About the Project
In 2008, the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies initiated "FORGOTTEN: The Arkansas Korean War Project" to document and preserve Arkansas's role in the war. Brian Robertson and Stephanie Bayless in the manuscripts division of the Butler Center lead this project and are collecting the information. The project consists of three components:
- We are asking veterans to fill out a survey about their experiences, and we are conducting oral history interviews with them.
- We are collecting archival materials from veterans — letters, documents, diaries, photographs, etc. — that will be housed in the Butler Center.
- As these surveys, interviews, and materials are collected and processed, we will be adding information and highlighting portions of the collection on this website.
We want to ensure that these materials are preserved for educators, researchers, and family members to help future generations understand more about the war and our veterans' experiences in it. We believe it is critical to honor our veterans' service and contributions to the war effort.
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 S. Rock Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
If you know Korean War veterans, please help us spread the word and make them aware of this project. For more information, contact Brian Robertson at (501) 320-5723.