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UALR Seminar in Public History (HIST 7391) Files on Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, 1994

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UALR Seminar in Public History (HIST 7391) Files on Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, 1994 UALR.MS.0227

UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR, 72201
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Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Title: UALR Seminar in Public History (HIST 7391) Files on Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, 1994
Dates: 1994
Quantity: 0.25 linear feet; 1 half document box
Identification: UALR.MS.0227
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Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains the project report and audiocassette tapes from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Seminar in Public History's 1994 project, "Steadfast Defender: Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families," directed by Deborah J. Baldwin, Ph.D., which includes a history of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families and audiocassettes of oral histories.

Project staff: Robin Giles, Marsha Hendrix, Berna Love, Chad Moser, Joe Reeves, Elizabeth F. Shores


Historical Note

The Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF) is a nonprofit organization that promotes public policy beneficial for children and families in the state. Founded in 1977 by prominent Arkansans, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, the AACF was originally modeled after the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), which is a children's advocacy organization based out of Washington, D.C., for whom Clinton worked and served as board president.

The AACF soon broke away from the CDF model, forming a non-political membership-based organization. Clinton became the AACF's first president in 1977. That same year, the organization's first meeting yielded four task forces: Health, Law, Education, and Social Work. The AACF researched and disseminated information on policies issued at the federal and state level that affect children and families. Areas where reforms were promoted by the organization include Arkansas's juvenile court system, child care, children's protective services, foster children, early education, children's health, and financial assistance to low-income families.

The AACF continues its advocacy on behalf of children and families in Arkansas by organizing coalitions across the state, providing information on resources and opportunities available to children and families in need, and gathering and analyzing data that bolsters improved policy making for children and families.


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 direct 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 Advocates for Children and Families.
Poor families--Arkansas
Public interest groups--Arkansas
University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Department of History. (source)

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Bibliographic citation:

UALR Seminar in Public History (HIST 7391) Files on Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, 1994, UALR.MS.0227. 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 Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, 1994, UALR.MS.0227.

Processed by:

Adrienne McGill, Graduate Assistant, M.A. in Public History, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Spring 2013.


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