Month: March 2020

Honoring Vietnam Veterans: Seeking Stories from Women and Men Who Served

For American Baby Boomers and Generation Xers, the Vietnam War was a major part of cultural consciousness. Filmmakers and musicians explored the war and its aftershocks throughout the 1970s and 1980s as the ongoing emotional difficulties faced by many Vietnam veterans gave rise to a new medical term: PTSD. But as three more decades rolled by,


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Women’s Suffrage at CALS

On July 28, 1919, the Arkansas legislature voted to ratify the 19th Amendment. Arkansas was the 12th state to do so. By August 1920, 36 states had ratified the amendment, and women’s right to vote became law on August 26, 1920.

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies has a number of video lectures about the women’s suffrage movement in our collection.


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Irish Genealogy Resources in the Library and Online—by Heather Zbinden, Roberts Library Outreach Coordinator

We have entered a brave new world. This Saturday we planned to co-host an Irish genealogy workshop with the Arkansas Genealogical Society. But in the new reality of social distancing and self-quarantine in response to COVID-19, the Central Arkansas Library System decided to postpone/cancel all public events through March 31 and close all locations to the public until at least March 23.


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