The Whitehill Prize in Early American History

    The Walter Muir Whitehill Prize in Early American History  

    This prize of two thousand five hundred dollars, established in memory of Walter Muir Whitehill, for many years Editor of Publications for the Colonial Society and the moving force behind the organization, will be awarded for a distinguished essay on early American history (up to 1825), not previously published, with preference being given to New England subjects. The Society hopes that the prize may be awarded annually.

    A committee of eminent historians will review the essays. Their decision in all cases will be final.

    By arrangement with the editors of The New England Quarterly, the Society will have the winning essay published in an appropriate issue of the journal.

    Entries submitted for a particular calendar year must be emailed or postmarked by January 15 of the following calendar year. Detailed specifications for submissions are set forth at this link. The Society expects to announce the winning candidate in the spring of each year.

    A list of past winners of the Whitehill Prize is at this link.