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Jackson Purchase Historical Society

In 1958, a group of amateur historians met in Murray, Kentucky and formed the Jackson Purchase Historical Society to promote interest, study, and preservation of the regional history of the territory encompassed in the Chickasaw Purchase of 1818. The treaty of 1818 with the Chickasaw was negotiated for the U.S. Government by Andrew Jackson (before he was president) and for the Chickasaw Nation by Levi Colbert and family. This land in far western Kentucky (bounded by the Ohio River on the north, the Mississippi River on the west, the Tennessee state boundary on the south and the Tennessee River on the east) is called the Jackson Purchase to commemorate Jackson’s efforts in obtaining this land for the U.S. The territory exchanged by the Chickasaw Purchase of 1818, however, extended southward as far as the northern part of the present state of Mississippi.

The region of primary interest to the Jackson Purchase Historical Society includes the present day counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Calloway, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken in Kentucky and Henry, Lake, Obion, and Weakley in Tennessee. However, being historians, the Society’s interest in the general heritage of this region extends to bordering counties also.

Initially, faculty from Murray State University took leadership roles in the organization. Drs. Frank Steeley, Hunter Hancock, Ray Mofield, and Glenn C. Wilcox and his wife Helen, William Wilson and Margaret Heath proved to be the core of the organization. As time passed, the organization began to shift its focus. West Kentucky Community and Technical College and the University of Tennessee at Martin stepped forward to continue the mission of the group. Today, the membership is comprised of all sorts of individuals from teachers to professors to retirees to all those who simply have a love of history and a love of the Jackson Purchase area.

The Jackson Purchase Historical Society Journal, which first appeared in 1973 under the leadership of its founder, Dr. Glenn Wilcox, has continued to thrive because of the dedication of the editors who have followed him. We owe much to his leadership and vision and the technical editor, Helen Wilcox.

The purpose of this site is to continue the tradition of furthering the publication of our area’s history and broadening our readership to those around us.

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.

Kentucky Teacher Education Journal: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children

Call for Proposals

Kentucky Teacher Education Journal (KTEJ)
Kentucky Research to Practice:
Special Edition
KEEP Summit September 2018
The Kentucky Teacher Education Division (TED) of the International Council for Exceptional Children is planning to publish a special edition of our online, refereed journal, KTEJ, in September 2018. KTEJ seeks faculty and student with faculty sponsor proposals for articles that promote original research presented at the KEEP Summit Conference in Louisville, May 20-21, 2018 discussing excellence in student learning. Proposals are due by Friday, June 29, 2018.

The Kentucky Teacher Education Division (TED) of the International Council for Exceptional Children invites proposals from Kentucky presenters with original research from the KEEP Summit Conference held in Louisville on May 20-21, 2018.

Read full CFP information here.


Kentucky Teacher Education Journal

The purpose of the Kentucky Teacher Education Journal (KTEJ) is to provide a forum for the dissemination of original research, critical issues, information and ideas concerning teacher preparation to advance instruction for educators of exceptional and gifted children, for a positive impact on the education of students with and without disabilities. This journal has a focus of national, regional and state perspectives and research related to teacher education issues in special education and gifted education.

ORCA Travel & Research Grants (The Office of Research and Creative Activity)

The Office of Research and Creative Activity thanks you for your interest in ORCA research and travel grants. Read more about the grants here.

Applications for fall grants and year-long fellowships closed on Monday September 25th, 2017. Travel grants can be submitted on a rolling basis but must be in to us at least three weeks prior to travel, however, travel grants have now closed for the 2017-18 academic year.

To apply, students should download a copy of the ORCA ​Fellowships, Travel & Research Grants Proposal Document. Once this document is completed, it should be submitted to this page, by going to "Author Corner" in the left sidebar and clicking on "Submit Grant Application."

Accepted award funding information will be displayed on this page, including the student's name, faculty mentor name, and a brief student-submitted abstract or summary of the research.

For questions, contact ORCA Info

Steeplechase: An ORCA Student Journal (The Office of Research and Creative Activity)

ISSN 2572-388X

Steeplechase is a semi-annual digital publication showcasing the research and creative activity of Murray State University undergraduate and graduate students. This open-access journal features works across all disciplines. It includes theses, dissertations, and general research papers, some of which have been presented at the University’s Scholars Week and Posters-at-the-Capitol event. Select articles feature multimedia elements, including interviews with students concerning their experiences with the research and creative process. Steeplechase is edited by both faculty and undergraduate students in conjunction with Murray State University’s Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA).

See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal.