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The Arkansas State Archives houses approximately 13,000 cubic feet of state records and manuscript collections pertaining to the history of Arkansas and its people. These materials have been described and inventoried for ease of access. These inventories, called finding aids, are keyword searchable. You may also browse these finding aids alphabetically using the links below. Click the collection's title to view the finding aid.

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Collection Title: Bagley's Map of Little Rock, 1930
Summary:

This volume contains detailed maps of city streets, subdivisions, lots, and blocks in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Collection Title: Baker, Jehu papers
Dates: 1852-1915
Summary:

This collection contains correspondence, receipts, Illinois House bills, and compositions.


Collection Title: Baring Cross Baptist Church records
Dates: 1954-1962
Summary:

This collection contains blueprints and instructions on the addition of a fire escape elevator to Baring Cross Baptist Church.


Collection Title: Baring Cross Bridge records
Dates: 1869-1901
Summary:

This collection contains documents pertaining to the construction of the Baring Cross Bridge in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Collection Title: Bartels, Heinz-Joachim letters
Dates: 1944-1946
Summary:

This collection consists of letters written by Heinz-Joachim Bartels while interned as a prisoner of war at Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Arkansas, during World War II.


Collection Title: Barton, Ira McLean military papers
Dates: 1864-1869
Summary:

This collection contains the military papers of Lieutenant Ira McLean Barton including correspondence, business papers, and legal papers from 1864 to 1869. During this time Barton was stationed at Fort Gaines, District of Columbia, and Pine Bluff, Arkansas.


Collection Title: Barton, Ira McLean military papers, II
Dates: 1867-1869
Summary:

This collection contains the military papers of Lieutenant Ira McLean Barton including correspondence, business papers, and legal papers from 1867 to 1869.


Collection Title: Battle of Corinth reminiscence
Summary:

This collection contains the handwritten account of the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi, by a company officer of the 1st Missouri Brigade.


Collection Title: Battle of Helena newsclipping
Summary:

This newsclipping from the New York Daily Tribune gives an account of the Civil War Battle of Helena.


Collection Title: Baxter, Elisha family Bible
Dates: 1855-1879
Summary:

Elisha Baxter bought this Bible for his wife, Harriet M. Baxter, in 1855 at Memphis, Tennessee. It contains three pages of information about their children as well as his parents and siblings, a poem dated 1879 written by Elisha Baxter, and a youth hymnal.


Collection Title: Baxter, Elisha versus Sterling Tucker: Pulaski County circuit court
Summary:

This collection contains documents pertaining to the lawsuit Elisha Baxter versus Sterling Tucker, et al. Included are the complaint and answer.


Collection Title: Bean-Wadsworth letters
Dates: 1892-1932
Summary:

This collection consists of the letters of Helene Wadsworth Bean and Dr. Whitfield Brooks Bean, and letters of other family members, covering the time period from 1892 to 1932.


Collection Title: Beatty, Arthur C. statement
Summary:

This collection contains the sworn statement of Arthur C. Beatty in the case State of Arkansas versus M.Q. Townsend.


Collection Title: Beebe, Roswell estate documents
Dates: 1837-1865
Summary:

This collection contains documents from Roswell Beebe's estate compiled by D.L. Phillips in an attempt to trace the history of the Cairo and Fulton Railroad.


Collection Title: Belcher, James land patent
Summary:

This collection contains a land patent issued to James Belcher for land in Arkansas County.


Collection Title: Belding, George R. letter
Summary:

This letter is from George R. Belding, secretary of the Arkansas State Fair Association, to State Senator F.F. Freeman.


Collection Title: Ben McGehee Hotel memorabilia
Dates: 1933-1941
Summary:

The Ben McGehee Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas, was designed by the architect Julian Davidson and owned by Benjamin Collins McGehee, a contractor, who built it in 1930. This building was sixteen stories high, and was the tallest structure in Arkansas until 1960. McGehee Hotel was demolished on February 17, 1980, making way for the construction of the Excelsior Hotel and the Statehouse Convention Center. This collection contains memorabilia from the Ben McGehee Hotel and a letter from a man named Ernest to his ‘sweetheart’ on Ben McGehee Hotel stationary.
Donated by Amanda L. Paige, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Ben McGehee Hotel memorabilia, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


Collection Title: Benn family Bible
Summary:

This collection contains one family Bible from the A.C. and C.M. Benn family, 1886.


Collection Title: Ben T. Embry Camp #977, United Confederate Veterans records
Dates: 1902-1941
Summary:

This collection contains records, membership lists, minutes of meetings, committee reports, general orders, clippings, obituaries, and published material. It also contains the 1903 organizational record of the John R. Homer Scott Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.


Collection Title: Bentonville, Arkansas, railroad agreement
Summary:

This agreement was made between the Railroad Committee of Bentonville, Arkansas, and the Arkansas and Oklahoma Railroad Company in 1898.


Collection Title: Berg, Wilhelm papers
Summary:

This collection consists of the papers, books, periodicals, catalogs, et cetera, of Wilhelm Berg of Little Rock, Arkansas.


Collection Title: Berry-Hartin family papers
Dates: 1856-1896
Summary:

This collection contains deeds, tax receipts, and other legal papers of the Hartin and Berry families from St. Francis and Woodruff counties in Arkansas.


Collection Title: Berry, James H. and Simon P. Hughes outgoing correspondence
Dates: 1883-1885
Summary:

This collection contains a letterbook of outgoing correspondence from James H. Berry and Simon P. Hughes between 1883 and 1885.


Collection Title: Berry, James H. letters received
Summary:

This collection contains two letterbooks of letters received by Governor James H. Berry's office in 1884.


Collection Title: Bertig brothers records
Dates: 1899-1913
Summary:

The records in this collection consist chiefly of account and cash books for the Bertig brothers mercantile business and department store, 1899-1913.

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