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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: Keen, Charleen collection
Dates: 1854-1954
Summary:

This collection consists of books, photographs, maps, autograph albums, printed and published material, poems, and objects.


Collection Title: Keller, Sallie Phillips papers
Dates: 1833-1905
Summary:

This collection contains personal correspondence written to Sallie Phillips Keller, including a letter written by her niece, Helen Keller. The collection also includes correspondence, speeches, applications by Confederate veterans for the Cross of Honor, and other miscellaneous materials related to the Hot Springs chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.


Collection Title: Kellogg, Benjamin land papers
Dates: 1830-1839
Summary:

This collection contains land papers of Benjamin Kellogg.


Collection Title: Kentucky tax records
Dates: 1787-1875
Summary:

These tax records are organized by letter of surname and describe the amount of land and personal property owned.


Collection Title: Kilgour, James court record
Summary:

This sworn deposition before Judge Richerd Claiborne, Parish of Rapides, Territory of Orleans, by James Kilgour concerns a stolen slave by the name of Sam. Kilgour was informing the court that a man by the name of Moses Harris, alias Hamilton, stole Sam the season before.


Collection Title: King, David land grant
Summary:

This land grant was obtained by David King of Lawrence County, Mississippi, in 1821 and in Washington County, Mississippi.


Collection Title: Kirby, F.B. letter
Summary:

This collection contains a letter written by F.B. Kirby, B.L. McRae, C. McRae, C.M. Dews, S.S. Perryman, Birdie Cook, and Minnie Alden concerning student extracurricular activities at the University of Arkansas.


Collection Title: Kirst, Michael land papers
Dates: 1870-1877
Summary:

This collection contains records regarding land owned by Michael Kirst in Little Rock, Arkansas, during the 1870s. Most of the land purchased was along East Main Street.


Collection Title: Knight, Dixie Arkansas Legislature photographs
Summary:

This collection contains photographs taken of Arkansas legislators (1994-2003) by Dixie Knight.


Collection Title: Knight, Dixie negatives
Dates: 1995 - 2003
Summary:

Dixie Knight began her career as a photojournalist. In 1986 after ten years as a biomedical photographer, Knight started Dixie Knight Photography, Inc., a commerical business specializing in studio and location photography. Dixie Knight Photography, Inc., has been voted the Arkansas Times Magazine’s “Best of the Best” for 11 years and “Best Photographer in Arkansas” for 10 years through and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
This collection is comprised of black and white and color negatives along with photographic proofs of Mark Pryor and Winthrop Paul Rockefeller taken from 1995 – 2003 by Dixie Knight.
Knight, Dixie negatives, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Dixie Knight, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2016


Collection Title: Knight, John E. papers
Dates: 1797-1879
Summary:

This collection contains correspondence, deeds, certificates, plats, fieldnotes, contracts, power of attorney papers, leases, and other papers related to land grants, titles, and claims in the settlement of Little Rock, Arkansas, and surrounding areas.
John E. Knight collected documents about the settlement of Little Rock, Arkansas. The majority of these papers are from William Russell to Chester Ashley, pertaining to pre-emption claims in and around Little Rock. Other material concerns the 1819-1822 dispute related to the the New Madrid Certificate and pre-emption claims of James Bryant, Stephen F. Austin, and William M. O'Hara.


Collection Title: Knox-Faber family papers
Dates: 1828-1948
Summary:

This collection contains correspondence, envelopes, deeds, business records, tax receipts, estate papers, plat maps, abstracts of property, legal documents, and genealogical data collected by several generations of the Knox–Faber family of Sebastian and Crawford counties, Arkansas. The collection also includes documents related to the estates and heirs of Hugh Knox and Horace B. Rose.


Collection Title: Knox, Henry letter
Summary:

This letter was written by Henry Knox, Secretary of War, to Captain Jonathan Haskell concerning the recruitment and readiness of troops in the Massachusetts Militia.


Collection Title: Kramer, Frederick and Charles papers
Dates: 1869-1938
Summary:

This collection contains business and family papers of Frederick Kramer and his son Charles. Frederick Kramer's papers include naturalization papers, letters, deeds, commissions, and letters. Charles Kramer's papers include school records, letters, and articles.


Collection Title: Krieg, William and Linda photograph collection
Dates: 1900-1923
Summary:

The Ogden family resided in Pulaski County, Arkansas. Mahlon Dickerson Ogden was born in Little Rock in 1881 to Charles and Altamirah Ogden. In 1907, Mahlon married Sue Peay Worthen, also born in 1881 in Little Rock, to William and Mollie Worthen. Mahlon and Sue had four children together, Mahlon (1908), Mollie (1911 – 1993), John (1913 - 1998), and Altamirah (1916 – 1992), all of whom were born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mahlon Dickerson Ogden died in 1947 and Sue Peay Worthen Ogden died in 1954. Both are buried in Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas. This collection is comprised of photographs of Ogden family members, Worthen family members, Tunnah family members, these friends of the aforementioned families, and some influential Arkansans. Also included are a 1909 Little Rock High School yearbook and a 1909 commencement book from Little Rock High School that belonged to Allie Tunnah.


Collection Title: KTHS Radio Station records
Summary:

This collection contains folders including correspondence, forms, petitions and applications concerning legal and technical issues of the KTHS radio station from 1941 to 1962. The folders are arranged in chronological order. The collection was donated by John Morton Oates 1609 North Palm Little Rock, Arkansas 72207. The accession date was 12/7/2016.


Collection Title: Ku Klux Klan notes
Summary:

This collection contains notes written by members of the Ku Klux Klan to or about two black men, Joshua Aynes and W.H. Johnson, from Scott County, Arkansas. Aynes and Johnson were threatened with violence or death if they did not leave the area.


Collection Title: Kunz, George Frederick papers
Dates: 1885-1932
Summary:

This collection contains correspondence written and received by George Frederick Kunz concerning precious stones and diamond from the mines in Arkansas.


Collection Title: Kyzer, Jimmie Carolyn family collection
Dates: 1800-1976
Summary:

This collection includes genealogical research notes and photographs.