Kentucky Historical Society
Robert S. Weise wins 2011 Collins Award
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 20, 2011) – The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) announced that Robert S. Weise has won the Richard H. Collins Award for 2011 for his article “A New Deal in the Cold War: Carl D. Perkins, Coal and the Political Economy of Poverty in Eastern Kentucky, 1948-1964.”
Named for Richard H. Collins, one of the trailblazing historians of the Commonwealth, the Collins Award has been given annually since 1978 to the author of the article in the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society judged to have made the most outstanding contribution to Kentucky history. A panel of scholars in the field makes the selection and awards the recipient a $1,000 prize.
Weise’s article appeared in a recent special issue of the Register (Vol. 107, no. 3), which focused on Appalachian Kentucky and the War on Poverty. An associate professor of history at Eastern Kentucky University, Weise is also the author of “Grasping at Independence: Debt, Male Authority and Mineral Rights in Appalachian Kentucky, 1850-1915” (2001). He is currently researching 20th century social, political and economic landscapes in eastern Kentucky.
The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society was first published in 1903 and is the oldest peer-reviewed journal dedicated to Kentucky history.
Beginning with volume 108, full-text articles published in the Register may be accessed through Project MUSE, the digital publications arm of The Johns Hopkins University Press. Project MUSE (http://muse.jhu.edu) is available in libraries throughout the world.