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's sixty-fourth annual conference will be held at DeGray State Park, April 14-16. The meeting opens on Thursday, April 14, at 6:00 p.m. with a reception at the Clark County Historical Museum, which is located in the Union Pacific Train Depot in Arkadelphia. Documentary filmmaker Larry Foley of the University of Arkansas will be the featured speaker at the Friday luncheon and business meeting, and musician, author, and folklorist Charley Sandage will address Saturday's luncheon. Other activities include the Butler Center's now-legendary reception, the annual awards banquet, a meeting for county and local historical societies, a historical tour of Arkadelphia, and sixteen scholarly presentations. The conference is supported, in part, by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council. For complete program and registration information, contact Donna Ludlow, Business Manager, Arkansas Historical Association, Department of History, Old Main 416, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701; (479) 575-5884; dludlow@uark.edu.

Permanent member and former AHA trustee Dr. Eldon Fairley of Osceola died on December 6, 2004, at the age of eighty-five. A native of Mississippi County, Fairley graduated from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma, and earned his M.D. at the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis. After service at an Army field hospital during World War II, Fairly returned to Mississippi County to begin a medical practice that would last forty years. He also helped organize the Historical and Genealogical Society of Mississippi County and served as its president from 1988 until his death. Jeannie Whayne, who first met Fairley when she was a graduate student doing dissertation research, remembered him as a "'force of nature' when it came to the history of his own county. It is hard to imagine how anyone can take his place."

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