The Special Collections division of the University Libraries has recently completed processing for the Gordon Morgan Papers, which document the life and work of the University of Arkansas’ first African American professor.
“A Continuum of Tenacity: Arkansas’ African American Attorneys,” curated by Catherine Wallack, includes handwritten legal documents, photos and newspaper clippings from attorneys with ties to Arkansas.
Samuel Ownbey, a graduate student in history, will give a presentation on Tee Davis, who spent 10 years in prison after defending his home from an intruder. The presentation will be at 5 p.m. Feb. 4 in Mullins 130.
Join us for a night of free jazz music with the Mingus Dynasty Quartet in honor of the late John Stubblefield at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center.
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.
One challenge associated with curating an exhibit is deciding what to leave out. Some items are too large or too fragile to be put in the case, and there is a finite amount of space. This post highlights some of the stories that we wish we could have included in our recent exhibit, Arkansas from Scratch: Recipes for Changing Communities.
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.
200 years ago today, William E. Woodruff published the first issue of the Arkansas Gazette. Learn more in this blog post by processing archivist Adam Heien.
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the exhibit “Arkansas from Scratch: Recipes for Changing Communities” highlights Arkansas foodways and the communities that grow around food.
Marie Totten will present “Political Outcast: ‘Justice Jim’ Johnson and Massive Resistance in Arkansas” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in Mullins Library room 130. This event is free and open to the public.