Awards and Grants

McLemore Prize, Mississippi Historical Society, 1984 (for Mississippi Provincial Archives: French Dominion); 1997 (for Choctaw Genesis)

Gilbert Chinard Prize, Society for French Historical Studies, Institut Franšais de Washington, 1984 (for Mississippi Provincial Archives: French Dominion); 1988 (for La Salle, the Mississippi, and the Gulf of Mexico)

Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Prize, American Society for Ethnohistory, 1996 (for Choctaw Genesis)

James Mooney Award, Southern Anthropological Society, 1996 (for Choctaw Genesis)

Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography Fellow, Newberry Library, 1987

Exemplary Service Award, Mississippi Automated Resource Information System, 1988

Research Grant (with Clara Sue Kidwell), "Choctaw Land Claims in Mississippi," National Endowment for the Humanities, 1988-89

Planning Grant, Columbus Quincentenary Project, Mississippi Humanities Council, 1988-89

School Materials Grants, "French Colonial Mississippi--A Supplementary Language Reader," Mississippi Humanities Council, 1989; DuPont Corporation, Gannett Corporation, 1991

Scholar-in-Residence Grant (to support work of Dr. Russell Magnaghi), "The Italian Experience in Mississippi," Mississippi Humanities Council, 1990-1991

Public Programs Grant (to Mississippi Historical Society), "Hernando de Soto in Mississippi: New Ideas on an Old Problem," Mississippi Humanities Council, 1991

Project Director, "Native American, African, and European Cultures in Mississippi, 1500-1800," Permanent Exhibits, Mississippi State Historical Museum, implementation grant from National Endowment for the Humanities, 1994-1997; recipient of 1998 Award of Merit, American Association for State and Local History

Project Leader, Electronic Records Project, research grant to MDAH from National Historical Publications and Records Commission to develop long-term preservation of state government electronic records, 1997-1999

Principal Investigator, Texas State Library and Archives Commission Agency Webpage Metatagging project, contract to School of Information, University of Texas-Austin, to improve state agency metatagging by reviewing pages and developing additional educational materials and reviewing tools, 2003.