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University Museum and Cultural Center

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Title III Funding
This activity was paid in total or part by funding from the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Institutional Services Program, Title III, Part B, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program or Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act.

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Permanent Exhibit

Keepers of the Spirit Exhibit
The University Museum and Cultural Center is home to the Keepers of the Spirit: The L. A. Davis, Sr. Historical Collection that documents the more than 140-year history of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). The exhibit provides detailed insight into early life at the university, the institution's leaders, notable alumni, and campus organizations. On display are artifacts that shed light on the university's past including original documents and diplomas, early campus publications, pictures, and uniforms.

Temporary Exhibit


In recent years we have seen a resurgence to recognize the contributions of African American leaders, businesses, and entertainers. For Historically Black Colleges and Universities this spotlight has brought to the forefront institutions that have been essential to the growth of each generation and a home for fostering black excellence. As a result, these institutions have and continue to produce our country’s leading scientists, doctors, educators, and lawyers as well as women and men who define popular culture through music, sports, fashion, and entertainment.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has been on the frontlines of this endeavor since 1873 producing alum who broke racial barriers and created a platform for society’s current trailblazers. It’s a Matter of Pride celebrates recent graduates who through talent and dedication for their craft continue to influence countless lives and leave a legacy seen all throughout everyday life.