Recipients of the Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award
2014. Lowell J. Soike, Necessary Courage: Iowa’s Underground Railroad in the Struggle against Slavery (University of Iowa Press).
2013. Carroll Engelhardt, The Farm at Holstein Dip: An Iowa Boyhood (University of Iowa Bur Oak Book).
2012. Lisa Ossian, The Depression Dilemmas of Rural Iowa, 1929-1933 (University of Missouri Press).
2011. R. Tripp Evans, Grant Wood: A Life (Knopf).
2010. Leslie Schwalm, Emancipation Diaspora: Race and Reconstruction in the Midwest (University of North Carolina Press).
2009. Robert B. Mitchell, Skirmisher: The Life, Times, and Political Career of James B. Weaver (Edinborough Press).
2008. Wilson J. Warren, Tied to the Great Packing Machine: The Midwest and Meatpacking (University of Iowa).
2007. Kerry A. Trask, Blackhawk: The Battle for the Heart of America (Henry Holt and Co.).
2005. Sharon E. Wood, The Freedom of the Streets: Work, Citizenship and Sexuality in a Gilded Age City (University of Iowa Press).
2004. Russell L. Johnson, Warriors into Workers: The Civil War and the Formation of Urban-Industrial Society in a Northern City (Fordham University Press).
2003. Robert F. Martin, Hero of the Heartland: Billy Sunday and the Transformation of American Society, 1862–1935 (Indiana University Press).
2002. Lucy Eldersveld Murphy, A Gathering of Rivers: Indians, Metis, and Mining in the Western Great Lakes, 1737–1832.
2002. Christine Pawley, Reading on the Middle Border: The Culture of Print in Late-Nineteenth-Century Osage, Iowa.
2001. John C. Culver and John Hyde, American Dreamer: A Life of Henry A. Wallace.
2000. David R. Reynolds, There Goes the Neighborhood: Rural School Consolidation at the Grass Roots in Early Twentieth-Century Iowa.
1999. Deborah Fink, Cutting into the Meatpacking Line: Workers and Change in the Rural Mid-west.
1998. Rebecca Conard, Places of Quiet Beauty: Parks, Preserves, and Environmentalism.
1997. E. Bradford Burns, Kinship with the Land: Regionalist Thought in Iowa, 1894-1942.
1996. Richard, Lord Acton, and Patricia Nassif Acton, "To Go Free": A Treasury of Iowa's Legal Heritage.
1996. George William McDaniel, Smith Wildman Brookhart: Iowa's Renegade Republican.
1995. Robert Cook, Baptism of Fire: The Republican Party in Iowa, 1838-1878.
1994. Robert R. Dykstra, Bright Radical Star: Black Freedom and White Supremacy on the Hawkeye Frontier.
1993. Roger L. Nichols, Black Hawk and the Warrior's Path.
1992. Stow Persons, The University of Iowa in the Twentieth Century: An Institutional History.
1991. Cynthia Grant Tucker, Prophetic Sisterhood: Liberal Women Ministers of the Frontier, 1880-1930.
1990. Judy Nolte Lensink, A Secret to be Buried: The Diary and Life of Emily Hawley Gillespie, 1858-1888.
1989. Thomas J. Morain, Prairie Grass Roots: An Iowa Small Town in the Early Twentieth Century.
1988. Dorothy Schwieder, Joseph Hraba, and Elmer Schwieder, Buxton: Work and Racial Equality in a Coal Mining Community.