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Caldwell Memorial Awards


The Caldwell Memorial Awards were established in 1974 to promote research and writing in Texas and local history.  The Awards were named to honor the contributions of C. M. Caldwell and his shared belief with Walter Prescott Webb regarding the importance of young people researching and writing Texas and local history.  The Awards are made possible by the C. M. and Cora Caldwell Memorial Endowment Fund established by Clifton and Shirley Caldwell of Albany, Texas.


The following PDF documents contain information about the current contest and the required registration form:

Contest InformationAcrobat PDF file, requires Acrobat Reader

Registration FormAcrobat PDF file, requires Acrobat Reader

Entry deadline for the 2017 contest is January 20, 2017.

Caldwell Memorial Awards
For Excellence in History
2016 Recipients

Lower Division:
1st Place -John Michael Hoke, San Jacinto College - South, "Protesting an Existing Intellectual Vacuum:"  The Early History of Houston's Alley Theater
2nd Place - Melody Mott, Northeast Texas Community College, A Surprising Fascination:  Japanese Texas Relations of the Twentieth Century
3rd Place - Emmalea Shaw, Northeast Texas Community College, Blind to Brown:  Auto-Integration in Northeast Texas
4th Place - James David Cook, San Jacinto College - South, History of Surf Culture in Texas

Upper Division:
1st Place - Hector Zuniga, Northeast Texas Community College, William P. Hobby's Crusade in the Transfiguration of Southeast Texas
2nd Place - Courtney Hall, Texas A&M San Antonio, San Antonio's Sporting District

Graduate Division:
Not Awarded in 2016

Chapter Project:
Northeast Texas Community College