Governor Asa Hutchinson officially proclaimed October as Archives Month in Arkansas. The Arkansas State Archives will celebrate with activities across the state focusing on various events and personalities important to our state’s history.
National Archives Month is held each October to raise public awareness of the value of archives and records to our society. During October the Arkansas State Archives are holding three genealogy-focused half-day workshops, one at each location.
For more information about the events see the Arkansas State Archives online..
In connection with Arkansas Archives Month there will be a workshop held on using archival records to preserve historic structures on October 29. It will be from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the North Little Rock Heritage Center.
This will involve how to use deeds and records, platt maps, historic photographs, city directories, Sanborn maps, and Continue reading
The Arkansas State Archives’ new website with sections for researchers and educators makes searching state records much easier. As the official state archives, the group maintains the largest physical collection world-wide of Arkansas historical materials at its two locations: the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives in Powhatan and the Southwest Regional Archives in Washington.
In addition to keeping much of the existing content, the new website also has:
♦ the ability to search for specific information or browse records alphabetically Continue reading
A concert and seminar honoring Arkansas’s folk music heroes, Patsy Montana, Jimmy Driftwood and Almeda Riddle, is set for Saturday, July 30. Sponsored by the Arkansas State Archives, the event will be held at their headquarters in Room 4A, One Capital Mall, Little Rock.
Registration is required but admission is free. Check in at 8:30. Light breakfast refreshments will be served to those who register by July 25. Continue reading