MLA Prize for a Bibliography, Archive, or Digital Project Winners


  • Roger E. Stoddard, Harvard University (emeritus), and David R. Whitesell, University of Virginia, for A Bibliographical Description of Books and Pamphlets of American Verse Printed from 1610 through 1820 (Penn State University Press for the Bibliographical Society of America, 2012)
  • Thomas J. Hinnebusch, University of California, Los Angeles; Arturo Diaz, University of California, Los Angeles; and Barbara Blankenship, University of California, Los Angeles, for the UCLA Language Materials Project (


  • Phyllis S. Morgan, Albuquerque, New Mexico, for N. Scott Momaday: Remembering Ancestors, Earth, and Traditions: An Annotated Bio-bibliography (Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2010)


  • Anatoly Liberman, University of Minnesota, for A Bibliography of English Etymology: Sources and Word List (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2009)


  • Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Stanford University, for A New Chronology of Venetian Opera and Related Genres, 1660–1760 (Stanford Univ. Press, 2007)


  • Patrick Spedding, Monash University, for A Bibliography of Eliza Haywood (Pickering and Chatto, 2004)
  • Honorable Mention: James L. Harner, Texas A&M University, for World Shakespeare Bibliography Online (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press;


  • Bege K. Bowers, Youngstown State University, and Mark Allen, University of Texas, San Antonio, for Annotated Chaucer Bibliography, 1986–1996 (Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2002)


  • Hamdi el-Sakkout, American University in Cairo, for The Arabic Novel: Bibliography and Critical Introduction, 1865–1995 (American Univ. in Cairo Press, 2001)


  • David W. Forbes, Honolulu, Hawai'i, for Hawai'ian National Bibliography, 1780–1900, I: 1780–1830 (Univ. of Hawai'i Press, 1999)


  • Kathleen L. Scott, Amherst, Massachusetts, for Later Gothic Manuscripts, 1390–1490, 2 vols. (Harvey Miller Publishers, 1997)

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* From 1996 to 2012, the prize was known as the MLA Prize for a Distinguished Bibliography.