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 email@example.com.
Barney Sellers, a native of Walnut Ridge, AR, won awards for news photography while working at the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, TN and was well known for his images of Arkansas barns and rural landscapes.
Butler Center Mezzanine Gallery
October 11, 2013 - December 28, 2013
Native Arkansas will take visitors on a tour of the state at a time when Euro-Americans began to explore the territory that eventually became Arkansas. Visitors will experience early Arkansas through the eyes of some of the first Euro-Americans to write about the state and will encounter some of the native flora, fauna, and geology of the state's five geological regions. The exhibit will include examples of Mississippian period artifacts from the northeast and southeast regions, bluff shelter artifacts from the northwest, and Caddo artifacts from the southwest. the exhibit will also provide an in-depth look at the Native American community of Carden Bottoms and how they understood their environment.
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