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The Record receives Arkansas Historical Association awards

June 1, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.
The Garland County Historical Society Board of Directors recently celebrated the award for Best County or Local Journal given to The Record 2022 by the Arkansas Historical Association. From left are Ray Rosset, treasurer, Carol Moenster Dyer, Clyde Covington, Toma Noble Whitlock, Ron Fuller, Bitty Martin, president, Liz Robbins, executive director, Julie Brenner Nix, Elaine Johnston, secretary, Kyle Clem, Tom French, John Hoefl, and Len Pitcock, vice president. Not pictured is Minnie Lenox. - Submitted photo

The Arkansas Historical Association recently presented the Garland County Historical Society with two Walter L. Brown Awards for its yearly journal, The Record 2022.

The awards were presented for Best County or Local Journal, Liz Robbins, editor, and for Best Article, "Sympathy for Devils: Race, Insanity, and Contention in Garland County's Two Legal Executions" by Dr. Christopher Thrasher and Guy Lancaster.

"The award for best overall journal is a tribute to the authors who helped make The Record so interesting. They were Jerry Butler, Don Duren, Guy Lancaster, Julie Brenner Nix, Toma Noble Whitlock, Ric Roberts, Dr. Christopher Thrasher, and myself. It's also a tribute to the skills of our graphic designer, Donnavae Hughes. We're very grateful to our authors, our graphic designer, and to the volunteers who helped produce the journal," Robbins said in a news release.

"The society is especially grateful to our current and past members. Since the society's founding in 1960, their support has enabled the society to produce an annual journal that explores and preserves local history."

The Arkansas Historical Association is a statewide historical group, headquartered at the University of Arkansas, that promotes the preservation, writing, publishing, teaching, and understanding of Arkansas state history, the release said.

GCHS members receive a copy of The Record as a benefit of membership. Nonmembers can purchase The Record 2022 for $25, with $5 shipping and handling, at, by mailing a check to GCHS, PO Box 21335, Hot Springs, AR 71903, or by visiting the society between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 328 Quapaw Ave. Call 501-321-2159 or email [email protected] for more information.

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