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Arkansas State Archives Announces New Digital Collection

August 15, 2018
The "Time For Class - Arkansas Schools Through the Years" digital collection is now available, showcasing a variety of materials related to the history and development of education in Arkansas over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - George Frederick Kunz papers, SMC.0005.0019

August 08, 2018
George Frederick Kunz (1856-1932), well-known mineralogist and gemologist from New York City, was largely self-taught. He attended Cooper Union for two years but did not earn a degree. By the time he was twenty, he had amassed a mineral collection of over 4,000 specimens that he meticulously labeled
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Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Arkansas Authors and Composers Society records, MS.000009

August 01, 2018
The Arkansas Authors and Composers Society sought to raise public awareness of local and state authors and composers, providing them with opportunities for publication in newspapers and in the society's own publications.This collection contains records, scrapbooks, and publications of the Arkansas A
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July 2018 Accessions and Donations

July 31, 2018
ASA:Lower White River Oral HistoriesArkansas Geological Survey Documents and State Livestock Deed of LeaseNEARA:PeriodicalsSharp County Historical Society newsletterIndependence County Library Genealogy newsletter: Climbing Your Family Tree #24Greene County Historical and Genealogical Society newsle
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Curtis Sykes Grant Supports Book on Elaine Race Riot

July 31, 2018
Next year marks 100 years since one of the worst violent events in Arkansas history, the Elaine Race Riot. Over the space of a few days, hundreds of African Americans were killed or injured, becoming one of the darkest days in the history of the state.Writer and historian Guy Lancaster edited "The E
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