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UALR Seminar in Public History (HIST 7391) Files on the Junior League of Little Rock, 2011
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Scope and Contents Note
This collection contains the project report, interview transcripts, and audio discs from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Seminar in Public History's 2011 project, "A Long and Lasting Community Connection," directed by Deborah J. Baldwin, Ph.D., which includes a history of the Junior League of Little Rock and intervews with the organization's members.
Project staff: Tamisha Cheatham, Leslie Creed, Holly Donaldson, Marc Gibson, Ellen Lewis, Elizabeth Sellers, and David Sesser.
The Junior League of Little Rock is a women's organization dedicated to volunteerism, charity work, and community improvement by helping those who are less fortunate. The Junior League has its roots in New York, where it was established by New York socialite Mary Harriman, who organized the first Junior League in 1901. Harriman's ideas towards social reform and community betterment reached Arkansas shortly thereafter and Nell Dooley McCain founded Little Rock's Junior League in 1914, which has operated in the state ever since.
Initially part of the national organization of the Junior League of United Charities, the Little Rock branch gained enough membership to form the Junior League of Little Rock in 1921. It continued to work with national organizations as well as other Junior League branches. Over the span of nearly a century, the Junior League of Little Rock has focused on social activism to improve the lives of women and children, as well as contributions to community service and cultural heritage for Little Rock's citizens.
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.
Junior League of Little Rock (Ark.).
Little Rock (Ark.)
Little Rock (Ark.)--History--20th century
University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Department of History. (source)
Women--Societies and clubs--Arkansas
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UALR Seminar in Public History (HIST 7391) Files on the Junior League of Little Rock, 2011, UALR.MS.0198. 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 Junior League of Little Rock, 2011, UALR.MS.0198.
Adrienne McGill, Graduate Assistant, M.A. in Public History, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Fall 2012.