North Louisiana Historical Association

The North Louisiana Historical Association was organized in 1952 to in its own words "encourage an appreciation and understanding of the history of North Louisiana."[1]


The association was organized in 1952 by D. H. Perkins and A. W. Shaw in a meeting held at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana.[2] Another founding member was W. Darrell Overdyke, a Centenary history professor known for his specialization on antebellum homes and the Know Nothing political party in the American South.[3] The organization awards the Overdyke Awards in memory of Overdyke for the best research paper published by the journal.[4][5] The organization publishes North Louisiana History to "encourage an appreciation and understanding of the history of North Louisiana."[6][7] One of the officers of the corporation is the editor, whose duties include soliciting articles for inclusion in the journal and editing those articles for clarity and accuracy.[7] NLHA designated the Noel Memorial Library at Louisiana State University in Shreveport as its records repository.[7]

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  1. "North Louisiana Historical Association". Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  2. Edwin Adams Davis (1975). Louisiana, the Pelican State. Louisiana State University Press. The North Louisiana Historical Association was organized in 1952 when Mrs. DH Perkins, Dr. AW Shaw, and a small group met at Centenary College in Shreveport. A Bulletin was edited for a short period by JA Manry and from 1959 to 1969 Max ...
  3. "Dictionary O - Louisiana Historical Association. Overdyke, William Darrel". Louisiana Historical Association. Retrieved 2011-04-17. Founding member: Louisiana Academy of Sciences; North Louisiana Historical Association; and the Southern Historical Association.
  4. "Overdyke Awards North Louisiana Historical Association". H-Net. Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  5. "Department of History: Home - Louisiana Tech University". Ruston: Louisiana Tech University. Retrieved 2011-04-22. The Overdyke Awards are granted by the North Louisiana Historical Association in recognition of the best research paper in North Louisiana history.
  6. "North Louisiana researchers gain another source". The Advocate. April 30, 2006. Retrieved 2011-04-11. The Winter 2006 edition of North Louisiana History, which is published by the North Louisiana Historical Association, has again presented some great research material in an nicely-formatted publication. It is the North Louisiana Historical Association, Inc. of Shreveport. Emilia Gay Griffith Means is the editor. North Louisiana History contains pictures and maps. It is an excellent publication. Monica Pels has contributed a well-documented article in the...
  7. "North Louisiana Historical Association Bylaws". Retrieved April 10, 2011.
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