Famous Arkansas

Introduction

Have you ever been asked to write a report about someone famous from Arkansas? This pathfinder will help you locate books, websites, and other materials on Arkansans who are famous.

Some Famous Arkansans

Maya Angelou

Glen Campbell

Hattie Caraway

Johnny Cash

Eldridge Cleaver

Bill Clinton

Orval Faubus

John Grisham

John H. Johnson

Scott Joplin

Douglas MacArthur

Bill Bob Thornton

Frank Broyles

Paul "Bear" Bryant

Dee Brown

Sam Walton

Wesley Clark

Daisy Bates

Joycelyn Elders

Many more names can be found on a list in the "Famous Arkansans" folder in the Vertical File in the Arkansas/Genealogy Room. Ask for help at the Help/Information Desk II.

 

Books

If you know the person you would like to research, type the person's name in the library catalog to located books, videos, DVD and Books-on-Tape about that person.

Arkansas Biographical Dictionary (AR 920 Ar4 )

Arkansas Handbook (350 H43)

World Book Encyclopedia (Ref 031 Wo89)

Some Remarkable Women of Arkansas by Pearl Shoudel (AR 920 AR4)

Arkansans of the Years (AR920 Wi67)

Current Biography (920 Cu93)

 

Online Reference Sources

Kids Search (up to 5th grade) - Search using the name of the person you are researching.

Student Research Center (5th grade and up) - Search using the name of the person you are researching.

Gale Discovering Collection - Search using the name of the person you are researching to locate images, biographies and more.

Grolier's Encyclopedias - Search using the name of the person you are researching to locate images, media, biographies, selected websites and more.

History Reference - Search using the name of the person you are researching to locate books and journals articles.

Ebscohost - Select some or all of the following subdatabases: Middle Search Plus, Academic Search Elite, MasterFile Premiere. Search using the name of the person you are researching to locate books and journals articles.

American History - Covers American history from 1350 to the present with primary and secondary sources, biographies, e-books and teacher resources.

 

Internet Links

Encyclopedia of Arkansas
http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/

Kids and Family Fun - Famous Arkansans
http://www.arkansas.com/kids/famous-arkansans/architecture.aspx
List of famous Arkansans with biographical information.