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ASA Research Room Closed Monday, May 29th, for Memorial Day

May 28, 2017
The Arkansas State Archives research room in Little Rock will be closed on Monday, May 29th, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The archives will return to normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 30th.

April 2017 Acquisitions and Accessions

May 24, 2017
ASA BooksThe Ozarks:  An American Survival of Primitive Society, Vance RandolphChoctaw by Blood Enrollment Cards, 1898 – 1914, Volume VIII, by Jeff BowenThe Power of Relationships:  75 years of Southwest Power Pool, by Nathania Sawyer and Les Dillahunty, 2 copiesASA PeriodicalsGr
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Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Chester Ashley papers, MG.00044

May 24, 2017
Chester Ashley was a United States Senator from Arkansas from 1844-1848. Ashley was born at Amherst, Massachusetts, on June 1, 1791. About three years later he moved to Hudson, New York, where he grew up. In 1813 he graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Later, he graduated fr
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Arkansas State Archives announces third Pen to Podium lecture

May 18, 2017
The Arkansas State Archives, in conjunction with its sister agency Historic Arkansas Museum, is hosting the third in a series of lectures in 2017, Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst announced today.  The lecture, which is part of the Pen to Podium: Arkansas Historical Writers'
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Arkansas State Archives participates in newspaper digitization project

May 17, 2017
The Arkansas State Archives, in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), has digitized 24 Arkansas newspapers through a joint newspaper digitization project with Newspapers.com in order to provide more access to these resources, Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurs
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