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Journal of York County Heritage call for papers

Cover preview of the 2016 Journal of York County Heritage
Cover preview of the 2016 Journal of York County Heritage

You enjoy reading about York County history, so how about writing about it?

The eight annual issue of Journal of York County Heritage will soon be out. It has articles on The York Plan of World War II and on African American churches and graveyards of the Peach Bottom Circuit. In his piece, Scott Mingus clearly explains Prigg v. Pennsylvania, a case that started in Lower Chanceford Township, went to the Supreme Court, and is regarded as one of the causes of the Civil War.

York County History Center members will receive their copy in the mail, a benefit of membership. Additional copies will be available at the York County History Center book store during the 6:30 p.m. September 15 Journal Reception and thereafter.

Do you have a special interest in some aspect of the history of our area? It is time to think about the 2017 Journal of York County Heritage. See the Call for Papers below for guidelines on writing and submitting your manuscript.

Call for papers

The York County History Center is accepting articles through December 1, 2016, for the eighth edition of the journal to be published in the fall of 2017. The journal was created in 2010 to celebrate York County history, material culture, cultural heritage, and people. Articles of original scholarship are being accepted. The publications committee is looking to theme all or parts of future publications. The committee, thus, would be especially interested in submissions on the following topics:

• 2017: The region and its people west of the Susquehanna before the settlement of York in 1741
• 2018: World War I era
• 2019: York race riots, race relations, and diversity
• 2020: York County women’s history

Please note that manuscripts on other topics will be accepted for these publications. Preference will also be given to those that use the York County History Center’s collection, either in full or in part. Photographs and/or other illustrative materials are encouraged but not required. The manuscript must be original, unpublished, written in English, and limited to 3,000 words.

For more information, please contact Lila Fourhman-Shaull, YCHC Director of Library & Archives at lfourhman-shaull@yorkhistorycenter.org or 717-848-1587, ext. 223, or go to www.yorkhistorycenter.org for details.