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 AHA is saddened to note the death on May 10 of trustee Archie Moore, Jr., known to many across the state for his service to the cause of Arkansas history in general, and, in particular, for his work to preserve the state's African-American heritage. Moore was appointed to the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentcnnial Commission by Gov. Mike Beebe, and he served on the boards of the Arkansas Humanities Council, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., the African American Methodist Heritage Center, and the Central Arkansas Library System, as well as being a member of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies advisory board. The Archie Moore, Jr., collection of Black Americana, consisting of African-American funeral, church, and school programs, Arkansas Teacher Association materials, and items related to fraternal organizations is held by the Butler Center in Little Rock. A native of Little Rock, Moore attended the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and UALR.

Brooks Blevins has become a Life Member of the AHA. Widely hailed as the dean of Ozark studies, Blevins is known to AHQ readers through the articles he has published in this journal and books such as Hill Folks: A History of Arkansas Ozarkers and Their Image (2002), Arkansas/Arkansaw: How Bear Hunters, Hillbillies, and Good OF Boys Defined a State (2009), and Ghost of the Ozarks: Murder and Memoiy in the Upland South (2012). A graduate of Lyon College, where he later taught history and headed the Regional Studies Center, Blevins holds a Ph.D. from Auburn University and is currently Noel Boyd Professor of Ozarks Studies at Missouri State University in Springfield. He has twice been honored with the AHA's J. G. Ragsdale Book Award and this year won the Arkansas Women's History Institute's Susie Pryor Award. Blevins roots for the Cardinals.

S. Charles Bolton has also become a Life Member of the AHA. Dr. Bolton has reshaped our understanding of territorial and antebellum Arkansas through his books Territorial Ambition: Land and Society in Arkansas (1993) and Arkansas 1800-1860: Remote and Restless (1998), as well as a number of articles in this journal. But he has also made important contributions to scholarship on the twentieth century, such as with "Turning Point: World War II and the Economic Development of Arkansas" {AHQ, summer 2002) and 25 Years Later: A History of the McClel- lan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in Arkansas (1995). …

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