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Arkansas History Commission Quarterly Meeting Scheduled for September 8th, 2016

September 07, 2016
The Arkansas History Commission will hold a regular, quarterly meeting on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in the Arkansas State Archives conference room, located on the second floor of the Multi-agency Complex at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas. This meeting is open to the public.

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - John Clendennin Diary, SMC.1.28

September 28, 2016
John J. Clendennin was born at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1813. He settled in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1836, and became the private secretary to Governor James S. Conway. He was elected Circuit Court Judge in 1840, 1844, 1854, 1858, and 1874. Clendennin served as Arkansas Attorney General, 1849 t
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Arkansas Archives Month, 2016

September 26, 2016
On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a proclamation declaring October to be Arkansas Archives Month, in conjunction with the designation of October as American Archives Month. For the past several decades, American Archives Month has celebrated the importance of archives and the en
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Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Pulaski County medical organizations minutes, MS.000155

September 21, 2016
As the Civil War drew to a close, physicians in Arkansas decided it was time to organize professionally, and in January, 1866, they formed the first such group, the Little Rock and Pulaski County Medical Society. It had thirteen inaugural members, and for the first six years of its operation wa
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Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Rosemary Hamel Collection, MS.000708

September 14, 2016
Genealogical research pertaining to the Allison, Vance, Cole, and Turner families in central Arkansas, gathered by Rosemary Hamel. Includes a 3-ring notebook with family histories, Dr. William Allison's Bible and journal, family correspondence, newspaper clippings, and 53 photographs.Corresponde
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