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Arkansas State Archives Closed Monday, January 16th, 2017

January 13, 2017
The Arkansas State Archives will be closed on Monday, January 16th, 2017, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Willis Turner family papers, MS.000573

January 11, 2017
Willis James Turner was born September 8, 1913, to Emmett Dewitt and Arned Williams Turner, Sr., in Grady, Lincoln County, Arkansas. In 1934, he married his second wife, Mary Bluford, the daughter of James and Chester Lee Johnson Bluford. She was born August 26, 1916, in Tamo, Arkansas. The couple h
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Black History Commission of Arkansas/Arkansas State Archives Event

January 09, 2017
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SARA Archival Manager at Texarkana USA Genealogical Society

January 04, 2017
Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives Manager Melissa Nesbitt will present "Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives: Guide to Historical and Genealogical Records," at the monthly meeting of the Texarkana USA Genealogical Society at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23. The meeting will be held at the Texarkana Pu
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Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Francis Joseph Guy papers, MS.000108

January 04, 2017
Dr. Frank Shaw Guy was a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Little Rock College in Little Rock, Arkansas, then earned his Master of Arts degree from Catholic University of America in 1932. He taught history, political science and sociology at Little Rock College from 1934 to 194
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