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Sports History at Arkadelphia High School, Arkansas

As told by Arkadelphia High School students and Mattison Griffin
Arkadelphia, Arkansas

Story Narrative:

A screenshot of a presentation about sports, showing a girls volleyball team.

Students at Arkadelphia High School collaborated with Mattison Griffin, a student in the Public History program at Ouachita Baptist University, to explore the history of the high school’s athletic teams and supporting organizations. They located many photographs and conducted oral history interviews with former students like Caroline Wood and Ken Duke, whose interviews are also located in the Stories from Main Street archive. 

This .pdf presentation includes details about the evolution of the school's baseball, volleyball, and softball teams as well as vintage photos of the 1905 school football team and images of the cheer squad back in 1950 and 1970.

Asset ID: 2021.09.02.e
Themes: Hometown Teams, sports, high school, football, baseball, cheerleading, color guard, volleyball, golf, mascots, Coach John Outlaw
Date recorded: 2017
Length of recording: N/A
File Type: .PDF
Related traveling exhibition: Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America
Sponsor or affiliated organization: Arkadelphia High School, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, in collaboration with the Public History program at Ouachita Baptist University
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Media Files:

  • The History of Sports at Arkadelphia High School.