AARP AR Presents: Arkansas and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, July 21 at 10:00 AM

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2020
From 10am to 11am Central Time


Contact: AARP Arkansas

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During the final year of WW I, the world community found itself battling a common enemy. Called the “Spanish Flu”, the virus invaded country and country throughout 1918 and 1919. Arkansas was not immune to the economic and social effects of the influenza pandemic, though state and local officials tried various methods to curb its spread. Click here to register. 

Presenter Bio: 

Tim Nutt is currently employed as the Director of the Historical Research Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Previously, he was employed as the Head of Special Collections at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and as founding Deputy Curator of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library System. He also served as the founding Managing Editor and Staff Historian of the award-winning online Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture.

A native of Bigelow, Arkansas, Nutt received a B.A. in History from the University of Central Arkansas and a masters in Library Science, with an emphasis on archives, from the University of Oklahoma. He is a past president of the Arkansas Historical Association and a Certified Archivist.

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