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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.

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Collection Title: Keen, Charleen collection
Dates: 1854-1954

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

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

This collection contains land papers of Benjamin Kellogg.

Collection Title: Kentucky tax records
Dates: 1787-1875

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

Collection Title: Kilgour, James deposition

This sworn deposition by James Kilgour concerns a stolen slave.

Collection Title: King, David land grant

This land grant was given to David King of Lawrence County, Arkansas, in 1821.

Collection Title: Kirby, F.B. letter

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 Arkanasas.

Collection Title: Kirst, Michael land papers
Dates: 1869-1877

This collection contains records regarding land owned by Michael Kirst.

Collection Title: Knight, Dixie Arkansas Legislature photographs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: KTHS Radio Station records

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

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

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

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

This collection includes genealogical research notes and photographs.