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Arkansas History Commission to hold quarterly meeting Thursday, December 7th

December 04, 2017
The Arkansas History Commission will hold it quarterly meeting at 10 a.m., on Thursday, December 7, 2017. They will meet in the Arkansas State Archives conference room, located on the second floor of the Multi-Agency Complex at One Capitol Mall in Little Rock. This meeting is open to the public.

Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - John Buchanan notebooks, SMC.36.4

December 13, 2017
John Buchanan, minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was a leader of the Presbyterian church in Arkansas for over 40 years. His family moved to Arkansas from Tennessee and were some of the first settlers of Washington County. He served as a circuit minister at White Church in Cane Hill, Fa
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Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Robert Ragsdale papers, SMC.0170.0002

December 06, 2017
Robert Arthur Ragsdale was born in Polk County, Arkansas, on May 28, 1884, to Lewis and Alleen Ragsdale. He served as a Seaman Second Class in the United States Navy during World War I until his discharge on December 2, 1918. Robert was stationed in Newport News, Virginia, with the Intelligence sect
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AHC announces quarterly meeting

December 01, 2017
The Arkansas History Commission will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m., on Thurs., Dec. 7, 2017. They will meet in the Arkansas State Archives conference room, located on the second floor of the Multi-Agency Complex at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas.  This meeting is open to the pu
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Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Otis Patten papers, MS.000328

November 29, 2017
Otis Patten, 1821-1893, served as superintendent of the Arkansas School for the Blind in Little Rock, Arkansas, from 1859 to 1885.The Otis Patten papers contain letterbooks, loose correspondence, legal papers, and published materials related to his tenure as the superintendent of the Arkansas School
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