The 104th Anniversary of UAM As An Institution Takes Place Today, April 1

Courtesy of Mary Heady MONTICELLO – The 104th anniversary of the University of Arkansas-Monticello’s birth as an institution takes place today, April 1. From 2009 to 2010, UAM celebrated its centennial.    Just as with anyone’s birthday, it brings to mind birthdays and other events from the past. The library has digitized photographs representing over 100 … Continue reading

New Displays In The Library

Courtesy of Mary Heady MONTICELLO – The Fred J. Library is currently featuring two African American trailblazer displays.    One display features John H. Johnson. Johnson was born in Arkansas City. He is the 35th honoree of the Black Heritage Stamp Series and known for publishing the magazines Ebony and Jet.    The other display features Rosa … Continue reading

Homecoming Traditions Explained

Courtesy of Mary Heady    Homecoming is full of traditions, some from the past and some for the future.    As reported in an article by Professor Emeritus of History Donald Holley, the first president Frank Horsfall adopted the Boll Weevil as the mascot. A century later, the football team has adopted the tradition of rubbing a … Continue reading

New Arrivals In Special Collections

Courtesy of Mary Heady    Below are new arrivals in special collections. Items in special collections are for library use only. Special collections is on the second floor of the library.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Arkansas History Commission Documenting Arkansas:  The Civil War 1861-1865 … Continue reading

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