Arkansas Vietnam War Project

Vietnam War Project Collects Memories of War

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies has initiated "The Arkansas Vietnam War Project" to document Arkansas's role in the war and preserve materials from the period. We want to ensure that these materials are preserved for educators, researchers, and family members to help future generations understand more about the war and our veterans' experiences in it. We believe it is critical to honor our veterans' service and contributions to the war effort.

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finding family facts

Finding Family Facts

Every second Monday
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Arkansas Studies Institute Building, Room 204
401 President Clinton Ave.

The Butler Center offers a beginner's genealogy class the second Monday of every month, taught by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center's local history and genealogy expert. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past.

For more information, contact the Butler Center at 501-320-5700.

The Butler Center

arkansas studies institute building

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, a department of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), was created in 1997 through an endowment by the late Richard C. Butler Sr. for the purpose of promoting a greater understanding and appreciation of Arkansas history, literature, art, and culture.

The research collections and offices are located in the Arkansas Studies Institute (ASI) at 401 President Clinton Ave, located on the Main Library campus in the River Market. The ASI is a partnership between CALS and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, through which the two institutions have made more than 10 million documents and photographs on Arkansas history available for public use.

Research Room

Mon.-Sat.: 9am-6pm
Phone: 501.320.5700
Email: arkinfo@cals.org

Art Galleries

Mon.-Sat.: 9am-6pm
Phone: 501.320.5790
Fax: 501.537.4559

Butler Center Offices

Mon.-Fri.: 9am-5pm
Phone: 501.320.5754
Fax: 501.537.4559

Mailing Address

The Butler Center
Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock St.
Little Rock, AR  72201

Street Address

The Butler Center
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR  72201
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Every
2nd
Mon.

Finding Family Facts

The Butler Center offers a beginner's genealogy class the second Monday of every month, taught by Rhonda Stewart, the Butler Center's local history and genealogy expert. Participants will learn how to use online databases and city directories, as well as how to archive family documents. Jump-start your genealogy research with this fun and creative way to learn about the past. For more information, contact the Butler Center at 501-320-5700.

Room 204, 401 President Clinton Avenue
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Aug

8

Nov

1

2014

on view now

Quapaw Quarter: Where Little Rock's History Lives

Drawings, blueprints, and photographs of buildings in Little Rock's historic Quapaw Quarter.

Butler Center Loft Gallery

Sep

12

Dec

27

2014

on view now

ALAartShow: Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition of the Arkansas League of Artists

This exhibition features artwork by members of the Arkansas League of Artists (ALA) in a variety of media. This is the ALA's fifth annual juried exhibition; Manuela Well-Off-Man, assistant curator of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, is the juror for this year's show. The winner will be announced at the show's opening reception on Friday, September 12, 5-8 p.m., as part of Second Friday Art Night.

Butler Center West Gallery

Sep

12

2014

Mar

15

2015

on view now

Echoes of the Ancestors: Native American Objects from the University of Arkansas Museum

An artistic display of objects created by Native Americans in ceramics, wood, grass, cane, and shell materials.

Butler Center Concordia Hall

Oct

10

Jan

24

2015

on view now

Johnny Cash: Arkansas Icon

Johnny Cash: Arkansas Icon explores the musician's Arkansas connections over the decades, covering his childhood in Dyess, Arkansas, through his comeback at the turn of the twenty-first century. The exhibition places special emphasis on connections between his Arkansas roots and his music from his first performance in Little Rock in 1955 to a 2002 music video. Though Cash's career took him far from Arkansas, he never quite severed his Arkansas ties. This exhibition tells that story through narrative and archival photographs from the CAHC and other collections.

Butler Center Underground Gallery

Nov

5

2014

Legacies & Lunch: Troy Poteete

Troy Poteete, Director of the National Trail of Tears Association and Cherokee Nation Supreme Court Justice. This Legacies & Lunch is co-hosted by the Clinton School for Public Service and sponsored by Arkansas Humanities Council.

CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
12:00 p.m.

Nov

21

2014

Big Piph and Tomorrow Maybe, an Arkansas Sounds Concert

Big Piph, an emcee formerly known as "Epiphany," and Tomorrow Maybe, a full band including female vocalists, will perform an innovative hip hop concert Tickets are $15, general admission, and available at www.arkansassounds.org or at Butler Center Galleries, 401 President Clinton Ave.

CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.
7:00 p.m.