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Dr. Lisa Speer Elected to CoSA Board of Directors

August 23, 2016
On Aug. 5, Dr. Lisa Speer, director of the Arkansas State Archives and state historian, was elected to the Council of State Archivists’ (CoSA) Board of Directors, a term lasting three years. She will also serve as co-chair of the Program Committee for the 2017 CoSA-NAGARA Annual Meeting in Boise and is a member of the CoSA Education and Training Committee.

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Thomas Tapscott Gill papers, SMC.8.8

August 24, 2016
Thomas Tapscott Gill, son of George B. Gill and Genevieve Tapscott, was born October 2, 1895, at Searcy, White County, Arkansas. He volunteered for the United States Army on May 8, 1917. He completed training at Fort Logan H. Roots, Arkansas, before serving on various bases during World War I,
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Dr. Lisa Speer Elected to CoSA Board of Directors

August 23, 2016
On Aug. 5, Dr. Lisa Speer, director of the Arkansas State Archives and state historian, was elected to the Council of State Archivists’ (CoSA) Board of Directors, a term lasting three years. She will also serve as co-chair of the Program Committee for the 2017 CoSA-NAGARA Annual Meeting in Boise, Id
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Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Harvey Parnell papers, MS.000629

August 10, 2016
Harvey Parnell (1880-1936) served as Governor of Arkansas from 1928-1933. He was born near Orlando, Cleveland County, Arkansas. Parnell was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives from Chicot County in 1919, and to the State Senate representing Chicot and Ashley counties in 1923. In No
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