Pryor Center

The David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History is in the process of having thousands of newsreels and videotapes turned into digital content. The first batch is now in Pennsylvania for conversion.

In 2009, KATV in Little Rock donated its vast video archive to the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History. Now, a $1.5 million gift from Barbara Tyson and the Tyson Foods Foundation will help the center digitize, preserve, and make available the vast archive of news and sports footage captured over the course of five decades.

Z. Sitek / KUAF

After it had been under the supervision of the University of Arkansas chancellor's office for several years, the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History is now back to being part of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. College Dean Todd Shields says the Pryor Center will now feature a speaker series similar to the one organized by the Clinton School of Public Service, as well as an academic component that will allow professors to teach courses at the center.

First Phase of Renovations Complete at Pryor Center

Dec 3, 2015
courtesy Pryor Center

After a few years of work to transforming a former bank building on the Fayetteville Square, the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History will soon celebrate completion of its new state-of-the-art facilities.

David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Visual and Oral History, University of Arkansas

Former Arkansas Republican U.S. Representative, John Paul Hammerschmidt has died. He was 92. Hammerschmidt was born May 4th, 1922 on a rugged ten-acre Ozark homestead near Harrison, Arkansas.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp, as a pilot, during World War II. He flew more than 200 combat missions, for which he was awarded four Distinguished Flying Crosses.

The Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History is completely renovating the building's ground floor. We get a tour of the space, which is just of the Fayetteville Square.

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