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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: Sakaris, Kay Waters papers
Dates: 1840-2010

This collection contains genealogical information (photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, military information, audiocassettes, and financial materials) for the White, Waters, Mann, Nichols, and Johnson families, who lived in Prairie and Lonoke Counties in Arkansas. Most of this genealogical information was compiled by Kay Waters Sakaris.

Collection Title: Saline County surveyor's book
Dates: 1855-1862

This collection contains one ledger with the records of the Saline County surveyor's office from the years 1855-1862.

Collection Title: Sallee, Lycurgus A. papers
Dates: 1863-1937

This collection contains correspondence, a scrapbook, and items from the Civil War and 1911 Confederate Veterans Reunion in Little Rock, Arkansas. This correspondence details the Battle of Chickamauga on the 19th and 20th of September 1862 and the Battle of Stones River fought on December 31, 1862 in Tennessee.

Collection Title: Salt springs records
Dates: 1832-1842

This collection contains documents such as deeds, leases, and bonds, related to the leasing of the salt springs in Arkansas.

Collection Title: Savage, James estate appraisement bill

This appraisment bill was for the estate of James Savage.

Collection Title: Saylors, John C. letter

This letter written by John C. Saylors informs Governor James S. Conway of the resignation of James F. Smalley.

Collection Title: Scarlett-Bullock family papers
Dates: 1897-1974

This collection contains papers from both the Scarlett and Bullock families, including newsclippings, legal papers and deeds, family correspondence, personal writings, family and autobiographical notes, and family memorabilia.

Collection Title: Schader family papers
Dates: 1831-1969

This collection contains correspondence, legal records, financial papers, and grocery business records of the Joseph Conrad Schader family of Little Rock.

Collection Title: Schader, Fred papers
Dates: 1897-1939

This collection contains materials concerning Fred Schader's activities, particularly as Sheriff/Tax Collector, with the Traveler's Protective Association, and as a wholesale grocer.

Collection Title: Schmitz, William James copybook
Dates: 1843-1846

This copybook belonged to William James Schmitz and was used to practice his penmanship.

Collection Title: School District Number 93 letter

This letter instructs R.H. Hawkins to close School District Number 93 due to a whooping cough outbreak.

Collection Title: Scott, Andrew letter

This letter was written by Andrew Scott to his wife, Eliza, a few days before he fought and killed Joseph Selden in a duel. Scott wrote the letter to be read upon his death, in the event he did not survive the duel.

Collection Title: Scott, C.C. papers
Dates: 1813-1859

This collection contains correspondence, legal papers, and receipts of C.C. Scott, as well as a speech, a memorandum book, and broadsides.

Collection Title: Scott, George family Bible
Dates: 1914-1923

This Bible contains family information, including a list of family members and dates.

Collection Title: Scott, John R. Homer papers
Dates: 1860-1874

This collection contains correspondence encouraging John R. Homer Scott to run for a vacancy in the Arkansas General Assembly, empty ballot for 1874 Senator's race, information on the collection on debts, and fragments of memos.

Collection Title: Scott Plantation photograph collection

Located in Scott, Arkansas, along the Pulaski and Lonoke county line, Scott Plantation Settlement was originally owed by Chester Ashley, a prominent figure during the territorial and early statehood years of Arkansas. The property was later purchased by Arthur Alexander, whose daughter Virginia Alexander donated the land. Today the eight acres of the Scott Plantation Settlement is a plantation and agriculture museum. This collection consists of 18 photographs and 12 black and white 2 ¼ x 2 ¼ square roll film negatives of Scott Plantation.
Scott Plantation photograph collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas
Martin L. Fox III, Conway, Arkansas, 2015

Collection Title: Scott, Samuel B. land warrant

This land warrant was given to Samuel B. Scott by the United States of America for his service in the War of 1812, granting him 160 acres of land in what is now Lee County, Arkansas.

Collection Title: Scrapper Belles Reunion multimedia collection
Dates: 1956-2007

The Scrapper Belles were a drill team that existed from 1957 - 1965 at Nashville High School, located in Nashville, Arkansas. The drill team was formed and directed by Mrs. Lester Bradley with the purpose of building and maintaining school spirit. This collection is comprised of images, photographs, and a memory book commemorating the Scrapper Belle drill team during their 2007 reunion.

Collection Title: Scull family papers
Dates: 1915-1962

This collection contains correspondence, biographical notes, legal documents, and printed materials related to the Ben H. and the Ben H.J. Scull families of Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas.

Collection Title: Scull, James letter

This letter written by James Scull is a first-hand account of the duel between John Wilson and Joseph J. Anthony on the floor of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Collection Title: Searcy County tax records

This collection contains the tax records of Searcy County at the time of the establishment of the State of Arkansas.

Collection Title: Seaton, G.W. letter

This letter was written by George W. Seaton to his children shortly after moving to Lonoke, Arkansas.

Collection Title: Sebastian County ballot

This collection contains a ballot for the Upper Township of Sebastian County from 1908. A handwritten note explains that blacks voted heavily in the election.

Collection Title: Secretary of State - Elections Division Records
Dates: 2002-2006

Records consists of reports required by the Arkansas Secretary of State for campaign contributions, expenditures, and carryover funds of state and district candidates for 2002 - 2006.
Secretary of State-Elections Division records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas
Transferred by Secretary of State-Elections Division, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2016.

Collection Title: Seddon, James A. letter

This letter discusses the court proceedings against a man named Captain Harman.

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