About the Project

Exhibit logo of steamboat and text "As Much as the Water: How Steamboats Shaped Arkansas"The exhibit explores the impact of the steamboat on Arkansas from its arrival at Arkansas Post in 1820 until it was surpassed by the railroad as the main means of transportation in the years after the Civil War. The exhibit places special emphasis on the artwork of Frederick T. Anderson, as well as photographs and letters from archival collections. This exhibit grew from a partnership between the UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture and The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas.

About the Center

The UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, located in the Arkansas Studies Institute, offers a collection of resources, including significant papers of Arkansas governors Carl Bailey, Winthrop Rockefeller, Dale Bumpers, Frank White, and Jim Guy Tucker. In total, the collections comprise about 10,000 linear feet, 70,000+ images, and approximately 8,000 books.

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You can do research on Arkansas history at
Arkansas Studies Institute:

401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Research Room Hours
Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.