The Libraries are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Wayne Boyce, University of Arkansas alumnus and former faculty member, United States Army veteran, and endowment benefactor for the Libraries.
Challenging Popular Perceptions of Native Americans: Lessons from Researching in Special Collections
While researching and gathering sources for his exhibit in the University of Arkansas Libraries’ Special Collections about missionary activity in territorial Arkansas, intern Patrick Angyal couldn’t help but come face to face continually with stereotypes and tropes of Native Americans perpetuated by white publications.
Turner’s History of the Anglo-Saxons as Object: Utilizing Special Collections for Investigating 19th Century America
Special Collections intern, Amanda White, a Master of Arts candidate in English, shares some of the findings of her “history of the book” research conducted in the University of Arkansas Libraries. White discusses her analysis of Sharon Turner’s History of the Anglo-Saxon as an artifact of 19th century America.
Celebrating the Illuminated Works of William Blake: a Closer Look at Facsimiles in Special Collections
Special Collections intern Amanda White provides insights on the illuminated works of renowned artist and poet, William Blake. An exhibit curated by White featuring facsimiles of Blake’s work held in the University Libraries is on exhibit in the Special Collections reading room through March 2018.
In this holiday season 100 years later, University Archivist Amy Allen has shared recipes and history of the exhibits from 1917 that members of the Home Economics Club at the University of Arkansas developed to help win World War I.
Through the National Education Program, conservative activists and theologians such as James D. Bales of Harding College, reached millions of people with their message of “Americanism” through a multi-media approach that included newspapers, advertisements, and film. Learn more about the historical evidence left by the NEP in this update from the James D. Bales Papers processing project.