George Pendleton Prize (Book)
This annual award is given for an outstanding major publication, on the federal government’s history produced by or for a federal history program. The Pendleton Prize is given to an individual author or to principal collaborators. The type of work eligible and the criteria that judges will apply for quality are identical to those for the Adams Prize. The Pendleton Prize has the additional requirement that the publication nominated must have been produced by a federal historian(s) or for a federal history program, including history offices in the federal agencies and history-related programs in other federal entities.
The Pendleton Prize commemorates Ohio Senator George H. Pendleton, sponsor of the 1883 civil service reform act that bears his name.