The Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) is a unique and reliable resource that explores and promotes Arkansas’s rich history through identifying, collecting, and preserving records that are of enduring value. CAHC is part of the Collections and Archives division at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Collections and Archives supports the academic success of the university community by engaging in research and lifelong learning through three organizations: the Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Ottenheimer Library, and the Sequoyah National Research Center. Ottenheimer Library is a foundation for teaching, learning, research, and discovery for the 21st century through extensive resources and technology. The Sequoyah National Research Center fosters a creative and engaging atmosphere of research for the study of Native Americans by providing access to unique resources by and about Native peoples.
The UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture collects, preserves, and enables access to Arkansas records of enduring value; prepares students and the region for the 21st century through academic leadership and education on archival practices and technologies; and engages the community through outreach, programming, and exhibitions.
The UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture strives to be a unique and reliable resource that explores and promotes Arkansas’s rich history through identifying, collecting, and preserving Arkansas records that are of enduring value to the state. Our donors will know that we are good stewards of their materials. As a cutting-edge leader in archival practice and education, we will prepare students, the metropolitan area, and the state for the 21st century. Professionals will seek our collaboration on best practices and archival technologies, and we will be a good neighbor to other libraries, archives, and museums. We will provide access to a large repository of archival materials, and the public will be able to use these records to gain a better understanding of Arkansas’s journey—where our state has been and how our history can guide the state’s future. CAHC will be a leader in community engagement and will participate regularly in outreach, programming, and virtual and physical exhibitions using state-of-the-art technology. Because we exist, the people of our state and beyond will actively engage in understanding how the state of Arkansas is vital to the nation’s history.