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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 state.archives@arkansas.gov, to schedule an appointment to view artifacts from the museum collection.  

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Collection Title: Families of indigent soldiers, Calhoun County, Arkansas
Summary:

This list of soldiers from Calhoun County, Arkansas includes name, regiment, and status (in service, discharged, or dead), in addition to their family members' names, ages, and relationships.


Collection Title: Fanning, Laura image collection
Dates: 1940
Summary:

This collection is comprised of photographs of landmarks around the state, such as the Arkansas State Capitol building, Mount Saint Mary's Academy, and the Fort Smith National Cemetery. Photographs also include images depicting use of a Rectigraph machine. This collection also contains photographic negatives of unidentified members of the Garner family of Little Rock, Arkansas, and contains a 1919 Little Rock High School yearbook "The Cage," a 1909 commencement book, and two ceremonial documents dated 1916 and 1925.


Collection Title: Father Ryan article
Summary:

This collection contains a transcript of an article entitled "Hero, Poet, and Priet. How Father Ryan Came to Write 'The Conquered Banner,'" originally published in the Catholic Journal of the New South.


Collection Title: Faubus, Elvin and Ruby papers
Dates: 1944-1967
Summary:

The Elvin and Ruby Faubus papers contain scrapbooks, newsclippings, photos and campaign memorabilia concerning Elvin's brother, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus. The correspondence contained in this collection covers the time Orval Faubus served in Europe during World War II.


Collection Title: Faubus, Orval E. Papers
Dates: 1955-1957
Summary:

Orval E. Faubus' papers contain correspondence, appointments, press releases, inauguration materials, speeches, and campaign materials covering the early years of Faubus' governorship.


Collection Title: Feild papers
Dates: 1884-1956
Summary:

This collection contains a historical account of early Little Rock by William Allen Feild, several funeral notices, and numerous photographs taken during the early 1900s.


Collection Title: Feild, Violet school promotion cards
Dates: 1917-1919
Summary:

This collection holds three school promotion cards for Violet Feild, from Our Lady of Good Counsel School in Little Rock. Each is signed by a different Nun within the school.


Collection Title: Felts, Ellis collection
Dates: 1886-1902
Summary:

This collection contains diaries, pocket memoranda, cash books, and other items pertaining to DeValls Bluff, Arkansas, in the 1890s.


Collection Title: Fendler, Oscar records
Dates: 1909-2002
Summary:

This collection contains an autobiographical book regarding Oscar Fendler's early life as well as newspaper clippings about Fendler, one piece of correspondence, and his obituary.


Collection Title: Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas minutes and papers
Dates: 2002-2016
Summary:

This collection is comprised of materials pertaining to the Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas (FWCA). Included are FWCA correspondence, minutes, newsletters, bylaws, treasurer’s records, and professional writing materials.


Collection Title: Finney family Bible
Summary:

This collection contains one large Bible, dated 1814.


Collection Title: First Pyramid Life Building notebook
Summary:

This notebook contains information about the First Pryamid Life Building, including rent estimates, floor plans, correspondence, and a news release announcing the sale of the building to Patrick Associates, Ltd.


Collection Title: Fisher, Eden H. letter
Summary:

This letter from Union soldier E.H. Fisher describes the Civil War battle of Baton Rouge in August 1862.


Collection Title: Fisher, George Edward papers
Summary:

These papers are comprised of sixteen original caricature drawings by George Edward Fisher during his time as a political cartoonist for several Arkansas newspapers. Fifteen of the caricatures are signed by the subject of the drawings.


Collection Title: Flanagin papers
Dates: 1837-1927
Summary:

This collection contains the personal letters and memorabilia of the Harris Flanagin family, as well as correspondence and documents related to Harris and Duncan Flanagin's law practice and Harris Flanagin's involvement in politics.


Collection Title: Flatt family Bible
Summary:

This collection contains one small Bible dated 1880, and two pages of family information.


Collection Title: Flippin, W.B. letter
Summary:

Letter from Flippin to David Walker complimenting him on his recent speech on Arkansas history.


Collection Title: Forester-Featherston deed
Summary:

This deed from 1868 is for land in Scott County, Arkansas.


Collection Title: Forster, Emma S. papers
Dates: circa 1930s
Summary:

This collection consists of short stories by Emma S. Forster, Bobbie H. Forster, and Emma O. Brockway, a poem by Sarah Teasdale, correspondence, a sketch, and a newspaper clipping.


Collection Title: Fort Smith Aircraft Company audit report
Summary:

This audit report of Fort Smith Aircraft Company was prepared by R.C. Frambers and Company in 1929.


Collection Title: Fort Smith Music Club membership records
Dates: 1894-1910
Summary:

This volume includes membership records for the Fort Smith Music Club from 1894-1910.


Collection Title: Fort Smith Republican Convention newsclippings
Summary:

This collection contains newsclippings related to a convention held at Fort Smith and other current political events.


Collection Title: Fort Smith school board petition
Summary:

This 1884 petition from Fort Smith, Arkansas, requested that B.F. Atkinson and Stephen Wheeler run for the school board.


Collection Title: Forty-Sixth Regiment of the United States Colored Infantry, Company D muster roll
Summary:

This collection holds one 1865 muster roll for the Forty-Sixth Regiment of the United States Colored Infantry, Company D.


Collection Title: Foster, John C. papers
Dates: 1907-1930
Summary:

This collection contains religious and educational certificates of John Cathey Foster and his parents, Gussie Sue Berry and John Harrison Foster.

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