Awards 1960-1969

1960

Carr P. Collins Award for Best Book of Nonfiction ($1,000): Aristotle and the American Indian (Henry Regnery, 1959) by Lewis Hanke.

Jesse H. Jones Award (Houston Endowment) for Best Book of Fiction ($1,000): The Poison Tree (Houghton Mifflin, 1959), by Walter Clemons.

McMurray Bookshop Award for Best Texas First Novel ($250): Jeremy Todd (Random House, 1959) by Hamilton (Tex) Maule.

TIL Award for Best Book of Poetry ($100): A Cloud of Witnesses: The Drama of the Alamo (University of Texas Press, 1959), by Ramsey Yelvington.

Cokesbury Bookstore Award for Best Children’s Book ($50): Beef for Beauregard (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1959), by Byrd Hooper.

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Award for Best Book Design ($50): The Muse in Mexico (University of Texas Press), edited by T. M. Cranfill. Design by Jo Alys Downs.

Friends of the Dallas Public Library Award for Book Offering Most Significant Contribution to Knowledge ($500): Modern Science and Human Freedom (University of Texas Press, 1959), by David L. Miller.

1961

Carr P. Collins Award for Nonfiction ($1,000): Goodbye to a River (Knopf, 1960), by John Graves.

Jesse H. Jones Award for Fiction ($1,000): A Shroud for a Journey (Houghton Mifflin, 1960), by Bill Casey.

McMurray Bookshop Award for Best Texas First Novel ($250): A Shroud for the Journey (Houghton Mifflin), by Bill Casey.

TIL Award for Best Book of Poetry ($100): Wage War on Silence (Wesleyan, 1960), by Vassar Miller.

Cokesbury Bookstore Award for Best Children’s Book ($50): Throw Stone: The First American Boy ( Reilly and Lee, 1960), by Mary Stevens and Ted Sayles.

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Award for Best Book Design ($50): Buck Schiwetz’ Texas, by E. M. Schiwetz (University of Texas Press). Design by E.M. Schiwetz and Jo Alys Downs.

Friends of the Dallas Public Library Award for Book Offering Most Significant Contribution to Knowledge ($500): Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines (University of Texas Press, 1960), by Robert Vines.

1962

Carr P. Collins Award for Nonfiction ($1,000): The Queen’s Necklace (Simon & Schuster, 1961), by Frances Mossiker.

Jesse H. Jones Award for Fiction ($1,000): Horseman, Pass By (Harper, 1961), by Larry McMurtry.

Special Award “For Outstanding Service to Texas Writers” (McMurray Bookshop): Stuart Malcolm McGregor, editor of The Texas Almanac for 37 years.

TIL Poetry Award ($100): Time Turns West (American Weave Press, 1961), by Conrad Pendleton (Walter E. Kidd).

Cokesbury Bookstore Award for Best Young Adult Book ($100): Pony Soldier (Dutton, 1961), by Lee McGiffin

Cokesbury Bookstore Award for Best Young Children’s Book ($100): I’m Hiding (Harcourt, 1961), by Myra C. Livingston.

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Award for Best Book Design ($50): The Samuel H. Kress Collection (El Paso Museum of Art, 1961). Design by Carl Hertzog.

Friends of the Dallas Public Library Award for Book Offering Most Significant Contribution to Knowledge ($500): Indians of Texas (University of Texas Press, 19961), by W. W Newcomb Jr.

1963

Carr P. Collins Award for Nonfiction ($1,000): Mary Austin Holley (University of Texas Press, 1962), by Rebecca Smith Lee.

Jesse H. Jones Award for Fiction ($1,000): Ship of Fools (Little, Brown, 1962), by Katherine Anne Porter.

TIL Poetry Award ($100): Co-winners. Time Turns West (American Weave Press, 1961), by Conrad Pendleton (Walter E. Kidd). A Wedge of Words (University of Texas Press, 1962), by Frederic Will.

Cokesbury Bookstore Award for Best Children’s Book ($100): Room to Grow (Dodd Mead, 1962), by Loula Grace Erdman.

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Award for Best Book Design ($50): Ananse: The Web of Life in Africa (University of Texas Press, 1962), by John Biggers. Design by Jo Alys Downs.

Friends of the Dallas Public Library Award for Book Offering Most Significant Contribution to Knowledge ($500): Footlights on the Border (The Hague, The Netherlands: Mouton & Co., 1962), by Joseph Stephen Gallegly.

Stanley Walker Award for Best Newspaper Writing (Will Hobby, Houston Post) ($250): Anita Brewer, “Death Takes Noted Author,” The Austin American-Statesman

1964

Carr P. Collins Award for Best Nonfiction Book ($1,000): Washington Wife (Harper & Row, 1963) by Ellen Maury Slayden.

Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Fiction Book ($1,000): Come to the Bower (Viking, 1963), by J.Y. Bryan.

Texas Institute of Letters Poetry Award ($100): My Bones Being Water (Wesleyan University Press, 1963) by Vassar Miller.

Cokesbury Bookstore Award for Best Children’s Book ($100): Ten Cousins (Dutton, 1963), by Wanda Jay Campbell.

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Award for Best Book Design ($50): Tower Poetry Series (Univeristy of Texas Press). Design by Kim Taylor.

  • Special Citations for Book Design:
    • Appaloosa: The Spotted Horse in Art and History (University of Texas Press for Amon Carter Museum, 1963) by Francis Haines. Designed by Jo Alys Downs.
    • The Free World and Free Trade (SMU Press, 1963), by Harry S Truman. Designed by William Wittliff.

Friends of the Dallas Public Library Award for Book Offering Most Significant Contribution to Knowledge ($500): After San Jacinto (University of Texas Press, 1963), by John Milton Nance.

Stanley Walker Award for Best Newspaper Writing (Will Hobby, Houston Post) ($250): (Co-winners) “No Life Is Lived without Influence” (The Dallas Times-Herald), by A. C. Greene. “Rain and a Day of Reflection” (The Dallas Morning News), by Larry Grove.

1965

Carr P. Collins Award for Best Nonfiction Book ($1,000): Napoleon and Josephine (Simon & Schuster, 1964), by Frances Mossiker.

Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Fiction Book ($1,000): The Hands of Cantu (Little, Brown, 1964) by Tom Lea.

Texas Institute of Letters Poetry Award ($100): Four Infinitives (Harper & Row, 1964), by Thomas Whitbread.

Cokesbury Bookstore Award for Best Children’s Book ($100): Love, Bid Me Welcome (Harper & Row, 1964), by Janetts Sebring Lowrey.

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Award for Best Book Design ($50): Dreamtigers (University of Texas Press, 1964) , by J. L. Borges. Design by Kim Taylor.

Friends of the Dallas Public Library Award for Book Offering Most Significant Contribution to Knowledge ($500): Burrs Under the Saddle (University of Oklahoma Press, 1964), by Ramon Adams.

Stanley Walker Award for Best Newspaper Writing (Will Hobby, Houston Post) ($250): “The President’s Homeland” (The Houston Chronicle), by Bill Porterfield.

Best Periodical Prose (Amon G. Carter Award, $250): “Reykjavik: 1963” (The Antioch Review, Summer 1964), by Frederic Will.

1966

Carr P. Collins Award for Best Nonfiction Book ($1,000): The Wire That Fenced the West (University of Oklahoma Press, 1964), by Henry D. and Frances T. McCallum.

Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Fiction Book ($1,000): The Ordways (Alfred A. Knopf, 1965), by William Humphrey.

Texas Institute of Letters Poetry Award ($100): Half Tame (University of Texas Press, 1964), by Roger Shattuck.

Cokesbury Bookstore Award for Best Juvenile Book ($100): A Man of the Family (Follett, 1965), by Elizabeth Burleson.

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Award for Best Book Design ($50): Bob Moore: Man and Bird Man (Encino Press), by J. Frank Dobie. Design by William D. Wittliff.

Friends of the Dallas Public Library Award for Book Offering Most Significant Contribution to Knowledge ($500): Gideon Lincecum (University of Texas Press, 1965), by Lois Wood Burkhalter.

Stanley Walker Award for Best Newspaper Writing (Will Hobby, Houston Post) ($250): “A Newsman Looks at the World’s Week” (The Dallas Morning News, April 18), by Paul Crume.

Best Periodical Prose (Amon G. Carter Award) ($250): “Texas: Good Times Gone or Here Again?” (Holiday, September 1965), by Larry McMurtry.

1967

Carr P. Collins Award for Best Nonfiction Book ($1,000): This Stubborn Soil (Scribner’s, 1966), by William A. Owens.

Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Fiction Book ($1,000): (CO-WINNERS) The Last Picture Show (Dial, 1966), by Larry McMurtry. The Iron Orchard (McGraw-Hill, 1966), by Tom Pendleton.

Friends of the Dallas Public Library Award for Book Offering Most Significant Contribution to Knowledge ($500): Exploration and Empire (Alfred A. Knopf, 1966), by William J. Goetzmann.

Best Periodical Prose in Memory of Amon G. Carter ($250): “Claude Eatherly’s Dark Star” by Ronnie Dugger.

Stanley Walker Award for Best Journalism ($250): “Sniper in the U.T. Tower” (Austin AmericanStatesman) by Jim Berry and Glen Castlebury.

Voertman Poetry Award ($100): Events and Celebrations (Viking, 1966), by R. G. Vliet.

Cokesbury Bookstore Award for Best Juvenile Book ($100): The Best of Friends (David McKay, 1966), by Charlotte Baker.

Wilson Bookshop Award for Best Book Design ($50): Charles M. Russell: Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture in the Amon G. Carter Collection (University of Texas), by Frederick G Renner. Designed by Jo Alys Downs.

  • William H. Vann’s History of TIL: 1936-1966 is published by William D. Wittliff’s Encino Press, Austin.

1968

Carr P. Collins Award for Best Nonfiction Book ($1,000): North Toward Home (Houghton Mifflin, 1967) by Willie Morris.

Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Fiction Book ($1,000): North to Yesterday (Alfred A. Knopf, 1967), by Robert Flynn.

Friends of the Dallas Public Library Award for Book Offering Most Significant Contribution to Knowledge ($500): Rock Art of Texas Indians: Photos and Illustrations by Forrest Kirkland (University of Texas Press, 1967), by W. W. Newcomb Jr.

Amon G. Carter Award for Best Southwest History ($500): Painting in Texas: The 19th Century (University of Texas Press for the Amon G. Carter Museum of Western Art), by Pauline Pinckney.

Stanley Walker Award for Best Journalism ($250): “Time Stands Still” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) by John Tackett.

Voertman Poetry Award ($200): Planets (Golden Quill Press, 1967), by Frederic Will.

Cokesbury Bookstore Award for Best Juvenile Book ($100): Young Readers Book of Christian Symbolism (Abingdon Press, 1967), by Michael Davis.

Wilson Bookshop Award for Best Book Design ($50): Pease Porridge Hot (Encino Press, 1967), by Katherine Hart. Design by William D. Wittliff.

1969

Carr P. Collins Award for Best Nonfiction Book ($1,000): A Picture Gallery (Little, Brown, 1968), by Tom Lea

Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Fiction Book ($1,000): (CO-WINNERS) The Shallow Grass (Macmillan, 1968) by Tom Horn. Tom Northway (Harcourt Brace, 1968), by Marshall Terry.

Friends of the Dallas Public Library Award for Book Offering Most Significant Contribution to Knowledge ($500): The Pass of the North (Texas Western Press, 1968), by 1968), by C. L. Sonnichsen.

Amon G. Carter Award for Best Southwest History ($500): San Juan Bautista: Gateway to Spanish Texas (University of Texas Press, 1968), by Robert S. Weddle.

Stanley Walker Award for Best Journalism ($250): “The Archbishop and the Rebel Priests” (Houston Chronicle) by Bill Porterfield.

Voertman Poetry Award ($200): Driving to Biloxi (LSU Press, 1968), by Edgar Simmons.

Cokesbury Bookstore Award for Best Juvenile Book ($100): Ride the Pale Stallion (Alfred A. Knopf, 1968), by Gus Tavo.

Wilson Bookshop Award for Best Book Design ($50): J. Frank Dobie: The Makings of an Ample Mind (Encino Press, 1968) by Lon Tinkle. Design by William D. Wittliff.

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