For best book on a significant aspect of Connecticut’s history, or for excellent service to the Connecticut history community. Established 1985.
1986 David M. Roth for Connecticut History and Culture: An Historical Overview and Resource Guide for Teachers (presented posthumously).
1987 None awarded.
1988 Bruce C. Daniels for his “many contributions to the literature of Connecticut history.”
1989 None awarded.
1990 Roger Parks for Connecticut: A Bibliography of its History and New England.
1991 Connecticut Humanities Council for its sustained support of Connecticut history programs.
1992 Herbert F. Janick for his work as Professor of History at Western Connecticut State University, past president of ASCH, first president of the Danbury Preservation Trust, and author of numerous books, articles, and reviews.
1993 David Potts for his book, Wesleyan University, 1831-1910: Collegiate Enterprise in New England
1994 James Oliver and Janet C. Robertson for their book All Our Yesterdays: A Century of Family Life in an American Small Town
1995 Bruce M. Stave, John F. Sutherland, and Aldo Salerno, From the Old Country: An Oral History of European Migration to America (University Press of New England).
1996 Cornelia Hughes Dayton, Women Before the Bar: Gender, Law and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789 (University of North Caroline Press).
1997 Mark Williams, Tempest in a Small Town: The Myth and Reality of Country Life, Granby, Connecticut, 1680-1940 (Salmon Brook Historical Society).
1998 James Kirby Martin, Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered (New York University Press).
1999 Lifetime Recognition to Estelle Feinstein (U. of Connecticut-Stamford) and to Freeman W. Meyer (U. of Connecticut-Hartford).
2000 Christopher Grasso for A Speaking Aristocracy Transforming Public Discourse in Eighteenth Century Connecticut; and Lisa Wilson (Connecticut College) for Ye Heart of a Man: the Domestic Life of Men in Colonial New England
2001 Dr. Thomas J. Farnham “as teacher, scholar, and historian who has given perspective to local developments by relating them to the national setting in books about Fairfield and Weston, in chapters of books about New Haven, and in various journal articles.”
2002 Cecelia Bucki, Bridgeport’s Socialist New Deal: 1915-36 (University of Illinois Press).
2004 Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, Voices of the New Republic, 1800-1832 (Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences).
2006 Nancy Hathaway Steenburg, Children and the Criminal Law in Connecticut, 1635-1855 (Routledge).
2007 Lifetime Recognition to Christopher Collier (U. of Connecticut).
2007 Bruce Stave, Red Brick in the Land of Steady Habits: Creating the University of Connecticut, 1881-2006 (University Press of New England).
2008 Connecticut State Library, Editor Douglas Arnold, Volumes XVIII and XIX Records of the State of Connecticut (State of Connecticut).
2009 Patricia M. Schaefer, A Useful Friend: A Companion to The Joshua Hempstead Diary, 1711-1758 (New London County Historical Society).
2010 Christopher Collier, The History of Public Education in Connecticut (Clear Water).
2011 Walter W. Woodward, Prospero’s America: John Winthrop, Jr., Alchemy, and the Creation of New England Culture, 1606-1676 (University of North Carolina Press).
2012 Lawrence B. Goodheart, The Solemn Sentence of Death: Capital Punishment in Connecticut (University of Massachusetts Press).
2013 Marcus Rediker, The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom (Viking).
2014 Allegra di Bonaventura, For Adam’s Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England (Liveright).
2015 John Demos, The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic (Alfred A. Knopf).
2016 David B. Potts, Wesleyan University, 1910-1970: Academic Ambition and Middle-Class America (Wesleyan University Press, 2015).