Funding announced for Pryor Center in Fayetteville

Posted: July 15, 2014 at 7:18 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE — Three Arkansas lawmakers have announced a total of $35,000 from the state's General Improvement Fund to the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History at the University of Arkansas.

Rep. David Whitaker announced $20,000 to buy equipment for one of six new digital video-editing stations; Rep. Darrin Williams announced $10,000 to help pay to digitize and store 200 hours of footage donated to the center by KATV; and Rep. Charlie Collins announced $5,000 for the purchase equipment to use in collecting oral and visual history interviews.

The General Improvement Fund sets aside various amounts of money to state legislators and the governor for special projects that can be funded from the state government's budget surplus.