Activities of the Friends
Bancroft Awards Dinner. The annual Bancroft Awards Dinner,
sponsored by the Friends, was held in the Rotunda of Low Me¬
morial Library on Thursday evening, April 6. Dr. Gordon N.
Ray, Chairman of the Friends, presided.
President William J. McGill announced the winners of the 1978
awards for books published in 1977 which a jury deemed of excep¬
tional merit and distinction in the fields of American history and
diplomacy. Awards were presented for the following: The Trans¬
formation of American Law, 1-80-1860, by Morton J. Horowitz;
and The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in Amer'ican
Business, by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. Both of the award winning
books were published by the Harvard University Press. The Presi¬
dent presented to the author of each book a $4,000 award from
funds provided by the Edgar A. and Frederic Bancroft Founda¬
tion, and Dr. Ray presented citations to the Directot of the Har¬
vard University Press, Arthur J. Rosenthal.
Future Meetings. Meetings of the Friends during 1977-1978 have
been scheduled for the following dates: Fall Meeting, Thursday
evening, October 26; AVinter Exhibition Opening, Thursday
afternoon, February i; and the Bancroft Awards Dinner, Thurs¬
day evening, April 5.