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This week's trip through archives at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History reintroduces us to John L. Ferguson, who served as the Arkansas state historian for 45 years.

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Presidents since at least Ulysses S. Grant have paid visits to Arkansas. While there is no recording of President Grant's trip, we do have archives of presidential visits from as far back as Harry Truman. Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History, takes us back to seven different presidential visits.

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The archives at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History include visits to the state by famous people. We listen to some of the coverage of the visits that stirred controversy.

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Dogpatch USA was developed in the late 1960s in the Arkansas Ozarks. Archives provided by the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History take us through the best days of the amusement park and through the beginning of the end with the introduction of a snow skiing attraction.

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For this week's tour of archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History, we listen to some of the news that took place throughout November of 1975.

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More than 30 years ago a professor at the University of Arkansas Little Rock found himself in the middle of a controversy after he said he was a communist. Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History is back with us to explain what happened.

In the fall of 1974, sitting Arkansas U.S. Senator John Fulbright was challenged by sitting Arkansas Governor Dale Bumpers to a live, nationally-televised debate on the Sunday morning before Election Day. Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History revisits the event with archives from the KATV broadcast.

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Jimmy Driftwood is one of the towering figures in Arkansas folk music. We trace his life and career with help from archives at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History.

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Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History, takes us back to the beginnings of the Arkansas Folk Festival in Stone County with archives from the Pryor Center.

This week's audio trip into the past with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History takes us back to a busy March of 1976 in Arkansas, which included an upcoming bicentennial, an election announcement, Razorback football, a pole vaulting world record, and the weather.

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