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This award commemorates the careers of the Thornbrough sisters. Emma Lou Thornbrough (1913-1994) was a teacher, researcher, and author who left a profound mark on Indiana history. Gayle Thornbrough (1914-1999) made he contribution as editor, librarian, and administrator. Her legacy endures for all to see in the work of the Indiana Historical Society.

The award is made possible by a generous grant from the Indiana Historical Society.


Stephen E. Towne, "Worse Then Vallandigham: Governor Oliver P. Morton, Lambdin P. Milligan, and the Military Arrest and Trial of Indiana State Senator Alexander J. Douglas During the Civil War," CVI (March 2010): 1-39.

Erika Doss, "Action, Agency, Affect: Thomas Hart Benton's Hoosier History," CV (June 2009): 127-139.

David Jones, "'An Unusual Case': Dan Shay, Clarence Euell, Gertrude Anderson, and the Limits of Hoosier Progressivism," CIII (December 2007): 349-378.

Nancy Nakano Conner, "From Internment to Indiana: Japanese Americans, the War Relocation Authority, the Disciples of Christ, and Citizen Committees in Indiana," CII (June 2006): 89-116.

Sarah E. Igo, "From Main Street to Mainstream: Middletown, Muncie, and 'Typical America,'" CI (September 2005): 239-266.

Allen Safianow, "'You Can't Burn History': Getting Right with the Klan in Noblesville, Indiana," C (June 2004): 108-154.

Charles H. Martin, "The Color Line in Midwestern College Sports, 1890-1960," XCVIII (June 2002): 85-112.

Ellen D. Swain, "From Benevolence to Reform: The Expanding Career of Mrs. Rhoda M. Coffin," XCVII (Sept. 2001): 190-217.

Thomas D. Hamm et al., "The Decline of Quaker Pacifism in the Twentieth Century: Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends as a Case Study," XCVI (March 2000): 45-71.

Peter S. Onuf, "'We Shall All Be Americans': Thomas Jefferson and the Indians," XCV (June 1999): 103-141.

Kathleen A. Murphey, "Schooling, Teaching, and Change in Nineteenth-Century Fort Wayne, Indiana," XCIV (March 1998): 1-28.

Thomas E. Rodgers, "Republicans and Drifters: Political Affiliation and Union Army Volunteers in West-Central Indiana," XCII (Dec. 1996): 321-345.

Lana Ruegamer, "Dorothy Lois Riker, 1904-1994: Reflections on Indiana History, Historical Editing, and Women in the Historical Profession," XCI (Sept. 1995): 246-261.

George T. Blakey, "Battling the Great Depression on Stage in Indiana," XC (March 1994): 1-25.

Rodney O. Davis, "William Herndon's Indiana Oral History Project, 1865," LXXXIX (June 1993): 136-146.