May 26, 2007
Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock (Pulaski County), first known as Ministers Institute and then Baptist Institute, was founded in the early 1880s by both black and white supporters. The school was the first Baptist college founded in the state, predating the better-known Ouachita Baptist University. Today, the historically black, four-year liberal arts college is the only one of its kind west of the Mississippi River. Shown in this engraving is the centerpiece of the school campus, the 1894 building known as Old Main.