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Arkansas Humanities Council records

Arkansas Humanities Council Records

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Finding aid for the Arkansas Humanities Council Records

MSS.98.19

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Arkansas Humanities Council. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Title: Arkansas Humanities Council Records
Dates: 1975-2002
Quantity: 78.5 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains the administrative and project files of the Arkansas Humanities Council.
Identification: MSS.98.19
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series: (1) Administrative Records; (2) Proposals, which provides information on both approved and rejected proposals; (3) Project Products, which contains materials of various media types relating to the completed projects of the NEH and AHC. Thus, the materials of the collection, as a whole, are arranged chronologically within general categories.


Scope and Contents

This collection covers approximately two decades of council involvement in presenting the humanities to Arkansans. Unfortunately, many of the donated files are incomplete. This collection includes administrative records, proposals, and project products.


Biographical Note

In 1965, the United States Congress established the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The three goals of the agency were to support scholarship, teaching, and understanding and appreciation of the Humanities. Pursuing these goals, the NEH created the Division of State Programs with the idea that state councils can make better decisions concerning local expenditures of federal funds. Accordingly, the Arkansas Humanities Council (AHC) was established in 1974. From its inception the AHC's aim, in conjunction with the NEH, was to provide financial support for well-planned projects that bring Arkansans of all walks of life together with humanities scholars to learn about the humanities. To meet this end, the AHC has used several effective program formats involving local citizens. Examples are reading/discussion groups for public library patrons, workshops on foreign languages and cultures for school teachers, museum exhibits on topics concerning Arkansas prehistory or history, the collection of local oral histories on numerous cultural topics, and many others.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas Humanities Council. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Humanities -- Arkansas.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating; in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Arkansas Humanities Council Records, MSS 98-19, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Robert E. Bailey, Executive Director, AHC in May 1998.


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