Missouri Historical Review Article Award

The Missouri Historical Review Article Award is presented annually to the author of the article best contributing to an understanding of Missouri history published in the most recent volume of the journal. The winner of the award receives $750 and a certificate at the fall annual meeting. A panel of judges appointed by the executive director selects the winner. Society staff members are not eligible to serve on the committee or to receive the award.

Missouri Historical Review Article Award Recipients

  • 2018
    • Luke Ritter, “Mothers against the Bomb: The Baby Tooth Survey and the Nuclear Test Ban Movement in St. Louis, 1954–1969” (January 2018)
  • 2017
    • Taylor Desloge, "Creating the Lung Block: Racial Transition and the 'New Public Health' in a St. Louis Neighborhood, 1907–1940" (January 2017)
  • 2016
    • Sharon Romeo, "'First Morning of Their Freedom': African American Women, Black Testimony, and Military Justice in Civil War Missouri" (April 2016)
  • 2015
    • Kevin Scharlau, "Navigating Change in the Homophile Heartland: Kansas City's Phoenix Society and the Early Gay Rights Movement, 1966–1971" (July 2015)
  • 2014
    • Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person, "Tracking Pierre Laclede, 1763-66: A Trading Career Gone Wrong" (April 2014)
  • 2013
    • Luke Ritter, "Sunday Regulation and the Formation of German American Identity in St. Louis, 1840-1860" (October 2012)
  • 2012
    • Walter D. Kamphoefner, "Missouri Germans and the Cause of Union and Freedom" (April 2012)
  • 2011
    • Stephan Greenway, "'I Am Going to Find a New Fatherland': Nationalism and German Colonization Societies in the Frontier State of Missouri" (October 2010)
  • 2010
    • Jeff Bremer, "Mothers of Commerce: Antebellum Missouri Women and the Family Farm" (July 2010)
  • 2009
    • Carolyn Gilman, "L’Anneé du Coup: The Battle of St. Louis, 1780" (April and July 2009)
  • 2008
    • James N. Giglio, "'Tom, You’re Not Going to Get [It] On a Silver Platter': The Inaugural Senate Campaign of Thomas F. Eagleton" (April 2008)
  • 2007
    • David Benac, "Whose Forest Is This?: Hillfolk, Industrialists, and Government in the Ozarks" (October 2006)
  • 2006
    • Arly Allen, "Seeking 'The Great White Hope': Heavyweight Boxing in Springfield, 1910-1912" (April and July 2006)
  • 2005
    • Greg Olson, "Navigating the White Road: White Cloud's Struggle to Lead the Ioway Along the Path of Acculturation" (January 2005)
  • 2004
    • William S. Belko, "A Founding Missourian: Duff Green and Missouri's Formative Years, 1816-1825" (January and April 2004)
  • 2003
    • James C. Olson, "Beating the Odds in Missouri: Stuart Symington's First Campaign for the Senate, 1952" (April 2003)
  • 2002
    • Patrick McLear, "Pendergast vs. Stark: Politics, Patronage, and the 1938 Supreme Court Democratic Primary" (April 2002)
  • 2001
    • Lawrence O. Christensen, "Black Education in Civil War St. Louis" (April 2001)
  • 2000
    • Thomas D. Morton, "'A High Wall and a Deep Ditch': Thomas Hart Benton and the Compromise of 1850" (October 1999)
  • 1999
    • Andrew E. Kersten, "Stretching the Social Pattern: The President's Fair Employment Practice Committee and St. Louis" (January 1999)
  • 1998
    • None given - printed previously published articles for centennial
  • 1997
    • Patrick Brophy, "Weltmer, Stanhope, and the Rest: Magnetic Healing in Nevada, Missouri" (April 1997)
  • 1996
    • John D. Morton, "This Magnificent New World: Thomas Hart Benton's Westward Vision Reconsidered" (April 1996)
  • 1995
    • Thomas G. Dyer, "'A Most Unexampled Exhibition of Madness and Brutality': Judge Lynch in Saline County, Missouri, 1859" (April and July 1995)
  • 1994
    • Thomas D. Wilson, "Chester A. Franklin and Harry S. Truman: An African-American Conservative and the 'Conversion' of the Future President" (October 1993)
  • 1993
    • George G. Suggs Jr., "Child Labor in the Tiff Mines of Washington County, Missouri" (July 1993)
  • 1992
    • Paul Rorvig, "The Significant Skirmish: The Battle of Boonville, June 17, 1861" (January 1992)
  • 1991
    • Bonnie Stepenoff, "Mother and Teacher as Missouri State Penitentiary Inmates: Goldman and O'Hare, 1917-1920" (July 1991)
  • 1990
    • Ruth Warner Towne, "Marie Turner Harvey and the Rural Life Movement" (July 1990)
  • 1989
    • Lawrence O. Christensen, "Being Special: Women Students at the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy" (October 1988)
  • 1988
    • William J. Ryan, "Which Came First? — 65 Years of Broadcasting in Kansas City" (July 1988)
  • 1987
    • Larry D. Ball, "Federal Justice on the Santa Fe Trail: The Murder of Antonio Jose Chavez" (October 1986)
  • 1986
    • Frank A. Cassell, "Missouri and the Columbian Exposition of 1893" (July 1986)
  • 1985
    • Linda S. Pickle, "Stereotypes and Reality: Nineteenth-Century German Women in Missouri" (April 1985)
  • 1984
    • James M. Denny, "Vernacular Building Process in Missouri: Nathaniel Leonard's Activities, 1825-1870" (October 1983)
  • 1983
    • John L. Kelley, "An Insurgent in the Truman Cabinet: Henry A. Wallace's Effort to Redirect Foreign Policy" (October 1982)
  • 1982
    • Glen E. Holt, "St. Louis's Transition Decade, 1819-1930" (July 1982)
  • 1981
    • Alan R. Havig, "Mass Commercial Amusements in Kansas City Before World War I" (April 1981)
  • 1980
    • Gary R. Kremer and Thomas E. Gage, "The Prison Against the Town: Jefferson City and the Penitentiary in the 19th Century" (July 1980)
  • 1979
    • Donald J. Kemper, "Catholic Integration in St. Louis, 1935-1947" (October 1978)
  • 1978
    • William E. Foley and Charles David Rice, "Pierre Chouteau, Entrepreneur As Indian Agent" (July 1978)
  • 1977
    • Robert W. Frizzell, "Killed by Rebels: A Civil War Massacre and Its Aftermath" (July 1977)
  • 1976
    • Lawrence O. Christensen, "James Milton Turner: An Appraisal" (October 1975)
  • 1975
    • Leslie Anders, "Men From Home: Missouri Volunteers in the Pacification of Mobile, Alabama, 1865-1866" (April 1975)
  • 1974
    • J. Christopher Schnell, "Missouri Progressives and the Nomination of FDR" (April 1974)
  • 1973
    • Jerome O. Steffen, "William Clark: A New Perspective of Missouri Territorial Politics, 1813-1829" (January 1973)
  • 1972
    • Sister Audrey Olson, "The Nature of An Immigrant Community: St. Louis Germans, 1850-1920" (April 1972)
  • 1971
    • Ernest L. Schusky, "The Upper Missouri Indian Agency, 1819-1868" (April 1971)
  • 1970
    • Gary M. Fink, "The Unwanted Conflict: Missouri Labor and the CIO" (July 1970)
  • 1969
    • David E. Harrell Jr., "James Shannon: Preacher, Educator, and Fire Eater" (January 1969)
  • 1968
    • Howard V. Canan, "The Missouri Paw Paw Militia of 1863-1864" (July 1968)