Kate Warnick Awards
From Tent to Tower: 35 Years in the Life of Jefferson United Methodist Church 1946–1981. San Antonio, 1981.
The TUMHS established the Kate Warnick Awards in 1978 to honor Warnick’s long career of dedicated service to Southern Methodist University and her keen interest in documenting Methodist history. The annual competition encourages the publication of exemplary local church histories within the seven Annual Conferences of the United Methodist Church that constitute the society.
Over the past thirty-nine years, the Kate Warnick Awards have fostered the production of more than three hundred local church histories. Entries are judged in the following categories: small church (less than 500 members), medium church (500 to 1000 members), and large church (more than 1000 members). On occasion special awards are given to additional outstanding publications on Texas Methodism. On display are four works submitted to the competition between 1981 and 2014. Copies of all Kate Warnick Awards entries may be accessed at Bridwell Library and at the United Methodist Archives and History Center at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.