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ASA Announces Fourth and Final Pen to Podium Lecture for 2017

September 18, 2017
The fourth and final lecture in the Pen to Podium: Arkansas Historical Writers' Lecture Series will be held from 7 - 8 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 17, at Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock. The lecture will feature Erik Wright, who will present "Main Street Mayhem: Crime, Murder and Justice in Downtown Paragould."

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - John Crowell Wright papers, SMC.32.13

September 20, 2017
John Crowell Wright was born March 14, 1835, in Georgia, and moved with his family to Union County, Arkansas, in 1843. He married Mary Alabama Newton on March 29, 1859. At the start of the Civil War, Wright joined the Confederate Army and was elected captain of Company C, Fifteenth Infantry Regiment
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AHA and NEARA announce award

September 18, 2017
The Arkansas Historical Association and the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives (NEARA), a branch of the Arkansas State Archives, announce the annual NEARA Award for Exemplary Archival Research. The award recognizes the best original unpublished research paper using archival materials from the Nort
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ASA announces final Pen to Podium lecture for 2017

September 18, 2017
The Arkansas State Archives, in conjunction with its sister agency Historic Arkansas Museum, is hosting the fourth and final 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 Writ
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Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - John E. Martineau papers, MS.000414

September 13, 2017
John E. Martineau was the twenty-eighth governor of Arkansas, serving from 1927 to 1928. Born on December 2, 1873, in Clay County, Missouri, Martineau moved to Lonoke County, Arkansas, with his family when he was still a small child. He studied law and was elected governor as a Democrat. During his
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