Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March Issue of the Arkansas Archivist Newsletter

The Arkansas Archivist newsletter for the month of March is out!  Below are a few examples of what you'll find in this month's issue.  To see the full issue, please click here:  March Issue of the Arkansas Archivist

AHC Unveils New Women’s History Guide
Most of us know that Arkansas has had a long and unique history. Many people don’t always realize that Arkansas women, in particular, have had an equally unique and compelling past. They have, in fact, been political ground breakers and leaders in breaking the glass ceiling in the fight for equal rights.

The AHC Celebrates the Legacy of a Female Arkansan
This month we celebrate the role that women have played in the history of Arkansas. Arkansas has had many examples of women who have been leaders in important social and political movements. In fact, Arkansas had one of the first female mayors, Maud Duncan, in the United States.

Treasures from the Attic
Each month, the AHC highlights an archival document, photograph or an artifact from the personal collection of an AHC staff member. This month we feature a butter press owned by Archival Technician John Freshour.

Black History Commission News
February was a very busy month for African American History Coordinator Tatyana Oyinloye and the Black History Commission of Arkansas as we were traveling the state promoting African American history. Since February was Black History Month, we were in great demand.