Oscar Handlin, associate professor of History, yesterday won the seven Pulitzer Prize in History to be awards a University professor.
The trustees of Columbia University gave Handlin the award, and the $500 that goes with it, for his history of American immigration--"The Uprooted Handlin's work is a popularized history of American settlement.
At the present, Handlin teaches History 166. "The Immigrant in America History," as well as three graduate seminars.
Other Pulitzer Prizes went to the St. Louis "Post-Dispatch" for its exposure of corruption in the Internal Revenue Department, Herman Wouk for his novel "The Caine Mutiny," and Joseph Kramn for his drama, "The Shrike."
Columbia trustees have honored six other University history professors in the past. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. '38 won an award in 1948 for "The Age of Jackson." Pulitzer Prizes have also gone to James P. Baxter, III '14 for "Scientists Against Time," 1942; Paul H. Buck for "The Road to Reunion," in 1938; Frederick J. Turner for "The Significance of Sections in American History," 1933; Edward Channing for volume six of "The History of the United States," 1926; and Charles H. Mcllwain, professor emeritus, for "The American Revolution," 1924.