The California Historical Society and Heyday are pleased to announce the winner of the
2013 California Historical Society Book Award
Under Spring by Jeremy Rosenberg
Under Spring is the title of a long-term artwork and urban landscape located beneath a section of the Los Angeles North Spring Street Bridge. Weaving the words of 67 different people (including scholars, politicians, cultural leaders, gardeners, laborers, activists, urban planners, graffiti artists, gang members, city workers, homeless), Under Spring tells the story of Los Angeles’ founding and growth; of the city’s agricultural, Native American, socio-cultural, transportation and geographic histories; and, most poignantly, of the urban voids that somehow hide in plain sight in the very centers of our leading cities.
We were inspired by the incredible range of proposals as diverse as our state itself,
and are grateful to the authors for sharing their work.
We are proud to continue the rich publishing traditions started by the Society in 1874
and by Heyday a hundred years later in 1974.
Honorable Mentions to our finalists:
Running the Asylum: Artists and Poets in the History of the Book in California, by Alastair M. Johnston
Twisted History: Secrets of San Francisco’s 1856 Vigilance Committee, by Nancy J. Taniguchi
The Doña: Angustias de la Guerra and the Americanization of California, by Cynthia E. Taylor
Special thanks to our California Historical Society Book Award jurors:
Albert Camarillo, Ph.D., Professor of History, Stanford University
Anthea Hartig, Ph.D., Executive Director, California Historical Society
Shelly Kale, Publications & Project Manager, California Historical Society
Eileen Keremitsis, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, California Historical Society
Gary F. Kurutz, California Rare Books School, California State Library Foundation
Ralph Lewin, President & CEO, Cal Humanities
Malcolm Margolin, Publisher, Heyday
Gayle Wattawa, Editorial & Acquisitions, Heyday
Now accepting applications for 2014