Pryor Center

This week's tour of Arkansas history, courtesy of the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, covers the life of Johnny Cash. We'll hear rare footage from an appearance he made in downtown Fayetteville in 1988.

Courtesy / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

We spend time with Randy Dixon, from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, to learn more about the creation of a navigation system that changed how the Arkansas River flows through Arkansas and Oklahoma using archives from the Pryor Center to tell the story.

Courtesy / Art Meripol, Arkansas Gazette

Eddie Sutton, who lead the Arkansas Razorback basketball team to nine NCAA Tournament appearances, died in late May. Randy Dixon with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History helps us look back at Sutton's career and life through archived sound.

Courtesy / Museum of American History, Cabot Public Schools

Glen Campbell began playing guitar at a young age in rural Arkansas and would later become an international recording figure, host his own television show and star in the first filmed version of True Grit. We remember his life and career with the help of archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History.

Courtesy / U.S. Military and Department of Defense

In September 1980, an accident in central Arkansas put the state close to a major disaster. We remember the event through archives from KATV and Randy Dixon with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History.

Courtesy / U.S. Air Force

Randy Dixon, with the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, is back with another collection of clips from the archives. This week he helps us understand the history of Fort Chaffee.

Courtesy / Encyclopedia of Arkansas

Wilbur Mills was one of the most powerful members of the U.S. Congress while he served the state of Arkansas, but his career was brought down by a scandal. We'll take a tour of his career with vintage sound clips from the archives at the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History.

Courtesy / University of Arkansas Athletics

The pandemic has put sports on hold, so instead we spend some time with archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History to remind us how influential sports can be. This week we hear songs inspired by the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Courtesy / John T. Bledsoe

 

We continue our series of archival sessions with Randy Dixon from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History by listening to the sounds of the life of Orval Faubus. He served as governor of Arkansas for 12 years and is best remembered for trying to prevent the integration of Little Rock Central High School. 

Courtesy / Bob McNeely, The White House

The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History provides us with some archives tracing Bill Clinton's career as Arkansas's governor.

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