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Past Events

2014

Banned Books Week 2014

Banned Books Week: Celebrate the Freedom to Read (9/27/2014)

Online

The University Libraries will highlight a famously banned classic from Special Collections Rare Books and Special Libraries each day this week in honor of Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week, this year celebrated from September 21 - 27, is an...    More...

Bumpers

Senator Dale Bumpers Papers Opened to Researchers (3/19/2014)

Walton Reading Room, Mullins Library

The papers of former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers will be opened to researchers in a ceremony at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, in the Helen Robson Walton Reading Room in Mullins Library at the University of Arkansas....    More...

2013

Archives Month

Anthony Priest to Speak at Special Collections Open House (10/17/2013)

Special Collections Reading Room, Mullins Library

In honor of American Archives Month, the University of Arkansas Libraries’ special collections department will host an event featuring a presentation by author and editor Anthony Priest. Priest will discuss the research process of Yonder...    More...

2012

Archives Month 2012

Celebrate Archives Month 2012: Ernie Dumas to Speak at Special Collections Open House (10/17/2012)

Special Collections Reading Room, Mullins Library

In honor of American Archives Month, journalist Ernie Dumas will discuss his book Dearest Letty and the collection of World War II love letters between Leland Duvall and his future wife upon which the book is based....    More...

Neil Compton papers, MC 1091

40-50-100: Milestones in Arkansas's Environmental History (9/19/2012)

Walton Reading Room, Mullins Library

The University of Arkansas Libraries will celebrate environmentalism in the Natural State with an event titled "40-50-100: Milestones in Arkansas’s Environmental History" on from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, in the Helen Robson...    More...

Laurence Luckinbill Event

Laurence Luckinbill Papers Announcement and Reception (6/18/2012)

Walton Reading Room, Mullins Library

Please join us for a press conference and reception in honor of Laurence Luckinbill, McIlroy Family Visiting Professor, and in celebration of the acquisition of his papers by the University of Arkansas Libraries....    More...

2011

Journalist Abby Burnett

Discover Arkansas in the Archives: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950 (10/5/2011)

Special Collections Reading Room, Mullins Library

In honor of American Archives Month, journalist Abby Burnett will deliver a program titled, “Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850–1950” on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Room 130 on the lower level of Mullins Library....    More...

Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt, MC 1230

Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt Papers Opened to Researchers (9/14/2011)

Walton Reading Room, Mullins Library

The papers of former Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt were opened to researchers on September 14, 2011 in the Helen Robson Walton Reading Room in Mullins Library at the University of Arkansas....    More...

2010

Archives Month 2010 flyer

Discover Arkansas in the Archives: Archives Month 2010 (10/27/2010)

Special Collections Reading Room, Mullins Library

Teenaged Little Rock filmmakers featured at Archives Month Open House....    More...

Diane Divers Blair 1938-2000

Diane Blair Papers Opening (3/9/2010)

Walton Reading Room, Mullins Library

As part of the celebration marking the opening of the Diane Blair Papers, Special Collections has created an exhibit filled with mementos of her career as an educator, author, citizen, and friend....    More...

2009

Southland College book

"We Surely Owe a Debt to these Long Downtrodden People" (11/18/2009)

Giffels Auditorium, Old Main

The University of Arkansas Libraries' Special Collections Department joined with the History Department, the UA Press, and the University of Arkansas Bookstore to present "'We Surely Owe a Debt to these Long Downtrodden People': The Accidental...    More...

Archives Month 09 poster

Celebrating the Arkansas Experience: Archives Month Open House 2009 (10/29/2009)

Special Collections Reading Room, Mullins Library

The University Libraries' Special Collections Department commemorated Archives Month by hosting an open house in Special Collections, Mullins Library room 130, on October 29, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The event will included ran overview of the...    More...

Roy Reed photograph

Life and Death of the Oldest Newspaper West of the Mississippi (4/29/2009)

Giffels Auditorium, Old Main

Renowned reporter, writer and teacher Roy Reed spoke on the history of the Arkansas Gazette on April 29 at Giffels Auditorium in Old Main at the University of Arkansas. The program, titled "The Life and Death of the Oldest Newspaper West of...    More...

Fay Jones Collection

Fay Jones Collection Opened (4/29/2009)

Special Collections Reading Room, Mullins Library

The Fay Jones Collection was formally opened by University of Arkansas Libraries Dean Carolyn Allen during the April dedication of the Fay Jones School of Architecture. The collection contains drawings for projects, business and academic records,...    More...

Ruled By Race bookcover

Jim Crow in the Natural State: A Look at White Supremacy in Arkansas History (2/25/2009)

UA School of Law WATR 342

Arkansas historian and author Grif Stockley gave a lecture in honor of Black History Month entitled "Jim Crow in the Natural State: A Look at White Supremacy in Arkansas History." A reception began at 3 p.m., with the lecture following at 3:30 p.m....    More...

2008

Mystery, Mistresses, and Murder: Archives Month 2008

Mysteries, Mistresses & Murder: 3 Arkansas Authors (10/29/2008)

Special Collections Reading Room, Mullins Library

October is American Archives Month, and the University Libraries' Special Collections department commemorated the month by hosting a series of lectures titled "Mysteries, Mistresses, and Murder: Celebrating Three Arkansas Authors." All lectures were...    More...

2007

Take A Giant Step movie poster

A Giant Step: 1960 Little Rock Film (11/13/2007)

Second Presbyterian Church

The special collections department of the University of Arkansas hosted a screening of the 1960 film on Little Rock titled "A Giant Step" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Second Presbyterian Church in Little Rock. The history of the film began...    More...

Special Collections 40th Anniversary

Special Collections 40th Anniversary (10/25/2007)

Special Collections Reading Room, Mullins Library

The Special Collections Department at the University of Arkansas Libraries celebrated its 40th anniversary with two events during American Archives Month 2007. On Saturday October 20, faculty and staff from Special Collections conducted two Family...    More...

architecture and landscapes conference flyer

The Architecture and Landscapes of Arkansas: A Heritage of Distinction (3/2/2007)

Continuing Education Center

The Special Collections Department and the School of Architecture hosted a conference titled "The Architecture and Landscapes of Arkansas: A Heritage of Distinction" on March 2, 2007 at the UA Continuing Education Center in downtown Fayetteville....    More...

Ralph Armstrong lecture flyer

The Photographic Mission of Ralph Armstrong (2/21/2007)

Special Collections Reading Room, Mullins Library

Susan Marren, assoc. professor of English, lectured on the life and works of Ralph Armstrong, the Little Rock photographer whose exhibit was currently on display in Mullins Library. The lecture was held Wednesday, February 21, at 4 p.m. in Special...    More...

2006

Archives Week flyer

Archives Week Open House 2006 (10/23/2006)

Special Collections Reading Room, Mullins Library

The University Libraries Special Collections department celebrated Archives Week (October 22-28) with an Open House on October 23. The purpose of Archives Week in Arkansas is to celebrate the documentary history of the state, to raise awareness of...    More...

Donald Harington's Staymore Novels, by Bob Razer

Stay More Reunion (9/20/2006)

Special Collections Reading Room, Mullins Library

Special Collections announced the publication of Donald Harington and His Stay More Novels: A Celebration of 35 Years, a printing of the keynote address given by Bob Razer at the Stay More Reunion in December, 2005....    More...

2005

Photo of Mary Parler in Oriole Barbershop

Mary Celestia Parler Conference (11/11/2005)

Special Collections Reading Room, Mullins Library

Special Collections hosted a conference on the life and work of Mary Celestia Parler on November 11-12, 2005 in Fayetteville. Mary Celestia Parler, a pioneering folklorist at the University of Arkansas and spouse of folklorist Vance Randolph,...    More...

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