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The Society’s Publication Awards, which take place every other year, publicly recognize the authors of the best recently published books on Texas history.

 Now Accepting Nominations for 2021

Books published in 2018, 2019, and 2020 are eligible.

Anyone may nominate a book that meets our criteria by completing a printable nomination form and submitting it, along with two copies of the book, to:

Attn: Publication Awards
San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation
107 King William Street
San Antonio, Texas 78204-1312

Due to delays caused by recent shelter-in-place orders, the NEW deadline is 4:30 PM on Monday, June 8, 2020.

If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to be a reader, please contact Librarian Beth Standifird at 210-224-6163 or


Building Arts Book Cover

Building Arts of South Texas: Stories of Endangered Building Arts & The
Craftsmen Who Keep Them Alive

By Barbara Dean Hendricks

Published by Franklin Scribes Publishers, 2016

DFW Deco Book CoverDFW Deco: Modernistic Architecture of North Texas

By Jim Parsons and David Bush

Published by TCU Press, 2017

Juan O'Gorman Book CoverJuan O’Gorman: A Confluence of Civilizations

By Catherine Nixon Cooke

Published by Maverick Books/Trinity University Press, 2016

The King William Area Book CoverThe King William Area: A History and Guide to the Houses

By Mary V. Burkholder and Jessie N.M. Simpson with photography by Al Rendon

Published by The King William Association, 2017

The Material Culture of German Texans Book CoverThe Material Culture of German Texans

By Kenneth Hafertepe

Published by Texas A&M University Press, 2016

Powering A City Book CoverPowering A City: How Energy and Big Dreams Transformed San

By Catherine Nixon Cooke

Published by Maverick Books/Trinity University Press, 2017

Saving San Antonio, 2nd ed. Book CoverSaving San Antonio: The Preservation of a Heritage, 2nd ed.

By Lewis F. Fisher

Published by Maverick Books/Trinity University Press, 2016

Sutherland Springs, Texas Book CoverSutherland Springs, Texas: Saratoga on the Cibolo

By Richard B. McCaslin

Published by University of North Texas Press, 2017

The Texas Frontier Book CoverThe Texas Frontier and the Butterfield Overland Mail, 1858-1861

By Glen Sample Ely

Published by the University of Oklahoma Press, 2016

The White Shaman Mural Book CoverThe White Shaman Mural: An Enduring Creation Narrative in the Rock Art of
The Lower Pecos

By Carolyn E. Boyd

Published by The University of Texas Press, 2016

Children’s Book Category

Lone Star Legacy Book CoverLone Star Legacy: The Texas Rangers Then and Now

By Melanie Chrismer

Published by Pelican Publishing Company, 2016

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