Caldwell Award

Caldwell Award

The John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council's highest honor, has been presented annually since its inauguration in 1990. Named for its first recipient, the late Dr. John Tyler Caldwell, from 1959-1975 the chancellor of North Carolina State University and a founding member of the North Carolina Humanities Council, the award pays tribute to individuals whose life and work illuminate one or more of the multiple dimensions of human life where the humanities come into play: civic, personal, intellectual, and moral.

Caldwell Laureates

A distinguished group of award recipients have followed John Caldwell:

1990 - John Tyler Caldwell †

1991 - John Hope Franklin †

1992 - Doris Waugh Betts †

1993 - Samuel Talmadge Ragan †

1994 - Anne Firor Scott

1995 - John Marsden Ehle

1996 - William W. Finlator †

1997 - Charles Bishop Kuralt †

1998 - Dorothy Spruill Redford

1999 - William C. Friday†

2000 - Thomas J. Lassiter, Jr. †

2001 - Houston Gwynne (H.G.) Jones

2002 - Reynolds Price †

2003 - Wilma Dykeman † and Hugh Morton †

2004 - Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans †

2005 - Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

2006 - Benjamin Eagles Fountain, Jr.

2007 - Emily Herring Wilson

2008 - Walt Wolfram

2009 - Marsha White Warren

2010 - Fred Chappell

2011 - David Price

2012 - Betty Ray McCain

2013 - Sally Dalton Robinson and Russell M. Robinson II

2014 - Edwin Graves Wilson

 † Deceased