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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: Imbeau, Julian papers
Dates: 1838-1842

This collection contains Imbeau's financial records, including promissory notes and account statements.

Collection Title: Imboden (Ark.) scrapbook

The Imboden scrapbook is a bound magazine with numerous newspaper clippings pasted to the pages. Many of the clippings are obituaries of current or former Imboden-area residents. There are also poems, stories, reports of notable residents, and wedding announcements.

Collection Title: Imboden Creamery and Cold Storage records

This collection consists of one ledger book which has written documentation of the minutes of the meetings, a copy of the by-laws, and other information about the business of the creamery. The records also include a folder containing a contract to hire an operator of the creamery. It opened for business on June 14, 1899, in Imboden, Arkansas.

Collection Title: Independence County records
Dates: 1825-1852

This collection contains military bounty land records, a sheriff's census, and a tax receipt for Independence County, Arkansas.

Collection Title: Ingram, William deed

This collection contains a handwritten copy of a deed from William Ingram to Hugh Knox.

Collection Title: Inner City Future Net grant project report

The non-profit community group, Inner City FutureNet, received a Curtis H. Sykes Grant from the Arkansas Black History Commission in 2010. With the funds from the Sykes grant, this organization provided guest speakers, interactive classes, and workshops introducing young people to the history and heritage of Little Rock. This program was called "Reversing the Trend: Know your past, live your future." This collection contains the final grant report and one oral history interview with Bobbie Moffett.
Inner City FutureNet grant project report, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Donated by Inner City FutureNet, 2013.

Collection Title: Internal Improvement Fund records
Dates: 1850-1853

This collection contains receipts and certificates of commissions for members of the Internal Improvement Fund.

Collection Title: International Genealogical Index

This collection contains microfiche of the 1988 IGI for Canada, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United States of America.

Collection Title: "In the Ozarks" by Cappleman, Josie Frazee

Josie Frazee Cappleman was born to Joseph Samuel and Ann Elizabeth Stone Frazee in Mason County, Kentucky. She married George Telford Cappleman and had two children Louis and George. Josie was a writer of poetry, short stories, and American history. A few of her many accomplishments are: she was one the women who founded the Poets Roundtable of Arkansas; she organized the Mississippi division of the United Daughters of the Conference; was President of Mississippi federation of Women’s Clubs; served as poet laureate of Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star of Arkansas, and National League of American Penwomen the Arkansas chapter. This collection holds one poem written by Josie Frazee Cappleman titled "In the Ozarks." This poem has a pencil drawing of two babies climbing a staircase.
Purchased at Roy Dudley Estate Sales from the June Blankenship Estate.
"In the Ozarks" by Cappleman, Josie Frazee, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Collection Title: Inventory of the County Archives of Arkansas

This collection contains county archives inventory books, created by the Historical Records Survey, for Baxter, Benton, Carroll, Cleburne, Cleveland, Cross, Faulkner, Hot Spring, Izard, Jackson, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Polk, Saline, Searcy, and Scott counties. Each county archives inventory book includes a general overview of the archives themselves, followed by brief descriptions of the collections they hold. There is also a brief introduction to what an archives is and the terminology used.

Collection Title: Iron Mountain and Helena Railroad Company abstract of deeds

This list of deeds describes land in Craighead County, Arkansas, to be used in the construction of the Iron Mountain and Helena Railroad.

Collection Title: Ivey, G.W. parole

This collection contains the parole certificate of Confederate Private G.W. Ivey.

Collection Title: Izard County sheriff's census

This census for Izard County was conducted by the sheriff in 1829.