Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September 2015 Arkansas History Commission Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter, The Arkansas Archivist, is out.  Below is a sampling of what's inside.  To read the full newsletter, visit: September 2015 Arkansas Archivist

AHC Celebrates Archives Month with Documentary Film Festival Oct. 10

One  of  the  most  overlooked  primary  sources  available  to historians are films.  In October, the Arkansas History Commission hopes to shed light on historic films from a number of archival institutions around the state.  On October 10 from 1-6 p.m. at the Ron Robinson Theater at 100 River Market Ave. in Little Rock, the AHC  will  join  with  Ouachita  Baptist  University  Archives  and Special Collections, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies,  UALR’s  Center  for  Arkansas  History  and  Culture,  the  Garland County Historical Society, and the University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections, to present historically significant films from our collections. 

AHC Welcomes Amy Gragert to Our Staff

A couple of months ago we told you about the grant that we received to take care of the backlog of newspapers that we needed to microfilm.  Part of the grant was to hire new staff to assist with the project.  We are glad to have Amy Gragert join our staff as extra help to work on the project.

From the Director

Do you know what a SHRAB is?  Or are you familiar with the AHRAB?  If these acronyms are familiar to you, it’s probably because you have applied for a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.  The NHPRC, as it’s more commonly known, is the grant
-making arm of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), supporting a wide variety of projects that preserve, publish, and promote the use of documentary sources on United States history

News from SARA

Women  Take  Over  Political Power In Washington!!  Well, in  Washington,  Arkansas,  in 1934,  that  is.    Washington achieved  national  notice  for having  an  all-female  town council  and  a  lady  mayor  in 1934.