Harold F. Williamson Prize

williamson2.jpg Awarded every two to three years to a mid-career scholar who has made significant contributions to the field of business history, this prize memorializes the contributions to business history of the late Harold F. Williamson. The Grants and Prizes Committee shall serve as the core members of the Williamson Prize Committee, which shall also consist of two ex officio members, the BHC President and the BHC Secretary-Treasurer. The membership shall be solicited for nominations for the Williamson Prize six months before the prize winner is to be selected. The committee's selection shall require ratification by the full Board of Trustees.

The Harold F. Williamson Prize in Business History was first presented in 1990; it is awarded every two years. The prize was established to honor the memory of one of the founding members of the Business History Conference: Hal Williamson taught at Northwestern University for many years, trained dozens of graduate students, and served as president of the BHC in 1974.

The prize is awarded to an individual "at mid-career" who has made significant contributions to the teaching and writing of business history. The prize consists of a medallion and $500.

Recipients

2016

profile_picture_1118.jpgChristopher McKenna

 

 

 

2014

Stephen MihmStephen Mihm

 

 

 

2012

Mary O'SullivanMary O'Sullivan

 

 

 

2010

Sally ClarkeSally Clarke

 

 

 

2008 Co-Recipients

Regina Lee BlaszczykRegina Lee Blaszczyk

 

 

 

Andrea ColliAndrea Colli

 

 

 

2006

Pamela Walker LairdPamela Walker Laird

 

 

 

2004

Steven UsselmanSteven Usselman

 

 

 

2002 Co-Recipients

Richard R. JohnRichard R. John

 

 

 

Angel Kwolek-FollandAngel Kwolek-Folland

 

 

 

2000

Kenneth LipartitoKenneth Lipartito

 

 

 

1998 Co-Recipients

Steven TollidaySteven Tolliday

 

 

 

JoAnne YatesJoAnne Yates

 

 

 

1996

William J. HausmanWilliam J. Hausman

 

 

 

1994

Geoffrey JonesGeoffrey Jones

 

 

 

1992

David A. HounshellDavid A. Hounshell

 

 

 

1990

Naomi LamoreauxNaomi Lamoreaux