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Genealogy Symposium Set for May 4 at SARA

April 10, 2019
– Learn how to go beyond the basics of researching family history during a free genealogy workshop with the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the WPA Gymnasium at the Historic Washington State Park at 100 S.W. Morrison St.

Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Edward W. Holland papers, MS.000829

April 17, 2019
Edward William Holland was born in Warren, Arkansas, on January 13, 1920, to Willie and Nora Holland, the second of three children. As a young adult, Edward W. Holland worked as a theater sign artist and assistant manager at a movie theater in Camden, Arkansas. Holland also painted large signs aroun
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‘The Little Russian Prince’ Visited Little Rock, 1911

April 15, 2019
During the United Confederate Veterans Reunion in Little Rock in May 1911, there was entertainment across the city for both veterans and visitors. Many traveled specifically to Little Rock to take advantage of the large crowds choking the city streets. One of those entertainers was a man who called
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Baseball was Big Hit in Arkansas History

April 10, 2019
   Des Arc baseball team, 1895, Arkansas State Archives holdingBaseball has a long history in Arkansas. The game has been played in the state every spring and summer since it emerged in the 1860s. By the 1890s, most towns had a baseball club. A state league also was formed, and each y
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Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Arkansas Advertising Federation collection, MS.000926

April 10, 2019
The Arkansas Advertising Federation has been in practice for over 90 years and provides professional development, networking, industry promotion, and legislative influence in the field of advertising in the state of Arkansas. The organization provides scholarships to Arkansas students, hosts the ADD
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