William Best Hesseltine Award 2006-07 Winner Announced
The votes are in: we award this year's 41st annual William
Best Hesseltine Award to Erika Janik for her Volume 90, Autumn 2006 article,
"Good Morning Homemakers!"
Janik holds masters degrees in American women's history and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is editor of the Wisconsin Historical Society's membership newsletter, Columns, and author of the WHS Press book, Odd Wisconsin: Amusing, Perplexing, and Unlikely Stories from Wisconsin's Past. Her work includes essays and articles on Wisconsin history for the Wisconsin Historical Society online collections and appears in the Wisconsin Magazine of History, as well as in numerous other publications.
"Good Morning Homemakers!" tells the story of Aline Hazard, who hosted WHA's Homemaker's
Hour from 1929 until 1965. Her radio program gave recipes and household advice to
thousands of rural women across Wisconsin, encouraging them to run a modern and efficient
home. Access our online archives of the Wisconsin Magazine of History in order to read the article online.
Established in memory of a past president of the Wisconsin Historical Society and a distinguished University of Wisconsin professor, the William Best Hesseltine Award honors an
individual article that appears in a four-issue volume of the Wisconsin Magazine of History.
Readers have chosen the award winners since 2002.
View this announcement as a PDF. See our announcement of the 2006-07 Hesseltine Award winner as it was printed in the Winter 2007-08 issue.