The Robert W. Cherny Award is awarded annually to the the best article in U.S. labor and political history published in the Pacific Historical Review and/or by a member of the PCB-AHA.
The award honors Robert W. Cherny, emeritus professor of history at San Francisco State University, and author of numerous books and articles on a variety of topics, with a special emphasis on U.S. labor and political history as well as the trans-Mississippi American West. His friends created this award to honor him for his distinguished half-century career of teaching, research, and mentorship.
The author need not live within the region served by the PCB-AHA if the article appeared in the Pacific Historical Review, and articles eligible for our other prizes are eligible for the Cherny Award. The recipient will receive $100.
The deadline for submissions is March. One copy of the article should be sent to each of the three members of the committee.
Questions may be addressed to Michael Green, Executive Director PCB–AHA, [email protected].
Cherny Selection Committee for 2020
Martin Meeker (2020)
Charles B. Faulhaber Director of the Oral History Center, University of California, Berkeley, Library
Barbara Berglund Sokolov (2021)
Historian, Presidio Trust (San Francisco)
Josh Sides (2022)
Professor of History, California State University, Northridge