Joel Palmer Award

Each year, the Oregon Historical Quarterly presents the Joel Palmer Award to the author of the best article published in the journal during the previous year. The award was established by Omar C. "Slug" Palmer and William J. Lang in honor of their ancestor Joel Palmer, an Oregon pioneer. It is voted on by members of the Quarterly's Editorial Advisory Board. In addition to the first-place prize, which carries with it $300, two authors are presented honorable mention.

2017 Joel Palmer Award

The first-place winner of the 2017 Joel Palmer Award is Douglas Deur’s “The Making of Seaside's "Indian Place": Contested and Enduring Native Spaces on the Nineteenth Century Oregon Coast,” published in the Winter 2016 issue. Our Honorable Mentions go to Jacki Hedlund Tyler’s “The Unwanted Sailor: Exclusions of Black Sailors in the Pacific Northwest and the Atlantic Southeast,” also published in the Winter...

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2016 Joel Palmer Award

The first-place winner of the 2016 Joel Palmer Award is "Criminal Operations": The First Fifty Years of Abortion Trials in Portland,...

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2015 Joel Palmer Award

Winner and Honorable Mentions of the 2015 Joel Palmer Award

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2014 Joel Palmer Award

Winner and Honorable Mentions of the 2014 Joel Palmer Award

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2013 Joel Palmer Award

Winner and Honorable Mentions of the 2013 Joel Palmer Award

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2012 Joel Palmer Award

Winner and Honorable Mentions of the 2012 Joel Palmer Award

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