Call for Nominations: American Library Association’s “Best Historical Materials” List

The Historical Materials Committee of the American Library Association/Reference and User Services Association’s History Section is soliciting nominations for the committee’s annual Best Historical Materials list.

The list consists of the best print and online historical bibliographies, indexes, reference products, and published primary sources created, published, or significantly updated within the past two calendar years and primarily in English. The 2023 list will consider titles published or significantly updated in 2022 and 2023.

The committee encourages nominations from librarians, scholars, and students. Nominations can be submitted for the committee’s consideration at . The deadline for nominations is September 30.

For past winners, please see For questions, please email one of the co-chairs of the Historical Materials Committee, Steve Knowlton ( or Jennifer Bartlett (