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Hello Folly! A Brief History of the Farkleberry Follies

artwork by Leroy Donald

Thursday, June 16, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Darragh Center, Main Library
100 Rock St.

The Butler Center will celebrate the opening of the Leroy Donald Collection with a screening of Hello Folly! A Brief History of the Farkleberry Follies and a panel discussion with Farkleberry Follies skit creators Craig Douglass and Bill Lancaster. The Farkleberry Follies was a program of political satire produced in alternating years by the Society of Professional Journalists. Leroy Donald was the creative genius behind the program.

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies received the Leroy Donald Collection in 2009. The collection contains documents, video footage, photographs, and newspapers related to the career of Leroy Donald as a journalist and to his work as the producer of the Farkleberry Follies, a program of political satire produced in alternating years by the Society of Professional Journalists. The Butler Center has now made the collection available to the public through the Research Room in the Arkansas Studies Institute.

About the Butler Center

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, a department of the Central Arkansas Library System, 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 Butler Center's research collections and offices are located in the Arkansas Studies Institute in Little Rock at 401 President Clinton Ave., directly adjacent to the Main Library. For more information, contact Kathryn Heller at (501) 320-5717.