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ASA and Regional Archives Closed Wednesday, July 4th

July 02, 2018
The Arkansas State Archives and its regional branches, the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives and the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018, in observance of Independence Day. The archives will resume normal business hours at 8:00am on Thursday, July 5th.

Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Lycurgus A. Sallee papers, MS.000856

July 11, 2018
Lycurgus A. Sallee was born in St. Charles County, Missouri, on March 19, 1829, to Isaac Huffman and Lucinda Baugh Sallee. Lycurgus joined the Confederate Army in Camden, Arkansas, in May of 1861. He served in Company C, First Arkansas Regiment, as a private. After the Civil War, he left Arkansas, l
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SARA Helps Preserve Pike County History

June 28, 2018
Named for American explorer Zebulon Pike, Pike County was created by the territorial legislature on November 1, 1833 from Clark and Hempstead Counties. It was not until 1836 that a permanent county seat was chosen when Murfreesborough (later changed to Murfreesboro) was established along with a post
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SARA Welcomes Summer Intern

June 28, 2018
Wes Oliver, a rising senior at Ouachita Baptist University (OBU), has joined the team at Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives (SARA) as its summer intern. Oliver, who is double majoring in history and public history, and minoring in psychology, became familiar with SARA while touring with Dr. Wendy
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The Black History Commission of Arkansas and ASA Host Workshop

June 27, 2018
The Black History Commission of Arkansas (BHCA) and the Arkansas State Archives (ASA) hosted their annual workshop on Saturday, June 9, at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock.The event, “Arkansas’s Early Black Fraternal Organizations,” featured five dynamic speakers, who focused on mu
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