Each year the Utah State Historical Society recognizes the best books published on Utah history during the previous year with two awards. We present the awards in September at our annual conference. A book awards committee, appointed by the Utah Board of State History, selects the winners.
The Francis Armstrong Madsen Best Utah History Award, funded by the Madsen family in honor of Francis Armstrong Madsen, is made to the author of the best Utah history book published during 2013.
Smith-Pettit Foundation Best Documentary Book in Utah History Award, funded by the Smith-Pettit Foundation, is made to the editor of the best Utah documentary history book published during 2013.
Six copies of books nominated for either award must be submitted by March l, 2014. Publishers usually make the nominations and provide the books. Send books and contact information for the publisher and author/editor to:
Dr. Holly George
Utah State Historical Society
300 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101-1182