The Coordinating Council for Women in History have decided to honor the memory of our recently departed Rachel Fuchs with an award that recognizes and applauds service to the profession, including mentoring. The Rachel Ginnis Fuchs Memorial Award of $500 will be given annually to celebrate an individual whose service is most representative of Rachel’s own.
The breadth of Rachel’s service to her chosen profession is truly awe-inspiring. Rachel’s abundant scholarship is widely read and she was and is acknowledged as a leader in her field of French History. Yet Rachel was so much more to her students, her peers, and her colleagues at many different institutions and in numerous organizations. Rachel was deeply committed to women’s rights, women’s history and to supporting women in the historical profession. Rachel worked diligently to serve the historical profession as a mentor, a role model, an activist and as a friend. Rachel served as President of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, as President of the French Historical Society, and most recently, as co-president of the Coordinating Council for Women in History, 2013-2016.
Committee email: FuchsAward@theccwh.org
Donations by CCWH members and other patrons help endow this memorial award that honors our friend and colleague, Rachel Fuchs. Contributions from $100 to $10,000 would be most appreciated. Donations may be made on our secure online Awards Donation form or by check made payable to the CCWH and sent to: Pam Stewart, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, Arizona State University, 455 N. 3rd St Suite 380 Phoenix, AZ 85004-1601.
The Coordinating Council on Women in History is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations to the Catherine Prelinger Award are tax-deductible.
Read more about the life of Rachel Fuchs