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Missouri State University Ozarks Studies The Ozarks Studies Program and Minor at Missouri State University

Missouri State University's one-of-a-kind Ozarks Studies Program provides students the opportunity to study the history, geography, and culture of one of North America's most fascinating regions.

If you're in Little Rock tomorrow at dinnertime -- which, of course, was lunchtime in the Old Ozarks -- come on out. htt...
04/09/2018
Brooks Blevins: A History of the Ozarks – Central Arkansas Library System

If you're in Little Rock tomorrow at dinnertime -- which, of course, was lunchtime in the Old Ozarks -- come on out. https://cals.org/event/brooks-blevins-a-history-of-the-ozarks/

Brooks Blevins will discuss his book A History of the Ozarks, Volume 1: The Old Ozarks, the first in a trilogy on the history of the region that includes most of the southern half of Missouri, much of northern Arkansas, and some of northeastern Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas.

If you're a student in Dr. Blevins's Ozarks Literature course, go to class Tuesday evening. If not, you're encouraged to...
27/08/2018
” A Survey and Analysis of Sound-Making Artifacts from Bluff Shelter Sites in the Ozark Plateau Region of the Central United States “, James A. Rees, Jr., Archaeologist, Tuesday, August 28, Boone Co. Library, 5:30 p.m.

If you're a student in Dr. Blevins's Ozarks Literature course, go to class Tuesday evening. If not, you're encouraged to attend Jim Rees's presentation in Harrison, AR. http://bnrpartners.org/?tribe_events=bluff-shelters-of-the-arkansas-ozarks-dr-jamie-brandon-archaeologist-tuesday-august-28-boone-co-library-530-p-m

Jim Rees is a member of the Arkansas Archeological Society. He holds a MA in anthropology from the University of Arkansas, a MSE degree in history, and BM and BME degrees in music from Ouachita…

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Ozarks Studies Symposium in West Plains, September 20-22. https://ozarksymposium.wp...
21/08/2018
Schedule

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Ozarks Studies Symposium in West Plains, September 20-22. https://ozarksymposium.wp.missouristate.edu/Schedule.htm

12th Annual Ozarks Studies Symposium September 20-22, 2018 Theme: Social Architecture and Foundations of the Ozarks Entrance to the symposium is free and pre-registration is not required. Those who attend will be invited to register on site when they arrive.

Jonesboro, Arkansas, may not be in the Ozarks, but this symposium will have a hill country flavor, thanks to Alan Spurge...
28/07/2018
It Covers a Lot of Ground: A History of Music in Northeast Arkansas

Jonesboro, Arkansas, may not be in the Ozarks, but this symposium will have a hill country flavor, thanks to Alan Spurgeon's talk on Ozark folk music and a performance by Mountain View, Arkansas's own Harmony. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/it-covers-a-lot-of-ground-a-history-of-music-in-northeast-arkansas-tickets-47421620343

The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives and the Arkansas State Archives are hosting a symposium on Saturday, August 4, 2018. The symposium, "It Covers a Lot of Ground: A History of Music in Northeast Arkansas," will feature speakers Dr. Alan Spurgeon, Dr. Ken Carroll, and Dr. Marti Allen. The music...

The first volume of Brooks Blevins' Ozarks history trilogy is out, and you can catch him on his mini book tour of northw...
28/06/2018

The first volume of Brooks Blevins' Ozarks history trilogy is out, and you can catch him on his mini book tour of northwestern Arkansas this weekend. The MSU professor will be at the Boone County Library in Harrison on Saturday morning at 10:00, at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville at 6:30 Saturday evening, and at Hobbs State Park near Rogers at 2:00 Sunday afternoon.

We made the top ten! -- of worst cities to live in. The Ozark region's largest city is one of the nation's worst to live...
16/06/2018
Are these the worst cities to live in? Study looks at quality of life across the U.S.

We made the top ten! -- of worst cities to live in. The Ozark region's largest city is one of the nation's worst to live in, according to this study. At least we're ahead of St. Louis. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/economy/2018/06/13/50-worst-cities-to-live-in/35909271/

24/7 Wall St. created an index with measures in eight categories -- crime, economy, education, environment, health, housing, infrastructure, and leisure -- to identify the 50 worst cities to live in.

30/05/2018
Asa Hutchinson (1950–) - Encyclopedia of Arkansas

Did you know? When Hickory County native and Polk County resident Mike Parson replaces Eric Greitens as governor of Missouri on Friday, it will mark the first time in more than sixty-one years that Missouri and Arkansas have simultaneously had governors who are natives of the Ozarks. Way back when it was Phil Donnelly (Laclede Co., MO) and Orval Faubus (Madison Co., AR). We look forward to the development of Missouri's online encyclopedia, but for now here's a sketch of Arkansas's current governor, a native of Benton County: http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=4517

William Asa Hutchinson first gained national attention as the youngest district attorney in the nation in 1982. He went on to represent the Third District of Arkansas in Congress as a Republican from 1997 to 2001, resigning his post on August 6, 2001, to become the director of the Drug Enforcement A...

Another Ozarks history/murder book on the way, from author Connie Yen.
25/05/2018

Another Ozarks history/murder book on the way, from author Connie Yen.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the grand opening of Dogpatch, USA, the backwoods Arkansas theme park based on Al Ca...
18/05/2018
Step Back In Time

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the grand opening of Dogpatch, USA, the backwoods Arkansas theme park based on Al Capp's popular comic strip, "Lil' Abner". Fitting then that the first feature-length documentary chronicling the park's story premiers tonight in Harrison, Ark. http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2018/may/13/step-back-in-time-20180513/

The story has to start way back in 1934, when a cartoonist named Al Capp envisioned a place called Dogpatch.

The broadcast premiere of the 20th anniversary special is coming up next week on OPT. http://www.optv.org/programs/ozark...
17/05/2018
OzarksWatch Video Magazine | Programs | Ozarks Public TV

The broadcast premiere of the 20th anniversary special is coming up next week on OPT. http://www.optv.org/programs/ozarkswatch-video-magazine/

This fall marks the 20th anniversary of one of our most popular programs – OzarksWatch Video Magazine. Over the past two decades, the show has brought us great interviews, beautiful locations across the Ozarks, performances from local artists, stories of our collective history, and time-honored tr...

Just a little more than two weeks away from the premiere of "Dogpatch: An Average Stone-Age Community" at the Durand Cen...
02/05/2018
“Dogpatch: An Average Stone-Age Community” — Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2pm — #FilmsAtTheLyric! – The Historic Lyric Theater – Harrison, Arkansas

Just a little more than two weeks away from the premiere of "Dogpatch: An Average Stone-Age Community" at the Durand Center in Harrison. Or you can catch a matinee the following day at the Lyric on the square. http://thelyricharrison.org/2018/04/04/dogpatch-an-average-stone-age-community-saturday-may-19-2018-at-2pm-filmsatthelyric/

Tickets on sale now!Click here to choose your tickets and get the best seats! Jeff Carter Productions New Documentary:Dogpatch: An Average Stone-Age Community Saturday, May 19 at 2:00PM Jeff Carter Productions will present a new documentary on “the history, excitement and entertainment that was, a...

Looking forward to the 12th annual Ozarks Studies Symposium in West Plains in September. Here's the call for proposals. ...
30/04/2018
Call for Proposals

Looking forward to the 12th annual Ozarks Studies Symposium in West Plains in September. Here's the call for proposals. https://ozarksymposium.wp.missouristate.edu/call-for-proposals.htm

The Ozarks Studies Committee of Missouri State University-West Plains seeks proposals for its 12th annual symposium to be held in the West Plains Civic Center on September 20-22, 2018. The theme of the 2018 symposium is "Social Architecture and Foundations of the Ozarks." This broad theme is intende...

The new issue of OzarksWatch Magazine is out, just in time to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Henry Rowe Schoolcraf...
30/04/2018

The new issue of OzarksWatch Magazine is out, just in time to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft's adventure in the Ozarks.

Fall '18. Back in the classroom after a five-year hiatus. Tell your favorite MSU undergrad.
10/04/2018

Fall '18. Back in the classroom after a five-year hiatus. Tell your favorite MSU undergrad.

If you missed KSMU's week of programming on Firearms in the Ozarks, here you go: http://ksmu.org/programs/sense-communit...
02/04/2018
Sense of Community

If you missed KSMU's week of programming on Firearms in the Ozarks, here you go: http://ksmu.org/programs/sense-community

From poverty concerns to major policy decisions, this series dives beyond the headlines to provide in-depth coverage of issues facing people and

Greene County, MO archivist Connie Yen, one of the first students in MSU's Ozarks Studies program when it started back i...
22/03/2018
A black woman won her freedom in court. Then Springfield’s founders beat her in a street.

Greene County, MO archivist Connie Yen, one of the first students in MSU's Ozarks Studies program when it started back in 2010, discovered the long-forgotten story of Milly's suit for her freedom and the mistreatment she endured because of it. Read it here: https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/crime/2018/03/21/springfields-founder-incited-1836-mob-beat-free-black-woman-ransacked-governors-ho-court-records-sho/732398001/

An archivist, a librarian and a historian shed light on rediscovered court documents involving Springfield's founder and a free black woman.

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