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(From left) Peter Stansky with Emma Fowler, recipient of 2018 Beyers' Prize for Excellence in Historical Writing; Sunny Scott and Mary Montella, recipients of 2018 Karen Bartholomew Award for Exceptional Service to Stanford Historical Society, with Laura Jones between them. [Norm Robinson, the third 2018 Karen Bartholomew Award Recipient, was not photographed.] Photos by Sunny Scott.

Beyers' Prize poster

The Stanford Historical Society Beyers' Prize for Excellence in Historical Writing aims to increase awareness of the University’s history through the use of the University Archives and other sources. The prize includes a $500 cash award and membership in the Society. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

The purpose of the Susan W. Schofield Oral History Award is to encourage oral history at Stanford University, to strengthen the collections of the Stanford Historical Society (SHS) and the Stanford Libraries, and to recognize excellent quality in oral history work. Deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2020