Publication Awards

The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society’s Publications Awards are given out for the best publications dealing with the history of Northwestern Ontario.

They fall into five categories:

  • M. Elizabeth Arthur Award: full-length scholarly works
  • J.P. Bertrand Award: scholarly articles
  • Gertrude H. Dyke Award: full-length popular works
  • George B. Macgillivray Award: popular articles
  • Ernest R. Zimmermann: First Publication Award

A great many excellent books and articles, both popular and scholarly, are written about the history of our region each year, yet so many authors of these works struggle for recognition. These awards are intended to help publicize such works, to recognize the excellence of local writers, and to encourage new authors to write about our history. The awards are made by independent panels of judges in each category.

Future Awards

Nominations are open for the next Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Publications Awards program. Books and articles must have been published within the past three years to qualify.

Nominations can be submitted to: 425 Donald Street East, Thunder Bay, Ont. P7E 5V1

Nominees

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M. Elizabeth Arthur Award: (Academic full-length)

  • WINNER: Benidickson, Jamie. Levelling the Lake: Transboundary Resource Management in the Lake of the Woods Watershed. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2019.
  • Luby, Brittany. Dammed: The Politics of Loss and Survival in Anishinaabe Territory. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2020.
  • Scollie, Brent Frederick. Biographical Dictionary and History of Victorian Thunder Bay (1850-1901). Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2020.

Gertrude H. Dyke Award: (Popular full-length)

  • Potestio, John. Becoming Canadian: Memories of an Italian Immigrant. Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2020.
  • WINNER: Skrepichuk, William P. Troop Treks of 1885: Documents and Illustrations (Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2019.
  • Pateman, John. Cantos. 2019.
  • Pateman, John. Canadian General Hospital. 2020.
  • Pateman, John. Port Arthur to Orpington Hospital: Tom Stanworth Goes To War. 2020.
  • Pateman, John. Thunder Bay and World War One: 1917. 2019.
  • Pateman, John. Thunder Bay and World War One: 1918-1921. 2019.

J.P. Bertrand Award: (Academic Article)

  • Beaulieu, Michel S. “It is better to retreat now than be crushed altogether”: Questions of Ethnicity and the Communist Party of Canada at the Lakehead.” In Left Transnationalism: The Comintern and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions, edited by Oleska Drachewych and Ian McKay, 337-359. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020.
  • Finch. David. M. “The Registered Trapline System in Northern Ontario.” Ontario History CXII, no. 2 (Autumn 2020): 178-190.
  • Moir, Michael B. “Wooden Shipbuilding at Fort William, 1917-1918.” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XLVII (2019): 36-62.
  • WINNER: Raffo, Peter. “Saul Laskin and the Making of Thunder Bay.” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XLVIII (2020): 5-39.
  • Ratz, David. “The Canadian Military in Thunder Bay Since the Second World War.” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XLVIII (2020): 83-117.

George B MacGillivray Award: (Popular Article)

  • Beaulieu, Michel S. “Political Mapping: Louis St-Laurent’s 1949 Tour of Western Canada.” Findings|Trouvailles (November 2020). View Article
  • Berglund, Elinor. “Swedish Immigrants to Northwestern Ontario: The Berglund Family 1907 to 1933.” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XLVII (2019): 63-75.
  • Blanchard, David and Michel S. Beaulieu. “The Kimberley-Clark Corporation and Terrace Bay.” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XLVII (2019): 107-119.
  • Kilgour, Conner. “The Secret Tunnels of Port Arthur,” Parts 1 and 2 (Bayview Magazine, June 2019) View Article
  • Imrie, Diane. “A Rich and Proud Sports History: Fifty Years of Sport in Thunder Bay.” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XLVIII (2020): 65-82.
  • Johnsen, Greg. “’Bats and Balls Have Been Sent For’: The Beginnings of Baseball in Thunder Bay, 1875-1889.” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XLVII (2019): 86-106.
  • Johnsen, Greg. “’Bats and Balls Have Been Sent For’: The Beginnings of Baseball in Thunder Bay, 1875-1889.” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XLVII (2019): 86-106.
  • WINNER: Lavoie, Edgar J. Pioneering a Great Circle Route in Northern Ontario: Von Grounau’s ‘Greenland Whale’ Overnight in Longlac,: Thunder Bay Papers and Records (XLVII, 2019), 76-85.
  • Pilon, Jean-Luc. “The wreck of the Cam Owen on the Ontario Shores of the Hudson Bay Lowlands.” Findings|Trouvailles (November 2019). View Article

Ernest R. Zimmermann Award: (First Publication)

  • WINNER: Johnsen, Greg. “’Bats and Balls Have Been Sent For’: The Beginnings of Baseball in Thunder Bay, 1875-1889.” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XLVII (2019): 86-106.

M. Elizabeth Arthur Award: (Academic full-length)

  • WINNER: Beaulieu, Michel S., Ratz, David K., Tronrud, Thorold J. and Kirker, Jenna L.  Thunder Bay & the First World War, 1914-1919. Thunder Bay: TBHMS, 2018.
  • Hunter, Douglas. Beardmore: The Viking Hoax that Rewrote History. Kingston and Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2018.

Gertrude H. Dyke Award: (Popular full-length)

  • No entries submitted

J.P. Bertrand Award: (Academic Article)

  • Hatton, C. Nathan. “Wrestling, Immigration, and Working-Class culture: The Finns of the Thunder Bay District before 1939.” In Hard Work Conquers All: building the Finnish Community in Canada. Edited by Michel S. Beaulie, David Ratz and Ronald N. Harpelle. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018. pp. 102-20.|
  • Hakkinin, Antti. “From Bush to Bay Street: The Finnish Community of Thunder Bay as Memories, Narratives, and Experiences.” In Hard Work Conquers All: building the Finnish Community in Canada. Edited by Michel S. Beaulie, David Ratz and Ronald N. Harpelle. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018. pp. 206-25.
  • WINNER: Te Hiwi, Braden Paora. “Unlike their Playmates of Civilization: the Indian Children’s Recreation must be Cultivated and Developed: The Administration of Physical Education at Pelican Lake Indian Residential School, 1926-1944.” Historical Studies in Education, 29:1 (Spring 2017), 99-118.
  • Chochla, Mark. “Dr. E.B. Oliver and the Fight Against Infant Mortality in Fort William.” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, Papers & Records, vol 46 (2018), 55-86.

George B MacGillivray Award: (Popular Article)

  • No entries submitted

Ernest R. Zimmermann Award: (First Publication)

  • WINNER: Mastrangelo, Richard James. “Echoes and Features: Atikokan, Steep Rock Mine & Corporate Culture.” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, Papers & Records, vol 46 (2018), 29-54.

M. Elizabeth Arthur Award: (Academic full-length)

  • WINNER: Zimmermann, Ernest Robert. The Little Third Reich on Lake Superior: A History of Canadian Internment Camp R. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2016.
  • Kuhlberg, Mark. In the Power of the Government: The Rise and Fall of Newsprint in Ontario, 1894-1932. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015.

Gertrude H. Dyke Award: (Popular full-length)

  • Scott, Nancy. Lake Nipigon: Where the Great Lakes Begin. Toronto: Dundurn, 2015.
  • WINNER: Tarbet, David W. Grain Dust Dreams. Albany: State University of New York, 2015.

J.P. Bertrand Award: (Academic Article)

  • Smith, Douglas N.W. “The Origins of the Canadian Northern Railway: Halcyon Days” Canadian Rail 576 (Jan- Feb. 2017), 3-41.
  • CO-WINNER: Luby, Brittany and Labelle, Katharine. “The New Generation: Cooperative Education at the Day School at Dalles 38C Indian Reserve, 1890-1910,” Ontario History 197:1 (Spring 2015), 88-110.
  • CO-WINNER: Warecki, George. “Environmental Coalitions and the Limits of Science: Wilderness Advocacy in Ontario in the 1970s,” Ontario History 109:1 (Spring 2017), 60-87.
  • Chochla, Mark. “What was James M. Shaver Doing in the Coal Docks? Fort William’s Wesley Institute, 1912-1921,” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, Papers & Records, vol 44 (2016), 42-57.

George B MacGillivray Award: (Popular Article)

  • WINNER: Westerback, Carl H. “Tee Habour: A Memoir of a Life in a Fishing Village in the 1930s,” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, Papers & Records, vol 43 (2015), 42-56.
  • Imrie, Dianne. “Soccer’s History at the Head of the Lakes,” Bayview Magazine, Spring 2017, 42-45.
  • Larson Donn. “The Outlaw Bridge: Our Big Lake Version of Get ‘er Done,” Lake Superior Magazine, Oct.-Nov. 2016, 22-25.
  • Spare, Brian. “Evolution of a City,” Bayview Magazine, June 2016.

Ernest R. Zimmermann Award: (First Publication)

  • Alanen Harold. They Came from All Around: A history of the 1200 square mile area from Nolalu to Northern Light Lake, 2017.
  • WINNER: Tarbet, David W. Grain Dust Dreams. Albany: State University of New York, 2015.

M. Elizabeth Arthur Award: (Academic full-length)

  • WINNER: Beaulieu, Michel S. Labour at the Lakehead: Ethnicity, Socialism, and Politics, 1900-1935. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2011.
  • Hatton, C. Nathan. Rugged Game: Community, Culture, and Wrestling at the Lakehead to 1933. Thunder Bay: Centre for Northern Studies Press, 2012.

Gertrude H. Dyke Award: (Popular full-length)

  • WINNER: Beaulieu, Michel S. Celluloid Dreams: An Illustrated History of Early Film at the Lakehead, 1900-1931. Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2012.
  • Monica Belluz, Museum Encounters. Thunder Bay, TBHMS, 2011.
  • Pettit, Wayne. The History of Soda Pop Manufacturers in NW Ontario and the Bottles They Used. Thunder Bay, TBHMS, 2011.
  • Gordon, Irene Ternier, The Laird of Fort William: William McGillivray and the North West Company. Victoria: Heritage House Publishing, 2013.
  • Potestio, John. The R.F. Welch (Veltri) Company. Thunder Bay: Institute of Italian Studies, Lakehead University, 2012.

J.P. Bertrand Award: (Academic Article)

  • Beaulieu, Michel S. “Spittoon Philosophers or Radical Revolutionaries? The Canadian Administration of the Industrial Workers of the World, 1932-35.” Ontario History 105:2 (Autumn 2013): 183-211.
  • Lemelin, R.H., Wiersma, E., Trapper, L., Beaulieu, M., Kapashesit, R., and Dowsley, M. “A Dialogue and Reflection On Photohistory: Engaging Indigenous Communities in Research through Visual Analysis.” Action Research 11:1 (2013): 92-107.
  • WINNER: Soloway, Beverly. “The Fur Traders’ Garden: Horticultural Imperialism in Rupert’s Land, 1670 – 1770.” in Irish and Scots Encounters with Indigenous Peoples, edited by David A. Wilson. Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013.
  • Scollie, Frederick Brent. “The Woman Candidate for the Ontario Legislative Assembly, 1919-1929,” Ontario History, 104:2 (2012), 1-27.
  • Chochla, Mark. “Responding to the 1918 Influenza Epidemic at the Lakehead,” in Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, Papers & Records, vol 41 (2013), 25-47.

George B MacGillivray Award: (Popular Article)

  • WINNER: Foulds, J.F., “How the Northern Health Travel Grant Came to Ontario: A Political Memoir,” Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, Papers & Records, vol 41 (2013), 3-24.
  • Johnson, Ken R. “Edward C. Peterson: The “Bird Man” and the “Fort William”, Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, Papers & Records, vol 40 (2012), 3-10

M. Elizabeth Arthur Award: (Academic full-length)

  • WINNER:  John Long, Treaty No. 9 (McGill Queens University Press, 2010)
  • Michel S. Beaulieu, Labour at the Lakehead: Ethnicity, Socialism, and Politics, 1900-35. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011.

Gertrude H. Dyke Award: (Popular full-length)

  • WINNER:  James R. Stevens, Wild On The Superior Shore: A Romance Of Settlers 1850 -1900.
  • Roy Piovesana, Italians of Fort William’s East End, 1907-1969

J.P. Bertrand Award: (Academic Article)

  • WINNER: Mark Kuhlberg, ”Mr. Burk is Most Interested in Their Welfare”: J.G. Burk’s Campaign to Help the Anishinabeg of NW Ontario, 1923-1953,” Journal of Canadian Studies (Winter 2010)
  • Steve Ross. APragmatism and Prejudice: The Wartime Transfer of Japanese Canadians in Northern Ontario, [email protected] TBHMS Papers and Records. 2010.
  • Jean Morrison, “To Promote the Interest and Security of the North West Company: Canada’s Fur Trade and the War of 1812,” Ontario History (Spring 2012)
  • John Potestio, “The Experience of Italians at the Lakehead during the Second World War Years,” in Beyond Barbed Wire: Essays on the Internment of Italian Canadians by Licia Canton et al (Guernica, 2012)
  • Michel S. Beaulieu, “Reacting to the Workers’ Revolt: The Lakehead and the Winnipeg General Strike,” Left History (Spring/Summer 2009)

George B MacGillivray Award: (Popular Article)

  • WINNER: Elle Andra-Warner, “In the Valley of the Slate River: A Farm Community Thrives,” in Lake Superior Magazine, (June-July 2011)
  • Robert C. Mazur, “SS Dunelm and Port Arthur: First Rescue by ‘Wireless’” in TBHMS Papers & Records (2010)
  • William Hryb, AMining Developments in Northwestern Ontario,@ in Canadian Sailings (April 16, 2012)

M. Elizabeth Arthur Award: (Academic full-length)

  • WINNER: Labour Pains, Thunder Bay’s Working Class in Canada’s Wheat Boom, by Jean Morrison (Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2009).
  • Canadian Car & Foundry Aircraft Production at Fort William on the Eve of World War II, by Jonathan Grenville Kirton (Thunder Bay: Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2009).

Gertrude H. Dyke Award: (Popular full-length)

  • WINNER: Dance is on Fire. By Neil McQuarrie (Fort Frances: Dance Fire Memorial Committee, 2008).
  • We Were Not Worried at Dinner Time,” The October 1938 Forest Fires and the Last Frontier on the Rainy River-Lake of the Woods Borderland. By Harl A. Dalstrom anbd Kay Calame Dalstrom (Emo: Rainy River District Women’s Institute Museum, 2009).
  • 1884-2009 Responding To Unmet Needs: 125 Years of Care in the Community. By Peter Raffo (St. Joseph’s Care Group, 2009).
  • Last Best Places: Storytelling about Thunder Bay’s Historic Buildings. By Tania L. Saj (River Rocks Publishing, 2009).
  • Where the Heck is Jellicoe? by Lise A. Koning (Jellicoe Recreation Club, 2007).
  • Dryden: Little City on the Wabigoon, 1910-2010 (Dryden Museum, 2009)

J.P. Bertrand Award: (Academic Article)

  • WINNER: “A Study of the Strike at Canada Safeway by Local 175 of the UFCW,” by William Vinh-Doyle. In Essays in Northwestern Ontario Working Class History: Thunder Bay and its Environs, edited by Michel Beaulieu (Thunder Bay: Lakehead University Centre for Northern Studies, Northern and Regional Studies Series #16, 2008), 297-326.
  • “Finnish Kanadalainen Sosialismi: Towards an Understanding of Finnish-Canadian Socialist Activity, 1900-1935,” by Michel Beaulieu. In Faravid, Pohjois-Suomen Historiallisen Yhdistyksen Vuosikirja XXXIII (Rovaniemi, 2009), 107-25.
  • “‘A Socialist Movement which does not Attract the Women Cannot Live’: The Strength of Finnish Socialist Women in Port Arthur, 1903-1933,” by Samira Saramo. In Essays in Northwestern Ontario Working Class History: Thunder Bay and its Environs, edited by Michel Beaulieu (Thunder Bay: Lakehead University Centre for Northern Studies, Northern and Regional Studies Series #16, 2008), 177-95.
  • “Old Economy/New Economy Transitions and Shifts in Demographic and Industrial Patterns in Northern Ontario,” by Chris Southcott. In Transition in Marginal Zones in the Age of Globalization:Case Studies from the North and South, edited by Thomas Dunk (Thunder Bay: Lakehead University Centre for Northern Studies, Northern and Regional Studies Series #18, 2010), 63-94.
  • “Reacting to the Workers’ Revolt: The Lakehead and the Winnipeg General Strike” by Michel Beaulieu. In Left History 14:1 (Spring/Summer 2009), 8-32.
  • “The Politics of Planning for Atikaki, 1972-1983,” by George Warecki. In Ontario History 102:1 (Spring 2010), 56-77
  • “A Warning to Other Towns: The 1906 Fort William Typhoid Epidemic,” by Mark Chochla. In Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XXXVII (2009), 3-26.

George B MacGillivray Award: (Popular Article)

  • WINNER: “A Memorial Society’s Struggle with the Funeral Industry ,” by Eleanor Dolores Dickey. In Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XXXVI (2008), 53-67.
  • “Theatre and Music on Ontario’s Frontier, 1876-1907” by F. Brent Scollie. In Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XXXVI (2008), 24-52.
  • “Prima In Lacubus: Over a Century of Naval Activity at the Lakehead,” by Chelsea DeGagne, Michel S. Beaulieu and David Ratz in Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XXXVII (2009), 46-59.
  • “The Wobblies,” by Donna Jeanpierre. In Lakehead University Magazine, Spring/Summer 2010.
  • “A Summer on the Boats,” by Margaret Lorimer. In Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XXXVII (2009), 60-64.
  • “Jackfish Memories: Once it had a Railroad … Now It’s Done,” by Lyle Nicol in Lake Superior Magazine, Feb.-Mar. 2009.
  • “The McKinnons: The Grain Trimmers of Thunder Bay,” by William Hryb in Canadian Sailings, Jan. 1, 2007.

M. Elizabeth Arthur Award: (Academic full-length)

  • Insufficient nominations

Gertrude H. Dyke Award: (Popular full-length)

  • CO-WINNER: Aviation in Thunder Bay. By Jim Lyzun (The Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2007)
  • CO-WINNER: A Bit of a Legend in These Parts: The Life of Betty Berger Lessard. by Neil McQuarrie (NJM Enterprises, 2007)
  • A History of Finnish Businesses in the Thunder Bay Area. Edited by Martti Kajorinne (The Thunder Bay Finnish Canadian Historical Society, 2006)
  • Schoolmarm. by Penny Petrone. (Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2007)
  • Fort Lac la Pluie of the North West Company, 177?-1821. by Merv Ahrens (Fort Frances Times Ltd., 2006)

J.P. Bertrand Award: (Academic Article)

  • WINNER: “‘We did it just for Fun’: Amateur Filmmaking at the Lakehead, 1929-1930,” by Michel S. Beaulieu, in Ontario History XCIX:2 (Autumn 2007): 168-189.
  • “Situating a Rifle Range on the Fort William Indian Reserve, 1905-1914,” by P. Whitney Lackenbauer. In Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XXXVI (2006)
  • “The Impact of the Hudson’s Bay Company on the Creation of Treaty Number Nine,” by David Calverley, in Ontario History 98:1 (2006): 30-51.
  • “Internment Camp R at Red Rock,” by Ernest R. Zimmermann. In Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XXXVII (2007)

George B MacGillivray Award: (Popular Article)

  • WINNER: “Sgt. Joe Hicks’ War,” by Bob Ingraham. In Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society Papers & Records XXXVII (2007)
  • “The Grain Industry in Thunder Bay: Port longs for good old glory days,” by William Hryb. In Canadian Sailings, September 18, 2006
  • “When Rats Ruled the Rink: How the Smallest Town in Hockey Won the Stanley Cup,” by Jim Chliboyko. Beaver Magazine (April/May 2006)

M. Elizabeth Arthur Award: (Academic full-length)

  • WINNER: K.C.A. Dawson, Original People and Euro Canadians in Northwestern Ontario: The Road West, the Hinge of a Developing State (Thunder Bay: Lakehead University Centre for Northern Studies, 2004)
  • Philip Girard, Bora Laskin: Bringing Law to Life (Toronto: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2005)

Gertrude H. Dyke Award: (Popular full-length)

  • WINNER: Peter Raffo, 1934-2004 Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital From Institution to Community A Transformation of Psychiatric Hospital Services (Thunder Bay: St. Joseph’s Care Group, 2005)
  • John Potestio, Italians in Thunder Bay (Thunder Bay: Centre for Northern Studies, Lakehead University, 2004)
  • Our Storied Past: The Legacy of Conmee Township (Kakabeka Falls: Corp. of the Township of Conmee, 2003)
  • Thorold Tronrud and David Nicholson, Thunder Bay Quiz Book (TBHMS 2005)

J.P. Bertrand Award: (Academic Article)

  • WINNER: Jayne Elliott, “Blurring the Boundaries of Space: Shaping Nursing Lives at the Red Cross Outposts in Ontario, 1922-1945” in Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 21 #4 (2004), 303-25
  • Michel Beaulieu, “The Best Picture Ever Made in Canada? Thunder Bay Films Limited and The Devil Bear” in Canadian Journal of Film Studies, 14, #2 (Fall 2005) 18-37
  • Helen Smith and Pam Wakewich, “’I Was Not Afraid of Work’: Female War Plant Employees and Their Work Environment.” In Robert C. Thomsen and Nanette L. Hale, eds. Canadian Environments: Essays in Culture, Politics and History, Canadian Studies No. 2. (Bruxelles: P.I.E.-Peter Lang, 2005), 229-247.
  • John S. Long, “How the Commissioners Explained Treaty Number 9 to the Ojibway and Cree in 1905,” Ontario History (Spring, 2006)
  • Edward J. Hedican, “Understanding Emotional Experience in Fieldwork: Responding to Grief in a Northern Aboriginal Village,” International Journal of Quantitative Methods 5:1 (March 2006)

George B MacGillivray Award: (Popular Article)

  • WINNER: Kathryn Lyzun, “Wendell Beckwith,” in TBSource, December 2-9, 2005
  • Mike Southon and Bruce Pynn, “Lord Stanley’s Bottles” in Canadian Bottle and Stoneware Collector, 9, #3 (Nov. 2004), 28-33
  • Jean Morrison, “Cobalt Agitators Stir Up Lakehead Union Interest” in Highgrader Magazine, Fall/Christmas 2005, 22-26
  • Wayne Pettit, “Old Town Soda: The History of Coca-Cola in Thunder Bay” in Soda Pop Dreams Magazine Vol. 9, No. 40 (Spring 2006)
  • Elle Andra-Warner, “Up in the Air: The Lake Superior Link to Bush Plane History,” in Lake Superior Magazine (April-May 2006)

M. Elizabeth Arthur Award: (Academic full-length)

  • WINNER: Lake Superior to Rainy Lake:Three Centuries of Fur Trade History, by Jean Morrison (published by the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society, 2003)

Gertrude H. Dyke Award: (Popular full-length)

  • WINNER: Fort Frances: A Story of a Town and it’s People by Neil McQuarrie (published by the Fort Frances Museum, 2003)

J.P. Bertrand Award: (Academic Article)

  • WINNER: “‘Nothing it seems can be done about it’, Charlie Cox, Indian Affairs Timber Policy, and the Long Lac Reserve, 1924-1940,” by Mark Kuhlberg (in Canadian Historical Review, vol. 84, no. 1, 2003)

George B MacGillivray Award: (Popular Article)

  • WINNER: “The Great Map” by D’Arcy Jenish (in The Beaver, March 2004)