This annual award is presented to the best scholarly book
published during the year on any aspect of American history
during President Hoover's public life.
The focus is on any topic or time period within the fifty years
from 1914 to 1964, and need not be about Mr. Hoover or based on
the holdings of the Hoover Presidential Library. Entries are
judged on the originality of thesis, rigor of research, clarity
of thought, and quality of writing. All entries must be original
works. Collections of essays by multiple authors and documentary
editions are not eligible.
The Award consists of a bronze medallion struck by the United
States Mint and a cash honorarium.
Entries are judged by members of the Association's Scholarly
Advisory Committee, composed of scholars and teachers from Iowa
colleges and universities. The winning author's name is announced
in April and the award is presented to the author at the
association's annual banquet.
See the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association for more information.