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Lawrence O. Christensen Article Award

Articles eligible for nomination must relate to a Missouri history topic and have been published during the calendar year preceding the conference (no restriction on residence of the author). The author of the winning article will receive a $250 prize. Award winners will be announced at the annual Missouri Conference on History.

Those who wish to be considered for this prize should watch for the call for nominations to open late in the calendar year.

Award Recipients


Jeremy Neely, Missouri State University
"'A Pure Son of Missouri’: Freeman Barrows at the Crossroads of the Slaveholding Frontier" Missouri Historical Review, July 2015


Carl J. Ekberg, Illinois State University, and Sharon K. Person, St. Louis Community College
"Tracking Pierre Laclède, 1763-66: A Trading Career Gone Wrong," Missouri Historical Review, April 2014


Todd Barnett, University of Missouri
"The 'Great Controversy': The Press, Religion, and Society in Gilded Age St. Louis," Missouri Historical Review, January 2013


Holly A. Baggett, Missouri State University
“The Creation of a Community: A History of Gay and Lesbian Springfield, 1945-2010,” in Springfield’s Urban Histories: Essays on the Queen City of the Missouri Ozarks, ed. Stephen L. McIntyre, Moon City Press, 2012.


Michael J. McVicar, The Ohio State University
“Aggressive Philanthropy: Progressivism, Conservatism, and the William Volker Charities Fund,” Missouri Historical Review, July 2011.


Rebecca S. Montgomery, Texas State University
“’With the Brain of a Man and the Heart of a Woman’: Missouri Women and Rural Change, 1890-1945,” Missouri Historical Review, April 2010.


Carolyn Gilman
“LAnne du Coup: The Battle of St. Louis, 1780,” Missouri Historical Review, April and July 2009.


James N. Giglio, Missouri State University
“‘Tom, You’re Not Going to Get [It] On a Silver Platter’: The Inaugural Senate Campaign of Thomas F. Eagleton,” Missouri Historical Review, April 2008.