Special Collections intern Craig Huddleston explores the impact of African American legislators who served in the Arkansas General Assembly during Reconstruction, the decades just after the Civil War when federal intervention allowed a brief period of civil and political opportunity for African American leaders in the American South.
The University Libraries have many databases and digital resources collections available even with our campus closed and students and faculty working from distant locations. Here are hints for getting fascinating information about home gardens, food preservation, cooking at home, and other “homesteading” activities from the Arkansas Agricultural Extension Circulars digital collections.
We grieve the passing of Ellen Compton, a longtime staff member of the University of Arkansas Libraries and a guiding force in our archivist family. Compton left an indelible mark on Special Collections. She will be forever missed.
In Part II of this exploration of the University of Arkansas campus in 1969, we look at the controversy and racial tensions ahead of the “Game of the Century,” when the Razorbacks hosted Texas on December 6, 1969.
Fifty years ago, the United States was undergoing tremendous change and challenges, and the University of Arkansas in 1969 had its own share of controversy and excitement. Guest speakers such as Muhhammad Ali brought new ideas to the students in Fayetteville, and the campus saw protests and remarkable events draw national attention. In this first of two blogs, we look at the counterculture on campus though the lens of remarkable guest speakers.