One hundred and thirteen historians and students registered for the meeting.
During the annual business meeting, participants elected four members to the steering committee: Louis Gerteis, University of Missouri-St. Louis; Stephen McIntyre, Missouri State University; Joel Rhodes, Southeast Missouri State University; and Kim Schreck, St. Louis. Each will serve a three-year term.
Bonnie Stepenoff of Southeast Missouri State University received the 2007 Missouri Conference on History Book Award for From French Community to Missouri Town: Ste. Genevieve in the Nineteenth Century, which was published by the University of Missouri Press in 2006. Stepenoff received a certificate and a check for $300 at the business meeting on April 20.
Benjamin Moore of Fontbonne University in St. Louis received the 2007 Missouri Conference on History Article Award for "Who Was John Gergen? Unraveling the Identity of an Early Twentieth-Century Immigrant," which appeared in the spring 2006 issue of Gateway, published by the Missouri Historical Society. Moore received a certificate and a check for $100 at the business meeting.
The Program Committee has done an excellent job in assembling what I hope you will ﬁnd to be a stimulating conference that showcases some of the most innovative research and historical activities relating to Missouri.
In April, you will ﬁnd in your packets a good deal of information about St. Louis and the region. I know that the Conference will focus your attention on the scholarly sessions, individual discussions and the keynote address in the Crowne Plaza Hotel. I hope that you will ﬁnd time to venture forth and visit some of the many historic sites and repositories in the area. St. Louiss rich heritage is one of its great assets, and as historians, you will particularly appreciate the dedication, skill and care with which your colleagues have preserved, displayed and interpreted that heritage.
I hope you have a rewarding 49th Annual Conference. Enjoy your visit to St. Louis!
2007 Missouri Conference on History
Louis S. Gerteis, University of Missouri-St. Louis, President
Gary R. Kremer, The State Historical Society of Missouri, Secretary/ Treasurer
Mark Corriston, National Archives, Central Plains Region
Delia C. Gillis, University of Central Missouri
Patrick Huber, University of Missouri-Rolla
Virginia Laas, Missouri Southern State University
Stephen McIntyre, Missouri State University
Diane Mutti Burke, University of Missouri-Kansas City