BYU Studies 11 (Summer 1971): 439-72.
SPECIAL CITATION: To John James, Jr., librarian at the Utah State Historical Society, in recognition of meritorious service to the cause of scholarship in Mormon and Utah history.
BEST BOOK AWARD: S. George Ellsworth, Utah's Heritage (Layton, Utah/Santa Barbara,
Calif: Peregrine Smith, 1973).
BEST ARTICLE AWARD: Henry J. Wolfinger, "A Re-examination of the Woodruff Manifesto in the light of Utah Constitutional History," Utah Historical Quarterly 39 (Fall 1971): 238-49.
COURAGE BEST ARTICLE AWARD: Paul M. Edwards, "Sweet Singer of Israel: David Hyrum Smith," 12 (Winter 1972): 171-84
BEST BOOK AWARD: Charles Peterson, Take Up Your Mission: Mormon Colonizing along the Little Colorado River, 1870-1900 (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1973).
BEST ARTICLE AWARDS: Lester E. Bush, Jr., "Mormonism's Negro Doctrine: An Historical Overview," Dialogue 8 (Spring 1973): 11-68.
Eugene E. Campbell, "Brigham Young's Outer Cordon -A Reappraisal," Utah Historical Quarterly 41 (Summer 1973): 220-53.
SPECIAL CITATIONS: to William D. Russell, editor of Courage; to Andrew Karl Larson, for longtime service and for his book Erastus Snow; and to Alma Blair, for contributions to Mormon history and for the innovative use of films in its teaching.
BEST BOOK AWARD: Dean C. Jessee, ed., Letters of Brigham Young to His Sons (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, in collaboration with the Historical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974).
BEST ARTICLE BY A SENIOR AUTHOR: D. Michael Quinn, "The Evolution of the Presiding Quorums of the LDS Church," Journal of Mormon History 1 (1974): 21-38; and "The Mormon Church and the Spanish-American War: An End to Selective Pacificism," Pacific Historical Review 43 (Aug. 1974): 342-66.
BEST ARTICLE BY A JUNIOR AUTHOR: Gordon Irving, "The Law of Adoption: One Phase of the Development of the Mormon Concept of Salvation, 1830-1900," BYU Studies 14 (Spring 1974): 291-314.
SPECIAL CITATIONS: to Kenneth W. Godfrey, for inspiring teaching of Mormon history, for continued activity in research and publication, and for conscientious effective service as secretary-treasurer of the association; to Kenneth E. Stobaugh, for interest in the preservation of historical sites, for generous assistance at the time of the association's Nauvoo meeting, and for broadminded friendliness to people of all faiths; to Ralph Tate, Jr., for donating time and expertise to the preparation of legal papers which obtained for the Mormon History Association a nonprofit corporate status; to T. Edgar Lyon, for inspiring teaching of Mormon history, for continued activity in research and publication, and for conscientious efforts to maintain integrity and historical accuracy in the projects of Nauvoo Restorations, Inc.; and to George S. Tanner, for exemplifying the serious contributions an amateur historian can make to the collecting of source materials and the writing of local and family history.
BEST BOOK AWARDS: Dallin H. Oaks and Marvin S. Hill, Carthage Conspiracy: The Trial of the Accused Assassins of Joseph Smith (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1975).
Gene A. Sessions, ed. Mormon Democrat: The Religious and Political Memoirs ofJames Henry Moyle (Salt Lake City: The James Moyle Genealogical and Historical Association, 1975).
BEST ARTICLE BY A SENIOR AUTHOR: Davis Bitton, "Ritualization of Mormon History," Utah Historical Quarterly 43 (Winter 1975): 67-85, and "The Making of a Community, Blackfoot, Idaho, 1878 to 1910," Idaho Yesterdays 19 (Spring 1975): 2-15.
BEST ARTICLE BY A JUNIOR AUTHOR: J. Christopher Conkling, "Members without a Church: Japanese Mormons in Japan from 1924 to 1948," BYU Studies 15 (Winter 1975): 191-214.
SPECIAL CITATIONS: to the two First Presidencies of the RLDS and LDS Churches for approving a microfilm document exchange; and to Juanita Brooks for her life of dedication, scholarship, and the courage in which she has led the way in an honest and professional approach to the study of the Mormon past.
BEST BOOK AWARD: Leonard J. Arrington, Feramorz Y. Fox (deceased), and Dean L. May, Building the City of God: Community and Cooperation among the Mormons (Salt Lake City, Deseret Book, 1976).
BEST ARTICLE BY A SENIOR AUTHOR: Thomas Alexander, "Wilford Woodruff and the Changing Nature of the Mormon Religious Experience," Church History 45 (March 1976): 1-14.
BEST ARTICLES BY A JUNIOR AUTHOR: Jill C. Mulvay, "The Liberal Shall Be Blessed: Sarah M. Kimball," Utah Historical Quarterly 44 (Summer 1976): 205-21; "Three Mormon Women in the Cultural Arts," Sunstone 1 (Spring 1976): 29-39; and "Eliza R. Snow and the Woman Question," BYU Studies 16 (Winter 1976): 250-64.
SPECIAL CITATIONS: to Robert B. Flanders for pathbreaking scholarship dealing with the history of Nauvoo, for continued interest in promoting responsible scholarship in Mormon history, for active leadership in the Mormon History Association from its inception, and for broad-gauged ecumenism; to the editor and authors of Mormon Women for making a signal contribution in the neglected area of Mormon women's studies, for exemplifying what interested, dedicated women can accomplish on their own, for initiative in pushing their project to completion, publishing it, and distributing it to an appreciative audience; to the First Presidency of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for their generosity and cooperation in allowing sessions of the twelfth annual meeting of the MHA to be held in the Kirtland Temple; to Duane Bunnel for extraordinary service in making travel arrangements which made possible the holding of the twelfth annual meeting of the MHA in Kirtland, Ohio.
BEST ARTICLES BY SENIOR AUTHORS: Marvin S. Hill, C. Keith Rooker, and Larry T. Wimmer, "The Kirtland Economy Revisited: A Market Critique of Sectarian Economics," BYU Studies 17 (Summer 1977): entire issue.
Paul M. Edwards, "The Secular Smiths," Journal of Mormon History 4 (1977): 318.
BEST ARTICLE BY A JUNIOR AUTHOR: Jeffrey L. Swanson, "That Smokefilled Room: A Utahn's Role in the 1920 GOP Convention," Utah Historical Quarterly 45 (Fail 1977): 369-80.
OUTSTANDING BIBLIOGRAPHY AWARD: Davis Bitton, Guide to Mormon Diaries and Autobiographies (Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1977).
SPECIAL CITATION: To Edward L. Kimball and Andrew E. Kimball, Jr., for their biography, Spencer W Kimball, Twelfth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1977).
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT: David J. Whittaker, Brigham Young University.
BEST BOOK AWARD: Richard H. Jackson, ed., The Mormon Role in The Settlement of the West (Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 1978).
BEST ARTICLES BY SENIOR AUTHORS: Lester E. Bush, "Brigham Young in Life and Death: A Medical Overview," Journal of Mormon History 5 (1978): 79-104.
Eugene E. Campbell and Bruce L Campbell, "Divorce among Mormon Polygamists: Extent and Explanations," Utah Historical Quarterly 46 (Winter 1978): 4-23.
BEST ARTICLE BY A JUNIOR SCHOLAR: Danel W. Bachman, "New Light on an Old Hypothesis: The Ohio Origins of the Revelation on Eternal Marriage," Journal of Mormon History 5 (1978): 19-32.
OUTSTANDING BIBLIOGRAPHY AWARD: Chad J. Flake, Mormon Bibliography, 1830- 1930 (SLC: University of Utah Press, 1978).
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT: Steven L Olsen, candidate for Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.
SPECIAL CITATIONS: to the late Gustive O. Larson for his service to the cause of Mormon history, his scholarly publications in that field, and for his years of service as a teacher and a friend to students; to the late Dr. T. Edgar Lyon for his service to the Mormon History Association, for his scholarly contributions to the field of Mormon history, and for his years of service as a teacher and a friend to students; to Brigham Young University Press for its encouragement of the art of history through publishing four fine works of Mormon history during 1978 -- Utah's History, The Mormon Role in the Settlement of the West, Anti-Mormonism in Idaho, 1872-1982, and Sister Saints -- as well as for its continuing involvement in the publication of BYU Studies; to Graceland College and its administration and staff for their generous and gracious offer to host the fourteenth annual Mormon History Association meeting and for their outstanding attention to our needs and comfort.
BEST BOOK AWARD: Leonard J. Arrington and Davis Bitton, The Mormon Experience: A History of the Latter-day Saints (New York: Knopf, 1979).
BEST ARTICLE BY A SENIOR AUTHOR: Newell G. Bringhurst, "Elijah Abel and the Changing Status of Blacks within Mormonism," Dialogue 12 (Summer 1979): 22-36.
BEST ARTICLE BY A JUNIOR AUTHOR: Allen D. Roberts, "Where are the All-Seeing Eyes? The Origin, Use, and Decline of Early Mormon Symbolism," Sunstone 4 (May- June 1979): 22-37.
SPECIAL CITATIONS: to the Ensign for publication of historical articles, features, and illustrations; to the LDS Historical Department for thirty-two task papers based on the extensive documentary archives made available for scholarly research.
BEST BOOK (DOCUMENTARY) AWARD: Andrew Karl Larson and Katharine Miles Larson, eds., Diary of Charles Lowell Walker, 2 vols. (Logan: Utah State University Press, 1980).
BEST ARTICLE BY A SENIOR AUTHOR: Thomas G. Alexander, "The Reconstruction of Mormon Doctrine: From Joseph Smith to Progressive Theology," Sunstone 5 (July- August) 1980): 24-33.
BEST ARTICLE BY A JUNIOR AUTHOR: Gary James Bergera, "The Orson Pratt-Brigham Young Controversies: Conflict within the Quorums, 1853-1868," Dialogue 13 (Summer 1980): 7-49.
OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT: Michael Guy Bishop, Southern Illinois University.
SPECIAL CITATIONS: to Glen M. Leonard in recognition of his conscientious production and expert work as associate editor of the first seven volumes of the Journal of Mormon History; and to Maurice L Draper and Clare D. Vlahos and twenty contributors who produced an impressive collection of essays, many on Mormon history, in Restoration Studies I, Sesquicentennial Edition (Independence, Mo.: Herald House, 1981).
BEST BOOK AWARDS: Lawrence Foster, Religion and Sexuality. Three American Communal Experiments of the Nineteenth Century (Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1981).
Stanley B. Kimball, Heber C. Kimball: Mormon Patriarch and Pioneer (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1981).
T. EDGAR LYON AWARD FOR BEST ARTICLE: Linda King Newell, "A Gift Given, A Gift Taken: Washing, Anointing, and Blessing the Sick among Mormon Women," Sunstone 6 (September-October 1981): 16-25.
DISTINCTION IN EDITING MORMON DOCUMENT'S: Andrew Ehat and Lyndon Cook, The Words of Joseph Smith (Provo: BYU Religious Studies Center, 1981).
SPECAL CITATION: To those responsible for the preservation and restoration of the Logan Tabernacle.
BEST BOOK AWARD: Juanita Brooks, Quicksand and Cactus (Salt Lake City: Howe Brothers, 1982).
THE T. EDGAR LYON AWARD FOR BEST ARTICLE: Dean Jessee, "Return to Carthage: Writing the History of Joseph Smith's Martyrdom," Journal of Mormon History 8(1981): 3-19.
GRACE FORT ARRINGTON AWARD FOR HISTORICAL EXCELLENCE: to Ronald Walker for superlative qualities of eight articles published in 1982.
WI GROVES REESE AND WINNIFRED FOSTER REESE HISTORY AWARD: Edward Leo Lyman for his dissertation, "The Mormon Quest for Utah Statehood," University of California, Riverside.
SPECIAL CITATIONS: To the Chesterfield Foundation for the high quality of its productions, specifically its collection of essays and photo essays, Lavina Fielding Anderson, ed., Chesterfield: Mormon Outpost in Idaho (Bancroft, Idaho: Chesterfield Foundation, 1982); and to Larry Porter for eight years of selfless service to the Mormon History Association while serving as its secretary-treasurer.
BEST BOOK: D. Michael Quinn, J Reuben Clark., The Church Years (Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 1983).
T. EDGAR LYON AWARD FOR BEST ARTICLE: David John Buerger, "'The Fulness of the Priesthood': The Second Anointing in Latter-day Saint Theology and Practice," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 16 (Spring 1983): 10-46.
FRANCIS M. CHIPMAN AWARD TO OUTSTANDING YOUNG SCHOLAR: Kenneth L. Cannon II for publication of "'Mountain Common Law': The Extralegal Punishment of Seducers in Early Utah," Utah Historical Quarterly 51 (Fall 1983): 308-27 and "After the Manifesto: Mormon Polygamy, 1890-1906," Sunstone 8 (January-April 1983): 27-35.
SPECIAL CITATION: to Obert C. Tanner "for continuing support for the Tanner Lecture Series at the annual meetings of the Mormon History Association"; to Lavina Fielding Anderson "for capable, innovative editing of the Mormon History Association Newsletter"; to Richard Howard "for distinguished research, outstanding writing and for courageously teaching Mormon history in summer camps, reunions, and other settings to professional historians and laity alike."
SPECIAL AWARD FOR DOCUMENTARY PUBLISHING: to Scott G. Kenney "for publication of the Wilford Woodruff journals."
GRACE FORT ARRINGTON AWARD FOR HISTORICAL EXCELLENCE: to Peggy Fletcher and the Sunstone Foundation.
WILLIAM GROVER REESE AND WINNIFRED FOSTER REESE HISTORY AWARD: to Valeen Tippetts Avery for her dissertation on David Hyrum Smith (Ph.D., Northern Arizona University).
BEST BOOK (INTERPRETIVE): Linda King Newell and Valeen Tippetts Avery, Mormon Enigma: Emma Hate Smith - Prophet's Wife, "Elect Lady," Polygamy's Foe (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1984).
BEST BOOK (DOCUMENTARY): Dean C. Jessee, ed., The Personal Writings of Joseph Smith (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1984).
T. EDGAR LYON AWARD FOR BEST ARTICLE: D. Michael Quinn, "From Sacred Grove to Sacral Power Structure," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 17 (Summer 1984): 9-34.
FRANCIS M. CHIPMAN AWARD TO OUTSTANDING YOUNG SCHOLAR: Clifford L Stott, Search for Sanctuary Brigham Young and the White Mountain Expedition (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1984).
SPECIAL CITATIONS: to the LDS Museum of Church History and Art, Salt Lake City, for "exceptional grace in presenting the Mormon past"; to Jeffery O. Johnson, "for professionalism in the management of Mormon archives" while working for the LDS Church Historical Department's Library-Archives, 1969-84.
GRACE FORT ARRINGTON AWARD FOR HISTORICAL EXCELLENCE: to Gordon Irving, Coordinator, James Moyle Oral History Program, LDS Church Historical Department for his work with Mormon oral history since 1972.
WILLIAM GROVER REESE AND WINNIFRED FOSTER REESE HISTORY AWARD: To Richard E. Bennett for his dissertation "Mormons at the Missouri: A History of the Latter-day Saints at Winter Quarters and at Kanesville, 1846-52, A Study in American Overland Trail Migration," Wayne State University, 1984, forthcoming from University of Oklahoma Press.
BEST BOOK. Leonard J. Arrington, Brigham Young: American Moses (New York:
A. Knopf, 1985).
T. EDGAR LYON AWARD FOR BEST ARTICLE: D. Michael Quinn, "LDS Church Authority and New Plural Marriages, 1890--1904,"Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 18 (Spring 1985): 9-105.
FRANCIS M. CHIPMAN AWARD TO OUTSTANDING YOUNG SCHOLAR: Breck England, The Life and Thought of Orson Pratt (Salt Lake City University of Utah Press, 1985).
SPECIAL CITATIONS: to Melvin T. Smith for his outstanding service as director of the Utah State Historical Society and as archivist for the Mormon History Association, and for his many other contributions to Mormon history; to Florence Smith Jacobsen for her warm and creative leadership of the Arts and Sites Division of the LDS Historical Department and for her friendship to Mormon scholars; to Edith J. Romney for her selfless labor in preparing over 70,000 typescript pages of archival material housed in the LDS Historical Archives and for her friendship to Mormon scholars; to Eugene E. Campbell (posthumously) for his service to Mormon history, his scholarly publications in that field, and his friendship to the many who remember him as their teacher.
GRACE FORT ARRINGTON AWARD FOR HISTORICAL EXCELLENCE: Jan Shipps, professor of history and religion at Indiana University, Indianapolis, for her book Mormonism: The Story of a New Religious Tradition (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1985), and for important contributions to Journal of Mormon History, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Sunstone, and other periodicals.
WILLIAM GROVER REESE AND WINNIFRED FOSTER REESE HISTORY AWARD: Carol Cornwall Madsen for her dissertation "A Mormon Woman in Victorian America: Emmeline B. Wells" (University of Utah); and Rex Cooper for his dissertation, "The Promises Made to the Fathers: A Diachronic Analysis of Mormon Covenant Oganization with Reference to Puritan Federal Theology (University of Chicago).
BEST BOOK: Thomas G. Alexander, Mormonism in Transition: A History of the Latter-day Saints, 1890-1930 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986).
T. EDGAR LYON AWARD FOR BEST ARTICLE: Grant Underwood, "Saved or Damned: Tracing a Persistent Protestantism in Early Mormon Thought," BYU Studies 25 (Summer 1985): 85-103.
BEST DOCUMENTARY BOOK: John Phillip Walker, ed., Dale Morgan on Early Mormonism: Correspondence and a New History (Salt Lake City Signature Books, 1986).
SPECIAL CITATIONS: to Dean L May, "for editing the Journal of Mormon History with unusual dedication and exemplary standards"; to Paul L Anderson, "whose careful on-site planning made possible the Association's successful Oxford convention"; to John Horner, "in recognition of outstanding historical drama, The Kirtland Rehearsal ";
to Jessie L. Embry, "for tireless diligence in serving the Association as its executive
secretary"; Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, "in recognition of its twentieth anniversary, for its many contributions to Mormon history"; J. LeRoy Kimball, pioneer, visionary, entrepreneur: Mr. Nauvoo Restoration.'"
GRACE FORT ARRINGTON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MORMON HISTORY: David J. Whittaker
WILLIAM GROVER REESE AND WINNIFRED FOSTER REESE HISTORY AWARD FOR BEST PH.D. DISSERTATION: Bruce A. Van Orden, "George Reynolds: Secretary, Sacrificial Lamb, Seventy" FOR BEST MASTER'S THESIS: Marjorie Newton, "Southern Cross Saints: The Mormon Church in Australia."
BEST BOOK: D. Michael Quinn, Early Mormonism and the Magic World View (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1987).
FRANCIS M. CHIPMAN AND EMILY CHIPMAN AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOK: Richard E. Bennett, Mormons at the Missouri, 1846- 1852, "And Should We Die"(Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987).
T. EDGAR LYON AWARD FOR BEST ARTICLE: Richard S. Van Wagoner, Steven C. Walker, and Allen D. Roberts, "The 'Lectures on Faith': A Case Study in Decanonization," Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 20 (Fall 1987): 71-78.
SPECIAL CITATIONS: to Richard Jensen, for his work in organizing and directing the Brigham Young University British Isles and European Oral History Project in 1987; to F. Henry Edwards for his lifetime contributions to the study of Restoration history.
GRACE FORT ARRINGTON AWARD FOR HISTORICAL EXCELLENCE: S. George Ellsworth.
BEST BOOK: Levi S. Peterson, Juanita Brooks Mormon Woman Historian (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1988).
FRANCIS M. CHIPMAN AND EMILY S. CHIPMAN BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD: Larry M. Logue, A Sermon in the Desert: Belief and Behavior in Early St. George, Utah (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988).
STEVEN F. CHRISTENSEN BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD: Frederick Stewart Buchanan, A Good Time Coming, Mormon Letters to Scotland (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1988).
T. EDGAR LYON BEST ARTICLE AWARDS:
Biography: Ronald W. Walker, "Heber J. Grant's European Mission, 1903-1906," Journal of Mormon History 14 (1988): 17-34.
Historical theology: E. Gary Smith, "The Office of Presiding Patriarch: The Primacy Problem," Journal of Mormon History 14 (1988): 35-48.
Nineteenth-century Church history: Frederick S. Buchanan, "The Ebb and Flow of Mormonism in Scotland, 1849-1900," BYU Studies 27 (Spring 1987): 27-46.
Twentieth-century Church history: Kahlile Mehr, "The Trial of the French Mission,"Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 21 (Autumn 1988): 27-46.
EDITORS' AWARD, THE Journal of Mormon History: Paul H. Peterson, "The Mormon Reformation: The Rhetoric and the Reality," Journal of Mormon History 15 (1988): 59-87.
SPECIAL CITATIONS: to David Hewett and the Maine Antique Digest for reporting on Mark Hofmann to a national audience; to Kenneth E. Stobaugh for a lifetime of dedication in preserving and interpreting the physical history of Nauvoo at the Joseph Smith Center.
GRACE FORT ARRINGTON AWARD FOR HISTORICAL EXCELLENCE: Richard Howard for his research, writing, and teaching on the Restoration.
WILLIAM GROVER REESE AND WINNIFRED FOSTER REESE HISTORY AWARD FOR BEST THESIS OR DISSERTATION: Philip L. Barlow, "The Bible in Mormonism," dissertation in theology from Harvard Divinity School, forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
BEST BOOK: Marvin S. Hill, Quest for Refuge: The Mormon Flight from AmericanPluralism (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1989).
FRANCIS M. CHIPMAN AND EMILY S. CHIPMAN BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD: Michael Hicks, Mormonism and Music: A History (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989).
STEVEN F. CHRISTENSEN BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD: Dean C. Jessee, The Papers of Joseph Smith, Vol. 1 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1989).
T. EDGAR LYON BEST ARTICLE AWARDS: Historical theology: Grant Underwood, "The New England Origins of Mormonism Revisited," Journal of Mormon History 15 (1989): 15-25.
Interdisciplinary: Stan Albrecht, "The Consequential Dimension of Mormon Religiosity," BYU Studies 29 (Spring 1989): 57-108.
Nineteenth-century Church history: Edward Leo Lyman, "The Rise and Decline of Mormon San Bernardino," BYU Studies 29 (Fall 1989): 43-63.
Twentieth-century Church history: Henry Warner Bowden, "From the Age of Science to an Age of Uncertainty: History and Mormon Studies in the Twentieth Century," Journal of Mormon History 15 (1989): 105-20.
Women's Studies (sponsored and funded by the BYU Women's Research Institute): Sherilyn Cox Bennion, "The Salt Lake Sanitarian: Medical Advisor to the Saints," Utah Historical Quarterly 57 (Winter 1989): 125-37.
EDITORS' AWARD, THE Journal of Mormon History: Glen M. Leonard, "Remembering Nauvoo: Historiographical Considerations," 16 (1989): 25-39.
SPECIAL CITATION: to Susan L. Fales for going the extra mile the past three years as executive secretary of MHA.
GRACE FORT ARRINGTON AWARD FOR HISTORICAL EXCELLENCE: Thomas G. Alexander.
WILLIAM GROVER REESE AND WINNIFRED FOSTER REESE HISTORY AWARD FOR BEST THESIS OR DISSERTATION: Grant Underwood, "The Millenarian World of Early Mormonism," Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1988.
JOHN C. BENNETT AWARD FOR WORST BOOK IN MORMON HISTORY: Naifeh and Smith, The Mormon Murders (NY: Weidenfeld & Nicolson).
BEST BOOK: Roger Launius, Father Figure: Joseph Smith III, and the Creation of the Reorganized Church (Independence: Herald House).
ELLA LARSEN TURNER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN BIOGRAPHY: Milton Merrill: Reed Smoot: Apostle in Politics (Utah State University Press).
DOCUMENTARY: S. George Ellsworth, The Journal of Addison Pratt.
CHIPMAN, BEST FIRST BOOK: Rodger Anderson, Joseph Smith's New York Reputation Reexamined (SLC: Signature, 1990).
DISSERTATION: Irene Bates, "Transformation of Charisma in the Mormon Church: a History of the Office of Presiding Patriarch, 1833-1879," (UCLA).
Biographical: Newell Bringhurst, "Fawn M. Brodie: Her Biographies as Autobiography," Pacific Historical Review (May 1990).
Documentary/Bibliography: "Whither Reorganization Historiography," John Whitmer Historical Association Journal 10 (1990).
Interdisciplinary: Dean R. Louder, "Canadian Mormon Identity and the French," in Mormon Presence in Canada (Utah State University Press).
Nineteenth Century History: Susan Fales, "Artisans, Millhands and Laborers: the Mormons of Leeds and their Nonconformist Neighbors."
Twentieth Century History: Mary Grover, "The Mormon Priesthood Revelation and the Sao Paulo, Brazil Temple," Dialogue (Spring 1990).
BYU WOMEN'S RESEARCH INSTITUTE AWARD FOR WOMEN'S STUDIES: Carol Cornwall Madsen, "At Their Peril: Utah Law and the Case of Plural Wives, 1850-1900," Utah Historical Quarterly (Nov. 1990).
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