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ASA Holding Genealogy Day Event, Saturday, October 27th

October 16, 2018
In honor of Archives Month, the Arkansas State Archives will hold a special Genealogy Day event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the State Archives at 1 Capitol Drive. The event is meant to help fledgling and longtime researchers with their genealogy projects.

Fort Smith Historian Speaks at Pen to Podium

October 17, 2018
Our last Pen to Podium lecture for the year will look back on a women's strike that happened 101 years ago! The event is free.Come hear Ben Boulden, a Fort Smith native, present material from his book, “Hidden History of Fort Smith, Arkansas,” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Diamond
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Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Arkansas Waterways Commission records, MS.000812

October 17, 2018
We have records on Arkansas Waterways! The SR2017.0013 portion of Arkansas State Archives records are comprised of the Arkansas Waterways Commission minutes and financial reports, environmental study and research materials, audiovisual materials and publications.The Arkansas Waterways Commissio
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September 28, 2018
Longtime Educator Joins the Black History Commission of ArkansasLITTLE ROCK — Longtime educator and social justice advocate Dr. Jesse Hargrove has been appointed to the Black History Commission of Arkansas. He replaces Dr. John Graves.“The commission is important because history, heritage and cultur
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September 28, 2018
Archives Month kicks off in OctoberGov. Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed October as Archives Month to spotlight the importance of preserving Arkansas’s past, and the Arkansas State Archives plans multiple events during the month.“October, Archives Month — that’s a great time to be an archivist,” said D
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