Thursday, March 3, 2016

A Double Winner Today of the Liz Carpenter Award

Today I received the Liz Carpenter Award for Best Book on the History of Women at the Annual Meeting of the Texas State Historical Association. The Liz Carpenter Award is given annually for the outstanding scholarly book on the history of women in Texas published during the calendar year. Today's award dealt with books published during 2015.

This year two books shared the award. I was associated with both volumes that were co-awardees today. I was the sole author for one of them, Allie Tennant's biography, and for the other co-authored a chapter with Victoria Cummins in an anthology entitled, "Texas Women."

My co-winning book "Allie Victoria Tennant and the Visual Arts in Dallas" was published by the Texas A&M University Press. It is the first volume in a new publication series "Women in Texas History" underwritten by the Ruthe Winegarten Foundation for Texas Women's History.

My wife Victoria Cummins and I are also contributors to the book of essays that was the co-winter of the Liz Carpenter Award today. That volume is "Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives," edited by Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Stephanie Cole, and Rebecca Sharpless, published by the University of Georgia Press. Victoria Cummins and I wrote the chapter in this book dealing with Frances B. Fisk and the promotion of the visual arts in pre-World War Two Texas.

Click on the links below to read about these two books at their respective Press websites:

I have been involved in receiving the Liz Carpenter Award on two previous occasions before today. My biography of Emily Austin won the award in 2009. I also had an essay on the Runaway Scrape in the volume "Women and the Texas Revolution" edited by Mary L. Scheer, which won the Liz Carpenter Award in 2012.
Receiving the 2009 Liz Carpenter Award for "Emily Austin of Texas"
Elizabeth Turner and Hal Smith present me with the award.
Contributors to "Women and the Texas Revolution"
winner of the 2012 Liz Carpenter Award.
Sitting: l. to r..Mary Scheer and Jean Stuntz. Standing: l. to r.
Ron Christman (UNT Press Director), Angela Boswell,
me, and Lindy Eakin