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.

Deadline: January 14, 2022

The following PDF document contains information about the current contest and the required registration form:

Caldwell Writing and Chapter Award Information and Submission form:

2022 Caldwell Award Recipients

Lower Division:

1st placeLana Tran from San Jacinto College for The Legacy of Hurricane Ike on Galveston, Houston, and the Southeast Texas Coas

2nd placeAnthony Gammage from San Jacinto College for What Provoked the Houston Riots of 1917? Who Was at Fault

3rd placeAnnie Forte from San Jacinto Colleg for The Life and Career of LGBTQ+ Activist, William Waybourn.

4th placeNancy Zamora from San Jacinto College for The Immigration of Thousands of Jews through the Galveston Movement.

Upper Division:

1st placeGloria Edwards from Texas A&M—San Antonio for Progressive Era Black Midwives and Healthcare in San Antonio, 1892-1920

2nd placeJessie Parchman from Northeast Texas Community College for Sudden Surge: From Post-Aid to Future-Aid Healthcare in the Lone Star State

3rd placeMaiko Estrada from Northeast Texas Community College for The Well-Being Activist: Dr. Red Duke

Chapter Project:
Jacksonville College and Northeast Texas Community College


Chapter of the Year Award

Deadline: December 1st

Each year the Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society, the college affiliate of the Texas State Historical Association, will honor chapters who show outstanding commitment and outreach within their communities with the Chapter of the Year Awards.

Chapter Divisions
Two awards will be presented each year. The first, College Chapter of the Year, will be presented to the outstanding chapter from a Junior College or Community College.  The second, University Chapter of the Year, will be presented to the outstanding chapter from a University.

Chapter Reports
In order to be considered for the award, chapters must submit a chapter report by December 1st of each year, based on the calendar year of January 1 – December 31.  Reports will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Was the chapter represented at the spring meeting?
  • Was the chapter represented at the fall meeting?
  • Did the chapter have entries in the Caldwell Competition?
  • What school activities did the chapter participate in during the calendar year?
  • What community activities did the chapter participate in during the calendar year?
  • What projects has the chapter participated in or completed within the calendar year?

Chapter Reports should be e-mailed to [email protected] by the December 1st deadline and will be published in the forthcoming issue of Touchstone, published in March each year.

Prizes
Each chapter awarded will be presented with a trophy at the annual Spring Meeting, held each March in conjunction with the Texas State Historical Association Annual Meeting.  A chapter may not receive the award in two consecutive years.

College Chapter of the Year Recipients:

2022-San Jacinto College

2021-Northeast Texas Community College

2020-

2019 – Jacksonville College

2018 –

2017 – Northeast Texas Community College

2016 – San Jacinto Community College – South

2015 – Lee College

2014 – Jacksonville College

2013 – Northeast Texas Community College

2012 – Lee College

University Chapter of the Year Recipients:

2022- Texas A&M University – San Antonio

2021-Texas A&M University – San Antonio

2020-

2019 – Texas A&M University – San Antonio

2018 –

2017 – University of Houston – Downtown

2016 – Lamar University

2015 – University of Houston – Downtown

2014 – Texas A&M University – San Antonio

2013 – Lamar University

2012  – University of Houston – Downtown

For more information on the Webb Society Chapter of the Year Awards or on how to start a Webb Society Chapter, contact [email protected]