Joshua Youngblood from the University of Arkansas Special Collections will present the program on using photographs to further our genealogical research. This is a program you don’t want to miss!! The meeting will be at 10am on Saturday, May 18th in the Walker Room on the first floor of the Fayetteville Public Library. Hope to see you there!!! Kellie
I am excited to announce a new program for the May 18th Meeting of WCAGS. Joshua Youngblood from the University of Arkansas Special Collections has agreed to speak to us at this meeting! He will discuss how to use images to further your genealogical research and showcase the research opportunities available at the University’s Special Collection Library.
Joshua Youngblood is a wonderful speaker who speaks to many area groups about the research opportunities at the University of Arkansas Special Collections. I enjoyed his class at the recent Gather Your Family Genealogy Conference. I am very excited about his speaking to us at this meeting.
Joshua Youngblood joined the Special Collections of the University of Arkansas Libraries as the Research and Outreach Services Librarian in July 2011. Before that he was the Archives Historian for the Florida Memory Program of the State Library and Archives of Florida. He also served the Florida Department of State in the Bureau of Historic Preservation and the Division of Cultural Affairs.
Joshua was born in Monroe, Louisiana, and his family has long roots in north Louisiana and western Mississippi. He attended the University of Louisiana Monroe through a music scholarship and received a B.A. in history with a minor and in music performance in 1999.
Joshua moved to Tallahassee, Florida, in 2000 to enter the history graduate program at Florida State University. He had the privilege of working in the FSU Institute on World War II and the Human Experience Archives as a graduate assistant. He completed an M.A. in American History in 2004 with a thesis on the Southern Tenant Farmers Union.
While in graduate school he met his wife, Teresa. They just celebrated their 10th anniversary and have two little boys, Woody and Fox. In addition to his work as a librarian promoting access to historical and archival materials for the U of A, Joshua’s research interest as an historian include cultural radicalism in the South, the history of lynching, and environmental history.