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UALR Seminar in Public History (HIST 7391) Files on Arkansas Children's Hospital, 2009
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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 2009 project, "Who Would Not Want To Help A Child?: Generosity at Arkansas Children's Hospital," directed by Deborah J. Baldwin, Ph.D., which includes a history of Arkansas Children's Hospital and interviews with board members, directors, coordinators, and others.
Project staff: Kara Ellis, John Freshour, Bradley Jordan, Anita Reddig, Sherry Smith, Jane Wilkerson, and David Witte.
The Arkansas Children's Hospital began in 1914 as the Arkansas Children's Home Society (ACHS), a group that reflected the Progressive Movement's ideology by initiating an organization to care for children in the state who had no one to care for them. In the next decade, the ACHS opened two homes to treat ill children. In 1926, the ACHS opened a hospital for children.
In 1929, the organization became the Arkansas Children's Home and Hospital (ACHH). Like many organizations in the state and across the nation, the ACHH soon faced financial hardships over the next fifteen years due to the Great Depression and World War II. The ACHH gradually added new services focused more on medical care rather than raising abandoned children.
By 1955, the home was closed and the organization became the Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH). In the subsequent years, the ACH went through multiple remodeling and expansions as well as continual additions of new medical services and improvement within the hospital's medical expertise, making it one of the leading children's hospitals in the nation.
Historical Note on UALR Seminar in Public History
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.
Arkansas Children's Hospital.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Department of History. (source)
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UALR Seminar in Public History (HIST 7391) Files on Arkansas Children's Hospital, 2009, UALR.MS.0196. 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 Arkansas Children's Hospital, 2009, UALR.MS.0196.
Adrienne McGill, Graduate Assistant, M.A. in Public History, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Fall 2012.