Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History
The KEMPER AND LEILA WILLIAMS PRIZE, named for the founders of the Historic New Orleans Collection, offers a cash award of $1,500 for outstanding scholarship in Louisiana history published between January 1 and December 31, 2017. The prize continues the former General L. Kemper Williams prizes, offered from 1974 through 1996 by the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association.
Administration and funding for the Kemper and Leila Williams Prize is provided by the Historic New Orleans Collection. The prize jury is appointed by the Louisiana Historical Association with a chairperson from The Historic New Orleans Collection. The Kemper and Leila Williams Prize is announced at the annual meeting of the Louisiana Historical Association each March, and is widely publicized
Deadline: Nominations for the 2017 Williams Prize are due January 15, 2018. The prize committee encourages authors and presses to submit works throughout the year as they are published. Authors should contact their publishers to insure timely submission. Late submissions will not be considered.
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