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 13, 2023
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
1st place— Lana Tran from San Jacinto College for The Legacy of Hurricane Ike on Galveston, Houston, and the Southeast Texas Coas
2nd place—Anthony Gammage from San Jacinto College for What Provoked the Houston Riots of 1917? Who Was at Fault
3rd place—Annie Forte from San Jacinto Colleg for The Life and Career of LGBTQ+ Activist, William Waybourn.
4th place— Nancy Zamora from San Jacinto College for The Immigration of Thousands of Jews through the Galveston Movement.
1st place—Gloria Edwards from Texas A&M—San Antonio for Progressive Era Black Midwives and Healthcare in San Antonio, 1892-1920
2nd place—Jessie Parchman from Northeast Texas Community College for Sudden Surge: From Post-Aid to Future-Aid Healthcare in the Lone Star State
3rd place—Maiko Estrada from Northeast Texas Community College for The Well-Being Activist: Dr. Red Duke
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.
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.
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.
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
2019 – Jacksonville College
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
2019 – Texas A&M University – San Antonio
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]