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Evenings with History Presents “Winthrop Rockefeller: A Fiftieth Anniversary Reflection”

April 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

April 5, 2016 • 7 p.m.

Historic Arkansas Museum at 200 E. Third Street in Little Rock

John A. Kirk is George W. Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History and Department Chair will be lecturing 7 p.m. Tuesday, April. 5, in the Ottenheimer Auditorium in the at the Historic Arkansas Museum in downtown Little Rock.

Lecture Description

John Kirk lecture “Winthrop Rockefeller: A Fiftieth Anniversary Reflection” In 1966, Winthrop Rockefeller was elected Arkansas’s first Republican governor in over ninety years. Fifty years later, although we know a good deal about Rockefeller’s time in office from 1967 to 1971, much of his life and career beyond remains an untold and unexplored story. Dr. Kirk, in this presentation, sketches an overview of Rockefeller’s life including the little known events of his New York years, his move to Arkansas in 1953, his work as chair of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission (AIDC), and his political campaigns in the gubernatorial elections of 1964,1966, 1968 and 1970. He also provides an assessment of Rockefeller’s governorship and his ongoing legacy in state politics after holding office and his untimely death in 1973.

The Evenings with History series is sponsored by the University History Institute and features presentations by UALR faculty members who share their current research.

Free for UALR students

An individual subscription to the series, at $50 annually, includes these benefits: Admission to all six lectures.

joint subscription to the series, at $90 annually, offers couples and friends a savings of $10.

Fellow of the Institute, at $250 annually, receives admission to the six lectures plus an invitation to special presentations for Fellows only. This often includes a private evening with a noted author.

The Institute also offers a Life Membership at $1,000.

Subscribers to the series help support historical research.  The presenters donate their time, and the University History Institute uses all proceeds from the series to encourage research at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  In recent years annual Institute grants, made possible by the Evenings with History series, have made major purchases of historical research materials for UALR.  Subscriptions and donations to the Institute are tax deductible as allowed by law.

For more information about the University History Institute and the full list of lectures and presenters for the 2015-16 series, go to Evenings with History.

To watch videos of past lectures courtesy of UALR University Television, go to UALR History @ University TV.

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April 5, 2016
7:00 pm


Historic Arkansas Museum
200 E. Third Street
Little Rock, AR 72201 United States
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