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Black History Commission of Arkansas and ASA Announce Black History Workshop

January 05, 2018
The Black History Commission of Arkansas (BHCA), an advisory board of the Arkansas State Archives (ASA), will sponsor a workshop, "African Americans in Arkansas's Rural History," on Saturday, February 3rd, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock.

SARA Celebrates 40 Years

February 16, 2018
The Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives (SARA), a branch of the Arkansas State Archives (ASA), will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, March 3 at SARA, 201 AR-195, Washington.Speakers at the celebration will include Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst, SARA Foundation Pres
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Holiday Closing

February 15, 2018
The Arkansas State Archives will be closed on Monday, February 19, in observance of President's Day.
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Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Forty-Sixth Regiment of the United States Colored Infantry, Company D muster roll MS.000828

February 14, 2018
Approximately 179,000 African Americans served in the Union Army during the Civil War, making up ten percent of the total army, yet little documentation of their service exists. This muster roll gives a history of the 46th Regiment of the United States Colored Infantry, Company D, and lists all of t
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Wednesday Wonderful Collection - Pinnacle Mountain State Park slides and photograph collection, MS.000823

February 07, 2018
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, located in Pulaski County, Arkansas, was commissioned by the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce and Arkansas State Parks in 1971-1972 and was approved by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1973. In 1977, 2,356 acres were designated as Pinnacle Mountain State Park, forming Ar
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