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Read all about it!: NewspaperARCHIVE

The Central Arkansas Library System has recently added more databases to our selection of online resources. A database of particular interest to genealogists and researchers of Arkansas history is NewspaperARCHIVE, a small database of historical Arkansas newspapers. Researchers who use Newspapers.com will see some similarities between the two databases, but the NewspaperARCHIVE database has some newspapers that are not included in Newspapers.com.


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A Word from the Roberts Library: Old Acquaintance, Never Forgotten—and a New Year Ahead

I’m always hesitant to wish time away. I try to resist wishing for school to be out, for vacation to be here, for the heat of summer to be over (well, if I’m honest, I usually wish for that). Almost the only time I wish time would pass more quickly is when I’m stuck on an airplane that’s sitting on the tarmac for a couple of hours or when I’m waiting for a really good meal to be ready to eat.


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Prioritizing Arkansas’s History and Heritage: Worth the Effort

I have spent nearly two decades in some capacity or another engaged in matters of Arkansas history and heritage, and while I have absorbed a wealth of scholarship, and produced some of my own, there is one question about the collective soul of Arkansans whose answer continues to elude me:

Why don’t we take ourselves more seriously?


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Capturing Memories Is More Than Just Taking a Picture

When I say you should “capture memories,” what do you think of?

My guess is that you would get out a camera or your smartphone and get ready to take a picture or get a video.

But a picture captures only a still moment in time. And a video is usually reserved for big events like birthdays or Christmas.


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Rare Finds from a Media Goldmine, When You Have the Time to Look

I’m not sure you can find anyone who would dispute the statement that 2020 has been a strange year that has brought many changes to our lives. I certainly would not. For me, some changes have been a little stressful. Early in the pandemic, the Central Arkansas Library System closed down, sending all employees home,


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