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Arkansas State Archives Announces Arkansas's Italian Foodways Event

August 15, 2017
The Arkansas State Archives will host its fourth annual Arkansas foodways symposium from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, at the north campus of UA Pulaski Technical College in North Little Rock. The symposium's theme, Fruit of the Vine: Arkansas's Italian Communities and Foodways, will feature presentations by Chris Dorer, Dr. Rebecca Howard, Regina Moyer and State Archives staff member Terra Titsworth.

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Ozro A. Hadley papers, MS.000116

August 16, 2017
Ozro A. Hadley was born on June 26, 1826, at Cherry Creek in Chautauqua County, New York, the son of Alvah Hadley and Eunice Bates Hadley. He served as governor of Arkansas from 1871 to 1873 after Powell Clayton became a United States Senator. Hadley owned a plantation on Grand Prairie in Lonoke cou
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Arkansas State Archives announces fourth annual foodways event

August 15, 2017
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Arkansas State Archives receives grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

August 02, 2017
The Arkansas State Archives has been awarded a grant in the amount of $208,128 for the digitization of historic Arkansas newspapers through the National Endowment of the Humanities, Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst announced today.  The National Digital Newspaper Program (ND
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Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Arkansas Employment Security Division records, MS.000089

August 02, 2017
The Arkansas Employment Security Division was created in 1937 by Act 155 of the Arkansas Legislature, and was known as the Bureau of Labor's Unemployment Compensation Division. With its establishment, all Arkansas employers were required to contribute a percentage of their employees' earnings to fun
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