Randolph B. “Mike” Campbell Award

Award Amount: $1,500

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The Randolph B. “Mike” Campbell Award

The Randolph B. “Mike” Campbell Award is given annually to the authors of the two best new entries published in the Handbook of Texas. Entries must have been published in the preceding year to be eligible for consideration.  No action is necessary on the part of the authors.

For more than five decades, Mike Campbell led a distinguished career at the University of North Texas and devoted his time and energy to the TSHA. The author of several seminal works in Texas history, Campbell became both Regents Professor in 1988 and the Lone Star Chair in Texas History at UNT inm 2013. He earned the UNT Foundation Eminent Faculty Award and received numerous teaching awards over the course of his career. Campbell is a prominent and influential member of the Texas State Historical Association, having served as president from 1993 to 1994, the Association’s inaugural Chief Historian from 2008 to 2017, and as editor-in-chief of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly from July 2005 to April 2017. Campbell’s commitment to the Handbook of Texas proved foundational to the broad expansion and development of special projects and diverse new content.

The award is open to all authors other than TSHA staff members, and entries will be judged on research quality, readability, and topic significance. All eligible entries will be considered, and winners will be selected by TSHA’s Handbook committee. The author of the first-place entry will receive a monetary award of $1,500 while the author of the second-place entry will receive $1,000. Winners will be announced at TSHA’s Fellows Luncheon and Presentation of Awards, held during the Association’s Annual Meeting.