The California Historical Society (CHS) is a membership-based non-profit organization that offers free access to its archives of manuscripts, photographs, books and artwork, as well as diverse exhibitions, programs and events. The California Historical Society also publishes the distinguished California History journal.
The California Historical Society is accepting nominations from authors for the California Historical Society Book Award for a book-length manuscript that deepens public understanding of some aspect of the state’s history.
A cash prize of $5,000 will be awarded for a manuscript that makes an important contribution to California historical scholarship and adheres to high scholarly standards while being lively and engaging to general readers. In addition to conventional works of historical scholarship, other genres, including biographies, collections of letters or essays, photographic or artistic studies, and creative nonfiction, will be considered.