A sign in front of Little Rock Central High School declares the closing of the city’s four public high schools, thus beginning the Lost Year of 1958-1959. Photo courtesy of the Center of Arkansas History and Culture.

UA Little Rock receives $325,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received a $325,043 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to create a rich collection of digitized material integrated into a map-based website that tracks how urban renewal changed the City of Little Rock in the decades following the Central High School desegregation crisis.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock receives $325,000 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities”

Paige Bowers and David Montague

UA Little Rock to host March 11 Conversation with Authors David Montague, Paige Bowers

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a virtual conversation with authors David Montague and Paige Bowers to discuss their new book on the life and legacy of the U.S. Navy’s ‘Hidden Figure’ Raye Montague. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host March 11 Conversation with Authors David Montague, Paige Bowers”

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UA Little Rock to host the Public History Graduate Student Research Forum

The University History Institute at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will continue their 2020-2021 virtual Evenings with History lecture series by hosting the Public History Graduate Student Research Forum at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host the Public History Graduate Student Research Forum”

Lauren Fontaine, a graduate assistant with the Center for Arkansas History and Culture,

UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture receives grant to digitize historic materials

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) has received a $14,950 grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council to make digitized records accessible to educators who are teaching virtually next year.

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Dr. Vincent Vinikas

Vinikas donates planned gift to promote study of history at UA Little Rock, preservation of history collection

A retired University of Arkansas at Little Rock professor has made a planned giving agreement that will honor his love of Arkansas history and encourage more students to enter the field for years to come.

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Deborah Baldwin with archive of Vic Snyder's 700 boxes of papers at the Center for Arkansas History and Culture in downtown Little Rock.

UA Little Rock Center of Arkansas History and Culture receives grant to preserve history of Arkansas’s last Constitutional Convention

The UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture has received a $35,628 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council to make a public database of archival materials that preserve the history of the 1979-1980 Arkansas Constitutional Convention. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Center of Arkansas History and Culture receives grant to preserve history of Arkansas’s last Constitutional Convention”

Linda Pine

UA Little Rock remembers Linda Pine

Linda Pine, an assistant professor emeritus of Ottenheimer Library at UA Little Rock and former senior archivist with the Center for Arkansas History and Culture, passed away Sept. 17.

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Laura McClellan's sons, Julian and Will, with their new puppy, Bruce.

McClellan wins cutest dog contest for Soirée

Laura McClellan, assistant director of the Center for Arkansas History and Culture at UA Little Rock, received a new addition to her family in May – a Great Dane/Great Pyrenees puppy named Bruce after Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk.

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UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture receives $20,000 to digitize issues of Oxford American Magazine

The Center for Arkansas History and Culture at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has received $20,360 to digitize and make searchable issues of Oxford American, a quarterly literary publication based in Little Rock, Arkansas, that showcases the best in southern writing. Continue reading “UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture receives $20,000 to digitize issues of Oxford American Magazine”