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UALR Seminar in Public History (HIST 7319) File on the Quapaw Area Council, 2004
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This collection contains a project report, interview transcriptions, compact disc-roms, and audiocassettes from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Seminar in Public History's 2004 project, "'Making a Difference: Scouting in the Quapaw Area Council of Arkansas," directed by Deborah J. Baldwin, Ph. D., which includes a history of the Quapaw Area Council and interviews with the council's former president, vice president, scout executive, scoutmasters, and members of scout troops.
Project staff: Suzanne Easley, Claire Galloway, Jim Russell, and Michelle Simpson.
The Quapaw Area Council is Arkansas's local council of the Boy Scouts of America. The National Boy Scout Council chartered the Little Rock Council in 1913. Classified as a second-class council, the Little Rock Council was directed by a volunteer commissioner. By 1924, the council had been reclassified as a first-class council and now served all of Pulaski County and changed its name to the Pulaski County Council.
The Pulaski County Council also established Camp Quapaw, seven miles west of Benton on the Saline River. The council's name changed again in 1927 to the Quapaw Area Council. The Quapaw Area Council was the first council in the United States to elect a female council president, Betty Baird, in 1979.
A reunion was held in 1987 for council members who had attended the 1937 National Jamboree and during this reunion these members who had over forty-five years of service formed Troop 045. Troop 045 engaged in supportive programs for the Quapaw Area Council's activities and in 2001 membership to Troop 045 was extended to any interested adults.
In 2002, the Quapaw Area Council merged with the Eastern Arkansas Area Council, which expanded the Quapaw Area Council from 17 to 35 counties in the state.
Historical Note on UALR Public History Seminar
The Seminar in Public History (HIST 7391) is a required course restricted to graduate students in the Masters of Arts in Public History at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Through directed readings and extensive research on specialized topics in public history, graduate students concentrate on basic skills needed for all specialized areas in public history. The objective of this course is for graduate students to experience team-research in the application of learned skills in report preparation, oral history, exhibition preparation, cultural resource management, and conservation techniques under a simulated contractual arrangement with a company or non-profit agency.
Boy Scouts of America. Quapaw Area Council.
Little Rock (Ark.)
Little Rock (Ark.)--History--20th century
University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Department of History. (source)
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UALR Seminar in Public History (HIST 7391) Files on the Quapaw Area Council, 2004, UALR.MS.0148. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.
Footnote or Endnote info:
Description of item, file number, UALR Seminar in Public History (HIST 7391) Files on the Quapaw Area Council, 2004, UALR.MS.0148.
Adrienne McGill, Graduate Assistant, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Spring 2013.