New York Labor History Association
BARBARA WERTHEIMER PRIZE IN LABOR HISTORY
To recognize serious study in American labor and work history among undergraduate students, the New York Labor History Association annually awards the Barbara Wertheimer Prize for the best unpublished research paper written during the previous academic year. Please do not submit an essay of more than fifty pages. Wertheimer was a leading labor educator and scholar.
BERNARD BELLUSH PRIZE
The Bernard Bellush Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship by graduate students in American labor and work history. Please do not submit published work or a full dissertation. The Bellush Prize honors the contribution to labor history made by Bernie Bellush, as a scholar and as an activist.
Both the Bellush and Wertheimer Prize provide an award of $250 for the best research paper written during the 2021-2022 academic year. An abstract of each paper will be posted on the NYLHA website. Please encourage your graduate and undergraduate students to submit their work. Entries will be evaluated on the basis of scholarship and literary merit.
Entrants should email their paper to:
The deadline is July 1, 2023.