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2020 Award Winners

2019 Award Winners | Nomination Forms

Annual Conference 2020 in Conway
(cancelled)       

Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Gatewood – for his stewardship of one of Arkansas’s most important historic sites, the Old Statehouse

Rex Nelson – for his tireless promotion of Arkansas history through his newspaper column and other means 

Pat Ramsey – for her decades of dedication to History Day

J. G. Ragsdale Book Award

Andrew J. Milson – Arkansas Travelers:  Geographies of Exploration and Perception, 1804-1834

University of Arkansas Press – publisher of this year’s Ragsdale Book Award

John William Graves Book Award

Guy LancasterThe Elaine Massacre and Arkansas:  A Century of Atrocity and Resistance, 1819-1919

Butler Center Books – publisher of this year’s Graves Book Award

James H. Atkinson Award

Claudine S. James – for excellence in the teaching of Arkansas history in Malvern Middle School, Malvern

Lucille Westbrook Award

Daniel Spillman – for his best manuscript essay on a local Arkansas topic,  “Rethinking the Jonesboro Church Wars:  Southern Fundamentalism and Arkansas’s Feuding Baptists, 1932-1934”

Violet B. Gingles Award

Jacob T. Huneycutt – for his best manuscript essay on a local Arkansas topic, “‘A Lot of High-combed Roosters:’ Agrarian Populism and the 1901 Split in the Arkansas Baptist State Convention”

 Susannah DeBlack Award

James Babb – for best book in Arkansas history for young readers Weary Road

Tom Dillard Advocacy Award

Honorable Linda Chesterfield – in recognition of her advocacy for Arkansas History in the Legislature and Classrooms

James L. Foster & Billy W. Beason Award

Edward N. Andrus – for his outstanding contribution to Arkansas history with his dissertation “The River Gave and the River Hath Taken Away:  How the Arkansas River Shaped the Course of Arkansas History”

Award of Merit

Arkansas Democrat-Gazettefor “Pages from the Past,” its digital celebration of the bicentennial of the Arkansas Gazette

Walter L. Brown Award for Best County or Local Journal

The Record
Garland County Historical Society, Liz Robbins, Editor

Walter L. Brown Award Honorable Mention for next Best County or Local Journal

The Pulaski County Historical Review
Pulaski County Historical Society, Bob Razer, Editor

Walter L. Brown Award Best Use of Graphics

The Record
Garland County Historical Society, Liz Robbins, Editor

Walter L. Brown Award for Best Article

Guy Lancaster  “Many a Civil Monster: Lynching and the Ku Klux Klan in Hot Springs, 1922”  
The Record, Garland County Historical Society

Walter L. Brown Award for Best Biography, Autobiography, or Memoir

H. Glenn Mosenthin  “Jess Orval Dockery: Stuttgart’s Pioneering Aviator” 
Grand Prairie Historical Bulletin, Grand Prairie Historical Society

Walter L. Brown Award for Best Family History

Amanda Bancroft “The Historic Johnson Farm: Preserving History and Ecology, Part 2”
Flashback, Washington County Historical Society

Walter L. Brown Award for Best Church History

White County Heritage Volume LVII, 2019
White County Heritage, White County Historical Society

Walter L. Brown Award for Best Community History

David Edmark  “Fayetteville in the Green Book”
Flashback, Washington County Historical Society

Walter L. Brown Award for Best Business History

Sarah Vestal  “Joseph Wysong Vestal’s Horticultural Legacy, Sweet Potatoes to Blueberries”
Pulaski County Historical Review, Pulaski County Historical Society

Walter L. Brown Award for Best Edited Document

Lisa Speer  “100 Years Ago: Front-Page Stories from Arkadelphia’s Southern Standard”
Clark County Historical Journal
, Clark County Historical Association

Walter L. Brown Award for Best Newsletter

White County Historical Society NewsWhite County Historical Society, Shelly Churchwell, Editor