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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: Jabine, John N. and Harriet Woodruff papers
Dates: 1855-1900

This collection contains letters of John Nicholas Jabine and Harriet Woodruff Jabine, and C.W. (Charles Woodruff) Jabine's business ledgers.

Collection Title: Jackson, James W. papers
Dates: 1859-1881

This collection consists of photocopies of journals, diaries, and business papers of Dr. James W. Jackson.

Collection Title: Jacoway, H.M. record

This promissory note from H.M. Jacoway to W.D. Jacoway was for the benefit of the minor heirs of Martha J. Spivey.

Collection Title: James J. Gregg and Company letter

This letter from James J. Gregg and Company to Governor Henry M. Rector offers textile samples for viewing if the State of Arkansas would have need of them.

Collection Title: Jameson, John H. papers
Dates: 1862-1864

This collection contains correspondence from John H. Jameson to his wife, Thirsaline, while he was a soldier during the Civil War, and Confederate currency.

Collection Title: Jefferson family Bible
Dates: 1825-1911

This collection contains one large Bible dated 1825. Family information pages and a few other miscellaneous documents are also included.

Collection Title: J.E. Little Plantation records accretion
Dates: 1882-1979

This collection contains materials pertaining to John Elijah Little, his family, their farm in Faulkner County, and their property and house in Conway. Included are deed records and personal correspondence relating to both properties, tax and business records for the farm at Lollie, bonds for the construction of a levee on the Arkansas River, pocket ledgers for farm business and construction of the Conway residence, as well as photographs and obituaries for most of the J.E. Little family.

Collection Title: J.I. Porter Lumber Company stock certificate

This J.I. Porter Lumber Company stock certificate belonged to J.I. Porter.

Collection Title: J.M. Richardson Company invoices
Dates: 1907-1909

This ledger contains invoices of dry goods purchased by the J.M. Richardson Company of DeValls Bluff, Arkansas, between 1907 and 1909.

Collection Title: Jobe, Thomas Jefferson diary
Dates: 1861 and 1867

This diary describes activities of a Confederate soldier serving in Company B, First Arkansas Mounted Rifles, from the time of its organization at Des Arc in May 1861, until the beginning of August, when the company made it to Wilson’s Creek, Missouri, just before the battle there.

Collection Title: Johnson, Alexander A. papers
Dates: 1863-1879

This collection consists of Civil War correspondence plus a journal and other items. The correspondence relates to locations in Tennessee and Georgia, and most were written from the battlefield. It is unknown who created the 1865-1879 journal.

Collection Title: Johnson, Charles B. papers
Dates: 1862-1868

This collection contains correspondence to Charles B. Johnson and others, telegrams to and from Johnson, and Confederate States vouchers issued by Johnson to various persons.

Collection Title: Johnson, Rogerline photograph collection
Dates: 1952-1971

This collection is comprised of photographic reproductions from black and white negatives of images taken by Rogerline Johnson, as well as promotional materials from a 2004 traveling exhibit of his work. The subjects and themes of Johnson’s body of work are of black life, the black experience, and the black community in the Arkansas Delta, primarily in Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas.

Collection Title: Johnson Undertaking Company records
Dates: 1916-1951

This collection contains papers and books used by the Johnson Undertaking Company, a funeral home located in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, between the years of 1916 and 1951.

Collection Title: Jones, A.G. papers
Dates: 1861-1862

This collection contains personal military papers of A.G. Jones and a bill of sale for a black man named Bob.

Collection Title: Jonesboro (Ark.) Civitan Club scrapbooks
Dates: 1988-2007

These scrapbooks contain photographs and written descriptions of club activities, including recruiting new members, organizing new clubs, supporting charitable organizations, and attending international, national, state, and district meetings.

Collection Title: Jones, Daniel W. and Jeff Davis Letters
Dates: 1900-1901

This collection contains one letterbook of outgoing corresondence by Dan W. Jones and Jeff Davis.

Collection Title: Jones, Daniel W. letters
Dates: 1897-1900

This collection contains three letterbooks of outgoing correspondence by Daniel Webster Jones.

Collection Title: Jones, Daniel W. signature

This collection contains the signature of Daniel W. Jones from the front cover of State of Arkansas versus William E. Woodruff, Jr., et al.

Collection Title: Jones, J.D. family records
Dates: 1814-1932

This collection contains the J.D. Jones family records removed from a Bible.

Collection Title: Jones, L.C. papers
Dates: 1878-1906

This collection contains correspondence, material pertaining to the Republican Party, and assorted legal documents.

Collection Title: Jones, Myra papers
Dates: 1977-2007

In 1937, Myra Lee Gutsche, was born to Ernest and Edith Anderson Gutsche in Butte County, South Dakota. While teaching music in Des Moines Iowa, she met and married Robert Patrick Jones in 1961 and they soon relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1976, Jones was elected to her first term on the Little Rock City Board of Directors. During her tenure she served four years as Vice-Mayor. When William F. Sherman’s seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives opened in 1984, Jones made the decision to run for state office. She won and remained in office until 1998. As a state representative, Jones worked on legislation that was close to her heart. She introduced and supported bills dealing with education, small business, and utilities. After her tenure in the legislature, Jones worked as a lobbyist for the Little Rock Realtors Association. Myra Jones died February 20, 2012, and is buried with her parents at Pine Slope Cemetery in Butte County, South Dakota. This collection contains her correspondence, campaign files, research materials, newspaper clippings, and other materials generated during her time on the Little Rock City Board of Directors and in the Arkansas House of Representatives.
Myra Jones papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Donated by Melissa Bowen, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2014.

Collection Title: Jordan, Hazel Craig papers
Dates: 1927-1994

The collection contains the memorabilia of Hazel Craig Jordan, including correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, school yearbooks, student directories, and programs from events at Agricultural and Mechanical College, Magnolia, and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Collection Title: Joyce, Edward family Bible

This large Catholic Bible dated 1853, contains five pages of family information, and two pictures.

Collection Title: J. Phillips and Company invoice and statement

This collection contains one invoice and statement for J. Phillips and Company in Little Rock, Arkansas, from Henry Bell and Son, Saint Louis, Missouri.

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