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Black History Commission of Arkansas to Hold Quarterly Meeting

July 16, 2018
The Black History Commission of Arkansas will hold its regular quarterly meeting on Thurs., August 9, at noon in the Arkansas State Archives conference room, located on the 2nd floor of the Multi-Agency Complex at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas. This meeting is open to the public.

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Archibald Yell Papers

July 18, 2018
Archibald Yell Papers, SMC.21.8Archibald Yell was an army officers, United State Representative, and the second Governor of Arkansas. He was born in North Carolina in 1797 to Moses and Mary Curry Yell, but grew up in Tennessee. Archibald served in the War of 1812 and fought at the Battle of New Orle
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Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Lycurgus A. Sallee papers, MS.000856

July 11, 2018
Lycurgus A. Sallee was born in St. Charles County, Missouri, on March 19, 1829, to Isaac Huffman and Lucinda Baugh Sallee. Lycurgus joined the Confederate Army in Camden, Arkansas, in May of 1861. He served in Company C, First Arkansas Regiment, as a private. After the Civil War, he left Arkansas, l
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SARA Helps Preserve Pike County History

June 28, 2018
Named for American explorer Zebulon Pike, Pike County was created by the territorial legislature on November 1, 1833 from Clark and Hempstead Counties. It was not until 1836 that a permanent county seat was chosen when Murfreesborough (later changed to Murfreesboro) was established along with a post
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SARA Welcomes Summer Intern

June 28, 2018
Wes Oliver, a rising senior at Ouachita Baptist University (OBU), has joined the team at Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives (SARA) as its summer intern. Oliver, who is double majoring in history and public history, and minoring in psychology, became familiar with SARA while touring with Dr. Wendy
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