Friday, March 24

AMY EVANS WINS ORAL HISTORY AWARD

The SFA's own Amy Evans was recently chosen as the first recipient of the Elbert R. Hilliard Oral History Award for an oral history project on Greenville-based restaurant Doe's Eat Place. The award was established last year by the Mississippi Historical Society to recognize outstanding work in oral history, and is named for the retired head of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for his diligent support of the medium.

It's an exemplary project; they were diligent in following the principles and standards of doing an oral project while still being innovative, said Stephen Sloan, chairman of the Mississippi Historical Society's Oral History Committee, which chose the winner.