Appeal for the Christopher J. Kauffman Prize in U.S. Catholic History

Dr. Christopher J. Kauffman

The American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA) has approved a proposal to create the Christopher J. Kauffman Prize in U.S. Catholic History that will be awarded to the author of a monograph that provides new and/or challenging insight to the study of U.S. Catholic history.

Dr. Kauffman (d. 2018) was a gifted scholar, a tireless advocate for the field of U.S. Catholic history and promoter of those who studied it. Over the course of his long and distinguished career, he authored 10 books and over 100 articles, served as general editor for the Makers of the Catholic Community: Historical Studies of the Catholic People in America, 1789-1989 and “American Catholic Identities: A Documentary History” series, and was editor of the highly influential scholarly journal, U.S. Catholic Historian. The prize will serve to honor his memory and continue his legacy.

Your support is needed to help fund this prize. The Association has not established a date to begin awarding the prize, but, with your help, we aim to establish sufficient financial backing to fund the prize within 2-3 years. Make a gift online today, or send your donation to the ACHA (memo line: Christopher J. Kauffman Book Prize), Mount St. Mary’s University, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd., Emmitsburg, MD 21727.