Literary Awards

 

The Gemoets Prize
The $100 Gemoets Prize is awarded to the author of the "Outstanding Article" in the current issue of the Southern New Mexico Historical Review as determined by the Editor. It may also be awarded to an individual who made a significant contribution to the development and continuance of the Review. The award was established by Doris and Martin Gemoets, longtime supporters of the Review.

1997

Andrew Alexander  

Tomas J. Fountain: Revolutionary or Patriot

1998

Win Jacobs    

Editor,1998 Review

1999

Michael Stone

The Fall Committee and Double Agent Jones

2000

Rhonda Jackson 

The Columbus Raid

2001

Walter Hines 

The Early Years of Aggie Sports

2002

James B. Sullivan   

Origins of Sierra County  and  Decline of a Sierra County Seat; Hillsboro, 1884-1939

2003

Elvis Fleming  

Charles W. Haynes and RoswellŐs ŇHaynesŐ DreamÓ

2004

Dr. William B. Conroy

Roger B. Corbett and the Birth of a University

2005

Bill Lockhart

John Corbett: DemingŐs Earliest Soda Bottler

2006

Dr. Donna Eichstaedt 

J. Paul Taylor: True Son of the Mesilla Valley

2007

Martha Shipman Andrews

Brains, Integrity, and Ambition: Recruiting Faculty in New Mexico, 1890

2008

Joyce M. Brumley

My Adobe Village: Do–a Ana, New Mexico

2009

Christopher Schurtz and Cameron L. Saffell 

Shalom Colony: Dream in the Desert

                       

Katherine D. Stoes Prize
The $100 Stoes Prize recognizes outstanding writing or editing in the current issue of the Southern New Mexico Historical Review. Selection is by DACHS Board.

2005

Richard Wadsworth

The Battle of Mesilla: A Rebel View

2006

Dr. Walter Earl Pittman

Fort Stanton During the Civil War, 1861-1865

2008

Martha Shipman Andrews

Coeds at War: State College Women in WWII

 

Hiram Hadley Prize
The $100 Hadley Prize recognizes the best article on pioneer history (1840-1900) in the current issue of the Southern New Mexico Historical Review.
Selection is by the Review Editor. The award is named in honor of Hiram Hadley, pioneer educator and civic leader.

2008

Roberta Key Haldane

William and John Hudgens: Double Trouble from Louisiana 

2017

Dr. Joseph Sanchez

 La Ruta De Onate: Early Parages Of Northern Chihuahua And Souther New Mexico Along The Camino Real De Tierra Adentro

 

Pasajero Del Camino Real
This award is given to author or authors of a significant historical publication about events, persons, places or issues in Do–a Ana County or the nearby area. The Society should strongly consider works by its members and those persons living and writing in Do–a Ana County.

 

1989

Ira G. Clark, Jr.

Water in New Mexico:

A History of Its Management and Use

1989

Opal Lee Priestley

Shalam: Utopia on the Rio Grande 1881-1907

1990

Dr. Darlis A. Miller

Soldiers and Settlers: Military Supply in the Southwest, 1861-1885

1990

Jose Cisneros

Riders Across the Centuries:

Horsemen of the Spanish Borderlands

1991

John P. Wilson

Merchants, Guns, and Money: The Story of Lincoln County and its Wars

1992

Dr. Monroe Billington

For contributions to understanding of the multicultural history of this region with emphasis on Black culture.

1993

Opal Lee Priestley

Journeys of Faith: The Story of Preacher and Edith Lewis

1993

Herman Weisner

Politics of Justice: A.B. Fall

and the Teapot Dome Scandal

1994

Leon C. Metz

Southern New Mexico Empire: The First National Bank of Do–a Ana County  

1995

Linda G. Harris

Las Cruces: An Illustrated History

1996

Eva Jane Matson

It Tolled for New Mexico: New Mexicans Captured by the Japanese 1941-1945

1997

Dr. Gordon R. Owen

The Two Alberts: Fountain and Fall

1998

Dr. Gordon R. Owen

Las Cruces New Mexico: Multicultural Crossroads

1999

Dr. Gerald Thomas

The Academic Ecosystem: Issues Emerging in a University Environment

2000

Dr. Rick Hendricks

for his body of works

2001

Sandra Marshall and John Versluis 

Historic Architectural Styles, Las Cruces, NM: Celebrating 150 Years

2002

Linda G. Harris

Houses in Time: A Tour Through New Mexico History

2005

Mary Daniels Taylor

A Place as Wild as the West Ever Was:

Mesilla New Mexico 1848-1872

2006

George Hackler

Butterfield Trail in New Mexico

2007

Dr. Jon Hunner

Inventing Los Alamos: The Growth of an Atomic City

2009

Paula Moore

Cricket and the Web: The 1949 Unsolved Murder that Unraveled Politics in New Mexico

2010

Marvin Tessneer

Journalist, Las Cruces Sun-News and Las Cruces Bulletin 

  2014
  Jim Eckles
  Pocketful of Rockets: History and Stories Behind White
  Sands Missile Range

  2015  David G. Thomas
  Mesilla Valley History Series -- first two books: La Posta,
  From the Founding of Mesilla to Corn Exchange to Billy
  the Kid Museum to Famous Landmark  &  Giovanni
  Maria de Agostini: Wonder of the Century, Astonishing
  World Traveler Who was a Hermit.

  2016   C.W. "Buddy" Ritter
 Mesilla Comes Alive: A History of Mesilla and Its Valley
  2017   David G. Thomas
Screen With a Voice: A HIstory of Motion Pictures in Las Cruces, New Mexico



 


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