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1/15/2018:The Arkansas State Archives in Little Rock, as well as the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, will be closed Tuesday, January 16th, due to inclement weather in the area.

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1/12/2018:The Arkansas State Archives will be closed on Monday, January 15th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. The archives will return to normal business hours on Tuesday, January 16th.

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1/5/2018:The Black History Commission of Arkansas (BHCA), an advisory board of the Arkansas State Archives (ASA), will sponsor a workshop, "African Americans in Arkansas's Rural History," on Saturday, February 3rd, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock.

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1/3/2018:The Arkansas State Archives and its branch archives will close at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9th, for staff training. The archives will resume their normal business hours at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10th.

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12/20/2017:Author and journalist Janis Kearney will be the featured speaker at the first of the Arkansas State Archives’ (ASA) 2018 Pen to Podium lecture series on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 7 – 8 p.m. in the Diamond Room at the Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH), 1100 North Street, Little Rock.

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12/18/2017:The Arkansas State Archives and its branch archives, the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives, will be closed on Saturday, December 23rd, Monday, December 25th, and Tuesday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas holiday. All archives locations will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, December 27th.

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12/4/2017:The Arkansas History Commission will hold it quarterly meeting at 10 a.m., on Thursday, December 7, 2017. They will meet in the Arkansas State Archives conference room, located on the second floor of the Multi-Agency Complex at One Capitol Mall in Little Rock. This meeting is open to the public.

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11/27/2017:The Black History Commission of Arkansas, charged with preserving the history of black Arkansans and promoting the teaching of black history in Arkansas’s schools, is administered by a seven-member board appointed by the Governor, and meets quarterly throughout the year. The commission recently announced the dates of its quarterly meetings to be held in 2018. These meetings are open to the public.

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10/13/2017:The Black History Commission of Arkansas will hold a regular, quarterly meeting on Thurs., Nov. 2, 2017, at noon in the Arkansas State Archives conference room, located on the 2nd floor of the Multi-Agency Complex building at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas. This meeting is open to the public.

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9/29/2017:The Arkansas State Archives will host a symposium on Saturday, October 28, at Old Pulaski County Courthouse at 400 W. 2nd St. in Little Rock from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The symposium's theme, “Case Files and Conspiracies: True Crime and Lore in Arkansas,” will feature speakers Brooks Blevins, George Lankford, Tom Dillard, and State Archives staff member Brian Irby.

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9/28/2017:In conjunction with American Archives Month, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed October to be Arkansas Archives Month. Through educational programs, posters, and social media posts, archives use Archives Month to raise awareness about the importance of archives and the preservation of important records and historical material.

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9/18/2017:The fourth and final lecture in the Pen to Podium: Arkansas Historical Writers' Lecture Series will be held from 7 - 8 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 17, at Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock. The lecture will feature Erik Wright, who will present "Main Street Mayhem: Crime, Murder and Justice in Downtown Paragould."

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9/9/2017:The Arkansas State Archives and the St. Francis County Historical Society are hosting an archives and special collections workshop from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, September 23, at the Woodruff Electric Co-op Corporation building in Forrest City. The workshop will feature sessions on “Basic Tips for Managing Historical Collections,” “Responsible Preservation on a Budget,” and “Working with Special Formats.” The event is free but registration is required.

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9/1/2017:The Arkansas State Archives will be closed on Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day. The ASA research room will reopen and resume normal business hours at 8a.m. on Tuesday, September 5th.

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8/31/2017:The Arkansas History Commission has canceled its regular quarterly meeting scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 7, 2017, at 10 a.m., and has rescheduled the meeting for Thurs., Sept. 21, 2017, at 10 a.m. They will meet in the Arkansas State Archives conference room, located on the second floor of the Multi-agency Complex at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas. This meeting is open to the public.

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8/28/2017:The Arkansas State Archives and the St. Francis County Historical Society are hosting an archives and special collections workshop from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, September 23, at the Woodruff Electric Co-op Corporation building in Forrest City.

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8/24/2017:The Arkansas History Commission will hold a regular, quarterly meeting on Thursday, September 7th, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Arkansas State Archives conference room, located on the second floor of the Multi-agency Complex at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas. This meeting is open to the public.

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8/15/2017: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.

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8/2/2017: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. The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) grant will allow 100,000 pages of historic Arkansas newspapers from the collections of the State Archives to be digitized and made available online for research.

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7/28/2017:The Black History Commission of Arkansas will hold a regular, quarterly meeting on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at noon in the Arkansas State Archives conference room, located on the 2nd floor of the Multi-Agency Complex at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas. This meeting is open to the public.

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7/5/2017: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.

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6/29/2017:The Arkansas State Archives, as well as the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. All locations will resume regular business hours at 8am on Wednesday, July 5th.

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6/1/2017:The Arkansas History Commission will hold a regular, quarterly meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Arkansas State Archives conference room, located on the second floor of the Multi-agency Complex at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas. This meeting is open to the public.

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5/18/2017:The Arkansas State Archives, in conjunction with the Historic Arkansas Museum, is hosting the third in a series of AR historical writers lectures on Tuesday, June 20th, from 7-8pm, featuring Brooks Blevins, presenting on "Back Yonder: An Ozark Chronicle," by Charles Wayman Hogue.

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5/17/2017:The Arkansas State Archives, in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), has digitized 24 Arkansas newspapers through a joint newspaper digitization project with Newspapers.com in order to provide more access to these resources.

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5/12/2017:The Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas State Archives will be hosting a symposium on Sat., June 10, in Meeting Room 4A-400 on the fourth floor of the Multi Agency Complex Building behind the State Capitol, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst announced today. The symposium’s theme, “Jim Crow Goes to War: Race Relations in World War I Arkansas,” feature speakers, Carla Coleman, Dr. Brian Mitchell, Dr. Randy Findley, and Grif Stockley.

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5/8/2017:The Arkansas State Archives and the Hot Spring County Historical Society are hosting an archives and special collections workshop, "Caring for Your Historical Collections," from 9 a.m. until noon on Sat., May 20 in the Great Room (A300) at the College of the Ouachitas in Malvern.

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4/13/2017:The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives (NEARA) in Powhatan, a branch of the Arkansas State Archives, has been awarded the “More Than Home” award by Five Rivers Historic Preservation, Inc. The “More Than Home” award will be presented to NEARA on April 20 at a reception during the Arkansas Historical Association conference.

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4/12/2017:On Monday, April 17th, there will be filming in the Arkansas State Archives research room. Mangan Holcomb will be filming a TV spot and a web video for the State Archives from 8:30 a.m. until after 5:00. The research room will remain open.

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4/6/2017:The Arkansas State Archives and the Arkansas Genealogical Society will host a symposium at the WPA Gymnasium in Historic Washington State Park from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 6th. The symposium's theme, “In the Genealogical Trenches: Tracing Your Wartime Ancestry,” will feature speakers Mark Christ, Mike Polston, Peggy Lloyd and State Archives staff member Mary Dunn.

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3/15/2017:The Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives (SARA) and the SARA Foundation will host a lecture and book signing at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the 1914 Schoolhouse in Historic Washington State Park. Gary Pinkerton, author of Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North, will present the history of Trammel's Trace, the first road from the United States into the northern boundaries of Spanish Texas.

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3/3/2017:The Arkansas History Commission will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, in the conference room of the Arkansas State Archives. This meeting is open to the public.

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2/28/2017:The Arkansas State Archives will hold the second lecture in its series, Pen to Podium: Arkansas Historical Writers' Lecture Series, on Tues., Mar. 28 from 7 - 8 p.m. at Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock. Elizabeth Hill will present, A Splendid Piece of Work: Arkansas's Early Home Demonstration Clubs, in recognition of Women's History Month. Before the lecture, a reception sponsored by the Friends of the Arkansas State Archives will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the atrium of the museum.

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2/27/2017:The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives (NEARA) will be celebrating its sixth year anniversary with an open house from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Fri., March 3, 2017, at the Male and Female Academy in Powhatan, Lawrence County, Arkansas.

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2/17/2017:On February 19, the Arkansas State Archives is launching "You Fought Prejudice and Won: Japanese American Internment Camps in Arkansas," an online digital collection of materials related to Japanese American internment camps in Arkansas. The launch coincides with the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the removal of people of Japanese ancestry from the west coast in February 1942 and led to the creation of internment camps across the country's interior during WWII.

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2/7/2017:The Black History Commission of Arkansas will hold a regular, quarterly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9 at noon in the Arkansas State Archives conference room, located on the 2nd floor of the Multi-agency Complex at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas. This meeting is open to the public.

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1/25/2017:The Arkansas State Archives holds monthly state records workshops focusing on the Arkansas General Records Retention Schedule, care and preservation considerations for both physical and electronic records, the process of transferring state records to the state archives, and other services offered by the Arkansas State Archives.

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