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

May 17, 2018
The Arkansas History Commission will hold a quarterly meeting on Thurs., June 7, 2018, at 10 a.m., 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 public.

Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - George F. Upton Photograph Collection, MS.000841

June 20, 2018
George Flint Upton was born on September 3rd, 1878, in Lawrence, Kansas. It is not known exactly when Upton and his wife, Janelle Lemoyne Upton, moved to Dardanelle, Arkansas, but Upton took a job as a printer at the Dardanelle Post-Dispatch sometime in the 1890s. He became owner and publisher of th
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Herman Davis, World War I Hero

June 19, 2018
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The conflict had a great impact on our nation as the first modern, global war. Approximately 65 million were mobilized, including over 70,000 soldiers from Arkansas. The Arkansas State Archives in Little Rock currently offers an onsite
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Donations and Accessions

May 31, 2018
ASA:Haven of Rest Cemetery Commemorative Marker ProjectVail, Isaac G. Family collection Snodgrass, William A. scrapbook Freedman’s Bureau Arkansas Field Office Records final grant report, Ouachita Baptist University Library New Freedom Baptist Church programs, Malvern, Arkansas, 53 programsArkansas
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SARA Explores the Deep Roots of Local Family

May 30, 2018
The largest of Arkansas’s counties geographically, Union County was formed in 1829 from parts of Clark and Hempstead Counties. It originally encompassed what would later become Ouachita County, and the first county court was held at Ecore Fabre, now known as Camden. By 1843, El Dorado became the cou
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