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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: Hadley, Ozro A. papers
Dates: 1872-1884

This collection contains correspondence, post office forms, legal papers, receipts, and other materials.

Collection Title: Haislip and Hoover account book
Dates: 1867-1869

This account book from a Murfreesboro, Arkansas, general store dates from March 30, 1867, to January 4, 1869. It contains some 720 pages with entries for both black and white customers.

Collection Title: Haizlip, Henry H. collection
Dates: 1805-1836

This collection legal documents and letters related to people and property in Arkansas County, Arkansas, in the territorial period.

Collection Title: Hall, C.G. "Crip" and Nancy collection
Dates: 1926 - 1962

This collections contains black and white negatives and some photographic proofs of C.G. "Crip" Hall and Nancy Hall during both of their terms as Secretary of State of Arkansas.

Collection Title: Hall Drug Company records
Dates: 1911-1984

This collection contains prescription registers, correspondence, pharmacy licenses, and memorabilia.

Collection Title: Halliburton, Samuel promissory note

This promissory note was given to Allen Lawrence and Company by Samuel Halliburton for $29.88 with interest.

Collection Title: Halliburton, Thelma Neighbors papers
Dates: 1973-1997

This collection contains genealogical research material assembled by Thelma Neighbors Halliburton. It includes correspondence, pedigree charts, and notes.

Collection Title: Halliburton, William H. papers
Dates: 1861, 1906

This collection contains the appointment of William Henry Halliburton as Chief Collector for the State of Arkansas and his autobiography.

Collection Title: Hamel, Rosemary collection
Dates: 1841-2012

Genealogical research pertaining to the Allison, Vance, Cole, and Turner families in central Arkansas, gathered by Rosemary Hamel. Includes a 3-ring notebook with family histories, Dr. William Allison's Bible and journal, family correspondence, newspaper clippings, and 53 photographs.
Rosemary Hamel collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Donated by Rosemary Hamel, North Little Rock, Arkansas, 2016.

Collection Title: Haney, George W. World War I papers
Dates: 1918-1919

This collection contains a small New Testament Bible that was issued to WWI soldiers who arrived for training. Also included is Haney’s paybook, which gives his service record and a $10,000 life insurance policy. This collection also contains a number of postcards of soldiers in France. Among the postcards are photographs of soldiers boarding ships to take them from the United States to France.

Collection Title: Hanger family papers
Dates: 1834-1949

This collection contains correspondence, deeds, tax records, ledgers, scrapbooks, invoices, receipts, books, pamphlets, and other memorabilia.

Collection Title: Hanger, Peter papers
Dates: 1856-1865

This collection contains business papers of Peter Hanger.

Collection Title: Hankins, M.M. papers

This collection contains correspondence from family members to M.M. Hankins, and bills from Dashiell Brothers Druggists and Pulaski Gas Light Company. The correspondence contains financial information, family news, and weather conditions.

Collection Title: Hanks, James M. diaries
Dates: 1865-1909

This collection contains diaries addressing personal, political, business, and religious matters.

Collection Title: Hardin family letters
Dates: 1861-1878

This collection contains correspondence to and from Thomas W. Hardin, A.L. Hardin, and family. The letters include information from the battlefield about camp conditions and financial affairs at home. Letters relate principally to Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina, during the Civil War.

Collection Title: Hardison, T.W. papers
Dates: 1915-1957

This collection consists of the correspondence, writings, and diaries of Thomas W. Hardison (1884-1957).

Collection Title: Harper, Clio papers
Dates: 1900-1938

This collection contains correspondence, poems, and business documents pertaining to Clio Harper's career.

Collection Title: Harrell, Joel bill of sale

This bill of sale is for the sale of one slave owned by Joel Harrell and sold to Isham Harrell, his son.

Collection Title: Harris-Hunter family Bible

This collection contains one small Bible dated 1866, and several family information pages.

Collection Title: Harrison, Richard Perry diary
Dates: 1861-1865

Richard Perry Harrison was born in Arkansas on October 12, 1843 to Green and Rebecca Harrison. In July of 1861, at the age of eighteen, Harrison joined the Confederate States Army at Camp Walker in Benton County. He served in the Thirty-Fourth, Arkansas Infantry Company K, Confederate States of America, Engineering Battalion. This collection contains the Civil War diary of Richard Perry Harrison. Harrison describes troop movements throughout Arkansas, different military engagements, his capture by Union troops and subsequent escape, and bouts of sickness that he and his fellow soldiers faced. He also details different building projects, mostly bridges, which the engineering battalion constructed during the war, and the material they used for those projects. Inclusive dates for Harrison's diary are July 1861 to May 1865.

Collection Title: Harrison, William Graham papers
Dates: 1843-1956

This collection consists of correspondence, deeds, indentures, land patents, legal records, tax receipts, photographs, publications, genealogical data, clippings, memorandum books, hymnal, and other material.

Collection Title: Harris, Stephen promissory note

This promissory note, from Stephen Harris to William Paul, is a photocopy.

Collection Title: Harvison, Laurence Watts papers
Dates: 1893-1949

This collection contains correspondence, both personal and professional, writings, photographs, and memorabilia of Laurence Harvison.

Collection Title: Hatch, Lee and Myrtle Weeks papers
Dates: 1943-1984

This collection consists mainly of letters and cards Lee and Myrtle Hatch received from family members, primarily sisters and nieces, and their son, Elmer. Also included are poems written by Myrtle Hatch, songs and poems she copied, greeting card fronts she used to decorate her walls, and comic books and magazines.

Collection Title: Hawthorne, James and Willie Tanner family Bible

This collection contains one small Bible dated 1947, and includes eight pages of family information.

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