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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.

Separated Materials:  Some archival collections contain materials that have been stored separately from the bulk of the collection due to those items' preservation needs. Generally, this affects collections that include artifacts that have been moved to the archives' museum collection, and the existence of artifacts in a collection has been noted in that collection's finding aid. Due to the nature of artifact and other separated materials, we require researchers to fill out an Artifact Access Form and send it in to, to schedule an appointment to view artifacts from the museum collection.  

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Collection Title: Caldwell, James E. papers
Dates: 1833-1974

This collection contains diaries, journals, sermon notes, clippings, scrapbooks, church records, resolutions, clippings, genealogical data, business records, and correspondence.

Collection Title: Caldwell, William W. manuscript
Dates: 1890-1988

This collection contains the manuscript of William W. Caldwell's "The Arkansas Society Sons of the American Revolution History 1890-1988," a general history of the society and its twelve different chapters throughout Arkansas. It also includes the 1988 Arkansas State Society roster and an index.

Collection Title: Callaway, Emily court record

This subpeona calls Callaway as a witness for the defendant, in John Lawson Hemphill versus Mary Dickson.

Collection Title: Cameron, James E. navy logbook
Dates: 1907-1910

This logbook records the experiences of James E. Cameron in the United States Navy.

Collection Title: Campbell, Arch scrapbooks
Dates: 1951-1968

This collection contains twenty-nine scrapbooks which include newsclippings and printed material collected during Campbell's tenure as Pulaski County Judge from 1951 to 1968. These scrapbooks consist of campaign materials and newsclippings involving annexation, the Pulaski County Penal Farm, road construction in Pulaski County, the Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville, the moving of the Pulaski County Jail in Little Rock in 1956, and county, state, and local elections.

Collection Title: Campbell, Patsy, "Arkansas' Fifth Governor: Elias Nelson Conway"

Patsy Campbell graduated from Little Rock Central High School in 1955. During her tenth grade year, she wrote a class paper on Elias Nelson Conway (1812-1892), the fifth Governor of Arkansas, detailing his early life and his time as governor. This document includes photographs of Elias, James, and Ann Conway’s grave stones at Mount Holly Cemetery and postcards of Elias Conway’s territorial home.

Collection Title: Camp Robinson Replacement Training Center handbooks
Dates: 1942-1943

These handbooks were written for new soldiers and instructors stationed at Camp Robinson in Arkansas during WWII. They include information about the camp and what type of services it provided.

Collection Title: Capital Improvement Program for Blytheville, Arkansas

This collection contains a report prepared by the City Council of Blytheville, Arkansas, its Mayor, E.R. Jackson, the State Director of the Public Work Reserve, E.S. Dudley, and The National Resources Planning Board. This report details the proposed capital improvement needs of Blytheville, Arkansas for the fiscal years of 1941-1942 and 1946-1947. Included in this document is a proposed Water Plant acquisition, justification for the improvements, summary of bonded indebtedness, and possible population increases.
Capital Improvement Program for Blytheville, Arkansas, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas

Collection Title: Caple, Gus collection
Dates: circa 1941-1948

This collection consists mainly of a scrapbook compiled during Caple's tenure as Pulaski County Sheriff, and papers relating to the Methodist Church, Lions Clubs, and Sheriffs' Associations.

Collection Title: Caraway, T.H. letters
Dates: 1926-1929

The correspondence in this collection concerns the donation of Caraway's papers to the Arkansas History Commission.

Collection Title: Cargile and Asbury account book
Dates: 1873-1876

This collection contains the account book of Cargile and Asbury dry goods store, of Springfield, Union Township, Conway County, Arkansas.

Collection Title: "Caroline Wescott Long versus Dallas T. Herndon" records
Dates: 1916-1950

This collection contains correspondence and court records pertaining to the Caroline Wescott Long versus Dallas T. Herndon court case.

Collection Title: Carpenter, J.T. school report

This collection contains a school report of J.T. Carpenter signed by Robert E. Lee, President of Washington College, Virginia.

Collection Title: Carr family Bible

The collection contains a large Bible published in 1885. It contains five pages of Carr family information.

Collection Title: Carter, William A. and John C. papers
Dates: 1855-1923

This collection contains the correspondence, and legal and financial documents of William A. and John C. Carter.

Collection Title: Carthage Methodist Church records
Dates: 1907-1984

This collection contains the church registers and membership records of the Carthage Methodist Church, Dallas County, Arkansas.

Collection Title: Cates, Ellen L. receipt

This collection contains a receipt for board and lodging of J.H. Newbern by Mrs. Ellen L. Cates.

Collection Title: Cedar Grove Methodist Church records
Dates: 1884-1979

This collection contains the Cedar Grove Methodist Church records from Yellville, Marion County, Arkansas, dated 1884-1979. This ledger lists the names of members and pastors, a register of baptisms, a register of deaths, and the number of individuals who became members of the church and the date on which they became members.

Collection Title: Centennial Missionary Baptist Church records
Dates: 1876-1997

The collection contains church programs, correspondence, minutes, financial reports, membership rosters, Women's Missionary Society, Sunday school, and Baptist Young People's Union records.

Collection Title: Certified election returns of Arkansas precincts and counties
Dates: 1902-1978

This collection contains election results from precincts and counties of Arkansas from 1902 to 1978. The tabulations were made at the county level and then submitted to the Secretary of State's Office. Some records are missing in the early years of the century and the 1970s.

Collection Title: Chalk, John discharge

The collection contains the discharge papers for John Chalk from Lieutenant Thomas Crangle's Company C, 6th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry Volunteers, United States Army, and an empty envelope with information about Chalk on the cover.

Collection Title: Chandler family diaries
Dates: 1836, 1938

This collection contains two original diaries and a transcript of one diary.

Collection Title: Chapple family papers
Dates: 1858-1968

This collection contains correspondence, deeds, marriage licenses, citizenship applications, legal documents, newsclippings,and other miscellaneous documents that relate to the Chapple family of Little Rock.

Collection Title: "Chicken Chatter" newsletter
Dates: 1975-1987

These newsletters include information from the poultry industry in southwest Arkansas.

Collection Title: Chicot County (Ark.) sheriff's census

This collection contains a census conducted by the Chicot County, Arkansas, sheriff in 1829.

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