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New Online Resources Highlight Women's History

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"What would men be without women? Scarce, sir…mighty scarce." – Mark Twain

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, a department of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), has digitized over two hundred documents and photographs related to the lives of Arkansas women. These items are freely available to the public.

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. The documents are full-text searchable, which allows viewers to pull out names and places buried deep within individual documents. The newly digitized documents may be viewed in person at the research room of the Arkansas Studies Institute building, 401 President Clinton Avenue. The ASI building is open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Saturday. For more information, call 501-320-5700.

About the Butler Center

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies is a department of CALS promoting the study and appreciation of Arkansas history and culture. For more information, visit www.butlercenter.org or call 501-918-3033.

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