To recognize and encourage outstanding publications enhancing appreciation of American prints at least one hundred years old, this award consists of a framed citation and $1,000.
Small and large works, those of narrow scope and those with broad general coverage are equally considered. Original research, fresh assessments, and the fluent synthesis of known material will all be taken into account. The emphasis is on quality and on making an outstanding contribution to the subject. Exhibition catalogs, monographs, articles, and works based on local sources are eligible.
Publications remain eligible for a period of roughly two years after they first appear. Once a work has been passed on by the Jury, it will not be considered again except in a substantially revised edition. Jurors are all AHPCS members and include collectors, authors, and scholars of American prints.
Founding member Lois Newman established this award in memory of her husband and AHPCS co-founder, Ewell L. Newman (1907-2009). Learn more about the Newmans.
To submit a book to the Jury for consideration
Please mail a copy of the publication to the chair of the Newman Book Award committee:
Thomas P. Bruhn
42 Summit Road
Storrs, CT 06268