Arkansas Epidemics in the 1800s

Jul 8, 2023

The Garland County Historical Society (in association with the Garland County Library) presents “Arkansas Epidemics in the 1800s: News Coverage from Days of Pioneer Presses to the 1895 Hot Springs Information War”

John J. Archibald, Arkansas publisher, and printer will explore newspaper coverage of Arkansas epidemics of the 1800s. He will tell how newspaper coverage changed through the 1800s, with an emphasis on the 1895 smallpox epidemic information war between Hot Springs doctors and the national media, and he will demonstrate some of the newsgathering processes used by Arkansas publishers in the 1800s.