The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC), in collaboration with the Arkansas History Commission and four other Arkansas agencies, will be showing a series of rarely seen historic films on Sat., Oct. 10, from 1-6 p.m. at Ron Robinson Theater at 100 River Market Ave., in Little Rock.
Arkansas’s Reel History will feature historic film footage from the collections of CAHC, the Arkansas History Commission, Ouachita Baptist University Archives and Special Collections, The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, the Garland County Historical Society, and the University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections.
Dates range from the 1930s through the 1960s and include historic footage from Dunbar High School in the 1940s, Nashville, Arkansas in the 1950s, annual OBU/Henderson State football games and parades in the 1940s, Arkansas politics, the 1953 Little Rock Christmas parade, the Buffalo River in the 1960s, folklorist Mary Parler scouring the Ozarks for folk songs, and Hot Springs in the 1930s and 1940s.
A panel discussion will be held at the end of the day addressing the conservation and preservation of archival film footage in personal collections.
The event is free and popcorn will be provided.
For more information about the symposium, please call 501-682-6900 or email the Arkansas History Commission here.
This event is funded in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council, the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.