Month: March 2022

Did Your Ancestor Work for Women’s Right to Vote?

Guest post by Bernadette Cahill:

The campaign to win women the right to vote under the U.S. Constitution, beginning in 1848, was the longest such civil rights struggle in American history. The campaign culminated with the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920—seventy-two years after it began.

Arkansas women played a role in this enormous struggle for women’s suffrage,

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“Through a Glass Darkly”: Adapting to Evolving Language

Language changes. This fact is rather frustrating for us editors.

And the irony is that, while online resources can most capably respond to changes in usage, they can also appear the most behind the curve. When many of the nation’s newspapers, for example, decided to capitalize the word “Black” in reference to African Americans,

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A Story of Research…and of a Researcher

Guest post by Ron Fuller:

As a lover of history, member of the Arkansas History Commission, and occasional writer of historical articles, I have come to rely on the CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Roberts Library to assist me with my research. Being somewhat old-school, I often find myself simply browsing the wonderful stacks in the Roberts Library Research Room covering a wide range of pertinent and historical topics.

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Butler Banner Archive

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