The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee has unveiled nine new podcasts about Arkansas during the Great War.
The new podcasts were created in cooperation with the School of Mass Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The new offerings include:
* Debra Polston of the Museum of American History in Cabot on three Medal of Honor winners with Arkansas roots
* Erin Fehr of the Sequoyah National Research Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Native American soldier/musicians
* Elizabeth Hill of the Arkansas Women’s History Institute on Arkansas’s Council of Defense and recruitment of female teachers
* Shirley Schuette of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies on German Americans in Arkansas and their treatment during World War I.
The podcasts can be accessed at http://www.wwiarkansas.com/podcasts.
The Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee is part of the Department of Arkansas Heritage. Other DAH agencies are the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, Arkansas Arts Council, the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, the Old State House Museum, the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, the Historic Arkansas Museum and the Arkansas State Archives.