The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) distributed $24,000 in prizes to recipients of six awards and five research fellowships, and announced new Fellows of the Association during the TSHA Annual Meeting attended by more than 700 historians on March 6-8, in San Antonio.
The Fellowship Award Committee received twenty applications for the remaining research scholarships. The Mary M. Hughes Research Fellowship in Texas History for the best research proposal on twentieth-century Texas history was awarded to Thomas Kreneck, Ph.D., former Associate Director for Special Collections & Archives and Lecturer at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, for his project to conduct research for a biography of John J. Herrera, a Houston Attorney, LULAC leader, and twentieth-century American civic activist.
Drawing on more than a century of scholarship, the Association proudly calls attention to outstanding education, research, and writing on all aspects of Texas history through the annual awards.
“We are delighted to honor these stellar historians, educators, and writers whose work continues to enrich the history of the Lone Star State and to inspire others. Announcing each year’s new Fellows, and the award and fellowship recipients is one of my greatest pleasures as TSHA’s Chief Historian,” Campbell concluded.