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Red River Center for Regional History and Culture

 

The Red River Center for Regional History and Culture at Texas A&M University-Texarkana supports the collection, preservation, exchange, and dissemination of locally and regionally significant materials relating to history and culture in the Red River area, including southeast Oklahoma, northeast Texas, southwest Arkansas, and northwest Louisiana. One of the key missions of the center is to find ways to deploy history – to make it useful and inspirational – to improve our region by bringing to life its cultural heritage through dynamic exhibits, educational programming, and impactful research. 

We understand our goals and agendas as extensions of the Texas A&M University system’s Land Grant mandate, in order to promote a shared understanding of our common human experience that informs our collaborative pursuit of solutions to issues that affect our communities. At its core, the Red River Center for Regional History and Culture seeks to tell the stories of the area, understanding that we have extraordinary stories that have only begun to be told.

The Red River Center for Regional History and Culture offers an interdisciplinary humanities perspective to building our region, supporting our economic and social welfare, and improving our quality of life. Through the study of history and culture, the Center will help residents of the Red River region discover their passions, build their self-esteems, and realize that the stereotypes and news stories are wrong, and that we have the strength within us to create change.

For more information on the Center, please contact us at history@tamut.edu 

 

Current Projects

  • Queer ArkLaTex Regional Oral History Project
  • Clio App -- Various Regional History Entries
  • Downtown Bike Tour of African American Texarkana 
  • Research on the Linden, TX and Domino, TX Rosenwald Schools
  • African American Life in Texarkana -- Oral History Project
  • Red River History Journal

Fall 2019 Events 

  • September 17,2019: Drs. Andrew McGregor and Craig M. Nakashian, "Constitution Day 2019: Reading and Discussing the Bill of Rights," UC 116
  • September 26, 2019: "The Wizard of Oz: A Parable for Populism," (UC 217)
  • October 2, 2019: Dr. Jaime Cantrell, "The South & Sexuality: Queer ArkLaTex Regional Oral History Narrative in the Graduate Classroom," (UC 217)
  • November 7, 2019: Dr. Andrew McGregor, "150 Years of College Football," (UC 217)
  • November 13, 2019: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day (Eagle Hall) 
  • December 7: "A Look Back at the 1969 Texas-Arkansas Game," (UC 210)

Spring 2020 Events (more will be added)

Regional and State History Publications

Arkansas Historical Quarterly 

Arkansas Military History Journal 

Central Texas Studies: Journal of the Central Texas Historical Association 

The Chronicles of Oklahoma

East Texas Journal of History 

Louisiana History

Journal of South Texas 

Journal of Texas Women Writers 

Southwestern Historical Quarterly 

Texas Books in Review 

Texas Gulf Historical and Biographical Record 

Regional History Research Resources

Historical Bibliography of Bowie County, TX and Miller County, AR

Southwest Arkansas Regional Archive

Texarkana Museums System

  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
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  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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