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ASU to host exhibition on U. S. Senator Thaddeus
Caraway, Sept. 22
Sept. 14, 2009 --
University-Jonesboro will host an exhibit on the life and
of U. S. Senator Thaddeus Caraway in the lobby of the Dean B.
108 Cooley Drive, Jonesboro, from Tuesday, Sept. 22- Wednesday, Nov. 25.
An opening reception, sponsored by ASU’s Department of Political
Science, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, and will include
comments by Paul Austin, executive director of the Arkansas Humanities
Council and an Arkansas State University alumnus. The opening reception,
like the exhibit itself, is free and open
to the public.
The exhibit is among the university’s Centennial Celebration
activities and is part of a collection of traveling exhibits sponsored
by the Arkansas Humanities Council.
“As the hometown for Senator Caraway, we are thrilled to be
the first site outside of Little Rock to receive this exhibit,” said Dr.
Ruth Hawkins, chairman of the ASU Centennial Celebration. “Senator
Caraway took office when our university was in its infancy and was
influential in guiding Arkansas State during its first quarter-century.”
The exhibit, funded by the Arkansas Humanities Council and University of
Arkansas-Little Rock professor Cal Ledbetter, was researched and created
by the staff of the Butler Center
for Arkansas Studies.
Senator Thaddeus Caraway of Jonesboro served as a U. S. representative
from 1913 until 1921 and as a U. S. senator from 1921 until his death in
when his seat was filled by his wife, Hattie
Caraway. Both Senators
Caraway were progressive champions of the poor and vigorously
aided the people of Arkansas during the Great Depression.
Dean B. Ellis Library’s doors open at 7 a.m.
Monday-Thursday, and close at 1 a.m. On
Friday, hours are 7 a.m.-6 p.m.;
on Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m.-1 a.m. The Dean B. Ellis
Library will be closed Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 21-22.
For more information about the exhibit, contact ASU’s
Centennial Celebration Office