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New Research Grant Available

November 19, 2011 By: admin Category: Arkansas in the Civil War, News, The Civil War Hub of Arkansas

Arkansas Civil War ResourceThe Civil War lexicon of Arkansas has a new opportunity for funding. One of the most overlooked aspects of the Civil War in Arkansas includes the history of medicine during the 19th century. This would be the perfect opportunity for an Arkansas historian to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

The Society for the History of Medicine and the Health Professions, UAMS Library, Announces $1,500 Research Grant. Deadline for proposals is January 15, 2012. The award will be announced in April of 2012.

Purpose of Grant: To support research using the collection of the Historical Research Center of the UAMS Library. The Research Award was established in 1985 by the History of Medicine Associates to encourage research in the history of the health sciences in Arkansas. The Medical Education Foundation for Arkansas of the Arkansas Medical Society has generously provided partial funding for the Research Awards in past years.

Application process: The proposal can be submitted via e mail, fax, or snail mail to Amanda Saar,Head, Historical Research Center via the following ways:
Fax: 501-686-6745
Snail mail: HRC, UAMS Library, # 586, 4301 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72206

Requirements to be included in the proposal: The proposal should specify:
1) How the researcher intends to use the materials of the collection
2) A statement on the historical significance of the research to be carried out

Note: Projects which have previously been published, performed, or released to the web are not eligible for funding.The proposal should include:
1) Title of proposal
2) Abstract of proposal (no more than 100 words)
3) Statement of significance of proposal
4) Summary of proposal (no more than 5 pages, double spaced)
5) Itemized budget
6) A bibliography, including specific materials from the collection to be used in the project (no more than 2 pages, single spaced)
7) Anticipated time of completion of project
8) Brief resume or curriculum vitae of applicant

Project Outcome: Upon completion of the period of research at the HRC, all grant winners must complete an exitsurvey/interview about their project. If the results of research funded by the project are published in any media, two copies of the product are required for addition to the HRC collection. The finished project may also be considered for presentation at the annual meeting of the Society.

Application Evaluation: Each application is reviewed by the members of the Society’s Research Grant Selection Committee Considerations include the depth of utilization of the resources of the HRC, and the purpose of the research. For more information, please contact Amanda Saar, Historical Research Center, UAMS Library at 501-686- 6733 or

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The Seven Generals Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp in Helena, Arkansas needs your help in funding several historic projects. The camp plays an integral part in the maintenance of battle field sites and preservation of historic properties. A donation in any amount would be greatly appreciated and put to good use!

A list of the sites maintained by the Seven Generals Camp:
1) The Confederate Cemetery, where over 120 Confederates are buried, including General Patrick R. Cleburne, General James C. Tappan, and General Thomas C. Hindman.

2) Civil War Helena interpretative markers- we maintain over 50 historical interpretative panels throughout the city, including the battlefield, Confederate Cemetery, General Tappan's home, Battery C, and many other historic sites.

3) Confederate Memorial Park- We purchased and donated to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. in Columbia, TN approximately an acre of battlefield property that serves as a memorial to the Confederates that fought in and died in the Battle of Helena. Many soldiers are still unaccounted for and this park serves as their "marker". We maintain the park and the costs are mounting in maintenance, an electric bill to keep a light on the 1st National Confederate Flag that flies on a nice 25 foot pole overlooking Fort Curtis across the street.

4) We do living histories often and have a growing number of recruits that want to start re-enacting and doing living histories and interpretative programs. The costs of purchasing new and used Civil War re-enacting supplies are staggering. Any monetary or re-enacting supplies that can be donated would be appreciated.

If you would like to donate used or new re-enacting gear and supplies, we will take any items, even if they need to be fixed or mended. Re-enacting clothing items of all sizes and types needed, including hats. We have a youth program as well, so smaller sizes are welcomed as well. If you would like to donate supplies or equipment, mail it to Seven Generals Camp, PO Box 409, Helena, AR 72342.

The best part is that all items donated to the Seven Generals Sons of Confederate Camp #135's living history program are tax deductible! Upon the arrival of your donation, we will respond with our tax ID# for tax purposes.

Below are a couple choices in donating to the maintenance and preservation of Helena's battlefield:

-Make a one-time donation in any amount

-Make a donation on a regular basis. Those that donate $1000 over time will have their names on a sign of donors on Confederate Memorial Park and you will receive the Lt. William Rector Award, which includes a certificate and a medal. Over time we will start an endowment that will ensure the perpetual upkeep of historic Confederate sites in Helena.

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Because of the valiant support of dedicated individuals across the globe, the money has been raised for the purchase of Confederate Memorial Park in Helena, Arkansas.

We have taken a rare opportunity for the Sons of Confederate Veterans to own a core piece of battlefield and made it a reality! Located in Helena, Arkansas directly across from Fort Curtis and to the side of a Civil War era home (Moore-Hornor Home), both properties of which are maintained by the State of Arkansas (Delta Cultural Center) is approximately an acre of core battlefield that backs up to the site where General Price's troops made an attack on Fort Curtis on July 4, 1863.

On March 15, 2013 the General Executive Committee of the Sons of Confederate Veterans met in Biloxi, MS. At this meeting it was decided that the property will be donated to the SCV- This is a much-needed heritage victory in the Delta!

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