Joel Palmer Award

Each year, the Oregon Historical Quarterly presents the Joel Palmer Award to the author of the best article published in the journal during the previous year. The award was established by Omar C. "Slug" Palmer and William J. Lang in honor of their ancestor Joel Palmer, an Oregon pioneer. It is voted on by members of the Quarterly's Editorial Advisory Board. In addition to the first-place prize, which carries with it $300, two authors are presented honorable mention.

2021 Joel Palmer Award

The first-place winner of the 2021 Palmer Award is Jane Cigarran’s “The Case of Cheryl D. James: Institutionalized Racism and Police Violence Against Black Women in Portland, Oregon (1968–1974),” published in the Oregon Historical Quarterly’s Spring 2020 issue. Honorable mentions go to Marc James Carpenter’s “Pioneer Problems: ‘Wanton Murder,’ Indian War Veterans, and Oregon's Violent History” (Summer 2020), and...

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2020 Joel Palmer Award

The first-place winner of the 2020 Joel Palmer Award is Katrine Barber’s “‘We were at our journey’s end’: Settler Sovereignty Formation in...

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2019 Joel Palmer Award

The 2019 Joel Palmer Award winner is the Summer 2018 Special Issue of the Oregon Historical Quarterly, “Oregon’s Manila Galleon.” The Joel Palmer

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2018 Joel Palmer Award

The first-place winner of the 2018 Joel Palmer Award is Kimberly Jensen’s “Women's 'Positive Patriotic Duty' to Participate: The Practice of...

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2017 Joel Palmer Award

The first-place winner of the 2017 Joel Palmer Award is Douglas Deur’s “The Making of Seaside's "Indian Place": Contested and Enduring...

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2016 Joel Palmer Award

The first-place winner of the 2016 Joel Palmer Award is "Criminal Operations": The First Fifty Years of Abortion Trials in Portland,...

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2015 Joel Palmer Award

Winner and Honorable Mentions of the 2015 Joel Palmer Award

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2014 Joel Palmer Award

Winner and Honorable Mentions of the 2014 Joel Palmer Award

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2013 Joel Palmer Award

Winner and Honorable Mentions of the 2013 Joel Palmer Award

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2012 Joel Palmer Award

Winner and Honorable Mentions of the 2012 Joel Palmer Award

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2011 Joel Palmer Award

Winner and Honorable Mentions of the 2011 Joel Palmer Award

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2010 Joel Palmer Award

Winner and Honorable Mentions of the 2010 Joel Palmer Award

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2009 Joel Palmer Award

Winner and Honorable Mentions of the 2009 Joel Palmer Award

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2008 Joel Palmer Award

Winner and Honorable Mentions of the 2008 Joel Palmer Award

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2007 Joel Palmer Award

Winner and Honorable Mentions of the 2007 Joel Palmer Award

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2006 Joel Palmer Award

Winner and Honorable Mentions of the 2006 Joel Palmer Award

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2005 Joel Palmer Award

Winner and Honorable Mentions of the 2005 Joel Palmer Award

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