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ABOVE AND BENEATH THIS WORLD - NATIVE AMERICAN ROCK ART AND COSMOLOGY IN THE ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY

Consists of 24 21" x 42" panels that when set-up creates an exhibit 12 panels long and 84" tall with images on both sides of the panels.  Comes in two shipping cases that have wheels.

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The Arkansas Humanities Council believes that everyone can benefit from study of the humanities under the guidance of humanities scholars. We provide financial support for well-planned humanities projects that bring Arkansans of all walks of life together with humanities scholars to learn about the humanities.

A few examples of appropriate project formats are community history projects that involve local citizens, reading/discussion groups for public library patrons, workshops on foreign languages and cultures for school teachers, and museum exhibits on topics in Arkansas prehistory or history. There are many others.

Our basic aim is to reach as many people as possible who do not normally encounter the humanities in their professions or in study at the college or university level. The council encourages the development of imaginative projects that are suited to particular audiences.

Council Board Awards $148,761 in Major Grants

On November 15, 2013 the Arkansas Humanities Council board of directors awarded major grants to 13 applicants for humanities projects.  Projects, by category, are listed below.

Public Programs

2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weeklong Commemoration, submitted by the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Little Rock.  DuShun Scarbrough and Walter Washington are the project directors.  Grant Award: $5,411.

Battle of Jenkins Ferry, submitted by the Friends of Jenkins Ferry Battlefield Organization, Sheridan.  Mary Baxley is the project director.  Grant Award: $3,448.

Little Rock Writing Project, submitted by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Heather Hummel is the project director.  Grant Award:  $16,000.

Marshallese Oral History Project, submitted by the Marshallese Educational Initiative, Inc., Fayetteville.  April L. Brown is the project director.  Gant Award: $20,000.

Research

Arkansas Family History Information in Nineteenth Century Indian Tribal Records, submitted by the Sequoyah National Research Center, Little Rock.  Daniel F. Littlefield is the project director.  Grant Award: $3,900.

Archeological Survey to Locate Battlefield at Wallace's Ferry, submitted by Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville.  Carl Carlson-Drexler is the project director.  Grant Award: $5,754.

Founding of Lawrence County: A New Perspective on Early Settlement, submitted by Five Rivers Historic Preservation, Inc., Pocahontas.  Bill Carroll is the project director.  Grant Award: $14,699.

Production

Courthouses of Arkansas, submitted by Arkansas Educational Television Network, Conway.  Casey Sanders is the project director.  Grant Award: $24,952.

The First Boys of Spring, submitted by the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.  Larry Foley is the project director.  Grant Award: $25,000.

Other Media

General William O. Darby, submitted by the Darby Foundation, Fort Smith.  Emory S. Dockery is the project director.  Grant Award: $4,770.

Washington, Arkansas and the American Civil War: A Traveling Exhibit, submitted by Pioneer Washington Restoration Foundation, Washington.  Josh Williams is the project director.  Grant Award: $6,000.

Old School: Remembering the Brinkley Academy, submitted by Park Central Little Rock.  Grace Hayes Blagdon is the project director.  Grant Award: $3,037.

A House of Light: the Art and Photography of Hugo and Gayne Preller, submitted by Old Independence Regional Museum, Batesville.  Chris Engholm is the project director.  Grant Award: $15,790.

Board Awards $122,097 in Major Grants

  The Arkansas Humanities Council board of directors met on April 5, 2013 to consider grant applications.  They awarded fifteen grants representing a variety of humanities disciplines and formats.  Projects, by category, are listed below.

Other Media

Arkansas Civil Rights Heritage Trail Website, submitted by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Priscilla J. McChristian, project director.  Grant Award: $8,471.

Vital Crossroads Project, Phase I, submitted by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; Henry Golatt, project director.  Grant Award: $11,981.

Arkansas Novaculite: A Virtual Comparative Collection, submitted by the Arkansas Archeological Survey, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Mary Beth Trubitt, project director.  Grant Award: $8,850.

Puttin Words to Paper: The Mary Parler Digitization Project, submitted by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; Lora Lennertz Jetton, project director. Grant Award: $11,405.

Pre-Production

Pre-production for the Documentary Film "Faubus," submitted by the University of Central Arkansas, Conway; Kevin Clark, project director.  Grant Award: $5,000.

Public Programs

In the Shadow of the Mountains, submitted by the Paris, Arkansas Chamber of commerce; Curtis J. Varnell, project director.  Grant Award: $5,050.

Knowledge is GROOVY, submitted by Flippin Elementary School; Shannon King, project director.  Grant Award: $16,817.

University of Central Arkansas Humanities Fair 2013, submitted by the University of Central Arkansas, Conway; Nicholas Brasovan, project director.  Grant Award: $9,253.

Little Rock Writing Project, submitted by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Sally Crisp, project director.  Grant Award: $15,500.

Ridgewriters' Camp for Young Authors, submitted by Arkansas State University, Jonesboro; Dixie K. Keyes, project director.  Grant Award: $3,874.

Work Hard, Rally Harder: Connecting Your History to Your Community, submitted by the U. S. Marshals Museum, Fort Smith; Leslie S. Higgins, project director.  Grant Award: $2,479.

PAAC "Memorial in May" Cemetery Preservation Conference 2013, submitted by P.A.A.C., Little Rock; Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis, project director.  Grant Award: $6,917.

Annual Conference for the Hispanic Women's Organization in Arkansas, submitted by the Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas, Springdale; Margarita Solorzano, project director.  Grant Award: $7,500.

Jonesboro Area Maximizing Mentoring and Instructional Network (J.A.M.M.I.N.) Project, submitted by Deliverance Family worship Center, Jonesboro; Angela J. Walker, project director.  Grant Award: $4,500.

Publications

Of the Soil: Photographs of Vernacular Architecture and Stories of Changing Times in Arkansas, submitted by the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Geoff Winningham, project director.  Grant Award: $3,500. 

AHC Board Awards $133,917 in Major Grants

The Arkansas Humanities Council board of directors met on November 9, 2012 to consider grant applications.  They awarded twelve grants representing a variety of humanities disciplines and formats.  Projects, by category, are listed below. 

Other Media

On the Trail of the Arkansas Travelers: Digitizing Family Records, submitted by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; Linda Jones, project director.  Grant Award: $22,436.

Publication of Historic Records, Phase III, submitted by the City of Texarkana, Arkansas; Heather Soyars, project director.  Grant Award: $9500.

Productions

Relocation, Arkansas, submitted by the Southwest Alternate Media Project, Houston, TX; Vivienne Schiffer, project director.  Grant Award: $23,500.

The Night the Blackbirds Fell, submitted by the University of Central Arkansas, Conway; Brian Campbell, project director.  Grant Award: $25,000.

Dreamland Ballroom, submitted by AETN, Conway; MarkWilcken, project director.  Grant Award: $24,900.

Public Programs

Celebrating Hispanic Roots, submitted by the University of Central Arkansas, Conway; Conrad Shumaker, project director.  Grant Award: $2,500.

Civil War Helena Educational Tour, submitted by Arkansas State University, Jonesboro; Beverly Gilbert, project director.  Grant Award: $2,244.

Rewriting History: The Forgotten Records, submitted by the Eddie Mae Herron Center, Pocahontas; Pat Johnson, project director.  Grant Award: $2,253.

Reading Together to Strengthen Relationships Between Prisonersn and Their Children, submitted by the Centers for Youth and Families, Little Rock; Reta Johnson, project director.  Grant Award: $12,814.

Publications

Natural State Notables, submitted by the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Little Rock; Rod Lorenzen, project director.  Grant Award: $3,200.

Little Rock Architects: 1833-1950, submitted by the Fay Jones School of Architecture at University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; Charles Witsell, project director.  Grant Award: $3,500.

Research

African American Cemeteries of Randolph County, submitted by the Eddie Mae Herron Center, Pocahontas; Pat Johnson, project director.  Grant Award: $2,070.

$90,061 in Major Grants Awarded at April Meeting

  The Arkansas Humanities Council board of directors met on April 18, 2012 to consider grant applications.  They awarded eight grants.  The approved projects represent a variety of humanities disciplines and formats.  Projects, by category, are listed below.

Other Media

Reed's Bridge Interpretation Project, submitted by Reed's Bridge Battlefield Preservation Society, Inc., Jacksonville;  Tommy Dupree, project director.  Grant Award: $4,770.

The Road to Little Rock - Judge Ronald N. Davies / Phase II, submitted by Fargo Public Schools, Fargo, ND;  Connie Nelson, project director.  Grant Award: $24,975.

A Photographic Legacy, "You Lookin' Good!" The Images of Rogerline Johnson, Sr., submitted by the E.C. Morris Foundation, Inc., Little Rock;  Phyllis Hammonds, project director.  Grant Award: $22,354.

Public Programs

University of Central Arkansas Humanities Fair 2012, submitted by the University of Central Arkansas, Conway;  Alison Hall, project director.  Grant Award: $5,316.

PAAC "Memorial in May" Cemetery Preservation Conference, submitted by Preservation of African American Cemeteries, Little Rock;  Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis, project director.  Grant Award: $4,156.

3rd AnnualCivil Rights Teachers' Institute: Collective Voices on Social Change, submitted by the Little Rock, Central High School National Historic Site;  Kimble Talley, project director.  Grant Award: $8,998.

Building a Strong Future...One Story at a Time, submitted by Flippin Elementary School;  Shannon King, project director.  Grant Award: $10,317.

Research

Arkansas Livestock Show and State Fair Archives, submitted by Arkansas Livestock Show Association, Little Rock;  Deb Crow, project director.  Grant Award: $9,175. 

AHC Board Awards $180,865 in Major Grants

The Arkansas Humanities Council board of directors met on November 18, 2011 to consider grant applications.  They awarded a total of fourteen grants.  The approved projects represent a variety of humanities disciplines and formats.  Projects, by grant category, are listed below.

Film and Video Production

Conlon Nancarrow: Virtuoso of the Palyer Piano, submitted by the Board of Trustees, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville;  James Greeson, project director.  Grant Award: $22,466

Documentary Film on the History of Bayou Bartholomew, submitted by University of Arkansas at Monticello; Clay Brown, project director.  Grant Award: $24,950.

Other Media

Arkansas's 1909 Experiment with Agricultural Schools, submitted by southern Arkansas University, Magnolia; James Willis, project director.  Grant Award: $5,208

DeValls Bluff Civil War Interpretation Project, submitted by the Bill and Sharon Arnold Family Foundation, Little Rock; Curtis Arnold, project director.  Grant Award: $4,858.

Publication of Historic Records, Phase II, submitted by City of Texarkana; Heather Soyars, project director.  Grant Award: $7,200.

Oakland-Fraternal Cell Phone Audio Tour, submitted by Oakland-Fraternal Cemeteries, Little Rock; Lakresha Diaz, project director.  Grant Award: $2,901.

Ouachita River Bluff Interpretation Project, submitted by the City of Arkadelphia; Jimmy Bolt, project director.  Grant Award: $12,195.

Winthrpo Rockefeller Centennial Project, submitted by Rockefeller Elementary P.T.A., Little Rock; Gina Khoury and Kristin Ducher Mann, project directors.  Grant Award: $9,221.

Encyclopedia of Arkansas Mobile Website, submitted by Butler Center for Arkansas Studies; Guy Lancaster, project director.  Grant Award: $18,925.

Public Programs

Little Rock Writing Project, submitted by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Sally Crisp, project director.  Grant Award: $18,000.

Reading Together to Strengthen Relationships Between Prisoners and Their Children, submitted by Centers for Youth and Families, Little Rock; Pam Plummer, project director.  Grant Award: $11,898.

Arkansas African American History Makers Volume IV (Civil War/Reconstruction Era), submitted by Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Little Rock; DuShun Scarbrough, project director.  Grant Award: $22,050.

Life and Law in Late 19th Century Arkansas, submitted by the U.S. Marshalls Museum, Fort Smith; Jessica Hays, project director.  Grant Award: $9,723.

Research

Of the Soil: Photographs of Arkansas and Stories of Changing Times in Arkansas, submitted by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville; Geoff Winningham, project director.  Grant Award: $6,220.

 

African American Heritage Minigrants

Awarded April 2014

Nonviolence Youth Summit Part XI.   Applicant: Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Little Rock.  Project Directors: DuShun Scarbrough and Walter Washington.  African American Heritage Grant Awarded: $1,500.

Awarded September 2013

Official Website ... Video Page for PHOEBE/The Uzuri Project Oral Histories.  Applicant: P.H.O.E.B.E., Hot Springs.  Project Director: Cheryl Batts. African American Heritage Grant Awarded: $2,000.

Arkansas Delta Coaliion: Black United Youth "BUY"."  Applicant: The Buffaloes' Foundation, Inc., Arkadelphia.  Project Director: Leroy Brownlee.  African American Heritage Grant Awarded: $2,000.

Awarded August 2013

African American Research: Free Persons of Color and Black Legislators in SW Arkansas.  Applicant: SARA Foundation, Washington.  Project Director: Kermit Parks.  African American Heritage Grant Awarded: $1,605.

Awarded July 2013

Old School: Remembering the Brinkley Academy.  Applicant: Park Central Little Rock.  Project Director:  Grace Hayes-Blagdon.  African American Heritage Grant Awarded: $836.

Awarded June 2013

W.T. Bailey, Architect: His Legacy in Arkansas.  Applicant: Mosaic Templars Building Preservation Society, Little Rock.  Project Director: Andre Guerrero.  African American Heritage Grant Awarded: $2,000.

Historic West Ninth Street.  Applicant: Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas, Little Rock.  Project Directors: Constance Sarto and Kwendeche.  African American Heritage Grant Awarded: $1,000.

Bethel Cemetery Homecoming.  Applicant: Bethel Cemetery Group, New Edinburg.  Project Directors:  Daisy and Cynthia Blackmon.  African American Heritage Grant Awarded: $892.

Awarded January 2013

A Chronological History of the Royal Grand chapter, OES, Arkansas, PHA.  Applicant: Royal Grnad Chapter of Arkansas, PHA, Pine Bluff.  Project Director:  Hazel L. May.  African American Heritage Grant Awarded: $1,000.

Awarded June 2012

Fraternal Cemetery: Its Occupants and Their Legacy.  Applicant: Mosaic Templars Building Preservation Society.  Project Director: Carla Coleman.  African American Heritage Grant Awarded: $2,000.

Awarded January 2012

St. Peter Oral History Project.  Applicant: St. Peter M.B. Church, Eurdora.  Project Director: Loddie Green.  African American Heritage grant awarded: $2,000.

A Wind of Change.  Applicant:  P.H.O.E.B.E., Hot Springs.  Project Director:  Cheryl Batts.  African American Heritage grant awarded: $2,000.

Hopewell: Capturing the Past and Present.  Applicant: Hopewell Presbyterian Church, Morrilton.  Project Director: Joy Carrington.  African American Heritage grant awarded: $1,950.

Operating Grants for Small Museums Awarded June 2013

Newton County Historical Society.  Project Director: Yolanda Martin.  Award: $2,632.

The Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie.  Project Director: Melanie Baden.  Award: $2,632.

Hot Spring County Historical Society.  Project Director: Noreen Houpt.  Award: $2,632.

Calico Rock Museum Foundation, Inc.  Project Director: Steven Mitchell.  Award: $2,632.

Old Independence Regional Museum.  Project Director: Twyla Wright.  Award: $2,632.

Bella Vista Historical Society.  Project Director:  Xyta Lucas.  Award: $2,632.

Eddie Mae Herron Center / Museum.  Project Director: Pat Johnson.  Award: $2,632.

MacArthur Museum of Arkanas Military History.  Project Director: Stephan McAteer.  Award: $2,632.

Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society, Inc. / Arkansas Railroad Museum.  Project Director: Elizabeth Gaines.  Award: $2,632.

Clark County Historical Association.  Project Director: Charles Todd.  Award: $2,632.

Lonoke County Museum.  Project Director: Sherryl Miller.  Award: $2,632.

Gravette Historical Museum / Gravette Museum Commission.  Project Director: Allyson Ransom.  Award: $2,632.

Clinton House Museum.  Project Director: Kate Johnson.  Award: $2,632.

Garland County Historical Society.  Project Director: Elizabeth Robbins.  Award: $2,632.

Cross County Historical Society, Inc.  Project Director: Donna Horton.  Award: $2,632.

Fort Smith Museum of History.  Project Director: Connie Manning.  Award: $2,632.

Sevier County Historical Society Museum.  Project Director: Karen Mills.  Award: $2,632.

Dermott Historical Museum, Inc.  Project Director: Jimmy Parkerson.  Award: $2,632.

Helena Museum.  Project Director:  Ron Kelley.  Award: $2,632.

Operating Grants for Small Museums Awarded June 2012

Eddie Mae Herron Center/Museum.  Project Director: Pat Johnson.  Award: $2,500.

Calico Rock Museum Foundation, IncProject Director: Steven Mitchell.  Award: $2,500.

Randolph County Heritage Museum.  Project Director: Karen Parish.  Award: $2,500.

Dallas County Museum.  Project Director: Agnes Phillips.  Award: $2,500.

Nevada County Depot and Museum.  Project Director: Glenda Stuart.  Award: $2,500.

Arkansas Livestock Show Association.  Project Director: Deb Crow.  Award: $2,443.

Newton County Historical Society.  Project Director: Yolanda Martin.  Award: $2496.

Two Rivers Museum.  Project Director: Wynell Choate.  Award: $2,500.

Sevier County Historical Society Museum.  Project Director: Karen Mills.  Award: $2,500.

Central Delta Historical Society, Inc.  Project Director: Sarah McKnight.  Award: $2,500.

Scott Connections, Inc.  Project Director: Jenny Withrow.  Award: $2,500.

City of Monette Buffalo Island Museum.  Project Director: Ernestine Harrell.  Award: $2,500.

Fort Smith Museum of History.  Project Director:  Leisa Gramlich.  Award: $2,100.

Winslow Museum.  Project Director: Beverly Simpson.  Award: $2,500.

Fort Smith Heritage Foundation.  Project Director: Julie Moncrief.  Award: $2,500.

Little Rock Air Force Base Historical Foundation.  Project Director: Warren Dupree.  Award: $2,500.

Desha County Museum.  Project Director: Peggy Chapman.  Award: $2,500.

Dermott Historical Museum, Inc.  Project Director: Janice Parkerson.  Award: $2,500.

Benton County Historical Society.  Project Director: Leah Whitehead.  Award: $1,015.

Siloam Springs Museum.  Project Director: Donald Warden.  Award: $2,500.

Altus Historical Society.  Project Director: Veronica Post.  Award: $2,500.

Lonoke County Museum.  Project Director: Sheryll Miller.  Award: $2,417.

Operating Grants for Small Museums Awarded June 2011

Little River County Historical Society.  Project Director: Buddy Hinton.  Award: $2,500.

Newton County Historical Society.  Project Director: Yolanda Martin.  Award: $2,500. 

Calico Rock Museum Foundation.  Project Director: Steven Mitchell.  Award: $2,500.

MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.  Project Director: Heather Bettinardi.  Award: $2,500.

Old Independence Regional Museum.  Project Director: Twyla Wright.  Award: $2,500.

Mississippi County Historical and Genealogical Society and Museum.  Project Director: Ruth Hale.  Award: $2,500.

Fort Smith Museum of History.  Project Director: Leisa Gramlich.  Award: $2,500.

Garland County Historical Society.  Project Director: Elizabeth Robbins.  Award: $2,500.

Sevier County Historical Society Museum.  Project Director: Karen Mills.  Award: $2,500.

Scott Connections, Inc.  Project Director: Robert Smith.  Award: $2,500.

City of Monette Buffalo Island Museum.  Project Director: Ernestine Harrell.  Award: $2,500.

Dallas County Museum.  Project Director: Agnes Phillips.  Award: $2,500.

Cotten Belt Rail Historical Society, Inc. and the Arkansas Railroad Museum.  Project Director: Elizabeth Gaines.  Award: $2,500.

Eddie Mae Herron Museum.  Project Director: Pat Johnson.  Award: $2,500.

Five Rivers Historic Preservation.  Project Director: Karen Parish.  Award: $2,500.

Central Delta Historical Society.  Project Director: Catherine Jackson.  Award: $2,500.

Lonoke County Museum.  Project Director: Sherryl Miller.  Award: $2,500.

Desha County Museum.  Project Director: Peggy Chapman.  Award: $2,500.

Siloam Springs Museum.  Project Director: Don Warden.  Award: $2,500.

Faulkner County Museum.  Project Director: Lynita Lanfley-Ware.  Award: $2,500.

Eight Major Grants Awarded

The Arkansas Humanities Council board of directors met on April 2, 2011, and approved a total of $60,518 in grants.  The projects represent a variety of humanities disciplines and formats.  Please review our guidelines on our website.

Approved projects, by grant category, are listed below.

Public Programs

The Digital Reading Club: Reading with a Purpose, submitted by Arkansas State University College of Communications, Jonesboro; Sandra Combs, project director.  Grant Award: $2,600.

University of Central Arkansas Humanities Fair 2011, submitted by University of Central Arkansas, Conway; Alison Hall, project director.  Grant Award: $6,303.

P.A.A.C. "Memorial in May" Cemetery Preservation Conference, submitted by Preservation of African American Cemeteries, Inc., Little Rock; Tamela Tenpenny-Lewis, project director.  Grant Award: $9,135.

Research

African American Funeral Homes "The Final Emancipation" - Miller Funeral Home, submitted by Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc., Little Rock; Michelle Hood, project director.  Grant Award: $9,280

Film and Video Pre-production

Conlon Nancarrow: Virtuoso of the Player Piano, submitted by the Board of Trustees, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; James Greeson, project director.  Grant Award: $5,000.

Dead Birds and Fish in the Natural State, submitted by University of Central Arkansas, Conway; Brian Campbell, project director.  Grant Award: $5,000.

Other Media

Reed's Bridge Interpretation Project, submitted by Reed's Bridge Battlefield Preservation Society, Inc., Jacksonville; Ann Hooper, project director.  Grant Award: $6,000.

Publication of Historic Records, submitted by the City of Texarkana; Heather Soyars, project director.  Grant Award: $17,855.

Major grant application deadlines are February 15 and September 15, and decisions are made in April and November, respectively.

For more information about major grants, please contact Senior Program Officer, Jama Best ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Associate Director, Lavona Wilson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) at 407 President Clinton Avenue, Suite 201, Little Rock, AR 72201  (501)320-5761

Council Awards $160,900 in Major Grants

The Arkansas Humanities Council board of directors met on November 19, 2010, and approved 13 projects for a total of $160,900 in grants.; The projects represent a variety of humanities disciplines and formats.; Please visit our website (arkhums.org) to review our grant guidelines.

Approved projects, by grant category, are listed below.

Children and Adults Reading Together

Reading Together to Strengthen Relationships Between Prisoners and Their Children, submitted by Centers for Youth and Families, Little Rock.; Pam Plummer, project director.; Grant Award: $13,900.

Public Programs

Community Educational Program, submitted by Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute.; Charles Smith, project director.; Grant Award: $19,450.

A Narrative of the American West through Story, Art and Song, submitted by songs Unlimited, Inc., Conway.; Kay Kraeft, project director.; Grant Award: $13.852.

Digging up Arkansas - State Tour, submitted by Walton Arts Center council, Inc., Fayetteville.; Laura Goodwin, project director.; Grant Award: $10,000.

Arkansas African American History Makers Coloring Book, submitted by Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Little Rock.; Deshun Scarbrough, project director.; Grant Award: $29,544.

Research

Southwest Trail Corridor, submitted by Sequoyah National Research Center, Little Rock.; Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr., project director.; Grant Award $10,500.

African American Churches of Fort Smith, submitted by Fort Smith Historical Society.; Leita Spears, project director.; Grant Award: $6,340.

True Arkansas Treasures and Thier Stories, submitted by Helen Booker Ivey Cultural Center, Little Rock.; Agnolia Gay, project director.; Grant Award: $7,818.

A Research Report for a History of Architects in Little Rock and the Buildings They Designed, submitted by the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.; Charles Whitsell, project director.; Grant Award: $14,868.

Film and Video Production

Plenty as Blackberries, submitted by the Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock.; Jack E. Hill, project director.; Grant Award: $14, 205.

The Arkansas SoLost Project, submitted by The Oxford American, Little Rock.; Warwick Sabin, project director.; Grant Award: $20, 423

Major grant application deadlines are February 15 and September 15, and decisions are made in April and November, respectively.

For more information about major grants, please contact Program Officers, Jama Best ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and Lasuandra Williams ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Associate Director, Lavona Wilson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) at 407 President Clinton Avenue, Suite 201, Little Rock, AR; 72201 (501-320-5761).

Cemetery Documentation and Preservation Minigrants

Awarded May 2011

Documentation of Walnut Grove Cemetery, Marianna.  Sponsor: Lillie W. Mouton Foundation.  Project Director:  Clem Wm. Campbell.  Grant Requested: $1,000. 

Awarded From September 2010 through October 2010

Hatchett-Bullock Cemetery Survey and Boundary, North Little Rock.; Sponsor: Hatchett-Bullock Cemetery.; Project Director: Stephanie Webb.; Grant Requested: $1,000.

Robinson Cemetery No. 1 Project #1, Conway.; Sponsor: Robinson Cemetery No. 1.; Project Director: Micheal Blakley. Grant Requested: $1,000.

Awarded From April 2010 through August 2010

Documentation and Preservation, Sparkman. Sponsor: Sparkman Memorial Cemetery. Project Director: Merynlene Williams. Grant Requested: $1,000.

St. Clair Cemetery Preservation, Okolona. Sponsor: St. Clair Cemetery Association. Project Director: Cloria Lee. Grant Requested: $1,000

Documentation and Preservation of Friendship Cemetery, Hot Springs. Sponsor: Hot Springs Historic Friendship Cemetery Preservation Association. Project Director: Charles Smith. Grant Requested: $1,000.

Preserving Campground African American Cemetery, Monticello. Sponsor: Campground Legacy Cemetery Committee. Project Director: Dr. Bettye Gragg. Grant Requested: $1,000.

The Springhill (Shiloh) Cemetery Project. Sponsor: The Springhill (Shiloh) Cemetery. Project Director: Hazy Barton. Grant Requested: $1,000.

Digitization of Fraternal Cemetery Records. Sponsor: Oakland-Fraternal Cemeteries. Project Director: Lakresha Diaz. Grant Requested: $1,000.

Cemetery Preservation of Okolona First Baptist Church Cemetery. Sponsor: Okolona First Baptist Church Cemetery Fund. Project Director: James Muldrew. Grant Requested: $1,000.

Awarded from November 2009 through March 2010

Cemetery Documentation and Preservation for Carlock Cemetery II- Section I.; Sponsor: Carlock Cemetery #2, Hamburg. Project Director: Marie Hampton.; Grant Request: $997.74.

Documentation and Preservation of Woodlawn Cemetery.; Sponsor: Woodlawn Cemetery, Inc., Benton. Project Director: Runion Anderson.;; Grant Request: $1,000.

Documentation of Anderson Cemetery.; Sponsor: Anderson Cemetery, Emerson. Project Director: Oree Johnson.;; Grant Request: $828.63.

Documentation of Plainview Cemetery.; Sponsor: Plainview Cemetery, Magnolia. Project Director: Jessie George.;; Grant Request: $935.68.

Documentation of Macedonia and Beech Hill Community Cemetery. Sponsor Macedonia and Beech Hill Community Cemetery, Little Rock. Project Director: Jordan Porchia. Grant Request: $1,000.

Documentation of Vaden Cemetery.; Sponsor: Vaden Cemetery Association, Arkadelphia. Project Director: Versie Allen.;; Grant Request: $1,000.

Haven of Rest Cemetery Preservation Project. Sponsor: Friends of Haven of Rest, Little Rock. Project Director: B.J. McCoy. Grant Request: $1,000.

Hickory Ridge Cemetery Preservation. Sponsor: Hickory Ridge Baptist Church, Camden. Project Director: Gloria Scoggin.;; Grant Request: $970.

Jackson-Johnson Cemetery-Phase I. Sponsor: Jackson Johnson Cemetery Association, Heth.; Project Director: Thaddis Jackson.; Grant Request: $1,000.

McElroy/Strong Tower Cemetery Research and Preservation Project Phase I.; Sponsor: Strong Tower Ministries, Inc., North Little Rock. Award: $1,000.

Stanley Grove Cemetery Preservation Committee Phase 1. Applicant: Stanley Grove Cemetery Preservation Committee, Palestine. Project Director: Truvillyn Curls.;; Grant Request: $1,000.

Stephens Seminary Cemetery Preservation.; Sponsor: Stephens Seminary Cemetery Preservation Association. Project Director: Rosie Williams.;; Grant Request: $1,000. Awarded from June through October 2009

Cemetery Documentation of Section II.; Sponsor: Forrest City Cemetery Association.; Project Director: Essie Hicks.; Award: $1,000.

Documentation of Helms Cemetery-Phase I. Sponsor: Buffaloes’ Foundation, Inc., Arkadelphia. Project Director: Leroy Brownlee. Award: $1,000.

Pilgrim Cemetery Preservation.; Sponsor: Pilgrim Cemetery Preservation Association, Solgohachia.; Project Director: Rita Galloway.; Award: $1,000.

Preserving and Restoring Anderson Cemetery.; Sponsor: Anderson Cemetery Group, Emerson.; Project Director: Oree Johnson.; Award: $1,000.

Preserving and Restoring West Cemetery. Sponsor: West Cemetery, Magnolia. Project Director: Naomi Shepherd. Award: $977.

Research of Afro-American Cemetery. Sponsor: Cobblestone Society, Harrison. Project Director: Sandy Lair. Award: $1,000.

Restoration of Forrest City Cemetery Association. Sponsor: Forrest City Cemetery Association, Forrest City. Project Director: Essie Hicks. Award: $1,000.

South Carolina Cemetery Preservation. Sponsor: Nevada African American Genealogy Society, Fordyce. Project Director: Darell White. Award: $1,000.

Helen T. Leigh Museum Field Trip Grants

Awarded February 2014

Augusta High School, Augusta.  Project Director:  Lisa Martin.  Grant Award: $500.

Friends of Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Excursion Grants

Awarded October 2012

Camden Fairview School District.  Project Director: Ryan Utsey.  Grant Award: $1,000.

Raising Education and Competence in the Humanities (R.E.A.C.H.) Grants

Awarded April 2014

Robinson Elementary School, Little Rock.  Project Director: Talasia Smith.  Grant Award: $2,628.

Robert L. Davis Elementary School, Bryant.  Project Director: Helen Ballard.  Grant Award: $2,167.

Robert L. Davis Elementary School, Bryant.  Project Director: Marla Smith.  Grant Award: $2,182.

Oakbrooke Elementary School, Sherwood.  Project Director: Alisa Tipper.  Grant Award: $2,425.

Northwood Elementary School, North Little Rock.  Project Director: LaWanda Jordan.  Grant Award: $2,754.

South Central Service Cooperative, Camden.  Project Director: Karen Kay McMahen.  Grant Award: $3,000.

S.C. Tucker Elementary School, Danville.  Project Director: Becky Shewmake.  Grant Award: $1,977.

Camden Fairview Intermediate School, Camden.  Project Director: Terry Calahan.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Awarded February 2014

University of Central Arkansas, Conway.  Project Director: Donna Wake.  Grant Award: $1,199.

Forest Heights Elementary School, Harrison.  Project Director:  Barbara Halsted.  Grant Award: $1,510.

Bayou Meto Elementary School Alpha Class, Jacksonville.  Project Director: Lynn Hawking.  Grant Award: $1,973.

Harrison Middle School, Harrison.  Project Director: Anne Sargent.  Grant Award: $1,499.

St. Joe Public School, St. Joe.  Project Director: Heather Knapp.  Grant Award: $2,095.

Bayou Meto Elementary School, Jacksonville.  Project Director: Tammie Mathis.  Grant Award: $2,344.

Awarded January 2014

August High School, Augusta.  Project Director: Lisa Martin.  Grant Award: $2,951.

Awarded November 2013

Booker Arts Magnet School, Little Rock.  Project Director: Emily Vaughn.  Grant Award: $2,981.

Midland High School, Pleasant Plains.  Project Director: Angela Muse.  Grant Award: $2,957

Alma Education and Arts Foundation, Alma.  Project Director: Teresa Schlabach.  Grant Award: $2,330.

Scoggins-May Hall School, Pine Bluff.  Project Director: Sheryl Kearney.  Grant Award: $2,936.

Nashville Elementary School, Nashville.  Project Director: Tabitha Jones.  Grant Award: $1,573.

Malvern Middle School, Malvern.  Project Director: Claudine James.  Grant Award: $3,000.

Awarded October 2013

Kingsland Elementary School, Kingsland.  Project Director: Danny Durey.  Grant Award: $3,000.

Central High School, Little Rock.  Project Director: George West.  Grant Award: $2,816.

Eastside Elementary School, Greenbrier.  Project Director: Emily Thomason.  Grant Award: $2,986.

Awarded September 2013

Bayou Meto Elementary School, Jacksonville.  Project Director: Traci Holland.  Grant Award: $2,978.

Arkansas Virtual - Arch Ford Education Service Cooperative, Plumerville.  Project Director: Cindy Green.  Grant Award: $2,568.

Midland High School, Pleasant Plains.  Project Director: Karen Wells.  Grant Award: $3,000.

Awarded August 2013

Little Rock Christian Academy.  Project Director: Juliet Stevens.  Grant Award: $2,627.

Little Rock Christian Academy.  Project Director: Karen Duke.  Grant Award: $2,627.

Kingsland Elementary School, Kingsland.  Project Director: Danny Durey.  Grant Award: $3,000.

Flippin Elementary School, Flippin.  Project Director: Darrah Black.  Grant Award: $1,969.

Flippin Elementary School, Flippin.  Project Director: Lawonna Nelson.  Grant Award: $1,985.

Flippin Elementary School, Flippin.  Project Director: Julie Beaver.  Grant Award: $1,954.

Awarded July 2013

Russellville High School, Russellville.  Project Director: Caitlin Harris.  Grant Award: $1,350.

Awarded June 2013

Springhill Elementary School, Alexander.  Project Director: Andrea Willis.  Grant Award: $1,645.

Bauxite Middle School, Bauxite.  Project Director: Dustin Parsons.  Grant Award: $2,927.

Wynne High School Library, Wynne.  Project Director: Ree Routon.  Grant Award: $3,000.

Wynne Primary School Library, Wynne. Project Dirctor: Amy Searcy.  Grant Award: $2,939.

Wynne Intermediate School Library, Wynne.  Project Director: Kaley Boeckmann.  Grant Award: $2,944.

Northeast Arkansas Education Cooperative, Walnut Ridge.  Project Director: Saundra Lamberson.  Grant Award: $2,967.

Awarded April 2013

Sloan Hendrix Elementary School, Imboden.  Project Director: Deanna Adams.  Grant Award: $1,320.

Judsonia Elementary School, Judsonia.  Project Director: Krystal Bonds.  Grant Award: $2,458.

Judsonia Elementary School, Judsonia.  Project Director: Alicia Koch.  Grant Award: $2,458.

Drew Central Middle School, Monticello.  Project Director: Sheila Borse.  Grant Award: $2,789.

T.G. Smith Elementary School, Springdale.  Project Director: Brenda Love.  Grant Award: $1,977.

Highland Middle School, Hardy.  Project Director: Beula Sharp.  Grant Award: $2,157.

Awarded February 2013

Oark High School Writer's Guild, Oark.  Project Director: Bill Morelan.  Grant Award: $2,678

Greenbrier Junior High School, Greenbrier.  Project Director: Kelly Tapley.  Grant Award: $2,071.

Watson Chapel Junior High School, Pine Bluff.  Project Director: Jason Scoggins.  Grant Award: $1,864.

SMC Elementary School @ Luxora.  Project Director: Lynette Lewis.  Grant Award: $1,981.

Murrell Taylor Elementary School, Jacksonville.  Project Director: Valencia Rochelle.  Grant Award: $2,563.

Pyron Elementary Gifted Program, Clarksville.  Project Director: Connie Watkins.  Grant Award: $627.

Sylvan Hills High School, Sherwood.  Project Director: Jennifer Riley.  Grant Award: $1,935

Bayou Meto Elementary School, Jacksonville.  Project Director: Tammie Mathis.  Grant Award: $2,484.

Bayou Meto Elementary School, Jacksonville.  Project Director: Amy Wren.  Grant Award: $1,935.

Fulbright Elementary School, Little Rock.  Project Director: Susan Heffern-Shelton.  Grant Award: $2,048.

Grant Elementary School, Benton.  Project Director: Debbie Tully.  Grant Award: $2,248.

Baker Interdistrict Elementary School, Little Rock.  Project Director: Darlene Kirkpatrick.  Grant Award: $1,935.

eStem Public Charter School, Little Rock.  Project Director: Ashley Cullum.  Grant Award: $1,935.

Lawson Elementary School, Little Rock.  Project Director: Keely Burcham.  Grant Award: $1,935.

Watson Intermediate School, Little Rock.  Project Director: Amy Kim.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Awarded January 2013

Bryant High School, Bryant,  Project Director: Amber Cardinale.  Grant Award: $2,270

Baker Interdistrict Elementary School, Little Rock.  Project Director: Tracy Maple.  Grant Award: $2,220

Monticello Intermediate School, Monticello.  Project Director: Crystal Grimes.  Grant Award: $1,958

Malvern Middle School, Malvern.  Project Director: Claudine James.  Grant Award: $1,080.

Awarded November 2012

Midland High School, Pleasant Plains.  Project Director: Angela Muse.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Alma Education and Arts Foundation.  Project Director: Teresa Schlabach.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Izard County High School, Brockwell.  Project Director: Elizabeth Cowan.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Awarded October 2012

Springhill Elementary School, Bryant.  Project Director: Andrea Willis. Grant Award: $1,500.

SMC Elementary School, Luxora.  Project Director: Anna Echols.  Grant Award: $1,982.

Awarded September 2012

Kingsland Elementary School.  Project Director: Danny Durey.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Izard County Middle School, Brockwell.  Project Director: Eve Hatman.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Mineral Springs Elementary School.  Project Director: Tabitha Jones.  Grant Award: $1,767.

Sloan Hendrix Elementary School, Imboden.  Project Director: Deanna Adams.  Grant Award: $858.

Alma Intermediate School.  Project Director: Stephanie Hartley.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Alma Middle School.  Project Director: Kimberly Dickery.  Grant Award: $1,500. 

Awarded August 2012

Little Rock Preparatory Academy.  Project Director: Donna Wake.  Grant Award: $1,390.

Lakewood Elementary School, North Little Rock.  Project Director: Kim Fonville.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Awarded July 2012

Rogers High School.  Project Director:  Jessica Sliger.  Grant Award: $1,846.

Tolleson Elementary School, Jacksonville.  Project Director: Julia Derfelt.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Cabot Middle School North.  Project Director: Edward Meharg.  Grant Award: $1,900.

Awarded June 2012

Arkansas Department of Education Distance Learning Center, Maumelle.  Project Director: Cindy Green.  Grant Award: $1,964.

Dardanelle Primary School.  Project Directors: Jan George and Terri Fox.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Northeast Arkansas Educational Cooperative, Walnut Ridge.  Project Director: Melanie Spence.  Grant Award: $1,998.

Malvern Junior High School.  Project Director: Claudine James.  Grant Award: $1,182.

Bethel Middle School, Alexander.  Project Director: Robin Stripling.  Grant Award: $1,975.

Little Rock Preparatory Academy.  Project Director: Donna Wake.  Grant Award: $1,904.

Awarded April 2012

Pulaski Heights Elementary School, Little Rock.  Project Director: Juliet Stevens.  Grant Award: $1,926.

Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School, Jacksonville.  Project Director: Stacy Houck.  Grant Award: $1,850.

Harris Elementary School, North Little Rock.  Project Director: Karen Day.  Grant Award: $1,850.

Booker Arts Magnet School, Little Rock.  Project Director: Emily Vaughn.  Grant Award: $1,850.

Awarded March 2012

Tolleson Elementary School, Jacksonville.  Project Director: Julia Derfelt.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Jonesboro High School.  Project Director: Jon Newman.  Grant Award: $1,555.

Flippin Elementary School.  Project Director: Gianna Sherry.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Badger Elementary School, Beebe.  Project Director: Karla Tarkington.  Grant Award: $1,886.

Izard County Consolidated High School, Brockwell.  Project Director: Judy Camden.  Grant Award: $1,920.

Tolleson Elementary School, Jacksonville.  Project Director: Audra Norris.  Grant Award: $1,193

Awarded February 2012

Southern Tenant Farmers Museum, Tyronza.  Project Director: Linda Honton.  Grant Award: $1,498.

Tolleson Elementary School, Jacksonville.  Project Director: John Birmingham.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Sloan Hendrix Elementary School, Imboden.  Project Director: Deanna Adams.  Grant Award: $998.

Awarded November 2011

Jack Robey Junior High School, Pine Bluff.  Project Director: Larissa Davis.  Grant Award: $1,984.

Awarded October 2011

Kingsland Elemetary School.  Project Director: Danny Durey.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Awarded September 2011

Dunbar Magnet Middle School, Little Rock.  Project Director: Jennifer Pierce.  Grant Award: $1,595.

Cabot High School.  Project Director: Kelly Chaney.  Grant Award: $1,963.

SMC Elementary School, Luxora.  Project Director: Anna Burton.  Grant Award: $1,992.

Hazen Elementary School.  Project Director: Jaime Skarda.  Grant Award: $1,080.

Bob Courtway Middle School, Conway.  Project Director: Tracy McCallister.  Grant Award: $1,991.

Alma Middle School.  Project Director: Ronnie Newton.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Sloan Hendrix Elementary School, Imboden.  Project Director: Deanna Adams.  Grant Award: $1,561.

Awarded August 2011

Chicot Primary School, Mabelvale.  Project Director: Joany Lowry.  Grant Award: $1,339.

Benton Harmony Grove School District.  Project Director: Lyndsey Kelly.  Grant Award: $683.

Ridgefield Christian School, Jonesboro.  Project Director: Marsha Huber.  Grant Award: $1,616.

Beebe Public Schools.  Project Director: Shannon Phelps.  Grant Award: $1,974.

Tolleson Elementary School, Jacksonville.  Project Director: Lynn Hawking.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Wynne High School Library.  Project Director: Ree Routon.  Grant Award: $1,600.

Carver Magnet School, Little Rock.  Project Director: Susan Daniel.  Grant Award: $1,727.

Awarded July 2011

Rogers High School.  Project Director:  Freddie Bowles.  Grant Award: $1,761.

Awarded May 2011

Malvern School District - Malvern Junior High School.  Project Director: Claudine James.  Grant Award: $1,999.

Valley View Junior High School.  Project Director: Lee Ann Graddy.  Grant Award: $1,960.

Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School.  Project Director:  Katie Disney.  Grant Award: $1,996.

Dardanelle Primary School.  Project Directors: Jan George and Terri Fox.  Grant Award: $2,000.

UALR School of Mass Communication.  Project Director:  Dr. Mark Giese.  Grant Award: $2,000.

Humanities Education Minigrants

Awarded September 2010 through October 2010

Fox Meadow Elementary School.; Project Director: Lacy Tilton. Award: $1,991.

Valley View Junior High School.; Project Director: Lee Ann Graddy.; Award:; $1,938.

Armorel Elementary School.; Project Director:; Sandra Harrah.; Award: $2,000.

LISA Academy-North.; Project Director:; Dustin Seaton.; Award: $1,149.

Awarded April –through August 2010

Dardanelle Primary School.; Project Director:; Jan George and Terri Fox.; Award:; $1,000.

Vilonia Middle School.; Project Director:; Carol Edwards.; Award:; $997.

Carl Stuart Middle School.; Project Director:; Sherry Tipps-Holder.; Award:; $1,989.

Twin Lakes Literacy Council.; Project Director:; Nancy Tester.; Award:; $1,710.

Alma Middle School.; Project Director:; Ronnie Newton.; Award:; $2,000.

Hispanic/Latino Education Minigrants

Rogers High School.; Project Director:; Dr. Freddie Bowles.; Award:; $1,000.

Robinson Elementary School.; Project Director:; Dr. Kim Truslow.; Award:; $1,000.

Robinson Middle School.; Project Director:; Dena Yancey.; Award:; $1,000.

Robinson Middle School.; Project Director:; Agnes Morrow.; Award:; $3,000

Awarded from November 2009 through March 2010

Rison High School.; Project Director: Pam Martin. Award: $3,000.

E-Stem Middle Public Charter School, Little Rock. Project Director: Ruthie Walls. Award: $3,000.

Scott Elementary School.; Project Director: Rebecca May.; Award: $2,765.

Maumelle Middle School.; Project Director: Casey Mosely.; Award: $826.

Robinson Elementary School, Little Rock.; Project Director: Erin Martinez.; Award: $2,990.

Lower White River Museum State Park, Des Arc.; Project Director: Richard Spilman.; Award: $1,885.

Sloan Hendrix Elementary School, Imboden.; Project Director: Deanna Adams.; Award: $2,344.

Centerpoint Schools, Amity.; Project Director: Carolwyn Guise.; Award: $1,875.

Cabot Middle School North.; Project Director: Shelly Pelts.; Award: $2,735.

Jefferson Elementary School, Little Rock.; Project Director: Sharon Faulkenberry. Award: $1,374.

Hispanic/Latino Education Minigrants

Wickes High School.; Project Director: Lisa Schuller.; Award: $925.

Vilonia Middle School.; Project Director: Carol Edwards.; Award: $1,000.

Planning, Public Program and Research Minigrants

Awarded April 2014

Combat Paper Workshop with Drew Cameron.  Applicant: MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Little Rock.  Project Director: Stephan McAteer.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Drawn In: New Art from the World War II Camps and Rohwer and Jerome.  Applicant: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Little Rock.  Project Director: David Stricklin.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,482.

Tales From the South - Eureka Stories.  Applicant: The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow, Eureka Springs.  Projcet Director: Linda Caldwell.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Everything Old is New Again: The Arkansas Foodways Movement.  Applicant: Arkansas History Commission.  Project Director: Lisa Speer.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,499.

Awarded February 2014

Arkansas Explorers, The Dunbar/Hunter Expedition - Home School Day.  Applicant: Old Independence Regional Museum, Batesville.  Project Director: Amanda Nikkel.  Public program minigrant awarded: $250.

Camden Expedition Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker.  Applicant: General T.J. Churchill Chapter, UDC, Little Rock.  Project Director: Kay Tatum.  Public program minigrant awarded: $500.

Mosaic Drumming Camp with Zinse Agginie.  Applicant: Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock.  Project Director: Elvon Reed.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,250.

Breaking Through: Promoting Cultural Understanding Through Film.  Applicant: Ozark Foothills FilmFest, Locust Grove.  Project Director: Robert Pest.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Life and Afterlife in Ancient West Mexico.  Applicant: University of Central Arkansas, Conway.  Project Director: Alison Hall.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,440.

Awarded January 2014

Johnny Cash Exhibit Planning.  Applicant: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Little Rock.  Project Director: Deborah Baldwin.  Planning minigrant awarded: $1,000.

Changing Historical Perspectives on Slavery in the American South.  Applicant: South Arkansas Historical Foundation, El Dorado.  Project Director:  Patrick Hotard.  Public program minigrant awarded: $732.

Awarded October 2013

Humanities Spotlight: Authors Patricia McCormick and Sandra Dallas.  Applicant: Arkansas Reading Association, Conway.  Project Director: Susan Peterson. Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Awarded September 2013

This is Arkansas: Waldron.  Applicant: Western Arkansas Educational Service Cooperative, Branch.  Project Director: Curtis Varnell.  Planning minigrant awarded: $1,000.

Knights of Pythias: Kindling Peace and Understanding.  Applicant: Arkansas Archeological Survey, Jonesboro.  Project Director: Julie Morrow.  Planning minigrant awarded: $1,000.

Clover Bend Museum Planning Grant.  Applicant: Clover Bend Historic Preservation Association, Black Rock.  Project Director: Janet Lee.  Planning minigrant awarded: $1,000.

The Jesuit Music Story in Bolivia.  Applicant: Songs Unlimited, Inc., Conway.  Project Director: Kay Kraeft.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Awarded August 2013

Nonviolence Youth Summit (Helena-West Helena).  Applicant: Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Little Rock.  Project Directors: DuShun Scarbrough and Emily Farris.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Awarded July 2013

Seige of Vicksburg, Mississippi and its Importance in the War Between the State.  Applicant: South Arkansas Historical Foundation, El Dorado.  Project Director: Patrick Hotard.  Public program minigrant awarded: $682.

Immoral and Otherwise Offensive Matter.  Applicant: Arkansas State University, Jonesboro.  Project Director: Michael Bowman.  Research minigrant awarded: $852.

Disasters, Depravity and Judgement: Studies and Stories from 1890s - 1930s Arkansas.  Applicant: Arkansas History Commission.  Project Director:  Jane Hooker.  Public program minigrnt awarded: $1,486. 

Ms. Willie K. Hocker Wayside Memorial Project.  Applicant: Wabbeseka Memorial Fund, Little Rock.  Project Directors: Jason Irby and Reginia Kimbrough.  Public program minigrant awarded: $600.

Awarded June 2013

Clarendon in the Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker.  Applicant: City of Clarendon.  Project Dorector: Deborah K. Thompson.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,300.

Steaming Ahead: The 110th Anniversary of First Passenger Train and School.  Applicant: Calico Rock Museum Foundation.  Project Director: Steven Mitchell.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Cave Region Review: A Journal of Visual and Literary Art.  Applicant:  North Arkansas College, Harrison.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Awarded April 2013

Territorial Days: A School Event.  Applicant: Davidsonville State Park, Pocahontas.  Project Director: Krystal Watson.  Public program minigrant awarded: $250.

Riders on the Orphan Train.  Applicant: Fayetteville Public Library.  Project Director: Alison Moore.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,135.

City Market and Arcade Exhibit Planning.  Applicant: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Little Rock.  Project Director:  Deborah Baldwin.  Planning minigrant awarded: $1,000.

Awarded March 2013

Hitler's Non-German Players.  Applicant: Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee, Springdale.  Project Director: Thelma Tarver.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Tales from Eureka.  Applicant: The Writer's Colony at Dairy Hollow, Eureka Springs.  Project Director: Sandy Martin.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Historical Marker Program. Applicant: Pike County Archives and Historical Society, Murfreesboro.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,300.

Books in Bloom Literary Festival.  Applicant: Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation, Berryville.  Project Director: Jean Elderwind.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,489.

Awarded February 2013

Voices for Remembrance and Peace, a Songs Across the Americas Encounter 2013.  Applicant: Songs Unlimited, Inc., Conway.  Project Director: Kay Kraeft.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Awarded January 2013

Building the Railroad.  Applicant: Calico Rock Museum Foundation.  Project Director: Steven Mitchell.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Making Arkansas Dry: The War Against Drink in Arkansas.  Applicant: South Arkansas Historical Foundation, El Dorado.  Project Director: Patrick Hotard.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Trail of Tears, the Arkansas River Route.  Applicant: Arkansas Trail of Tears Association, Springdale.  Project Director: Carolyn Kent.  Research minigrant awarded: $1,500.

A Lecture Series: John L. Webb, the Man and His Legacy.  Applicant: P.H.O.E.B.E., Hot Springs.  Project Director: Cheryl Batts.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

The 1927 Project: The Lynching of John Carter.  Applicant: Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Little Rock.  Project Director: Quantia Fletcher.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Arkansa Black History Quiz Bowl.  Applicant: Arkansas Black History Quiz Bowl Association, North Little Rock.  Project Director: Frank Bateman.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,000. 

Awarded September 2012

The Many Faces of Resistance.  Applicant: Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee, Fayetteville.  Project Director: Thelma Tarver.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Seeing_The InvisibleWar_: A Director's Perspective.  Applicant: University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  Project Director: Erin Finzer.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,050.

Arkansas Novaculite on the Web: Developing a Virtual Lithic Comparative Collection.  Applicant: Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville.  Project Director: Mary Beth Trubitt.  Planning minigrant awarded: $998.

Big Rock Reading Series.  Applicant: Pulaski Technical College Foundation, North Little Rock.  Project Director: Melissa Hendricks.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Engagement at Cane Hill Interpretation Project.  Applicant: Northwest Arkansas Civil War Heritage Trail, Prarie Grove.  Project Director: Alan Thompson.  Public program minigran awarded: $1,490.

Awarded August 2012

Tribal Trails at the Museum of Discovery.  Applicant: Museum of Discovery, Little Rock.  Project Director: Diane LaFollette.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Homecoming of Miss Kyoto.  Applicant:  Museum of Discovery, Little Rock.  Project Director: Nan Selz.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,390.

The Camden Expedition and its Role in the Red River Campaign (1864).  Applicant: South Arkansas Historical Foundation.  Project Director: Patrick Hotard.  Public program minigrant awarded: $622.

Florence Price Papers and Opera in the Ozarks Records: Inventory and Assessment.  Applicant: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.  Project Director: Timothy Nutt.  Planning minigrant awarded: $994.

Pat More, Poet, Educator, Biliteracy Advocate.  Applicant: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.  Project Director: Luis Fernando Restrepo.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,409.

Sesquicentennial Marker, AR Military Academy - Tulip AR.  Applicant: United Daughters of the Confederacy - Arkansas Division, Pine Bluff.  Project Director: DeeLois Lawrence.  Public program minigrant awarded: $465.

Nonviolence Youth Summit Part VII - Civil Rights.  Applicant: Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Little Rock.  Project Director: DuShun Scarbrough.  Public Program minigrant awarded: $1,500. 

Awarded July 2012

Yellville Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker.  Applicant:  Yellville City Park.  Project Director:  Joe Batterton.  Public program minigrant awarded:  $1,000.

Vital Crossroads: Freedmans Documentation Project.  Applicant:  City of Pine Bluff.  Project Director:  Lori Walker.  Planning minigrant awarded: $995.

Awarded June 2012

2012 LEAD (Leadership, Education and Acceptance of Diversity) Summer Workshop.  Applicant: Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Little Rock.  Project Director: DuShun Scarbrough.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Juneteenth Celebration 2012.  Applicant:  Eddie Mae HerronMuseum/Center, Pocahontas.  Project Director:  Pat Johnson.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,390.

Awarded April 2012

Cave Region Review: A Celebration of the Humanities.  Applicant: North Arkansas College, Harrison.  Project Director: Tim Coone.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Awarded March 2012

Founders Day 2012.  Applicant: Five Rivers Historical Preservation, Inc., Pocahontas.  Project Director: Bill Carroll.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,400.

White River Memoirs: The Spoken History of a Liquid Legend.  Applicant: Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, Springdale.  Project Director: Chris Engholm.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,485.

Awarded February 2012

Arkansas 2032: A Critical Assessment of Arkansas.  Applicant: Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock.  Project Director: Nathan Looney.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Alash Ensemble in Concert.  Arkansas Craft School, Mountain Home.  Project Director: Terri M. Van Orman.  Public program minigrant awarded $1,288.

Public Program for the Traveling Exhibit "Civil War in Arkansas 1861-1865".  Applicant:  alpha Nu Zeta Chapter, Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, Monticello.  Project Director:  Clinton Young.  Public program minigrant awarded: $470.

McCreanor Cemetery Project.  McCreanor Cemetery Committee, Carlisle.  Project Director: Kathleen Mallory.  Cemetery documentation and preservation minigrant awarded:  $1,000.

Awarded January 2012

Books in Bloom Literary Festival.  Applicant: Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation, Berryville.  Project Director: Jean Elderwind.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,389.

Feuding in the Piney Woods South: A Means of Societal Regulation. Applicant: South Arkansas Historical Foundation, El Dorado.  Project Director: Patrick Hotard.  Public program minigrant awarded: $800.

Awarded November 2011

Arkansas Black History Quiz Bowl.  Applicant: Arkansas Black History Quiz Bowl Association, Little Rock.  Project Director: Frank Bateman.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,100.

Awarded September and October 2011

The Uzuri Project: The Beauty of Our Legacy.  Applicant: P.H.O.E.B.E., Hot Springs.  Project Director: Cheryl Batts.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Calico Rock After the Civil War.  Applicant: Calico Rock Muceum Foundation, Inc.  Project Dorector: Steven Mitchell.  Public program minigrant awarded: $15,00.

First Person Plural: An Oral History of Arkansas Women.  Applicant: University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Center for Arkansas History.  Project Director: Jo Blatti.  Planning minigrant awarded: $1,000.

Documentation of Moore's Chapel Cemetery.  Applicant: Moore's Chapel AME Zion Church, Cleveland.  Project Director: Joe Canady.  Research minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Awarded August 2011

The Path to Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass.  Applicant: Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee, Springdale.  Project Director: Susan Johnson.  Public program minigrant awarded: $1,000.

Arkansas African American History Makers Coloring Book - Volume IV (Civil War Era).  Applicant: Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, Little Rock.  Project Director: DeShun Scarbrough.  Research minigrant awarded: $1,500.

Awarded June 2011

Arkansas' 1909 Experiment with Agricultural Schools: SAU's Original Campus.  Applicant: Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia.  Project Director: James F. Willis.  Award: $500.

The Civil War We Have Lost: The Real War in Arkansas (1861-1865).  Applicant: South Arkansas Historical Foundation, El Dorado.  Project Director: Patrick Hotard.  Award: $568.

Tribal Trails.  Applicant: Museum of Discovery, Little Rock.  Project Director: Diane LaFollette.  Award: $1,500.

History of Black Baptistsin Arkansas: 1865 - 1877.  Applicant: Lillie W. Mouton Public Foundation, West Memphis.  Project Director: Clem William Campbell.  Award: $1,500.

Awarded May 2011

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Community 2011.  Applicant: Eddie Mae Herron Center, Pocahontas.  Project Director: Pat Johnson.  Grant Award: $1,145.

Awarded March 2011

Highway Commercial Strips and Evolving Micropolitan Geographies of Arkansas. Applicant: University of Central Arkansas, Conway.  Project Director: Michael Yoder.  Grant Award: $1,500.

Carroll County Oral Histories.  Applicant: Carroll County Historical and Genealogical Society, Berryville.  Project Director: Mary Torok.  Grant Award: $1,500.

Research and Documentation of the Life of Dr. Edith Irby Jones.  Applicant: P.H.O.E.B.E., Hot Springs.  Project Director: Cheryl Batts.  Grant Award: $1000.

Cave Region Review: A Journal of Visual and Literary Art.  Applicant: North Arkansas College, Harrison.  Project Director: Tim Coone.  Grant Award: $1482.

Awarded February 2011

Carroll County Sesquicentennial Civil War Marker.  Applicant: Carroll County Historical and Genealogical Society, Berryville.  Project Director: Gordon D. Hale.  Grant Award: $1,500.

Conlan Nancarrow: Virtuoso of the Player Piano.  Applicant: Board of Trustees, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.  Project Director: James Greeson.  Grant Award: $1,500.

Awarded January 2011

Voices of Freedom: Overcoming Barriers 2. Applicant: Edgenics Learning Institute, Inc., Magnolia.  Project Director: Teretha Harper.

Examining the Effect of Racial Stereotypes on Western Civilization. Applicant: Pulaski Technical College;Foundation.  Project Director: Maribeth Anders.  Grant Award: $1,500.

Caddo Cultures Club Performance.  Applicant: Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville.  Project Director:  George Sabo III.  Grant Award: $1,500.;

Awarded November 2010

Writing and the Global Conscience at Heifer Village. Applicant: University of Arkansas at Little Rock.; Project Director: Erin Finzer.; Grant Award: $1,369.

Chinese History in Geographical Perspective: 1500-Present.; Applicant: University of Arkansas at Little Rock.; Project Director: Jeff Kyong-McClain.; Grant Award: $1,500.

African American History in Arkansas - A Statewide Heritage Map.; Applicant: Mosaic Templars Building Preservation Society, Little Rock.; Project Directors: Kwendeche and Constance Sarto.; Grant Award: $1,000.

3rd Annual Fort Smith History Conference, "The Civil War in Arkansas: Voices from the Dust".; Applicant: Fort Smith Heritage Foundation.; Project Director: Martha C. Siler.; Grant Award: $1,500.

Riders of the Orphan Train.; Applicant: Fort Smith Public Library.; Project Director: Diane Cheshier.; Grant Award: $750.

Awarded from September 2010 through October 2010

Innovative Minds:; African American Inventors and Inventions.; Sponsor: Edgenics Learning Institute, Inc., Magnolia.; Project Director: Teretha Harper.; Award: $1,000.

Marshall Civil War Sesquicentennial Marker.; Sponsor: Searcy County Historical Society, Marshall.; Project Director: Vickie Pruetzel.; Award: $1,050.

Adella Adella the Storyteller: Learning Life Lessons trhough Art.; Sponsor: Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff.; Project Director:; Brenda Hengel.; Award:; $1,454.

Awarded from April 2010 through August 2010

What Made the 20s Roar? Teacher In-service Workshop. Sponsor: Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources Foundation, Smackover.; Project Director: Pam Beasley.; Award:; $600.

Tulip Academy- Arkansas Military Institute and Female Collegiate Seminary.; Sponsor: Northeast Arkansas Living Historians, Pocahontas.; Project Director: Judy Downs.; Award: $1,500.

Music in the Park: Heritage Brass Band.; Sponsor: Historic Washington State Park.; Project Director: Josh Williams.; Award: $1,500.

School Consolidation in Cleveland County Arkansas: From Fifty Seven to Two Districts.; Sponsor: Cleveland County Historical and Genealogical Society, Rison.; Project Director: Louise Mitchell. Award: $1,500.

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Community.; Sponsor: Eddie Mae Herron Center, Pocahontas. Project Director: Pat Johnson. Award: $1,300.

Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show Archives.; Sponsor: Arkansas Livestock Show Association, Little Rock. Project Director: Deb Crow. Award: $1,000.

A Study of African-American Candidates Filing for Public Office between 1950-2010.; Sponsor: Hot Springs Branch 6013 NAACP. Project Director: LaJean Burnett. Award: $990.

Who in the World are You? Sponsor: Harris Elementary School, Little Rock. Project Director: Sarah Herekamp. Award: $1,476.

The Holocaust Remembered.; Sponsor: Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee, Springdale. Project Director: Susan M. Johnson. Award:$1,500 .

Wayside Interpretive Panel: Fitzgerald's Station on the Butterfield Overland Mail Trail.; Sponsor: Heritage Trail Partners, Inc., Springdale. Project Director: John McLarty. Award: $1,500.

Historic Civil War Marker.; Sponsor: City of St. Joe. Project Director: John Henley. Award: $1,030.

Reed's Bridge Re-enactment of the Civil War Battle.; Sponsor: Reed's Bridge Battlefield Preservation Society, Inc., Jacksonville. Project Director: Ann Hooper. Award: $1,500.

Restoration of the Reneau Historic Cemetery.; Sponsor: Reneau Cemetery Association, Howell. Project Director: Lynette Black. Award: $1,000.

Awarded from November 2009 through March 2010

James H. Burton, Master Armorer of the Confederacy.; Sponsor: MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.; Project Director: Stephan McAteer.; Award: $1,500.;;

Uncovering the Black History of Western Arkansas.; Sponsor: Fort Smith Historical Society, Inc.; Project Director: Lita Spears.; Award: $1,500.;

Petit Jean Mountain Cemetery Historical Survey.; Sponsor: Petit Jean Mountain Cemetery Association, Morrilton.; Project Director: Bettye Henderson.; Award: $1,000.

Awarded from June 2009 through October 2009

Arkansas Black History Quiz Bowl.; Sponsor: Arkansas Black History Quiz Bowl Association.; Project Director: Frank Bateman.; Award: $1,500.

Beta Pi Omega - An Oral History: 75 Years of Service to the State of Arkansas.; Sponsor: Beta Pi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Little Rock.; Project Director: Estella Morris.; Award: $1,000.

Civil War Helena.; Sponsor: Helena-West Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission.; Project Director: Cathy Cunningham.; Award: $1,500.

In the Shadow of the Gallows.; Sponsor: Fort Smith Museum of History.; Project Director: Leisa Gramlich.; Award: $1,412.

Peace and Reconciliation in the Middle East - Israel and Palestine - Where Do We Go From Here?; Sponsor: Arkansas Coalition for Peace and Justice.; Project Director: John Coffin.; Award: $1,400.

Potts Inn Historical Preservation.; Sponsor: Pope County Historical Foundation, Pottsville.; Project Director: Pam Scarber.; Award: $1,000.

The Fog of New Media: Is There a GPS?; Sponsor: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.; Project Director: Bret Schulte.; Award: $1,500.

Special Initiative Grant Categories

Cemetery Documentation and Preservation Major Grants Awarded March 2010

Asbury and Gamble Cemeteries. Sponsor: M. M. Tate Community Development Corp., Marvell.; Project Director: Marty McKissic.; Award: $10,000.

Belmond Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Sponsor: Belmont Missionary Baptist Church, Moscow. Project Director: Barbara Johnson.; Award: $10,000.

Helms Cemetery.; Sponsor: Buffaloes' Foundation, Inc., Arkadelphia.; Project Director: O. B. Ware.; Award: $8,110.

Hickman/New Dora Cemetery.; Sponsor: Hickman/New Dora Cemetery Preservation Association, North Little Rock.; Project Director: Cevesia Rowe. Award: $9,800.

Pilgrim Cemetery. Sponsor: Pilgrim Cemetery Preservation Association, Solgohachia.; Project Director: Rita Galloway. Award: $10,000.

Richmond Hill Cemetery.; Sponsor: Richmond Hill Cemetery Preservation Association, Arkadelphia.; Project Director: James Nelson. Award: $10,000.

Washington Hill Cemetery. Sponsor: Washington Hill Cemetery Organization, Prescott.; Project Director: Juanita Hopson.; Award: $9,889.

Operating Grants for Small Museums Awarded May 2010

Central Delta Historical Society.; Project Director:; Laura Bussell.; Award:; $2,500. Scott Connections.; Project Director:; Robert Smith.; Award:; $2,500.

Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society/Arkansas Railroad Museum.; Project Director:; Elizabeth Gaines.; Award:; $2,500.

Calico Rock Museum Foundation, Inc.; Project Director:; Steven Mitchell.; Award:; $2,500.

Faulkner County Museum.; Project Director:; Lynita Langley-Ware.; Award:; $2,500.

Fort Smith Museum of History.; Project Director:; Alana Embry.; Award:; $2,476.

Eddie Mae Herron Museum.; Project Director:; Pat Johnson.; Award:; $2,492.

Stone County Historical Society.; Project Director:; Robbie Purdom.; Award:; $2,500.

P.H.O.E.B.E.; Project Director:; Cheryl Batts.; Award:; $2,500.

Dallas County Museum.; Project Director:; Agnes Phillips.; Award:; $2,500.

Sevier County Historical Society Museum.; Project Director:; Karen Mills.; Award:; $2,500.

Newton County Historical Society.; Project Director:; Yalonda Martin.; Award:; $2,485.

Five Rivers Historic Preservation, Inc.; Project Director:; Karen Parish.; Award:; $2,500.

Lonoke County Museum.; Project Director:; Sherryl Miller.; Award:; $2,300.

Jacksonville Museum of Military History:; Project Director:; Warren Dupree.; Award:; $2,500.

Siloam Springs Museum.; Project Director:; Don Warden.; Award:; $2,500.

Clark County Historical Association.; Project Director:; Ray Granade.; Award:; $2,412. City of Monette Buffalo Island Museum.; Project Director:; Ernestine Harrell.; Award:; $2,500.

Cross County Historical Society, Inc.; Project Director:; Carol Brown.; Award:; $2,500.

 
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