Wayland Holyfield and Randy Goodrum

Wayland Holyfield & Randy Goodrum

Friday, October 7, 7:00 p.m.
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Avenue
General Admission: $15

Two Nashville Hall of Fame songwriters, Mallettown native Wayland Holyfield and Hot Springs native Randy Goodrum, will join forces as a guitar and piano vocal duo and return home to Arkansas to perform some of their many Top 40 pop and country hits.

Holyfield photo: Brittany Platt; Goodrum photo courtesy of artist.

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Legacies & Lunch: Happy Hours & High Times

Happy Hours and High Times

On July 8, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and the Clinton School of Public Service co-hosted an panel discussion about the transformation of Arkansas politics in the 1970s. The conversation, which included Senator David Pryor, journalist Ernie Dumas, ex-Dale Bumpers staffer Archie Schaffer, and political columnist John Brummett, may be viewed here »

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Tune in to CALS on KABF 88.3 Each Friday

Catch Radio CALS, a weekly two-hour radio show on KABF 88.3 FM, each Friday, noon-2 p.m. Radio CALS features music and stories about Arkansas from the collections of the Butler Center, the CALS Arkansas history department, as well as news of CALS programs and services. Listen live on www.kabf.org or anytime at www.soundcloud.com/radiocals.
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Little Rock Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary Drill Team

New Online Resources Highlight Women's History

Click here to see over 200 newly digitized documents and photos related to the lives of Arkansas women.

Highlights include thirty-eight issues of the Arkansas White Ribboner, a temperance paper published by the Arkansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union, a series of documents related to Laura Cornelius Conner's stint on the Penitentiary Commission in the early 1920s, a 1903 Maddox Seminary yearbook, and rare photographs of some of Arkansas's early female leaders.
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Photo: Little Rock Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary Drill Team

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Remembering Rosey

Roosevelt Thompson was an extremely gifted young man who had a bright future in public service before his tragic death in an automobile accident in 1984. This year is the 35th anniversary of Thompson's graduation from Little Rock's Central High School, where he was student body president, an All-Star football player, and a National Merit Scholar.

All are invited to share their thoughts and memories of Roosevelt Thompson by sending an email to RememberingRosey[at]cals[dot]org. Contributions may be viewed here »

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Butler eBanner

The Butler eBanner, the quarterly electronic newsletter of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, has all the latest news about Butler Center collections, the Arkansas Sounds Music Series, Butler Center art galleries and exhibitions, and more. To see an archive of the eBanner, click here »

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

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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

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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

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Mailing Address

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Little Rock, AR  72201

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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.

Jul

8

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Oct

1

2016

on view now

From the Vault: Prints, Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture from the CALS Collection

This exhibition features contemporary prints, paintings, drawings, and sculpture from the Central Arkansas Library System's collection. The artwork in this exciting and diverse exhibition ranges from prints by Win Bruhl and Evan Lindquist to sculptures by Shep Miers and Gene Hatfield. Also on display are recent donations to the collection from artists Ray Khoo and Jerry Phillips.

Butler Center Galleries
401 President Clinton Ave.

Jul

8

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Oct

22

2016

on view now

ALAartShow: A Juried Exhibition of the Arkansas League of Artists

This exhibition of work created by members of the Arkansas League of Artists and selected by juror Joe Lampo features artwork created in a variety of media. The Arkansas League of Artists is an eclectic and diverse organization formed to promote the visual fine arts in Arkansas to all ages and across multiple disciplines.

Butler Center Galleries
401 President Clinton Ave.

Oct

7

2016

Wayland Holyfield & Randy Goodrum

Wayland Holyfield (guitar and vocals) and Randy Goodrum (piano and vocals), two Nashville Hall of Fame songwriters, will perform their pop and country hit music. More info »

7:00pm
$15
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.

Nov

4

2016

CeDell Davis

CeDell Davis, Helena native and blues legend, will perform with duo Zakk & Papa Binns and band Brethren to celebrate Davisís 90th birthday and his 63-year career. More info »

7:00pm
$10
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.

Dec

9

2016

Richard Leo Johnson

Richard Leo Johnson, El Dorado native and acoustic guitar master, will perform original music in his unorthodox, new age style. Photographs created by Johnson will also be displayed at this event. More info »

7:00pm
FREE
CALS Ron Robinson Theater
100 River Market Ave.