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Ron Tyler Award for Best Illustrated Book on Texas History and Culture

The 2015 Ron Tyler Award for Best Illustrated Book on Texas History and Culture


The Ron Tyler Award, funded by the Summerlee Foundation, is given annually for a book dealing with Texas history and using special visual applications such as photography and reproduction of historic paintings. The book should be published in the calendar year for which the award is given and make a contribution to Texas history and culture with the significant use of illustrations. A panel of judges will determine if the full amount should be awarded to either the publisher or the author, or if the amount should be shared between the two. The award will be announced at the Association's annual meeting in March 2016. Judges may withhold the award at their discretion.

Publishers should submit an entry form and three (3) copies of each entry published and copyrighted in 2015 to the TSHA office by October 9, 2015. Books published after October 9,  but copyrighted during the calendar year will be accepted until December 14.

Tyler Book Award Committee
Texas State Historical Association
3001 Lake Austin Blvd.
Suite 3.116
Austin, TX 78703

This award was established in 2006 in tribute to Ron Tyler, who throughout his career as scholar, publisher, and teacher, has studied the connections between art and history, and who, as director of the TSHA from 1986 to 2004, was a leader in publishing high quality illustrated books devoted to Texas history.

Past Recipients

2015 Lawrence T. Jones
2014 David Bush
2014 Jim Parsons
2011 Stephen Bogener and William Tydeman Llano Estacado: An Island in the Sky
2007 Stephen Fox and Richard Cheek Country Houses of John F. Staub