Norris & Carol Hundley Award

Past Recipients

The Norris & Carol Hundley Award is awarded annually to the outstanding book on any historical subject.

The award honors Professor Norris Hundley (1935-2013), who taught at UCLA from 1964 to 1994, and wife of 56 years, Carol. Norris Hundley, who received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1963, was a pioneering scholar in the history of water rights in the Western United States. His published works include Dividing the Waters: A Century of Controversy between the United States and Mexico (1966); Water and the West: The Colorado River Compact and the Politics of Water in the American West (1975); and The Great Thirst: Californians and Water, 1770s-1990s (1992). He also served as editor of the Pacific Historical Review from 1968 to 1997; as president of the PCB-AHA in 1994-1995; and as president of the Western Historical Association in 1994-1995. In recognition of his contributions to the PCB-AHA, the organization created the Norris & Carol Hundley Award.

Submissions for the award are limited to books published during the previous calendar year.

While authors of first as well as subsequent books are eligible for consideration, they may not compete simultaneously for both the Hundley and the PCB Book Awards, but are eligible for the Johns book award. The author will receive a $250 award.

The deadline for submissions is February 15. One copy of the book should be sent to each of the three members of the committee.

Questions may be addressed to Michael Green, Executive Director of the PCB-AHA, [email protected].

Hundley Selection Committee for 2024

Lawrence Culver (2024)
Department of History
0710 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84312
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Julia Gossard (2025)
0700 Old Main Hill
CHaSS Dean’s Office
Utah State University
Logan, UT 84312
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Jenny Pulsipher (2026)
BYU History Department
2113 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602
[email protected]