Creator

Date Original

1861-2020

Description

This collection contains web crawl and download captures from three commemoration commissions websites, the Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, the World War I Centennial Commemoration Commission, and the Arkansas Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Commission. Each website contains historical information about the event it honors and includes information about the commemoration events. The collection also includes physical material in paper format from the Arkansas Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Commission consisting of a proclamation, meeting minutes, and research material collected by the Department of Arkansas Heritage committee designee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Act 635 of the 86th Arkansas General Assembly established the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. This commission commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Arkansas by sanctioning events, encouraging research and education programs related to Civil War Arkansas, and preserving the sites that witnessed the Civil War in Arkansas. The Civil War Sesquicentennial was celebrated between 2011 and 2015. The Commission ceased to exist on December 31, 2015. On March 31, 2016, Governor Asa Hutchinson established the World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee to serve as the coordinator of events, projects, and memorials celebrating the World War I Centennial in the State of Arkansas during the years of 2017 and 2018. On August 27, 2017, Governor Asa Hutchinson created the Arkansas Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Committee to lead the state's remembrance of the women receiving the right to vote. The committee worked with Arkansans to plan activities, conduct research, and otherwise expand the understanding and appreciation of the significance of women’s suffrage in Arkansas. The Arkansas Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Committee website was created to promote the work of the committee and state wide observation of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. This collection's three supporting commemorative commission websites were originally hosted and maintained by the Department of Arkansas Heritage. These sites were web crawled by Arkansas State Archives staff in January 2021 for preservation and long term access. As of February 2021, the websites were no longer available in original format on the web.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.001017

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas historical commemorations: Civil War sesquicentennial, World War I centennial, and Arkansas women's suffrage centennial, MS.001017

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas historical commemorations: Civil War sesquicentennial, World War I centennial, and women's suffrage centennial, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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