AUSTIN – The Texas State Historical Association honored University of Texas at Austin lecturer James C. Kearney with the H. Bailey Carroll Award at the Association’s 124th Annual Meeting in Austin. TSHA presented Kearney with the award during TSHA’s Fellows Luncheon and Presentation of Awards ceremony, held at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center Feb. 28.
The H. Bailey Carroll Award is presented to author of the best article to appear in TSHA’s Southwestern Historical Quarterly journal during the calendar year. This year the committee selected Kearney’s article, “The Murder of Conrad Casper Rordorf,” which appeared in the July 2019 issue of the Quarterly. as the winning submission.
The H. Bailey Carroll Award was established in 1967 by the Texas State Historical Association and funded by many Association members in honor of Dr. Carroll, the accomplished Texas historian who served as the director of the Association from 1946 until his death in 1966. Recipients of the award are reviewed and selected by TSHA committee members who have academic and Texas history backgrounds.
From Feb. 27-29, the TSHA Annual Meeting gathered historians and Texas history enthusiasts together to experience forty sessions, special events, an exhibit hall of both vintage and new books, and a silent book auction.