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Arkansas Women’s History Institute announces call for Susie Pryor Award for Best Arkansas Women's History Paper

Nov. 12, 2009 -- The Arkansas Women’s History Institute announces a call for submissions for the 2010 Susie Pryor Award. The award is named in honor of Susie Hampton Newton Pryor, one of the first women to run for political office in Arkansas, a community leader, mother, local historian, and writer from Camden, Ark.

The Susie Pryor Award in Arkansas Women’s History offers a $1,000 prize annually for the best unpublished essay on topics in Arkansas women’s history.

Manuscripts are judged on the knowledge of contributions by women in Arkansas’ history, use of primary and secondary materials, and analytical and stylistic excellence. The winning paper may be published.

Submission deadline is Monday, Feb. 15, 2010. The winner will be announced at the 2010 meeting of the Arkansas Historical Association in Jonesboro, April 15-17, 2010.

Contact Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, associate professor of History, at (870) 972-3291 for more information, or via e-mail at

Pryor was the first woman in Arkansas to run for a political office and was one of the first women to hold a seat on a local school board.  She was the mother of David Pryor, who served as governor of Arkansas and U.S. senator, and the grandmother of Mark Pryor, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002 and also served as Arkansas’ attorney general.

For guidelines or more information about the Susie Pryor Award, visit the Arkansas Women’s History Institute Web site (,  or contact Heather Register Zbinden, chair of the Susie Pryor Award Competition, at 1318 Pine Valley Road, Little Rock, Ark. 72207, or by phone at (501) 683-3615.


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