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To be awarded for a master’s thesis on a topic in Mississippi history or biography completed during 2014 or 2015.

This prize, awarded biennially if a master’s thesis is selected as worthy, memorializes Glover Moore, the Mississippi State University professor who from 1936 to 1977 served as mentor and guide to countless students and historians.

Theses will be judged on the basis of the following: originality and sophistication of concept, design, and methodology; compilation and effective use of evidence; clarity and precision of style; and significance of the work’s contribution toward an understanding of Mississippi history.

The winner will be selected by the Mississippi Historical Society Moore Prize Committee.

Four copies should be submitted by December 1, 2015, to the following address:  Mississippi Historical Society, Moore Prize, P. O. Box 571, Jackson, MS  39205-0571. The physical address is the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, 200 North Street, Jackson, MS  39201.

Prize winners will be notified before the March 2016 annual meeting of the Mississippi Historical Society.