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ASA and NEARA Announce Genealogy Workshop for October 6th

September 04, 2018
The archives will host a free, half-day genealogy workshop at the Male and Female Academy in Powhatan State Park on October 6th, from 10:00am to noon. Speakers will include Kermit Channell of the Arkansas State Crime Lab, and NEARA Archival Manager Meredith McFadden.

Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Secretary of State: Elections Division Records, MS.000749

September 12, 2018
Records consist of reports required by the Arkansas Secretary of State for campaign contributions, expenditures, and carryover funds of state and district candidates for 2002 - 2006.Secretary of State-Elections Division records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, ArkansasTransferred by Secretary
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Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - John Caldwell Brickey papers, SMC.0170.0014

September 05, 2018
John Caldwell Brickey was born on February 9, 1799, in Davidson County, Tennessee, to John and Jemimah Caldwell Brickey. On February 24, 1822, he married Catharine Murrah, the daughter of Bernard and Agnes Murrah, in Washington County, Missouri. Brickey ventured into several career fields in Missour
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NEARA to Host Research Workshop

August 30, 2018
October is Archives Month and NEARA is excited to celebrate with a half-day workshop! Join us on Saturday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Powhatan Male and Female Academy (located next to NEARA).Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced researcher, we’ll have tips to help with your proj
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Archives Launches Digital Collection on Education in Arkansas

August 30, 2018
As families across our state start the new school year, the Arkansas State Archives is taking a moment to look back at the history of education in Arkansas. On August 15, the Archives launched its 21st digital collection, “Time for Class – Arkansas Schools through the Years.”  The materials in
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