Awards and Grants


McLemore Prize, Mississippi Historical Society, 1984 (for Mississippi Provincial Archives: French Dominion); 1997 (for Choctaw Genesis).

Gilbert Chinard Prize, Society for French Historical Studies, Institut Franšais de Washington, 1984 (for Mississippi Provincial Archives: French Dominion); 1988 (for La Salle, the Mississippi, and the Gulf of Mexico).

Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography Fellow, Newberry Library, 1987.

Exemplary Service Award, Mississippi Automated Resource Information System, 1988.

Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Prize, American Society for Ethnohistory, 1996 (for Choctaw Genesis).

James Mooney Award, Southern Anthropological Society, 1996 (for Choctaw Genesis).

L. B. Jones Award for service to Mississippi archaeology, Mississippi Archaeological Association, 1998.


Research Grant (with Clara Sue Kidwell), "Choctaw Land Claims in Mississippi," National Endowment for the Humanities, 1988-89.

Planning Grant, Columbus Quincentenary Project, Mississippi Humanities Council, 1988-89.

School Materials Grants, "French Colonial Mississippi--A Supplementary Language Reader," Mississippi Humanities Council, 1989; DuPont Corporation, Gannett Corporation, 1991.

Scholar-in-Residence Grant (to support work of Dr. Russell Magnaghi), "The Italian Experience in Mississippi," Mississippi Humanities Council, 1990-1991.

Public Programs Grant (to Mississippi Historical Society), "Hernando de Soto in Mississippi: New Ideas on an Old Problem," Mississippi Humanities Council, 1991.

Project Director, "Native American, African, and European Cultures in Mississippi, 1500-1800," Permanent Exhibits, Mississippi State Historical Museum, implementation grant from National Endowment for the Humanities, 1994-1997; recipient of Award of Merit, American Association for State and Local History, 1998.

Project Leader, Electronic Records Project, research grant to MDAH from National Historical Publications and Records Commission to develop long-term preservation of state government electronic records, 1997-1999.

Principal Investigator, Texas State Library and Archives Commission Agency Webpage Metatagging project, contract to School of Information, University of Texas-Austin, to improve state agency metatagging by reviewing pages and developing additional educational materials and reviewing tools, 2003.

Principal Investigator, "Institutionalizing a University Department-Level Institutional Repository," ALA Research Round Table -- Ingenta Research Award, 2005-2006.

Faculty Associate, IMLS Preservation Fellows grants to Kilgarlin Center for the Preservation of the Cultural Record, 2005-2008, 2007-2010 (Co-PI, 2009-2010).

Co-PI, IMLS Digital Humanities Internships grant, 2008-2011.