Second Calvert Book Prize Awarded
John Miller Morris, associate professor of political science and geography at the University of Texas at San Antonio, was awarded the second annual Robert A. Calvert Prize at the 2008 meeting of the Texas State Historical Association in Corpus Christi.
Morris’s winning project is a series of seven volumes, approximately 200 pages each, of “real photo postcards” of Texas that were produced, sold, and sent at the turn of the 20th century. Each volume focuses both geographically on a region and thematically on the subjects of the photographs of that region. The first, tentatively titled Taming the Land: The Lost Postcard Photographs of the Texas High Plains, will be published in 2009 by Texas A&M University Press.
The Calvert Book Prize an award created in honor of Robert A. Calvert, professor of history, who died on Nov. 30, 2000. It was created through a $25,000 endowment to the Texas A&M Foundation during One Spirit One Vision – The Texas A&M Campaign.
The Calvert Prize provides a cash award and recognizes the best book manuscript accepted the preceding year by the Texas A&M University Press on the history of the American South, West, or Southwest. The Calvert Prize hopes to encourage the submission of better manuscripts as well as improve the quality of books about the Southwest.
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