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ASA and Branch Archives to be Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 15, 2018
The Arkansas State Archives, the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives will be closed on Thursday-Saturday, November 22nd-24th, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Cromwell Architects Engineers slides, MS.000787

November 14, 2018
Cromwell Architects Engineers is the oldest architectural firms in Arkansas and one of the oldest in the nation. It was begun in 1885 when Benjamin Bartlett arrived in Little Rock to design the Arkansas School for the Blind. He soon began working on several other projects in the state. In 1886, Char
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Arkansans Celebrated End of War

November 13, 2018
A cease fire that effectively ended World War I went into effect 100 years ago this week.One hundred years ago this week, Arkansans cheered the end of the “War to End All Wars.” World War I was a bloody, worldwide conflict that lasted four years and killed millions of people.Americans awakened Nov.
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Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Certified election returns of Arkansas precincts and counties, MG.00001

November 07, 2018
Democratic primaries: The official returns of the state Democratic Party primaries, first held in 1924, were submitted to the Secretary of State by each county's Democratic Party chairman. The first primary runoff was held in 1940. Official Republican Party records for primary elections are not incl
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Doomed Political Career Creates Second Chance

November 06, 2018
George W. Donahey (third from left) and William Jennings Bryan (second from left) stand with unnamed dignitaries at Malvern in 1910.As voters finish at the polls, it is fitting to reflect on the end of a political career of a once powerful politician and the start of his new legacy in Arkansas.
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