The Southern California Quarterly, the flagship publication of the Historical Society of Southern California, has been the premier vehicle for historical studies and scholarship about Southern California since the Society's first annual publication in 1884 and it continues in that role today.
Founded on a commitment to building public awareness and appreciation of the historical development of one of the nation's most vital areas, the journal now also includes articles about Northern as well as Southern California, the West, Borderlands, and extends to transnational and global topics, as well. In recent decades, the Southern California Quarterly has included articles about racial justice, culture and society, the natural and built environments, politics, education and other subjects, from the Native American era to the present.
The journal offers interesting subject matter that appeals to both academics and a general audience through groundbreaking, peer-reviewed articles on a wide range of topics exhibiting sound research, illuminating illustrations, and thought-provoking perspectives.
The HSSC offers two awards for articles published in the Southern California Quarterly. The Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. Award ($500) is given for the best demonstration of scholarship in the Southern California Quarterly by a rising historian. The Carl I. Wheat and Frank Wheat Award ($500) is given for the best demonstration of scholarship in the Southern California Quarterly by an established historian. Information about the awards can be found at http://thehssc.org/hsscawards/