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 2018 contest is January 20, 2018.

Caldwell Memorial Awards
For Excellence in History
2017 Recipients

Lower Division:
1st Place -Alena Johnston, San Jacinto Community College-South, Denton Cooley: Trailblazer in Cardiac Surgery
2nd Place - William Fox, Northeast Texas Community College, Gone From Texas: Varieties of Racism on the Texas Trail of Tears
3rd Place - Gerardo Nunez, San Jacinto Community College-South, The 1966 University of Texas Tower Shooting: How it Changed the View of Mass Shootings
4th PlaceRachel Jordan, Northeast Texas Community College, Up Against the Grain: Texas Regionalist and Modernist Art

Upper Division:
1st Place -Adam Stevenson, Texas A&M-San Antonio, The Goliad Massacre: A Look at the Contributing Factors
2nd Place - Lindsey Summerville, Texas A&M-San Antonio, Jewish Immigration: The Complicated History of the Galveston Movement, 1907-1914
3rd Place - Deane Rapp, Texas A&M-San Antonio, "The Rope Toter": Asa Mitchel's Journey into the Texas Borderlands
4th Place - Tyler Hargrove, McMurray University, No Dancin' In Anson: The Schizophrenic Identity of Anson Texas

Graduate Division:
1st Place -Kyle Carpenter, Southern Methodist University, Family Business: Kinship and Capitalism on the Rio Grande, 1850-1860
2nd Place - Ryan Mewett , University of Portsmith (UK), Unionist Activism in the Confederate West: A Case Study of Four North Texas Counties

Chapter Project:
Jacksonville College