- Dartmouth Medal
Dartmouth Medal Awarded for A reference work of outstanding quality and significance Presented by Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) Country United States First awarded 1975 Official website Dartmouth Medal
The Dartmouth Medal of the American Library Association is awarded annually to a reference work of outstanding quality and significance, published during the previous calendar year.
Dartmouth College sponsored the establishment of the award in 1974, acting on the recommendation of Dean Lathem, Dartmouth College librarian, who had noted that no special honor existed in the United States for distinguished achievement relating to the creation of works of reference resources centrally important to libraries and to the pursuit of learning. Dartmouth College gave the American Library Association complete control in making the award and commissioned the artist Rudolph Ruzicka to design an oval bronze medal that features Athena, goddess of wisdom.
Dartmouth Medal Recipients
Year Editor-in-Chief Book Publisher 2009 Greenwood Electronic Media Pop Culture Universe
Greenwood Publishing Group 2008 John B. Hattendorf Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History Oxford University Press 2007 Fred Skolnik Encyclopaedia Judaica Thomson Gale 2007 Honorable Mention Susan B. Carter, et al. Historical Statistics of the United States: Earlier Times to the Present: Millennial Edition Cambridge University Press 2006 Ian Aitken Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film Routledge/Taylor & Francis 2006 Honorable Mention Suzanne Oboler and Deena J. González Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos & Latinas in the United States Oxford University Press 2005 H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press 2004 Solomon H. Katz Encyclopedia of Food and Culture Charles Scribner's Sons 2004 Honorable Mention S. Lillian Kremer Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work Routledge 2003 Bruno Nettl and Ruth M. Stone; founding editors, James Porter and Timothy Rice. Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Routledge 2002 Donald B. Redford Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt Oxford University Press 2002 Honorable Mention Stanley Sadie; executive editor, John Tyrrell New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Grove’s Dictionaries 2001 Anne Commire Women in World History Gale Group 2001 Honorable Mention David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler Encyclopedia of the American Civil War ABC-CLIO 2001 Honorable Mention Jay A. Siegel Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences Academic Press 2000 Paul F. Grendler Encyclopedia of the Renaissance Scribner's 2000 Honorable Mention John G. Webster Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Wiley 2000 Honorable Mention Samuel A. Floyd, Jr. International Dictionary of Black Composers Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers 2000 Honorable Mention Alan Davidson Oxford Companion to Food Oxford University Press 1999 John A. Garraty & Mark C. Carnes American National Biography Oxford University Press 1999 Honorable Mention Selma Jeanne Cohen International Encyclopedia of Dance Oxford University Press 1999 Honorable Mention Edward Craig Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Routledge 1999 Honorable Mention Saul B. Cohen Columbia Gazetteer of the World Columbia University Press 1998 Paula E. Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore Jewish Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia Routledge 1998 Honorable Mention John Middleton Encyclopedia of Africa: South of the Sahara Charles Scribner's Sons 1998 Honorable Mention Ruth M. Stone Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Africa Garland 1998 Honorable Mention Encyclopedia Judaica on CD-ROM Judaica Multimedia 1997 Jane Turner Dictionary of Art Macmillan Publishers 1997 Honorable Mention Jack Salzman, David Lionel Smith, Cornel West Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History Macmillan Library Reference 1997 Honorable Mention The Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia for Students Charles Scribner's Sons 1997 Honorable Mention Barbara A. Tenenbaum Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture Charles Scribner’s Sons 1996 Jack M. Sasson Civilizations of the Ancient Near East Macmillan / Charles Scribner's Sons 1996 Honorable Mention Warren Thomas Reich Encyclopedia of Bioethics Macmillan 1996 Honorable Mention Kenneth T. Jackson Encyclopedia of New York City Yale University Press 1995 Leonard W. Levy, Louis Fisher Encyclopedia of the American Presidency Simon & Schuster 1995 Honorable Mention Kurt Gänzl Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre Schirmer Books 1994 Darlene Clark Hine Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia Carlson Publishers 1994 Honorable Mention Mary Kupiec Cayton, Elliott J. Gorn, Peter W. Williams Encyclopedia of American Social History Charles Scribner's Sons 1993 Edgar F. Borgatta Encyclopedia of Sociology Macmillan Publishers 1993 Honorable Mention Tom McArthur Oxford Companion to the English Language Oxford University Press 1992 Robert J. Mason and Mark T. Mattson Atlas of United States Environmental Issues Macmillan Publishing 1992 Honorable Mention Eric Foner and John A. Garraty The Reader's Companion to American History Houghton Mifflin 1991 Israel Gutman Encyclopedia of the Holocaust Macmillan Publishing 1991 Honorable Mention William H. Gerdts Art Across America: Two Centuries of Regional Painting, 1710-1920 Abbeville Press 1990 Charles Reagan Wilson and William Ferris Encyclopedia of Southern Culture University North Carolina Press 1990 Honorable Mention Joseph R. Strayer Dictionary of the Middle Ages Scribner 1989 James Paul Allen and Eugene James Turner We the People: An Atlas of America's Diversity Macmillan Publishing 1988 Mircea Eliade Encyclopedia of Religion Macmillan 1987 Leonard W. Levy Encyclopedia of the American Constitution Macmillan Publishing 1986 Torsten Husén and T. Neville Postlethwaite International Encyclopedia of Education: Research and Studies Pergamon Press 1985 Wilsonline H. W. Wilson Company 1984 Alastair Couper Times Atlas of the Oceans Van Nostrand Reinhold 1983 Congressional Information Service 1982 Stanley Sadie New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Grove’s Dictionaries of Music 1981 Charles Coulston Gillispie Dictionary of Scientific Biography Scribner 1980 No Award 1979 Warren Reich Encyclopedia of Bioethics Free Press 1978 Benjamin B. Wolman International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis and Neurology Aesculapius Publishers by Van Nostrand Reinhold 1977 Lester J. Cappon Atlas of Early American History: The Revolutionary Era, 1760-1790 Princeton University Press for the Newberry Library and the Institute of Early American History and Culture 1976 No Award 1975 New England Board of Higher Education for establishing NASIC, Northeast Academic Science Information Center, a regional experiment in the brokerage of information services.
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