The Charles O. Durnett Award, which consists of $250 and a framed certificate, is presented for the best manuscript article on some aspect of Arkansas’s Civil War history-whether military, social, economic, or cultural. Entries should be based, at least in part, on original research in primary sources. They must not have been submitted elsewhere or published previously.
Anyone, whether professional or amateur historian, is eligible to submit a manuscript. The winner will be determined by a three-person panel selected by the Arkansas Historical Association’s president and will be announced at its annual conference in April.
Manuscripts should be no longer than thirty-five pages and must be documented. Text, including quotations and notes, should be double-spaced. Footnotes should be numbered consecutively. Since manuscripts are evaluated anonymously, only the full title of the essay should appear at the top of the first page of the manuscript. On a separate page the following information should be included: title, author’s name, complete address, and telephone numbers or email address.
Entries must be submitted in triplicat-photocopies must be clear and easily readable. All articles will be considered for publication in the Arkansas Historical Quarterly.
Entries should be sent by the February 1, deadline to:
Arkansas Historical Association
Department of History
Old Main 416
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701