The Autry Public History Prize


The Autry Public History Prize is awarded annually to media exhibits, public programs, or written works that contribute to a broader public reflection and appreciation of the past or serve as a model of professional public history practice in the history of the North American West. The award consists of a $1,000 prize and a certificate to the award recipient. The prize is made possible by the generous support of the Autry National Center. 

To be eligible for the award in 2017, the project must have been completed in 2016. When submitting material for consideration please follow the 2017 Autry Prize Submission Guidelines. These projects include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Media such as web pages, web-based video, audio, blogs, documentaries, and films (DVD, etc.)
  • Public Programs such as lecture series, walking tours, oral history projects, outreach activity, educational offerings, workshops, etc.
  • Written Works such as research, reports, brochures, working papers, etc. or historical fiction (including books), that contribute to larger public history efforts to broaden public history understanding.
  • Exhibits in museums, cultural centers, and other public venues

Please note that non-fiction books and journal articles are not eligible for this award.

2017 Committee

Modupe Labode - Chair

IUPUI Department of History

504M Cavanaugh Hall

425 University Blvd

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Rebecca Hunt
2502 West 32 Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80211

Josh Garrett- Davis
3930 Los Feliz Blvd., Apt 209
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Past Winners

2016 | Oakland Museum of California for the exhibition Pacific Worlds

2015 | South El Monte Arts Posse for ""East of East: Mapping Community Narratives", digital archive, Columbia University, 2015. Click here to read more.

2014 |

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