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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: Oakland Cemetery, Warren, Arkansas image collection

Oakland Cemetery is located in the southeastern part of the state in Warren, Bradley County, Arkansas. There are nearly five thousands known interments in Oakland Cemetery. This collection is comprised of five discs of images of headstones in Oakland Cemetery, as well as hard copies of the image descriptions and image indexes for each disc.

Collection Title: Oakland-Fraternal Cemetery, African American section records
Dates: 1900-1999

This collection contains the deeds and lot registry of the African American section of Oakland Fraternal Cemetery in Little Rock.

Collection Title: O'Brien, Dennis collection
Dates: 1899-1961

This collection contains a deed of trust, four warranty deeds, and one certificate of record, all relating to 40 acres of land held by John D. Winchester in Lawrence County, Arkansas.

Collection Title: Ohio Union Presidential Ticket

This collection contains a Republican ticket for the 1864 presidential election and a list of Presidential electors for Ohio.

Collection Title: Oldham, William Kavanaugh plantation records
Dates: 1885-1920

This collection contains three plantation ledgers and a college yearbook.

Collection Title: O Neill family papers
Dates: 1810-1965

This collection contains the personal, business, and legal papers of the O’Neill family of Drew and Bradley counties in Arkansas.

Collection Title: "On the courthouse square" printing negatives

This collection contains the negatives used to print the book, "On the Courthouse Square in Arkansas."

Collection Title: Osage Coal and Mining Company briefs

This collection contains one legal brief presenting the legal argument that the Osage Coal and Mining Company is not at fault for the ineffectiveness of its employees.

Collection Title: Oswald, Dora correspondence
Dates: 1920-1931

On August 24, 1903, Dorothea "Dora" Wilhemina Oswald, was born to Andrew and Minie Oswald in Little Rock, Arkansas. On December 3, 1945, she married Colin Edison Ellis in Montgomery, Alabama. The two had met while working for Southern National Insurance Company. Dora spent the majority of her life, living at 1608 Welch Street in Little Rock. She died January 28, 1995 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery. This collection contains postcards, envelopes and greeting cards sent to her from family and friends, between 1920-1931. The postcards are from all over the United States, such as Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis, Atlanta, New York, Houston, Colorado Springs, Detroit, etc.
Dora Oswald correspondence, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas
Donated by Dr. Daniel Littlefield, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Collection Title: Owens, Dr. M.B. records
Dates: 1917-1930

This collection contains 21 death certificates and 147 birth certificates from Jackson county, between the years 1917 and 1930, plus some blank forms.

Collection Title: Oxford American Southern Music collection
Dates: 2006-2017

This collection contains magazine issues and CDs from Oxford American Magazine's Southern Music Series.

Collection Title: Oyler family Bibles

This collection includes one small Martin Luther edition, German Bible dated 1803, and one undated book, "New and Complete Concordance to the Holy Scriptures on the Basis of Cruden."