Local History Publication Award

The Center for Archival Collections congratulates our 2022 Local History Publication Award winners! Michael E. Brooks and Bob Fitrakis won the Professional Division in the Book Category for their excellent book A History of Hate in Ohio: Then and Now. For the first time, we are honoring excellence in articles as well. The Professional Division in the Article Category was won by "We Have Them Whipped Here: Lynching and Rule of Law in Lima, Ohio" by Perry Bush, published in Ohio History Fall 2021. Kasandra Fager won the Independent Division in the Article Category for her article, "Farmers, Crop Yields, and Urbanization: the Growth of Section 13 in Plain Township, Ohio 1820-2020" published in Northwest Ohio History Fall/Winter 2021-22.

View the complete list of Local History Publication Awards winners since the awards' inception in 1993.

The CAC will be accepting submissions for the 2022 Local History Publication Awards beginning January 1, 2023. Works published between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022 will be accepted.

We will accept submissions in the Book and Article Categories for the Professional and Independent Divisions. The Professional Division will include works prepared and submitted by authors who exclusively or primarily make their living as a scholar and/or writer. The Independent Division will include works prepared and submitted by independent or local researchers, amateurs, and other creative writers who do not claim history as a profession. Each Division winner will receive a $300.00 cash award and plaque. Please see our Guidelines for Submissions for more information.

Eligible works must address an historical topic within the nineteen county region of northwest Ohio. Works shall be judged by the Awards Committee on: literary merit, overall significance and contribution to explaining and understanding the history of the region. Consideration also will be given for style and content. Other considerations will include grammar, accuracy, illustrations, layout, indexes, and distribution.

To submit a work, authors should send two copies to the Center for Archival Collections, 5th Floor, Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403, postmarked by February 28, 2023. All works submitted become the property of the CAC. For complete information about the award and submissions, please see guideline for submission below. For further information, contact the CAC at 419-372-2411 or cac@libanswers.bgsu.edu.

Updated: 09/22/2022 09:49AM