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Arkansas History Commission Quarterly Meeting, June 8th

June 01, 2017
The Arkansas History Commission will hold a regular, quarterly meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Arkansas State Archives conference room, located on the second floor of the Multi-agency Complex at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas. This meeting is open to the public.

June 2017 ASA Newsletter

June 21, 2017
The latest issue of our newsletter, The Arkansas Archivist is up! This month's topics include summer vacation, our newest staff member, and new additions to our collections.You can view the newsletter at: June 2017 issue of The Arkansas Archivist
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Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - J.T. Greer and Son Funeral Home records MS.000387

June 21, 2017
J.T. Greer and Son Funeral Home operated in Ozark, Arkansas, for much of the twentieth century. In its early years the business also sold hardware, paint, and furniture. John T. Greer, founder, was born circa 1848 in Georgia. He married Minnie L. around 1889 and the two moved to Ozark with their fam
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Saving and preserving Arkansas county records

June 19, 2017
By: Dr. Lisa Speer, Arkansas State Archives DirectorArkansas courthouses hold some of the most valuable historical records in our state. Marriage records, early birth records, land deeds, copies of wills and probate records, naturalization records, military draft records, and school records are amon
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Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Herbert L. Thomas, Sr. papers, MS.000338

June 14, 2017
Herbert L. Thomas, Sr., was a prominent Arkansas businessman with interests in insurance, banking, and real estate. He was born in Lone Prairie, Ashley County, Arkansas, on February 14, 1899. Thomas founded the First Pyramid Life Insurance Company in 1925 and served as its president until 1960. In 1
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