Dr. William Pencak, 1951-2013

In order to foster groundbreaking research by both students and more established scholars, the Pennsylvania Historical Association awards prizes for articles in the journal Pennsylvania History, for the best book on the history of the Commonwealth, and for the best student research poster presented at each annual meeting.  In addition, the PHA is currently working to endow a prize for best student research paper in memory of Dr. William Pencak, a longtime member of the organization whose unflinching generosity to young scholars is fondly remembered by all who knew him. These prizes are funded through the generosity of our members.  If you’d like to contribute, your donation is greatly appreciated!