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ASA and NEARA Announce Moving About: A History of Transportation in Arkansas

July 09, 2019
The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives will present “Moving About: The History of Transportation in Arkansas” during its annual symposium Saturday, Aug. 10, at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Free African Americans Expelled from Arkansas before the Civil War

July 10, 2019
The Arkansas Gazette ran information about the act that expelled “free persons of color” from the state of Arkansas on March 5, 1859.Among the most overlooked groups in Arkansas history have been free African Americans before the Civil War.The 1835 territorial census in Arkansas counted 176 free bla
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Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Litzke-Allen-Morris papers, MS.000322

July 10, 2019
Paul Randolph Litzke was a salesman for Peters Cartridge Company in Little Rock, Arkansas, in the early 1900s. The Peters Cartridge Company was a national ammunitions company, and it required Paul to travel extensively throughout Arkansas and the United States. Paul was involved in or a member of mu
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New Intern Starts at SARA

June 27, 2019
Taylor Lawson, intern at SARAA new intern has started at the Southeast Arkansas Regional Archives!Taylor Lawson, 21, of Rison, is a senior history major with a minor in psychology and sociology at Henderson State University. She heard about the internship opportunity through her public history class
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Historic Arkansas State Flags Return after Conservation

June 27, 2019
Curator Julienne Crawford and Hunter Foster, archival assistant for conservation,unpack the original design of the Arkansas State Flag, which was sent off for restoration last year.Historic Arkansas State flags are back at the Arkansas State Archives after being sent off for conservtion this past No
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