Kansas Historical Foundation Announces Annual Awards and Officers
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 News Release
The 137th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Historical Foundation included presentation of awards and election of officers November 2 at the Kansas Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka.
The following officers were elected at the meeting: Barbara Morris, Hugoton, president; Jack Alexander, Topeka, president elect; Deborah Barker, Ottawa, vice president; Charles Clark, Prairie Village, secretary; James Maag, Topeka, treasurer; and Paul Buchanan, Wichita, past president. Donita Barone, Frontenac; Steve Bitner, Pittsburg; Don Chubb, Topeka; J. Eric Engstrom, Wichita; William Kassebaum, Burdick; Rep. Annie Kuether, Topeka; John Pinegar, Topeka; Hal Ross, Wichita; F. Dave Seaton, Winfield; and Paul Stuewe, Lawrence, were elected to serve on the executive committee.
The following people were elected to the Board Class of 2015: Carol Bales, Logan; Michael Baughn, Brewster; Steve Bitner, Pittsburg; E. Dean Carlson, Topeka; Hoite Caston, Independence; J. Eric Engstrom, Wichita; Cynthia Haines, Lawrence; Sally Hatcher, Leavenworth; Dave Heinemann, Topeka; Katie Herrick, Johnson; Michael Hoeflich, Lecompton; Shala Perez, Wichita; Mark Reddig, Independence, Missouri; Jennie Rose, Topeka; Hal Ross, Wichita; Dru Sampson, Lawrence; James Sherow, Manhattan; James Thomas, Overland Park; Richard Walker, Newton; Dave Webb, Protection; and R. Reed Whitaker, Overland Park.
The Edgar Langsdorf Award of Excellence was presented to Benjamin Goossen for his article “Like a Brilliant Thread: Gender and Vigilante Democracy in the Kansas Coal Field, 1921-1922,” published in the Autumn 2011 issue of Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains. The Langsdorf Award honors excellence in writing on an annual basis to authors of articles in the Historical Society’s quarterly publication.
The Alfred M. Landon Historical Research Award went to Cherie L. Weible for work on literacy and libraries on the American frontier. The Landon award, named for the 26th governor of Kansas, also went to Jeff Wells for work on editors and publishers of the Farmer’s Alliance and People’s Party. The Landon Research Awards are annual non-matching grant awards given to graduate students pursuing the study of subjects relating to heritage of Kansas.
The Edward N. Tihen Historical Research Award went to Linda S. Johnston to conduct research on promise and hope in the Kansas Territory. The Tihen award, named for the avid researcher and amateur historian, also went to Madaleine J. Laird for research on quilts as textile history. The Tihen Research Award is given annually to non-academic researchers for research in the collections of the Historical Society.
For registration information contact the Kansas Historical Foundation, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka KS 66615-1099; 785-272-8681, ext. 232; firstname.lastname@example.org.