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Arkansas History Commission Quarterly Meeting, December 8, 2016

December 01, 2016
The Arkansas History Commission will hold a regular, quarterly meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in the Arkansas State Archives conference room, located on the 2nd floor of the Multi-agency Complex at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas. This meeting is open to the public.

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - William Quesenbury Papers, SMC.13.23

December 07, 2016
William "Cush" Quesenbury was born August 21, 1822, in Crawford County, Arkansas. In 1839, he began to write for newspapers in Van Buren, Arkansas. In the 1840s, he studied under the painter, John Mix Stanley, and began a career in drawing sketches, caricatures, and cartoons. Quesenbury fought in th
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Arkansas State Archives November 2016 Newsletter

November 30, 2016
Look inside the November 2016 Issue of the Arkansas Archivist for these and other features:The ASA Welcomes Students from Valley View Junior High SchoolOver the last few years, the ASA has been expanding its educational programs.  We have created lesson plans and held teacher workshops on
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Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - K.W. rector papers, MS.000230

November 30, 2016
K.W. Rector was a successful farmer in the Mill Creek Township of Izard County, Arkansas. He was born in 1858 in Izard County. His parents, J. W. Rector and Ann E. Cooper Rector, were natives of Kentucky who came to Arkansas in 1852. K.W. Rector married Martha C. Bigham on September 25, 1879. Her pa
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Arkansas State Archives Named One of 75 Best State Genealogy Websites

November 28, 2016
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