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Black History Commission of Arkansas Quarterly Meeting, Thursday, Feb. 9th, 2017

February 07, 2017
The Black History Commission of Arkansas will hold a regular, quarterly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9 at noon 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.

The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives Celebrates Six Years

February 22, 2017
The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives (NEARA) will be celebrating its sixth year anniversary with an open house from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Fri., March 3, 2017, at the Male and Female Academy in Powhatan, announced Department of Arkansas Heritage Director Stacy Hurst.The open house will fe
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ASA launches new Japanese American internment digital collection

February 17, 2017
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Wednesday's Wonderful Collection: James R. Turner papers SMC.18.13

February 15, 2017
James R. Turner was born on August 7, 1848, to William R. and Elizabeth F. Ewett Turner of Phillips County, Arkansas. He was a livery merchant for twenty-five years in Poplar Grove (Phillips County) and also served as postmaster for twenty years. He married Retta N. McCoy on February 2, 1868. They h
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ASA Conducts Records Preservation/Retention Workshops for State Agencies

February 14, 2017
The Arkansas State Archives is conducting a series of records retention and preservation workshops for state agencies. They will be conducted on the following dates:March 8, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.April 5, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.May 3, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.June 7, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.August 2, 9:
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