EOA Turns 15

Dear Reader,

This month, the CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas turns 15. I hope you will help us celebrate this milestone – and sustain our important work – by making a donation.

Why should you donate to the EOA?

The EOA is the premier source of information on the state of Arkansas, trusted by educators from elementary schools to universities. The EOA has been used by journalists in state, national, and even international media, and it has even been cited in bills before the Arkansas General Assembly. Even if you do not reference the EOA often, your life has likely been impacted by it. In an age when information is available at our fingertips thanks to vast (and often unreliable) online resources, it is more important than ever to have access to a trustworthy, comprehensive, definitive reference work. The EOA is just that. Whether you’re a student working on a History Day project, a teacher planning lessons on Arkansas history, a scholar searching for an obscure fact, or a citizen just wanting to learn your state’s story – the EOA is here for you.

The EOA is grateful to receive support from the Central Arkansas Library System, but individual donations will help us keep pace with ever-changing technology and provide even more entries in written, visual, and interactive formats.

And technology isn’t the only thing that is ever-changing. The ways we look at history and culture are evolving—and our history informs our future. Our staff works hard to stay abreast of the latest news relating to Arkansas. Plus we make sure our bibliographies are up-to-date with the latest journal articles and books. With your help, the EOA will remain not only the fastest-growing state encyclopedia in the nation but also current, up-to-date, and free.

Sincerely,

Guy Lancaster
Editor, CALS Encyclopedia of Arkansas