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The Arkansas State Archives is a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and is responsible for collecting and maintaining the large
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Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - George Frederick Kunz papers, SMC.0005.0019
George Frederick Kunz (1856-1932), well-known mineralogist and gemologist from New York City, was largely self-taught. He attended Cooper Union for two years but did not earn a degree. By the time he was twenty, he had amassed a mineral collection of over 4...
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Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Arkansas Authors and Composers Society records, MS.000009
The Arkansas Authors and Composers Society sought to raise public awareness of local and state authors and composers, providing them with opportunities for publication in newspapers and in the society's own publications. This collection contains records, sc...
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July 2018 Accessions and Donations
ASA Lower White River Oral Histories Arkansas Geological Survey Documents and State Livestock Deed of Lease NEARA SARA
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Curtis Sykes grant supports book on Elaine Race Riot
Next year
marks 100 years since one of the worst violent events in Arkansas history, the
Elaine Race Riot. Over the space of a few days, hundreds of African Americans were
killed or injured, becoming one of the darkest days in the history of this
state. Wri...
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NEARA to explore Arkansas's rich music history
On September 18, 1964, a small airplane
circled a rural airport in the sleepy town of Walnut Ridge in northeastern
Arkansas. As the plane landed, a few teenagers raced to the airfield to
see what was afoot. What they saw left a lasting impression on them. A...
NEARA to explore Arkansas's rich music history
NEARA to explore Arkansas's rich music history
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Symposium attendees tour SARA
Participants
in the Red River Heritage Symposium, held at Historic Washington State Park,
toured the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives (SARA) as part of their
itinerary on Friday, July 20. This year’s symposium focused on the 200 th anniversary of the fo...
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Authentic Arkansas: Governor Wins Election without Campaigning
Authentic Arkansas is
a series written by the staff of the Arkansas State Archives that explores the
state’s cultural heritage through unique documents and artifacts. In
this election year, most citizens will likely see or hear hundreds of political
adverti...
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Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Joycelene Duncan World War II scrapbook, MS.000861
Joycelene Duncan was born around
1923 in Guy, Faulkner County, Arkansas, to Minnie Pearl Quattlebaum and Sherman
Duncan. Joycelence had two brothers, Alton Duncan and Jefferson Duncan, who
fought in World War II and both are buried in the Little Rock Nation...
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August 21 Pen to Podium lecture
On Tuesday, August 21, the ASA is hosting its third Pen to Podium lecture of 2018 at the headquarters of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, 1100 North St., Little Rock. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Arkansas State Archives. Michael will be ...
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Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Archibald Yell Papers
Archibald Yell Papers, SMC.21.8 Archibald Yell was an army officers, United State Representative, and the second Governor of Arkansas. He was born in North Carolina in 1797 to Moses and Mary Curry Yell, but grew up in Tennessee. Archibald served in the War ...
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