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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: Dabbs Brothers records
Dates: 1904-1982
Summary:

This collection contains ledger books for the Dabbs brothers' various businesses and undertakings, sales advertisements, tax assessments, mortgages, court cases, magazines, and school books. Included is an informational brochure about the Dabbs Brothers store and a copy of the National Historic Register of Places application for the building.


Collection Title: Daly, Mary A.V. diploma
Summary:

This diploma awarded the title of Mistress of English Literature to Mary A.V. Daly from the Female Collegiate Institute of Buckingham County, Virginia.


Collection Title: Daniel, Burdet L. papers
Dates: 1864-1865
Summary:

This collection contains a letter written by Burdet Daniel to his brother during the Civil War. Burdet was asking his brother about rumors that Cape Girardeau , Missouri, had been taken by the Confederate military. According to Burdet, a portion of Union troops were defeated by General Sterling Price in Dardanelle, Arkansas, along the Arkansas River around the same time that General Shelby made his raid on Little Rock and the Memphis Railroad. Burdet’s diary is seven pages long and was written by him at the end of the Civil War. Burdet kept an account of daily activities from January 1, 1865 - April 25, 1865.


Collection Title: Daniel, Samuel Green ledgers
Dates: 1889-1940
Summary:

This collection consists of Samuel Green Daniel's professional records of accounts, plus some personal records. The ledgers also contain information on births, deaths, et cetera.


Collection Title: Daughters of the American Revolution records
Summary:

This collection includes a dedication program for a marker for Revolutionary War veteran Nathaniel McCarroll, a genealogical index, and a binder that includes copies of letters from National Lineage Research Chairman Laura Jones Thompson and a directory of volunteer lineage researchers from across the country. It also includes a large collection of Daughters of the American Revolution Magazines.


Collection Title: Davis, Herman, Croix de Guerre certificate
Summary:

This certificate was presented to Herman Davis of Manila, Arkansas, by the French government.


Collection Title: Davis, Jefferson letter
Summary:

This letter from Jefferson Davis concerns the nomination of John Taylor Wood as his aide-de-camp.


Collection Title: Davis, Jefferson letter
Summary:

This letter from Jefferson Davis to C.B. Atwood concerns payment of taxes.


Collection Title: Davis, Jeff letter
Summary:

This letter signed by Jeff Davis concerns his re-election to the United States Senate.


Collection Title: Davis, Jeff memo
Summary:

This memorandum gives instructions to have the Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865, to be bound with the name "H.W. Stewart" embossed on the cover.


Collection Title: Davis, William G. papers
Dates: 1789, 1856
Summary:

This collection contains a bounty land grant given to William G. Davis for his service in the War of 1812 and a receipt to Peter Worsham. The land grant was issued for eighty acres of land in any part of the United States.


Collection Title: Davis, W.S. medical ledger
Dates: 1886-1930
Summary:

These ledgers contain patients' names, fees charged, and other bills and financial records from W.S. Davis' medical practice in Saline County.


Collection Title: Deale, Thomas land grant
Summary:

This land grant was given to Thomas Deale, the brother of Shadrach Deale, who served in Taylor's Company of the 18th Regiment of Infantry. The land grant was signed by President John Quincy Adams.


Collection Title: Deane, G.A.A. papers
Dates: 1867-1910
Summary:

This collection contains correspondence, legal and financial documents, building plans, and maps pertaining to G.A.A. Deane's career.


Collection Title: DeArmond-Huskey, Rebecca collection
Dates: 1843-1997
Summary:

This collection contains photocopies of correspondence, publications, clippings, photographs, bills, reminiscences, genealogical data, newspapers, and local history materials related to the history of southeast Arkansas.


Collection Title: Deck, Jacob parole
Summary:

This collection contains the parole certificate of Jacob Deck, Private in Company F, 8th Missouri Cavalry, Confederate States Army.


Collection Title: Democratic National Convention press ticket
Summary:

This ticket was given to members of the press at the 1916 Democratic National Convention held in St. Louis, Missouri.


Collection Title: Democratic party tickets
Dates: 1836-1890
Summary:

This collection contains tickets featuring candidates from the Democratic party during the 1800s.


Collection Title: Democratic State Central Committee, Finance Committee resolution
Summary:

This resolution of the Finance Committee of the Democratic State Central Committee of Arkansas, concerns campaign fundraising methods.


Collection Title: Denckla versus Scott and Drennen court records
Summary:

This collection contains the depositions for the court case of Julia E. Denckla versus Caroline L. Scott and Charles H. Drennen.


Collection Title: Denegre, Joseph letters
Dates: 1860-1861
Summary:

This collection contains letters from Joseph Denegre, W. Cox and Company, New Orleans, to William Ashley of Little Rock.


Collection Title: Denton, Frank D. letter
Summary:

This letter was written by Frank D. Denton to R.J. Wilson, Arkansas Senator concerning his nomination to the position of Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate. The position of Sergeant-at-Arms originated in 1789 in order to keep Senators in the room long enough to conduct business. Currently, the position provides law enforcement for the Senate and has the authority to arrest any member of the Senate, including the President, if they break the rules of the body.


Collection Title: Department of Arkansas Auxiliary, United Spanish War Veterans records
Dates: 1924-1976
Summary:

This collection contains records from local, state, and national organizations, with special emphasis on Camp Winfield #2, Little Rock, Arkansas.


Collection Title: Department of Arkansas Heritage: central office records
Dates: 2001 - 2013
Summary:

This collection is comprised of various materials, including videos, pamphlets, reports, and photographic materials, from the Department of Arkansas Heritage and its agencies that promote the department, the agency, or aspects of Arkansas history, culture, and/or heritage.


Collection Title: Dewoody family papers
Dates: 1858-1944
Summary:

The collection contains correspondence of the W.L. (William Lawrence) Dewoody family of Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, including his wife, Mary Sorrells (Dewoody); their son Willie, who joined the American Expeditionary Force in 1916; and family friend Frank "Patch" Lieberman who served in the AEF in 1916-1918. Other materials include a scrapbook, legal documents, deeds, and trusts.

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