Volume 54: 2018
In this issue, Cassandre Durso examines the history of prisoner of war camps in Southeast Texas during the Second World War. Most of the German soldiers housed in the region were taken captive during the Allied campaigns in northern Africa. As Durso finds, they provided crucial labor in Southeast Texas agricultural fields and lumber industry. The volume also includes a cartographic history compiled by The Record editor. This catalog of 49 maps from 1700 to 1960 reflect the complex history of Southeast Texas. Thanks to new technologies, we are able to present this volume in color.
COVID-19 Delays The Record
Although significantly delayed by the outbreak of COVID-19, the Texas Gulf Historical Society, the Lamar University History Department, and the editor of The Record still plan to issue Volume 55 (2019). We do not have a confirmed date for that release. We should also be able to produce Volume 56 (2020) so that we may preserve the continuity of The Record--the journal that has explored the history and culture of Southeast Texas and the Gulf Coast since 1965.
Hope Flores Wins 2019 Johnson Prize
Lamar University history major Hope Flores wins the Dr. Andrew J. and Betty H. Johnson 2019 Editor's Prize for her research essay, "Justice in Public Housing: Desegregation Efforts in Vidor, Texas and Their Impact on National Housing Integration." The Johnson Prize recognizes the best research paper completed by a undegraduate or graduate history student at Lamar. In addition to a cash prize, the winning essay is eligible for publication in a future volume of The Record.
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