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Local History Publication Award

The Center for Archival Collections congratulates our 2020 Local History Publication Award winners! Joseph Boggs won the Academic Scholar Division for his excellent book Prohibition’s Proving Ground: Cops, Cars, & Rumrunners in the Toledo-Detroit-Windsor Corridor. The Independent Scholar Award was awarded to co-winners Forgotten Visitors: Northwest Ohio’s Notable Guests, by Tedd Long and Sam Szor: Toledo’s Mr. Music, by Judy Harris Szor. An Honorable Mention was awarded to the Galion Historical Society for The Historian, their 2020 Quarterly Newsletters.

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

The CAC will be accepting submissions for the 2021 Local History Publication Awards beginning January 1, 2022. Works published between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 will be accepted.

The Awards Committee will recognize authors for outstanding publications in two divisions. The Academic Scholar Division will include works prepared and submitted by authors who are professional writers or academicians. The Independent Scholar 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.

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 March 31, 2022. 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

Guidelines for Submission | Previous Winners | Lecture Series