March 25, 2017

DRT Library Collection Awards

Elaine B. Davis Research Award

The Elaine B. Davis Research Award, endowed by the 2007-2009 Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Committee chaired by Connie Impelman and sponsored by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, is awarded to bring scholars to San Antonio, Texas, to work with the materials housed at the DRT Library. Mrs. Davis served as Director of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library from 1998 to 2008.

Award Recipients
2009    Debra Winegarten
2010    Julia Bookins

June Franklin Naylor Award

The June Franklin Naylor Award for the Best Book for Children on Texas History, endowed by the family of June Franklin Naylor and sponsored by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, is given annually to the author/illustrator of the most distinguished book for children and young adults, grades K-12, that accurately portrays the history of Texas, whether fiction or nonfiction. A former schoolteacher and long-time resident of Odessa, Mrs. Naylor served as President General of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Inc., from 1989 to 1991.

Award Recipients
2004    Cattle Trails and Cowboys by Sally Senzell Isaacs
2005    Buddy: The Story of Buddy Holly by Dr. Anne Bustard
2006    The Lady in the Blue Cloak by Eric Kimmel and illustrated by Susan Guevara
2007    Remember the Alamo: Texians, Tejanos and Mexicans Tell Their Stories by Paul Robert Walker
2008    Buffalo Music by Tracey E. Fern and illustrated by Lauren Castillo
2009    The Crimson Cap by Ellen Howard
2010    Crosswire by Dottie Enderle
2013    A Picture Book of Sam Houston by David A. Adler and Michael Adler and illustrated by Matt Collins

Virginia M. Law Award

The Virginia M. Law Award for the Most Distinguished Book for Young Adults on Texas History, endowed by Mrs. Law’s daughter, Nancy M. Law, and sponsored by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, is given annually to the author/illustrator of the most distinguished book for young adults, grades 7-12, that accurately portrays the history of Texas, whether fiction or nonfiction.

Mrs. Law, for whom the award is named, was an active member of the Alamo Mission Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas; an enthusiastic supporter of the purposes and efforts of the DRT; and a strong proponent of education.

Award Recipients
2008    The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones by Helen Hemphill
2009    The Evolution of Capurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Please refer to the website of the DRT Library Collection at the Alamo Research Center for Guidelines, Deadlines and Applications for these (3) Awards.

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