Month: September 2021

A Word from the Roberts Library: Next Season, Next Steps

As I write this, the calendar has just officially turned to fall, which always wins my personal “Favorite Season” contest. Schools have started and we are finally feeling that nip in the air that we’ve been waiting for. CALS’s summer reading program has finished another successful year, UA Little Rock students are coming to fall semester classes in the Roberts Library,


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Mapping Downtown Little Rock History

Have you ever looked around downtown Little Rock and wondered about its architectural history? Perhaps you’ve seen some of the vacant spaces and thought to yourself, “I wonder what used to be there?” Well, now some of those questions can be answered. The CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies has created a mapping project that utilizes Google Earth to reveal the architectural history of downtown Little Rock.


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Mapping Downtown Little Rock History

Have you ever looked around downtown Little Rock and wondered about its architectural history? Perhaps you’ve seen some of the vacant spaces and thought to yourself, “I wonder what used to be there?” Well, now some of those questions can be answered. The CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies has created a mapping project that utilizes Google Earth to reveal the architectural history of downtown Little Rock.


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“Escape Velocity” Now in a Revised Edition

Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany (Revised Edition)
Edited by Jay Jennings
New afterword by Donna Tartt
978-1-945624-26-1 (cloth), $34.95, pub. date: August 31, 2021

For those who care about literature or simply love a good laugh (or both),


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Signs of Fall at the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square

As we head into the cooler days of fall, the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square, located on the first floor of the CALS Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art, is loaded with treasures and treats for your eyes. We have art from amazingly talented Arkansas artists, as well as fun and engaging books written by Arkansas authors.


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A Family in Bloom: The Legacy of William Harold Flowers

A series of articles on Arkansas’s Black role models appeared in the Arkansas Democrat in February 1989. Thomas Sissom, with the paper’s Pine Bluff bureau, wrote his article about William Harold Flowers. The first line is: “Family is most important to Harold Flowers, and his includes anyone who can share his philosophy of caring for others.”

William Harold Flowers is known for his legal and ministerial career.


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