Thomas Cooper Society Book Collecting Award

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Past Award Winners

1993               
Barbara A. Brannon                 “A Collection of Books About Books”

 1994                
Matt Theado                            “The Works of Jack Kerouac”

1995                
N. Allen Cornett                       “A Collection of Books by Wendell Berry”

1996
Catherine Lewis                        “I’m (B)(H)ooked: The Start of a Collection” 
                                                     (Contemporary Southern Writers/Toni Morrison)
Robert Trogdon                        “The Creation of a Myth: Ernest Hemingway in Reissues”

1997                
Matthew Guinn                          “Emerging Talents in Southern Literature”
Tracy S. Bitonti                          “The Many Lives of F. Scott Fitzgerald”

1998                                            
Barbara A. Brannon                 “The Hampshire Bookshop of Northampton, 1916-1971: 
                                                     An Imprint Bibliography and a Private Collection”         
Jan-Peter Van Rosevelt           “Works by Michael Arlen and Arleniana: A Collection”

1999                
Park Bucker                             “‘I Stay at Home With a Book:’ A Collection of Dorothy Parker”
Sean Busick                             “A Fred Chappell Collection and Bibliography”

2000                
Chris Nesmith                           “Pioneering Professional Children’s Authorship: Jacob Abbott”

2001
No award                                            

2002
Tonya Wertz-Orbaugh            “British and American Literary Annuals and Gift Books: 
                                                    An Annotated Bibliography”     
Harry E. Hootman                    “Collecting Books by John McPhee”

2003
Harry E. Hootman                    “John Hersey: A Collection of First Editions”

2004
Forrest Anderson                     “My Teachers (Signed Copies)”
                                                   (Signed books by creative writing mentors)
Danielle Lake                           “James Gould Cozzens”

2005 & 2006
No award

2007
Shelley Johnson &                   "Mary Robinson in Context:  Periodical Publications,
Dawson Jones                          Translations, and Ephemera"

2008
John Higgins                            "Mummies and Egyptology Before Tutankhamen"

2009
Ann Stewart Plein                    "Beautiful Bindings: The Designs of Margaret Armstrong"

2011     
Abigail L. Smith                       “We Are What We Eat: A Story of American Cookery”

2012     
Robert P. Smith                       “A Historical Radio Book Collection”


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