A Kansas University professor recently was recognized by the Kansas State Historical Society for an article he wrote.
James R. Shortridge, history professor, was awarded the Edgar Langsdorf Award of Excellence in writing at the historical society's annual meeting Oct. 24. The Langsdorf award is presented annually to the author whose work, published in "Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains" during the previous year, is judged as the most superior writing, research and contribution to our knowledge of history.
The article, "People of the New Frontier: Population Origins 1865," appeared in the autumn 1991 issue of the magazine.
Also at the annual meeting, Lawrence resident W. Stitt Robinson was elected to serve a three-year term on the society's executive committee. Other members elected to the committee are D. Cheryl Collins, Manhattan, and Gary Thomas, Wichita.