Boyd Award Committee

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Purpose

The committee is responsible for selecting the recipient of the Julian P. Boyd Award, which is the highest honor given by the Association for Documentary Editing. Established in 1980 through the contribution of an anonymous donor, this award commemorates Boyd’s commitment to excellence and the breadth of his scholarly interests. First presented in 1981, the Boyd Award is now given every three years to a senior scholar in recognition of distinguished contributions to the study of American history and culture.

The Julian P. Boyd Award committee solicits nominations for a recipient of the award for 2016. The award is presented every three years by the Association for Documentary Editing to a senior scholar in honor of a distinguished contribution to the study of American history and culture. The ADE’s highest award, it was established in 1980 and commemorates Boyd’s commitment to excellence and the breadth of his scholarly interests. Past recipients include Arthur S. Link, Harold C. Syrett, Fredson Bowers, Louis R. Harlan, Jo Ann Boydston, David R. Chesnutt, John Y. Simon, William W. Abbott, G. Thomas Tanselle, and the three members of the committee.

Nominations and supporting materials should be received by the committee no later than March 15, 2016. Nominations, supporting materials, and questions about the process may be addressed to:

Gary E. Moulton
1155 ‘Q’ Street, UNL
P. O. Box 880214
Lincoln, NE 68588-0214
gmoulton@unl.edu

Membership

Gary E. Moulton, chair
John P. Kaminski
Barbara B. Oberg

Current Charge

The Boyd award will be presented in 2016.

Meetings

The Committee consults by mail, telephone and e-mail.

Reports

The 2013 award was presented to G. Thomas Tanselle.

Previous award recipients.