Month: December 2019

Holidays on Film: Christmas Home Movies

The CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies has a wonderful collection of home movies. The collection started with movies donated during Home Movie Days in 2006, 2007, and 2008. The videos depict holidays, graduations, historical events, vacations, parades, and other events. The collection spans a variety of audio/video formats, the majority of which are now obsolete.

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A Binge on Arkansas History and Culture by EOA editor Guy Lancaster


by EOA editor Guy Lancaster

I know that it’s popular to binge-watch series on streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu. And I have friends who binge-read authors—if they find a book they like, they immediately start reading everything else by the same author. But I’ve never been one who binges.

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The Power and Beauty of Art at CALS

Artist Kevin Kresse, who has three children and lives with his wife in Little Rock, explained what this piece of art means to him:

“I’ve always tried to use people close to me as models for my work when I can. I used my next-door neighbor Darryl Jordan and his son James for this piece.

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Butler Banner Archive

The Butler Banner archives between 1999-2018 are available in PDF format only. The Butler Banner was our print newsletter.

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