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Awards and Honors

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Academy of American Poets Award
Ezra Pound

American Academy of Arts and Letters and National Institute
Gold Medals William Carlos Williams (posthumously), Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Marjorie Peabody Waite Award Richard Donovan
Rosenthal Awards William Melvin Kelley, Karen Arden

American Historical Association
George Louis Beer Prize Piotr S. Wandycz, for France and Her Eastern Allies, 1919-1925

American Library Association
Aurianne Award Sheila Burnford, for The Incredible Journey
Caldecott Medal The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats
Newbery Medal A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeline L'Engle

American Political Science Association
Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award Inis L. Claude, Jr., for Power and International Relations

Atomic Energy Commission
Enrico Fermi Award J. Robert Oppenheimer

Atoms for Peace Awards
Edwin M. McMillan, Vladimir I. Veksler

Edwin M. McMilland and Vladimir I. Veksler receive their Atoms for Peace Awards from James R. Killian, representing the Ford Motor Company Fund.
Atoms for Peace Awards

Balzan Foundation Awards
Art, Letters, and Philosophy Samuel Eliot Morrison, Paul Hindemith
Pope John XXIII
Scientific Achievement Karl von Frisch, Andrej Kolmogorov

Bancroft Prizes
Page Smith, for John Adams; Roberta Wohlstetter, for Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision; John G. Stoessinger, for Might of Nations: World Politics in Our Time

Borden Award
Research in Nutrition Charlotte M. Young

Catholic Book Club
Campion Award T. S. Eliot

Child Study Association of America
Children's Book Award Joan Lexau, for The Trouble with Terry
Family Life Book Award for Parents
Benjamin Spock, for Problems of Parents
Family Life Book Award for Professional Workers Lois B. Murphy, for The Widening World of Childhood

Lenin Prizes
Science Bruno M. Pontecorvo

The Netherlands
Erasmusprice Martin Buber

Jewish religious philosopher Martin Buber receives the Erasmusprice from Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands at a ceremony in Amsterdam. The prize is awarded to persons who are of great value to European cultural life.
Martin Buber

Nobel Prizes
Chemistry Carl Ziegler and Giulio Natta
Literature Giorgos S. Seferiades
Peace Linus Pauling (for 1962); International Committee of the Red Cross and the League of Red Cross Societies
Physics Eugene Paul Wigner, Maria Goeppert Mayer, and J. Hans Jensen
Physiology or Medicine Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, Andrew Fielding Huxley, and Sir John Carew Eceles

Presidential Medal of Freedom
Marian Anderson, Ralph J. Bunche, Ellsworth Bunker, Pablo Casals, Genevieve Caulfield, James B. Conant, John F. Enders, Felix Frankfurter, Karl Holton, Robert J. Kiphuth, Edwin H. Land, Herbert H. Lehman, Robert A. Lovett, J. Clifford MacDonald, John J. McCloy, George Meany, Alexander Meiklejohn, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jean Monnet, Luis Muñoz Marín, Clarence B. Randall, Rudolf Serkin, Edward Steichen, George W. Taylor, Alan T. Waterman, Mark S. Watson, Annie D. Wauneka, E. B. White, Thornton Wilder, Edmund Wilson, Andrew Wyeth, John F. Kennedy, Pope John XXIII

Pulitzer Prizes
Biography Leon Edel, for Henry James (volumes ii and iii)
Editorial Writing
Ira B. Harkey, Jr., of the Pascagoula (Mississippi) Chronicle, for pieces written during the integration crisis at Oxford, Mississippi
William Faulkner, for The Reivers (awarded posthumously)
General Nonfiction BarbaraW. Tuchman, for The Guns of August
History Constance McLaughlin Green, for Washington, Village and Capital, 1800-1878
Local Reporting Under Pressure of Deadline Sylvan Fox, Anthony Shannon, and William Longwood of the New York World-Telegram and Sun, for coverage of an airplane crash at Idlewild
Local Reporting Without Pressure of Deadline
Oscar O. Griffith, Jr., editor of the Pecos (Texas) Independent and Enterprise, for articles on the financial dealings of Billie Sol Estes
Meritorious Public Service Rendered by a Newspaper Chicago Daily News, "for calling attention to the issue of providing birth control services in the public health programs of its area"
Music Samuel Barber, for Piano Concerto No. 1
Poetry William Carlos Williams, for Pictures From Breughel (awarded posthumously)
Reporting on International Affairs Hal Hendrix of the Miami (Florida) News, for his reporting of the installation of missiles in Cuba
Reporting on National Affairs Anthony Lewis of the New York Times, for his coverage of the U. S. Supreme Court

Society of American Historians
Parkman Prize James T. Flexner, for That Wilder Image

U. S. Congress
Congressional Distinguished Service Award Clinton Anderson, Thomas B. Curtis, George H. Mahon, Leverett Saltonstall

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