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The 3 West Club
3 West 51st Street
New York City
 

Please call to reserve your place at least
7 days before each meeting:
Telephone number: 718-341-9811

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"Dinner and a Speaker"

5:00pm Cocktails
6:00pm Dinner     
7:00pm Speaker   

 

 $50.00 members
$60.00 guests    

     
 

The Barondess/Lincoln Award



The Benjamin Barondess Award was established at a meeting held December 13, 1960, through a suggestion by Dr. John McGowan. Mr. Barondess was a distinguished charter member and former vice president of the Civil War Round Table of New York and this award was to be presented in his memory. The award, in the form of a copy of a bust of Lincoln, is presented annually at the February meeting of the Round Table "to any person or institution and for any contribution to the greater appreciation of the life and works of Abraham Lincoln as decided upon by the award committee."

 

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PRESS RELEASE
The Civil War Round Table of New York and The Lincoln Group of New York Present Their Prestigious Annual Lincoln Awards To Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell For Their Book, “LINCOLN AND THE JEWS.”

On February 10, 2016, at a special joint meeting of The Civil War Round Table of New York and The Lincoln Group of New York, Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell accepted the 2015 BARONDESS/LINCOLN AWARD from the Round Table and were Co-Winners of The 2015 LINCOLN GROUP AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT for their book, Lincoln and the Jews.

The joint event was held at The 3 West Club in New York City and was attended by over 100 members and guests of both organizations. Harold Holzer, famed author, distinguished Lincoln scholar, Co-Chairman of The Lincoln Bicentennial Committee, historical consultant on the Lincoln film, and member of both the Round Table and The Lincoln Group of New York, acted as host and moderator for a lively hour-long conversation and question-and-answer session with Dr. Sarna.

The 2015 BARONDESS/LINCOLN AWARD from The Civil War Round Table of New York was presented at the Round Table’s 597th meeting by Paul Weiss, Civil War Round Table of New York President; and Judith Lee Hallock, Barondess/Lincoln Award Committee. The Round Table which is in its 65th year has presented The BARONDESS/LINCOLN AWARD for the last 54 consecutive years. This special Lincoln award was established in 1960. Dr. Barondess, for whom the award was named, was a distinguished charter and founding member of the club, along with Bruce Catton and Fletcher Pratt, and this award is presented in his memory. The award is given annually “to any person or institution and for any contribution to the greater appreciation of the life and works of Abraham Lincoln.” Previous distinguished winners have included Doris Kearns Goodwin, Harold Holzer, Craig Symonds, Stephen Oates, Gabor Boritt, William Gienapp, William C. Davis, Gary Wills, William Safire, Gore Vidal, Eric Foner and Sam Waterston, just to name a few.

The 2015 LINCOLN GROUP AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT from The Lincoln Group of New York was presented by Steven R. Koppelman, President of The Lincoln Group of New York; and John Bodnar, Chairperson of the Award Committee. The Lincoln Group of New York which is in its 48th year has presented The AWARD OF ACHIEVEMENT since 1988. The award, in the form of a plaque, is presented annually for doing the most to encourage the study and appreciation of Abraham Lincoln. Previous winners have included Doris Kearns Goodwin, Garry Wills, Governor Mario Cuomo, David Herbert Donald, Gabor Boritt, Eric Foner, Dr. Edward Steers, Dr. Mark E. Neely, Jr., and, of course, Harold Holzer.

ABOUT THE RECIPIENTS, JONATHAN D. SARNA AND BENJAMIN SHAPELL

Jonathan D. Sarna was born in 1951 in Philadelphia and raised in New York City and Boston. He attended Brandeis University, Boston Hebrew College, Merkaz Ha Rav Kook in Jerusalem, and Yale University where he obtained his doctorate. Dubbed by the Jewish Forward newspaper in 2004 as one of America’s 50 most influential American Jews, he was Chief Historian for the 350th commemoration of the American Jewish community, and is recognized as a leading commentator on American Jewish history, religion and life. Currently, Dr. Sarna is the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History and Chair of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University, as well as Chief Historian of the new National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia.

Benjamin Shapell is the founder of the Shapell Manuscript Foundation, an independent educational organization with offices in Los Angeles and Herlizya, Israel, whose collection includes original documents of world-renowned individuals, including American presidents and Mark Twain. Mr. Shapell has initiated and overseen the creation of numerous publications, exhibitions, and films relating to the central themes of the collection. The Foundation has also partnered in exhibitions with major institutions, including the Library of Congress, the National Library of Israel, and the Smithsonian Institution. Mr. Shapell lives with his family in Israel.

ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE OF NEW YORK

Founded in 1951, The Civil War Round Table of New York meets on the second Wednesday of the month from September to June. Members assist each other with research, discuss preservation strategy for endangered battlefields, and listen to distinguished speakers talk about a particular aspect of the war. For 2016, the club’s meeting location is The 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street in Manhattan.

For more information on the Civil War Round Table of New York and a schedule of upcoming meetings and special events, please contact The Civil War Round Table of New York at our mailing address: 139-33 250th Street, Rosedale, New York 11422. Or, if you prefer, call 718-341-9811 or email us at cwrtnyc1@gmail.com.

ABOUT THE LINCOLN GROUP OF NEW YORK

Founded in 1978, The Lincoln Group of New York usually meets three times a year in February, April and November in New York City. Most meetings are scheduled to coincide with a special date in Lincoln’s life. The group presents its members with scholarly programs on the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. The club’s meeting location is also The 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street in Manhattan.

For more information on The Lincoln Group of New York and a schedule of upcoming meetings, please contact The Lincoln Group of New York at our mailing address: 5 Leigh Court, Randolph, NJ 07869. Or, if you prefer, call 973-349-6144 or email us at kopp4@optonline.net. Check out our website at www.lincolngroupny.org.
 

 


From Left to Right:  Paul Weiss, President, CWRTNY; Judith Lee Hallock,
CWRTNY; Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna; Benjamin Shapell

From Left to Right:  Frank McKenna, LGNY; Dr.Jonathan D. Sarna;
John Bodnar, LGNY; Benjamin Shapell; Richard Sloan, LGNY

 
 
PAST BARONDESS / LINCOLN AWARD WINNERS
 

YEAR WINNER BOOK or CONTRIBUTION
2016 Jonathan D. Sarna  & Benjamin Shapell Lincoln and the Jews
2015 Harold Holzer Lincoln and the Power of the Press
2014 James Oakes Freedom National:  The Destruction of Slavery In the United States
2013 Tony Kushner Academy Award Nominated Screenwriter for Steven Spielberg's Movie Lincoln
2012 Eric Foner The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
2011 Sam Waterston Mr. Waterston has portrayed Lincoln onstage in Abe Lincoln in Illinois in 1993 and onscreen in Gore Vidal’s Lincoln
2010 Louise Mirrer, Harold Holzer and
Richard Rabinowitz
Lincoln and New York exhibit at the New-York Historical Society
2009 Craig Symonds Lincoln and his Admirals
2008 Brian Dirck Lincoln the Lawyer
2007 Gabor Boritt The Gettysburg Gospel
2006 Doris Kearns Goodwin Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
2005 Harold Holzer Lincoln at Cooper Union
2004 Stewart Winger Lincoln, Religion and Romantic Cultural Politics
2003 William Lee Miller Lincoln's Virtues
2002 George Craig Contributions to Lincolniana
2001 Barry Schwartz Abraham Lincoln and the Forge of National Memory
2000 William C. (Jack) Davis Lincoln's Men
1999 Douglas L. Wilson Honor's Voice
1998 Lincoln National Historic Site Contributions to Lincolniana
1997 Don E. and Virginia Fehrenbacher Recollected Words of Abraham Lincoln
1996 David Herbert Donald Lincoln
1995 Philip S. Paludan The Presidency of Abraham Lincoln
1994 Harold Holzer The Lincoln Douglas Debates
1993 Garry Wills Lincoln at Gettysburg
1992 Mark E. Neely, Jr. The Fate of Liberty
1991 Mario Cuomo/Harold Holzer Lincoln on Democracy Project
1990 Don Fehrenbacher Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings, 1832 - 1865
1989 Gabor Boritt The Historian's Lincoln: Pseudohistory, Psychohistory, and History
1988 William Safire Freedom
1987 Ralph G. Newman Contributions to Lincolniana
1986 Lincoln Memorial Shrine Contributions to Lincolniana
1985 Gore Vidal Lincoln
1984 Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr. The Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia
1983 Mark E. Neely, Jr. The Abraham Lincoln Encyclopedia
1982 LaWanda Cox Lincoln and Black Freedom: A Study in Presidential Leadership
1981 Herbert Mitgang Various Lincoln writings
1980 Harold Holzer Portraits, prints and sculptures of Lincoln
1979 Louis A. Warren, Curator Lincoln Library and Museum Library
1978 Stephen B. Oates With Malice Toward None - The Life of Abraham Lincoln
1977 Stefan Lorant and Mable Kunkel Abraham Lincoln - Unforgettable American
1976 Floyd E. Risvold A True History of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
and of the Conspiracy of 1865
1975 Lincoln Memorial University Publication: The Lincoln Herald
1974 Arnold Gates Lincoln: Author, Lecturer
1973 Frankie Hewitt Founder: Ford's Theater Society
1972 Michael Davis The Image of Lincoln in the South
1971 David Plowden and Bryan Holme Lincoln and his America
1970 Victor Searcher Lincoln Today
1969 Paul M. Angle Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
1968 Richard Allen Heckman Lincoln vs. Douglas
1967 Kenneth A. Bernard Lincoln and the Music of the Civil War
1966 Della Crowder Miller Abraham Lincoln - the Boy - the Man - the President
1965 Louis A. Warren Lincoln's Gettysburg Declaration
1964 Lloyd Ostendorf and Charles Hamilton Lincoln in Photographs
1963 Adele Gutman Nathan Lincoln's America
1962 Neil Harris Philosophy of Abraham Lincoln

Special Barondess Awards

2009 Harold Holzer Lincoln President-Elect
2008 William E. Gienapp Lifetime Contributions to Lincolniana
1978 National Park Service Carl Sandburg Home National Historic SiteLifetime Contributions to Lincolniana
1977 Cyrus Gordon Past Chairman. Barondess Award Committee
1976 Hal Holbrook Actor - Sandburg/Lincoln TV Series
1973 Julie Harris Actress - The Last of Mrs. Lincoln

 

 
 
 
 

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