Bernard Bellush Prize & Barbara Wertheimer Prize in Labor History


To recognize serious study in labor and work history among undergraduate students, the New York Labor History Association annually awards the Barbara Wertheimer Prize for the best research paper written during the previous academic year. Wertheimer was a leading labor educator and scholar.


The Bernard Bellush Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship by graduate students in labor and work history. The Bellush Prize honors the contribution to labor history made by Bernie Bellush, as a scholar and as an activist.

Both the Bellush and Wertheimer Prize provide an award of $250 for the best research paper written during the 2013-2014 academic year. An abstract of each paper will be posted on the NYLHA website. Please encourage your graduate and undergraduate students to submit their work. Entries will be evaluated on the basis of scholarship and literary merit.

Entrants should send (email acceptable) one copy of their paper to:

Brian Greenberg,
Department of History and Anthropology,
Monmouth University,
West Long Branch, NJ 07764.

The deadline is June 15, 2014

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