Dolibois Prize

About John E. Dolibois History Prize

The Michael J. Colligan History Project of Miami University Hamilton, in association with the Hamilton Community Foundation, confers the John E. Dolibois History Prize.

The Prize is given for substantial and sustained efforts to promote the teaching of and learning about history in the community and throughout the nation. The first two recipients of this prize were Ambassador John E. Dolibois himself and former Miami University President Phillip R. Shriver.

The prize consists of a citation and an engraved glass sculpture depicting the torch of the Statue of Liberty. Edmund_Morris_tall.jpg

On March 13, the 2019 John E. Dolibois History Prize went to Edmund Morris (pictured), presidential biographer and Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. Morris’s prize lecture on Theodore Roosevelt was a spellbinding illumination of the life and writings of the nation’s 26th President. Sadly, Morris passed away unexpectedly in May of this year. The Colligan History Project extends its deepest condolences to Morris’s friends and family, especially his wife Sylvia.


Previous John E. Dolibois History Prize Recipients:

2002: John E. Dolibois
2003: Phillip R. Shriver
2004: Christopher Browning
2005: James H. Billington
2006: Douglas Brinkley
2007: Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
2008: Susan Eisenhower
2009: Allen Guelzo
2010: Allen R. Millett
2012: William Cronon
2014: James M. McPherson
2016: David McCullough
2018: Jon Meacham


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