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‘African American Soldiers in Wartime’ Symposium Set for Feb. 1

December 27, 2019
The Black History Commission of Arkansas is pleased to present “African American Soldiers in Wartime,” a free, one-day symposium about the history of African Americans serving in U.S. wars. The symposium is cosponsored by the Arkansas State Archives.

A Conversation with Stephanie Carter

January 06, 2020
Stephanie Carter, archivist at the Arkansas State ArchivesStephanie Carter, an archivist at the Arkansas State Archives, processes, describes and documents our archival collections on a daily basis while also helping Arkansans research their histories. Carter records the chain of custody, donor info
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Arkansas Prophet Demands Execution, Wants to Rise Again

January 06, 2020
The Los Angeles Times, June 17, 1908Arkansas has had its share of eccentrics, including Elijah Skaggs, a preacher who asked the state to execute him so he could rise again from the grave and save the world.Skaggs grew up in Logan County, Arkansas, near Paris. After a rather unremarkable childhood, h
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New Employees Join ASA

January 06, 2020
New employees Kimberly Sanders, left, andAbbie Deville, courtesy of the Arkansas State ArchivesArkansas State Archives recently welcomed new employees Kimberly Sanders and Abbie Deville! Two other positions will be filled shortly.“We are thrilled to welcome Kim and Abbie,” said Julienne Crawford, in
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New Accessions in December

January 06, 2020
New accessions for December 2019Our new accessions include donations of three ledgers and one abstract of title to add to the J.E. Little Plantation records, historical postcards and indexes to death records! We hold hundreds of thousands of records, microfilms, ledgers and books to help you trace y
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