Credits

Project Contributors

  • AJ Carter, UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
  • Bradley Minnick, UALR Department of English
  • Barclay Key, UALR Department of History
  • Bridget Wood, UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
  • Chad Garrett, UALR Collections and Archives
  • Dusty Higgins, UALR Office of Communications
  • George Jensen, UALR Department of Rhetoric and Writing
  • Joeseph Giammo, UALR Department of Political Science
  • John Deering, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Joshua Couch, UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
  • Kimberly Kaczenski, UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
  • Revis Edmonds, Department of Arkansas Heritage
  • Shannon Lausch, UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
  • Stan James, eStem Public Charter School

Grant Funding

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Special Thanks

“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, funded by the Arkansas Community Foundation‘s Bridge Fund Grant Program, 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. From that, the virtual exhibit was born and the idea for this symposium soon followed.

The following is a list of participants who attended the Teaching a Web workshops and scanned images used in the “No Laughing Matter” Project:

  • Bev Cortiana, Tontitown Historical Museum
  • Cassandra Barnett, Arkansas Department of Education
  • Claudine James, Malvern School District, Malvern Middle School
  • Crystal Long, Central Baptist College, Story Library
  • Ethel Tompkins, Lawrence County Historical Society
  • George Coleman, Little Rock School District, Pulaski Heights Middle School
  • Jama Best, Arkansas Humanities Council
  • Jen Hughes, Arkansas Secretary of State’s Office
  • Kathryn Fitzhugh, UALR William H. Bowen School of Law Library
  • Kaye Lundgren, UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
  • Kennedy Morphis, Newton County Library
  • Kenya Windel, Deer/Mt. Judea School District, Deer High School
  • LeTisha Stacey, Philander Smith College, D.W. Reynolds Library and Technology Center
  • Linda Goza, Plantation Agriculture Museum
  • Liz Miller, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts
  • Mary Heady, University of Arkansas at Monticello, Taylor Library
  • Mary Ellen Kubit, University of Central Arkansas
  • Nathan Windel, Deer/Mt. Judea School District, Deer High School
  • Pam Meridith, Williams Baptist College, Felix Goodson Library
  • Peggy Stroud, Heber Springs School District, Heber Springs High School
  • Rachel Whittingham, Central Baptist College, Story Library
  • Randy Noah, Plantation Agriculture Museum
  • Regina Beard, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts
  • Revis Edmonds, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
  • Robbie Gill, Central Arkansas Library System, Main Branch
  • Ruthie Pride, Phillips County Community College, Lewis Library
  • Tracy Cline, Van Buren School District, Butterfield Trail Middle School
  • Wendy Peer, Fort Smith School District, Northside High School