H. BAILEY CARROLL
THE 1955 awards of the American Association for State
and Local History were made at the organization's fif-
teenth annual meeting held on September 25, 26, and
27, 1955, at Williamsburg, Virginia. The awards were instituted
to pay tribute to those individuals and organizations promoting
a better understanding of our national heritage at the state and
Dr. Louis C. Jones, chairman of the Annual Awards Com-
mittee of the American Association for State and Local History,
issued the following criteria setting up categories for the 1955
Category A-State or provincial historical societies and agencies, pub-
licly or privately supported.
Category B-Regional, county, and local historical societies (including
specializing societies in such related fields as genealogy, folklore,
archaeology, business history, railroad history, postal history, etc.).
Category C-Junior Historical Societies and other groups of young
people engaged in local historical activities.
Category D-The book in each of the following classes which made
the most important contribution to state and local history in each
region during the past year.
Class I-The serious history which has made the most important
contribution to scholarly knowledge of the area, or a part thereof.
Class 2-The popular history which has made the greatest contribu-
tion to popular knowledge of the area, or a part thereof.
Class 3-The biography of greatest importance to the history of
Class I-Daily newspapers in cities of over 3oo,000 population.
Class 2-Daily newspapers in cities of under 300,000 population.
Class 3-Weekly newspapers and other non-dailies.
Category F-Individuals contributing most significantly to the under-
standing and development of local history or local historical
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 59, July 1955 - April, 1956. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101162/. Accessed December 20, 2014.