About This Project

“No Laughing Matter: Political Cartoons and the Arkansas Historical Perspective” began as a product of an unrelated project when the UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture (CAHC) proposed a workshop for teachers, librarians, and archivists around the state. The workshop, Teaching a Web of Arkansas History, brought together professionals from around the state to learn about digitizing photographs, writing about the photographs, and creating online exhibits to highlight archival material. For the workshops, Center staff thought political cartoons would be interesting source materials for the participants to work with and contemplate exhibiting.