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Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives (SARA) to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

February 21, 2018
The Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives (SARA), a branch of the Arkansas State Archives (ASA), will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, March 3 at SARA, 201 AR-195, Washington. The event is free and open to the public.

ASA welcomes new director

March 23, 2018
The Arkansas State Archives is proud to announce that former director, Dr. Wendy Richter, will be returning to the ASA to resume her duties as director.  Dr. Richter holds an MA in public history from the University of Arkansas Little Rock and an MA and PhD in heritage studies from the Arkansas
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Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas minutes and papers, MS.000830

March 21, 2018
The Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas (FWCA) is a nonprofit organization focused on providing education, information, and a supportive network that is mutually beneficial to various professionals in writing-related fields. Founded in 1984, the FWCA was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation which
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Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - The Women's Emergency Committee Collection

March 14, 2018
The Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools was formed in Little Rock in September 1958. It was established in response to the closing of Little Rock's four public high schools by Governor Orval Faubus. The organization was founded by a group of women led by Adolphine Fletcher Terry, a membe
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Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - George Edward Fisher papers, MS.000834

March 07, 2018
George Edward Fisher was born in White County, Arkansas, on April 8, 1923, to Charles W. and Gladys Fisher. He attended Beebe College while serving in the Army Reserves, leaving the college for active duty in 1943. While on active duty, George Fisher took drawing classes at the Municipal College of
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