Vertical Files

The Arkansas History Commission maintains a print Vertical File as a quick reference resource for a wide variety of topics pertaining to Arkansas history. By including biographical and family history files as well as subject and place files, the Vertical File offers easy access to newsclippings and compiled family histories in addition to information on specific topics, towns, and regions.

A search retrieves data for all of the AHC's locations: the Arkansas History Commission's Little Rock holdings carry a VFHC call number, while call numbers for Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives (Washington) begin with VFSA, and those for the NorthEast Arkansas Regional Archives (Powhatan) begin with VFNE.

While access to many of these items is limited to our research room, photocopies can be requested by filling out the Photocopy Order Form with the information on the materials you want, then mailing it and a check for the photocopy fee to: Arkansas History Commission, One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201. If you are unsure how many pages the photocopy order will be, please send an email to, and we will be able to give you the correct number of pages to order. 

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