The Korean War has often been overshadowed by other conflicts, such as World War II and the Vietnam War. Much of the history of the war exists only in the memories and mementos of its veterans. Approximately 6,300 Arkansans served in the war, including six who received the Congressional Medal of Honor.
The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies is gathering Arkansas-related Korean War materials to preserve this important history.
Please spread the word about this project! Veterans and/or family members interested in participating in the project should contact the Butler Center at 501-320-5723 or email Brian Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the recent Arkansas Historical Association annual meeting, the Butler Center was presented with an Award of Merit for our Civil War website, “A Nation Divided: Arkansas in the Civil War.” The award is an honor reserved for groundbreaking history projects with vast importance to Arkansas history.
Butler Center Lead Archivist Brian Robertson with AHA President Tim Nutt
The Butler Center is a premier destination for Civil War research in Arkansas. Within the Butler Center’s vast Civil War holdings, researchers will find hundreds of letters, diaries, photographs, and other primary materials related to Arkansas’s involvement in the war. In addition, the Butler Center also holds an extensive collection of secondary sources and subscribes to a number of online databases, which provide easily accessible and up-to-date information.
The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies is a department of the Central Arkansas Library System. We are dedicated to promoting a greater understanding and appreciation of Arkansas history, literature, art, and culture. We maintain a research library and archival collection located in the Arkansas Studies Institute in downtown Little Rock’s River Market District.
The Butler Center is open to the public. We are located in the Arkansas Studies Institute at
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR.
Our business hours are:
Phone (501) 320-5700