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.
Join the University Libraries’ Special Collections division for a Student Showcase at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Mullins Library room 130. Students will present on the exhibits they’ve curated, art projects they’ve created and research projects they’ve completed using Special Collections materials.
Hughes will present “Through the Heart of the City: I-630 and the Re-segregation of Little Rock” at 5 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Walton Reading Room. This event is free and open to the public.
The public is welcome to get a behind-the-scenes look at the digitization process Tues., Oct. 29 at the Spotlight on Student Media event.
The public is invited to join the University Libraries and the School of Journalism and Strategic Media for an Archives Month event Tuesday, Oct. 29 in Mullins Library.