The Bison FAQ
Ms. Winnie Bell, Brackett Library's Director from 1975-1990, spent many of her retirement years compiling the data to create this index.
In 2004, the newspaper began its online presence. We had hoped that the index and the digital site could be merged but this has not yet been possible. As time allows, library staff plans to add the more recent years.
After you have conducted a search, some of the article titles will show up as a link. If you click on the link, the full Adobe PDF version of the newspaper will download. Most browsers will even open to the page in which the article appears.
Many of The Bison issues have already been digitized by the library but there are still many years worth of issues left to scan. Until this project is completed, please contact the library Information Desk by calling 501-279-4775 or submitting the Ask A Librarian form online. We will be more than happy to help you obtain a copy of the article.
Yes. There are tabs just above the search box that represent different decades. Just click on a decade and a list of years will display. Then click on a year and the issues from that year will display. If a particular issue, year or decade is not present in this list, then those have not yet been digitized. Thank you for being patient with us as we scan and process all 89 years of The Bison. We have 42 years scanned so we are almost half way there!
We are currently working to digitize all the issues of The Bison. So far, only 42 of the 89 years have been scanned.
As of October 2013, the following years have been scanned: August 1953-May 1955, August 1967-May 2005.
The Link website, maintained by the Department of Communications, contains articles written for recent issues of The Bison.