AHC041219 Arkansas Historical Association 78th Annual Convention

Visit http://arkansashistoricalassociation.org. AWARDS FOR 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Lifetime Achievement Awards Peggy S. Lloyd Billy D. Higgins Diamond Award Tom Dillard’s “Arkansas Postings” – With the weekly column, Dillard introduces our history to today’s citizenry Award of Merit Cleveland County Herald…

AHC041219 Arkansas Historical Association 78th Annual Convention

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Visit http://arkansashistoricalassociation.org.

AWARDS FOR 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE,

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Peggy S. Lloyd
Billy D. Higgins

Diamond Award
Tom Dillard’s “Arkansas Postings” – With the weekly column, Dillard introduces our history to today’s citizenry

Award of Merit
Cleveland County Herald
Receiving award – Stan Sadler

Diamond Award
Museum of the Grand Prairie – one of Arkansas’s most unique collection of agricultural relics and early settler artifacts from the historic Grand Prairie
Receiving award – Gena Seidenschwarz

Award of Merit
Grand Prairie Historical Society – The Grand Prairie Historical Society, founded in 1953, is one of Arkansas’s oldest and most award winning groups in the Arkansas Historical Association’s history.
Receiving award – Dyan Bohnert, President

J. G. Ragsdale Book Award
Matthew Hild – Arkansas’s Gilded Age: The Rise, Decline, & Legacy of Populism & Working-Class Protest

Tom Dillard Advocacy Award
Tom Wing – for his sustained support for the preservation and study of Arkansas history

James H. Atkinson Award
Thelma Carlton – for excellence in the teaching of Arkansas History in Lamar Elementary, Lamar

Lucille Westbrook Award
Becky Howard – for her outstanding contribution to local Arkansas history in her essay
“‘Cup of Devils’ to ‘Fruit of the Vine’: A Spirited History of Grapes in Tontitown, Arkansas, 1898-1935”

Violet B. Gingles Award
Jama Grove – for her outstanding contribution to Arkansas history in her essay “‘Unjustified Expectations of Magic:’ Arkansas Agricultural Specialists’ Adoption of DDT and 2,4-D”

NEARA Award
Robert A. Myers – for his outstanding contribution to Arkansas history with his essay “The Davidsonville Debacle: Land Title and the Demise of Lawrence County’s First County Seat, 1815-1830”

James L. Foster & Billy W. Beason Award
Keith J. L. Todd – for his outstanding contribution to Arkansas history with his dissertation
“Forging with Embers: The Life and Pre-gubernatorial Career of Isaac Murphy, 1799-1864” M.A. thesis, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Susie Pryor Award from the Arkansas Women’s History Institute
Becky Howard, winner

Walter L. Brown County and Local Journal Awards

Walter L. Brown Award for the Best County or Local Journal
The Journal, Fort Smith Historical Society, Billy Higgins, Editor

Honorable Mention for next best county of local historical publication
Pulaski County Historical Review, Pulaski County Historical Society, Bob Razer, Editor

Best Use of Graphics
Flashback, Washington County Historical Society, Patsy Watkins, Editor

Best Article in a County or Local Journal
Travis Ratermann, “‘A Living Hell’: The Story of a B-47 Bomber Crash that Devastated Little Rock Neighborhoods” Pulaski County Historical Review, Pulaski County Historical Society

Best Family History
Don C. Bragg, “The Langtrees of Little Rock” Pulaski County Historical Review, Pulaski County Historical Society

Best Church History
J. Russell Snapp, “The Bishop, the Matriarch, and the Newport Incident of 1932” The Stream of History, Jackson County Historical Society

Best Community History
Amanda Bancroft, “The Historic Johnson Farm: Preserving History and Ecology, Part I” Flashback, Washington County Historical Society

Best School History
Evelyn Barker, “From Rebels to Mavericks: Southside High’s link to UTA” The Journal, Fort Smith Historical Society

Best Business History
Joshua Youngblood, “Fayetteville’s Co-op: 45 Years and More” Flashback, Washington County Historical Society

Best Edited Document
Brian K. Robertson, “Duane Swift, Conscientious Objector in WWI” The Independence County Chronicle, Independence County Historical Society

Best Newsletter
News from the Prairie, Grand Prairie Historical Society, Glenn Mosenthin and Raeann Braithwaite, Co-Editors

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