The Arkansas History Commission is proud to be able to make treasures from its collections available to the public, either through the physical or microfilmed collections available in our research room, or through publications that chronicle some of the best our holdings have to offer. The History Commission has recently published two works that are now available for purchase.
To order either of our publications, simply fill out their order form with your contact information, and mail the order form and a check, money order, or cash (price+shipping) to:
Arkansas History Commission
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Documenting Arkansas: The Civil War 1861-1865
This 138-page, full-color softcover book contains over two hundred documents from eighty different collections at the History Commission. During its one-hundred and seven-year existence, the State Archives has actively collected materials from this crucial era of our state and nation's history: diaries written by soldiers and citizens; letters to mothers, fathers, wives, sweethearts, brothers, and sisters; military orders; newspaper accounts; photographs, broadsides, and even part invitations recounting the day-to-day lives of people caught up in the most significant event in nineteenth century America. This volume uses these primary source materials to tell the story of the Civil War from an Arkansas perspective. The variety of items represents the breadth of the Commission's Civil War resources, while thousands more documents are available to researchers. The limited narrative accompanying the materials provides just enough context to allow the documents to speak for themselves. The order form for this volume ($29 plus $5 shipping) is located here.
The Journal of Captain Henry Brockman
Captain Henry Brockman served in Company K, 10th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Confederate Army during the Civil War. In his journal, he describes in detail his daily activities, the many places he visited, and the things he saw during his time in the military. As Brockman "traveled through fine country," his tour of duty took him to major battles in Arkansas and Louisiana, including stops at Jacksonport, Pocahontas, Yellville, Des Arc, Helena, Little Rock, Benton, Arkadelphia, Warren, Camden, and Shreveport. For over 100 years, the Arkansas History Commission has preserved Brockman's writings. The captain's journal has been meticulously transcribed, and is now published and available in book format. The order form for this book ($15 plus $2 shipping) is located here.