Butterfield Award Committee

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2016 Lyman H. Butterfield Award Nominations
The Lyman H. Butterfield Award committee solicits nominations for a recipient of the award in 2016. This award is presented annually by the Association for Documentary editing to an individual, editorial project, or institution for notable contributions in the areas of documentary publication, teaching, or service.

Nominations should be made by letter. Supporting letters from members of the Association are encouraged. All materials should reach the committee chair by 15 May 2016, sent either by e-mail or by post.

Send to:
Esther Katz
Margaret Sanger Papers
New York University Libraries
838 Broadway, Suite 504


The Committee is responsible for selecting the recipient of the Lyman H. Butterfield Award, presented annually to an individual, project, or institution for recent contributions in the areas of documentary publication, teaching, and service. The award is granted in memoriam of Lyman Henry Butterfield, whose editing career included contributions to The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, the editing of the Adams Family Papers, and publishing The Letters of Benjamin Rush.


Esther Katz, chair
James McClure
John Lupton
Cathy Moran Hajo

Current Charge

Selecting the 2016 recipient of the award.


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

Previous award recipients.