MISF's Heikkila wins Minnesota History Buck Award!

As reported in the Fall, 2018 issue of Minnesota History magazine, MISF member Kim Heikkila has won the Solon J. Buck Award for  the best magazine article of 2017: 
“’Everybody thinks it’s right to give the child away’: Unwed Mothers at Booth Memorial Hospital, 1961–63."

"The judges lauded the way the article masterfully wove social history and memoirist elements, telling a complex story with broad appeal. Heikkila holds a Ph.D. in American Studies. After teaching for more than 10 years, she left academia to found her oral history consulting business, Spotlight Oral History. Kim is the author of Sisterhood of War: Minnesota Women in Vietnam, published by MNHS Press, and is writing a second book for the Press on the topic of her award-winning article."

The magazine article resulted from a Research and Writing grant awarded to the Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum by the Minnesota Historical Society