Tag: Butler Banner Spring 2022

Art that Puts a Spring in Your Step at the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square

With Easter coming up on Sunday and Mother’s Day coming up next month (Sunday, May 8!), we’re excited to have some one-of-a-kind pieces of Arkansas art that are perfect for your springtime decorating and for those special mothers, stepmothers, godmothers, and anyone else who deserves a treat for Mother’s Day.

Maybe you are the one who deserves a springtime treat!


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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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Famous Couples of Arkansas

On this Valentine’s Day, we’re thinking about love in the Natural State, turning our focus to some Arkansas couples who have made an impact on the state, nation, and world. Click on the names in the title of each to read the full entry on the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas.

Dale Evans and Roy Rogers

Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton

Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash

Elton and Betty White

Dale Bumpers and Betty Bumpers

Lucious Christopher (L.


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Historic Love: The Story of Marion Taylor and Betty Jean Toombs

The eighth-grade homeroom classroom of Mrs. Bernice K. Underwood at Dunbar High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, is where their story began. He sat on the first row with classmates Wilson Williams, Douglas Peters, Alvin Liggins, and Romania Savage. She sat on the sixth row with Lela Camp and Mrs. Underwood. Another two dozen students occupied space in that class.


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