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ASA and NEARA Announce Agricultural History Symposium

July 05, 2017
The Arkansas State Archives and the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives will host a symposium on Sat., Aug. 5, from 10 a.m until 3 p.m. at the Male and Female Academy in Powhatan, Arkansas. The symposium’s theme, “Cultivating Life: Agricultural History in Northeast Arkansas,” will feature speakers Dr. Cherisse Jones-Branch, Dr. Brooks Blevins, Dr. Blake Perkins and Joan Gould.

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Internal Improvement Fund records, SMC.9.10

July 19, 2017
On December 30, 1848, the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas passed a law entitled "An act to distribute the proceeds of the 500,000 acres of land donated to the State of Arkansas for Internal Improvements." This act also established a board of Internal Improvement Commissioners consisting of
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11th Annual Red River Heritage Symposium

July 15, 2017
The 11th Annual Red River Heritage Symposium will be held from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 at the Historic Washington State Park Courthouse. SARA archival assistant Joshua Fischer will be presenting on SARA's Robert B. Walz photograph collection and ASA archival assistant Brian Irby wil
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Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - William Ludlow papers SMC.10.16

July 12, 2017
William Ludlow was born May 22, 1795, in Montgomery County, New York. His family moved to Oneida and Ontario counties, New York, and Sandusky County, Ohio. On April 1, 1833, he moved to Brown's Landing, also known as Laconia, on the Mississippi River, Desha County, Arkansas, with his wife Mary Brown
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Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives announces symposium

July 05, 2017
The Arkansas State Archives and the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives will host a symposium on Sat., Aug. 5, at the Male and Female Academy from 9:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m., Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst announced today. The symposium’s theme, “Cultivating Life: Agricultural
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