Month: May 2021

The EOA at 15: The 15 Most Popular Entries of the Past 15 Months

The past fifteen months have been a tumultuous time, and Arkansans—as they’ve been doing for fifteen years now, since our launch in May 2006—have looked to the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas to provide information and context as they navigated political news, social justice protests, and an unprecedented global pandemic.

The following entries were the fifteen entries viewed the most from March 2020 to May 2021.


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The EOA at 15: CALS Staffers Pick Their Favorite EOA Entries

To help celebrate 15 years of the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas—the only state encyclopedia produced and supported by a public library—we asked 15 staff members from around the Central Arkansas Library System to pick their favorite EOA entries. They picked some good ones! Like everyone else, these CALS staffers use it for research, for work,


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The EOA at 15: Staff Picks for 15 Must-See Photos

For 15 years since its launch in May 2006, the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas, whose offices are in the CALS Roberts Library, has amassed more than 10,000 pieces of media to accompany its more than 6,000 entries: photos, documents, maps, audio clips, and more. In no particular order, here are 15 EOA staff favorites (with links to accompanying entries in the titles).

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Arkansas: The Star Trek State

I know, I know, today is May 4th, as in May the Fourth (Force) Be with You! Each year, this special day reignites, to some extent, the old pop culture debate about which space-based franchise is the best. Apologies to you Star Wars folks trying to celebrate your special day, but it is beyond argument that Arkansas is certainly a Star Trek state.


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