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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries



Dr. William T. Doherty, Jr., Professor of History and University

Historian at West Virginia University, has been named Editor of

West Virginia History. Dr. Doherty will immediately assume the

editorial duties of the quarterly publication of the Department of

Culture and History. Doherty earned undergraduate degrees from

Southeast Missouri State University, his Master of Arts degree from

American University's School of Social Sciences and Public Affairs,

and his Doctor of Philosophy in History from the University of Mis-

souri. His varied background and academic experiences include teaching

as Professor of History at the universities of Mississippi, Missouri,

Arkansas, and Kansas prior to his appointment at West Virginia Uni-

versity in 1963. At the University of Mississippi, he served as Chairman

of the Department of History, a position he also held at WVU from

1963 until Spring 1979. As University Historian at WVU, Doherty de-

votes his research efforts toward a projected two-volume history of

West Virginia University.


The Forest History Society announced winners of its two annual

article award competitions on October 27, 1979. The Theodore C. Blegen

and Frederick K. Weyerhaeuser awards, granted annually since 1972,

were designed to stimulate and reward outstanding scholarly contribu-

tions to the field of forest and conservation history. Thomas R. Dunlap,

an assistant professor of history at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and

State University, received the Blegen Award for his article, "DDT on

Trial: The Wisconsin Hearing, 1968-1969," which appeared in the

Wisconsin Magazine of History (Autumn, 1979). The Weyerhaeuser

Award went to Frederick J. Yonce, a specialist in the history of public

land policy in the Western History Department of the Denver Public

Library, for his article in the Journal of Forest History (January,

1978), "Lumbering and the Public Timberlands in Washington: The

Era of Disposal." Both awards carried cash prizes of $150.


Bennett H. Wall, while continuing to serve as Secretary-Treasurer

of the Southern Historical Association, has accepted a position as

Lecturer in American History at the University of Georgia. Effective

July 1, 1980, the business and executive offices of the Southern His-

torical Association will move from Tulane University to the University

of Georgia. The editorial offices of the Journal of Southern History will

remain at Rice University. After July 1, 1980, please direct all cor-

respondence concerning SHA business affairs, subscriptions, etc., to

the following address: Dr. Bennett H. Wall, Secretary-Treasurer,

Southern Historical Association, The University of Georgia, Athens,

Georgia 30601.


The Eugene V. Debs Papers Project at Indiana State University is

searching for material on Debs to be included in the publication of his