Panelists Valencia Johnson, Cherisse Jones-Branch, Stace Treat and Joshua Youngblood will offer discussion about the impact of inherent bias on the use of library collections and archives.
Doctoral history candidates Airic Hughes, Will Teague and Marie Totten will discuss the Arkansas state flag’s history within the context of the Lost Cause myth, the Klan, nativism, and racism from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, on Zoom.
Powell will present “The Fight for Home and Fatherland: a look inside the women of the James H. Berry chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy” and discuss the Confederate statue formerly located on the Bentonville square.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, architectural records archivist Cat Wallack shares some of our holdings in Special Collections related to women’s suffrage.
A New Voice Taken Away: The African American Political Experience in Post-Reconstruction Arkansas Politics
This second blog from Special Collections intern Craig Huddleston examines the end of Reconstruction in Arkansas, the rise of explicitly racist government and the last African American legislators to hold elected office prior to the modern Civil Rights Era.
Long-time users of Special Collections may be very familiar with our “A-Z List,” an alphabetical listing of all the archival finding aids and other collection descriptions we have available online. It’s been growing by leaps and bounds over the years, and now...
We’re excited to announce that a new researcher registration and request system is now available in Special Collections! As those of you who have previously visited and conducted research in Special Collections know, we relied on several paper registration forms and...
As a tribute to Ellen Compton’s extraordinary impact on the University Libraries, and particularly the architectural collections, a memorial fund in her name has been established by Tom and Jill King.
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.
“This is a unique time in our collective history, and we feel it is important to document events and stories from our community,” said Amy Allen, university archivist.