Academic journal article The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

News and Notices

Academic journal article The Arkansas Historical Quarterly

News and Notices

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The Arkansas Historical Association (AHA) invites presentation pro- posals for its seventy-third annual conference at Historic Washington State Park, April 3-5, 2014. This conference continues the AHA's look at the Civil War in Arkansas. As the war dragged into its fourth year, the people of Arkansas found themselves in a daily struggle for survival amid widespread shortages of food and other supplies and the depredations of roving bands who preyed on military and civilian targets with equal feroc- ity. We welcome presentations on any aspects of the war that focus on the theme of life on the home front. The AHA also invites proposals concern- ing the state's experience during other of the nation's conflicts, such as its Japanese-American internment camps or its Titan II missile bases, as well as more general studies of Arkansas families, households, and communi- ties. The AHA plans at least one session on women's history. Presenta- tions are limited to twenty minutes, and we strongly encourage the use of audio/visual elements. Please send proposals of approximately 200 words to Mark K. Christ, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, 323 Center Street, Suite 1500, Little Rock, AR 72201; Proposals should include a mailing address, phone number, and e-mail ad- dress, if available. Proposals may be submitted by e-mail. Please contact the program chair with any questions.

The Arkansas Historical Association is pleased to announce the cre- ation of the NEARA Award to encourage primary document research at the NorthEast Arkansas Regional Archives (NEARA) in Powhatan as the bicentennial of the creation of Lawrence County approaches. The cash prize of $1000 and a framed certificate will be presented for the best man- uscript article using archival records from NEARA, particularly the Law- rence County territorial papers (1815-1836). Entries must not have been submitted elsewhere or published previously.

Anyone, professional or amateur, is eligible to submit a manuscript. The winner will be determined by a three-person panel consisting of rep- resentatives of NEARA and the Arkansas Historical Association and will be announced at the AHA's annual conference in April. AHA reserves the right not to award a prize in a given year.

Manuscripts should be no longer than thirty-five pages and must be documented. Text, including quotations and notes, should be dou- ble-spaced. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively. Because manu- scripts are evaluated anonymously, only the full title of the article should appear on top of the first page of the manuscript. On a separate page in- clude the following information: title, author's name, mailing address, telephone numbers, and e-mail address.

Entries must be submitted in triplicate; photocopies must be clear and easily readable. All articles will be considered for publication in the Arkansas Historical Quarterly. No copies will be returned. Extra copies will be placed with NEARA and Special Collections at the University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville. Submission of an entry assumes permis- sion for researcher use.

Entries for the 2014 competition must be postmarked by February 1 and mailed to NEARA Award, Arkansas Historical Association, Depart- ment of History, Old Main 416, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701. For questions, contact AHA at (479) 575-5884 or dludlow@uark. edu.

The NEARA Award honors volunteers from the Lawrence County Historical Society who saved the territorial records for future researchers when the Powhatan county seat was abandoned in 1963. Lobbying for a regional archives began almost immediately, a dream realized in 2011. The award is being funded by the family of Eugene Sloan (1892-1981), a Jonesboro lawyer who was bom in Powhatan.

NEARA, a branch of the Arkansas History Commission, located with- in Powhatan Historic State Park, is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m., except for state legal holidays. …

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