New Digital Collection, "Strolling Down Main Street Arkansas," Unveiled by AHC

7/17/2015:  The Arkansas History Commission is pleased to announce the launch of our latest digital collection, Strolling Down Main Street Arkansas, which compiles images focusing on historical Main Streets across Arkansas and the more modern efforts for Main Street revitalization.

 

SARA Closing at 4pm on July 16th, 2015

7/16/2015:  The Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives will be closing half an hour early on July 16th, 2015. It will return to regular operating hours at 8:00am, July 17th.

 

AHC Conducting Professional Development Workshops for Educators

7/13/2015:  The Arkansas History Commission will be conducting a series of professional development workshops for educators throughout June and July. The workshops will focus on lesson plans developed by the AHC and will also feature information about our website, digital collections, and grants available to educators.

 

AHC and MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History Announce Symposium

7/8/2015:  The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History and the Arkansas History Commission will be hosting a half-day symposium, "Researching Modern Military Records," on Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m. until noon at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History at 503 E. 9th St. in Little Rock.

 

AHC, NEARA, and SARA closed July 3rd and 4th in Observance of Independence Day

6/24/2015:  The Arkansas History Commission and its branches, the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives and Southeast Arkansas Regional Archives will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, in observance of the July 4th holiday. Because of the holiday closure, NEARA will instead be open Monday, June 29 with normal operating hours.

 

AHC Research Room Closed Tuesday, June 16th, for Inventory and Maintenance

6/15/2015:  The Arkansas History Commission research room will be closed to the public on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015, for the purposes of inventory and facilities maintenance. The AHC will resume normal hours of operation on Wednesday, June 17th, at 8:00am.

 

AHC and MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History Announce Free Symposium

6/4/2015:  The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History and the Arkansas History Commission will be hosting a half-day symposium, "Researching Modern Military Records," on Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m. until noon at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History at 503 E. 9th St. in Little Rock.

 

AHC Research Room Closed Tuesday, June 16th, for Inventory and Maintenance

6/3/2015:  The Arkansas History Commission's Little Rock research room will be closed to the public on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015, for the purposes of inventory and facilities maintenance. The AHC will resume normal hours of operation on Wednesday, June 17th, at 8:00am.

 

AHC Receives Grant from Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

5/28/2015:  The Arkansas History Commission and State Archives has been awarded a $216,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council. The grant will support the funding of numerous projects with the History Commission’s microphotography department and the agency’s two branch archives.

 

AHC and BHCA Receive Arkansas Humanities Council Grants

5/22/2015:  In early May, the Arkansas Humanities Council, Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the History Commission $24,050 for public programming and outreach.

 

Memorial Day Closure, May 25th, 2015

5/21/2015:  The Arkansas History Commission will be closed on Monday, May 25th, 2015, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The archives will resume regular business hours at 8am on Tuesday, May 26th.

 

The AHC and BHCA Announce “The Roots of African American Foodways" event.

4/30/2015:  The Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas History Commission will be hosting a symposium entitled "The Roots of African American Foodways" from 10 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, at the Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute in Little Rock. Attendance and lunch is free, but registration is required.

 

Patrons' Material Requests Will Be Paused During April 27th Open House

4/17/2015:  The Arkansas History Commission will be hosting an open house and reception on Monday, April 27, to celebrate our 110th Anniversary, from 10:00 – 12:00. For security reasons, no archival materials will be pulled for patrons during the open house.

 

AHC Announces 110th Anniversary Event

4/3/2015:  This year marks the 110th anniversary of the Arkansas History Commission and State Archives. In celebration of this milestone, the History Commission will host an open house and anniversary commemoration on Monday, April 27 from 10 a.m. until noon.

 

April Digitization Clinics Announced

3/27/2015:  In commemoration of the 110th anniversary of the Arkansas History Commission and State Archives, the agency will host digitization clinics each Friday in April from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in its conference room.

 

AHC Announces New Online Digital Collection

3/16/2015:  In commemoration of National Women’s History Month in March, the Arkansas History Commission is releasing an Arkansas Women’s History resource guide and a corresponding online digital collection on March 16.

 

AHC Little Rock Offices To Open at 10a.m. Friday, March 6th

3/6/2015:  Due to inclement weather, the Arkansas History Commission's Little Rock Offices and Research Room will open at 10a.m. on Friday, March 6th, 2015.

 

NEARA Opening at 10a.m. on Friday, March 6th, 2015

3/6/2015:  The North-East Arkansas Regional Archives will be opening at 10a.m. on Friday, March 6th, 2015, due to inclement weather and unsafe travel conditions in the area.

 

AHC Little Rock Offices Closed Thursday, March 5th, 2015, for Inclement Weather

3/5/2015:  Due to inclement weather making travel dangerous, the AHC's research room in Little Rock will be closed on Thursday, March 5th, 2015.

 

NEARA Closed Thursday, March 5th, 2015 for Inclement Weather

3/5/2015:  Due to inclement weather making travel dangerous, the North-East Arkansas Regional Archives (NEARA) in Powhatan, Lawrence County, will be closed on Thursday, March 5th, 2015.

 

NEARA Closed at 1:45pm on Wednesday, March 4th, Due to Inclement Weather

3/4/2015:  Due to inclement weather in the area, the North East Arkansas Regional Archives, the Arkansas History Commission's branch archives in Powhatan, Lawrence County, Arkansas, will be closed for the remainder of Wednesday, March 4th.

 

AHC Closed For the Remainder of Wednesday, February 25th

2/25/2015:  Due to inclement weather in the area, the Arkansas History Commission will be closed for the remainder of Wednesday, February 25th, 2015.

 

AHC Little Rock Offices To Open at 10a.m. Monday, February 23rd, 2015

2/23/2015:  Due to inclement weather causing dangerous travel conditions in the area, the AHC Little Rock offices and research room will open at 10 a.m. on Monday, February 23rd.

 

AHC Little Rock Offices Closed for the Remainder of Monday, February 23rd, 2015

2/23/2015:  Due to inclement weather making travel dangerous, the AHC's Little Rock location will be closed for the rest of Monday, February 23rd, 2015.

 

AHC Little Rock Offices To Open at 10a.m. Tuesday, February 24th

2/23/2015:  Due to inclement weather, the AHC Little Rock offices will open at 10a.m. Tuesday, February 24th.

 

NEARA Opening at 10a.m. on Wednesday, February 18th

2/17/2015:  The North-East Arkansas Regional Archives will be opening at 10a.m. on Wednesday, February 18th, due to hazardous travel conditions in the area.

 

AHC Offices Closed for Inclement Weather, February 16th, 2015

2/16/2015:  Due to extreme winter weather causing hazardous travel conditions across the state, the Arkansas History Commission will be closed on Monday, February 16th, 2015. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday the 17th.

 

NEARA Closed Tuesday, February 17th for Inclement Weather

2/16/2015:  Due to continuing dangerous travel conditions, the North-East Arkansas Regional Archives will be closed on Tuesday, February 17th.

 

The AHC and BHCA Announce "The Roots of African American Education in Arkansas"

1/21/2015:  The Black History Commission of Arkansas and The Arkansas History Commission will be hosting a symposium on Saturday, February 7, at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

 

New URL for AHC Online Digital Collections

1/20/2015:  The Arkansas History Commission is announcing a new url for the agency’s online digital archives. The url, http://ahc.digital-ar.org/ , will direct patrons to a variety of digitized collections of archival material.

 

AHC Closed Monday, Jan. 19th for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday

1/15/2015:  The Arkansas History Commission will be closed on Monday, January 19th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.

 

Holiday Closure, December 24th-27th, 2014

12/19/2014:  The Arkansas History Commission and its two branch archives will be closed from Wednesday, December 24th through Saturday, December 27th, in observance of the Christmas holiday.

 

AHC Announces "Erasing Boundaries: Lawrence County at 200"

12/12/2014:  The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives (NEARA) and the Arkansas History Commission will be hosting a symposium on Thursday, January 15th from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Courthouse and at the Male and Female Academy on the grounds of the Powhatan Historic State Park in Powhatan.

 

Thanksgiving Closure, 2014

11/24/2014:  The Arkansas History Commission, the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives will all be closed to the public this Thursday, November 27th, through Saturday, November 29th, in observance of Thanksgiving.

 

Veteran's Day Closure, 2014

11/7/2014:  The Arkansas History Commission, the North-East Arkansas Regional Archives, and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives will be closed Tuesday, November 11th, 2014, in observance of Veteran's Day.

 

Governor Beebe Proclaims October 2014 Arkansas Archives Month

10/2/2014:  This October, the Arkansas History Commission will join archival repositories across the nation in celebrating American Archives Month, a time set aside to raise awareness of the important services provided by archives and historical repositories by collecting, preserving, and making available for public use government records and historical materials.

 

AHC Announces upcoming symposium, "Murder, Mayhem, & Lies"

9/22/2014:  The Arkansas History Commission will hold its annual history symposium for Archives Month at the 1914 Schoolhouse at Historic Washington State Park, on October 18th, entitled "Murder, Mayhem, & Lies: Investigating Some of Arkansas's Historical Cold Cases."

 

AHC Research Room Closed for Labor Day, 2014

8/28/2014:  The Arkansas History Commission Research Room in Little Rock will be closed on Monday, September 1st, in observance of Labor Day. It will reopen to the public and resume normal business hours on Tuesday, September 2nd.

 

AHC Announces The Great War: Researching World War I in Arkansas Archives

8/28/2014:  The Arkansas History Commission and the Sequoyah National Research Center will be hosting a free half-day symposium on Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 a.m. until noon in Dickinson Hall at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

 

NEARA Research Room Closed 8/22/2014

8/22/2014:  The North East Arkansas Regional Archives research room in Powhatan, Arkansas, will be closed, Friday, August 22nd, 2014. It will resume normal business hours on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014.

 

Acquisitions for July 2014

8/8/2014:  A listing of new materials acquired by the Arkansas History Commission during the month of July, 2014.

 

Researching Military Records Workshop

8/6/2014:  The Arkansas History Commission is partnering with the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History to present a free military records genealogy workshop on Saturday, August 16th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend!

 

AHC and NEARA Announce August Arkansas History Symposium

7/15/2014:  The Arkansas History Commission and the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives (NEARA) will be hosting a symposium, “Boom or Bust: Commerce and Development in Northeast Arkansas,” on Saturday, August 2 from 10 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. at the Male and Female Academy at Powhatan Historic State Park.

 

Memorial Day 2014

5/23/2014:  The Arkansas History Commission's research room in Little Rock will be closed on Monday, May 26th, 2014, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. It will return to normal business hours at 8am, Tuesday, May 27th.

 

SARA Closed Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

5/21/2014:  The Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives will be closed Thursday, May 22, due to the passing of Gail Martin, Administrative Specialist at SARA.

 

Black History Commission of Arkansas announces Black History Workshop

5/21/2014:  "Profiles in Arkansas Black History,” a workshop sponsored by the Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas History Commission will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center.

 

Delayed Opening Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

5/1/2014:  Due to scheduled maintenance in the MAC building at One Capitol Mall, the Arkansas History Commission's Little Rock location will be opening at 10am on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014.

 

Ron Sherman and David Jones honored at Ozark Folk Center Ceremony

4/23/2014:  The Arkansas History Commission and the Ozark Folk Center hosted a reception honoring David Jones and Ron Sherman, and presented a screening of “Jimmy Driftwood Remembered: The Lost Footage,” at the Folk Center on Saturday, April 19.

 

AHC Announces Arkansas Foodways Seminar, May 17th

4/14/2014:  On May 17, the Arkansas History Commission will host “Everything Old is New Again: The Arkansas Foodways Movement,” a half-day seminar featuring a line-up of speakers who are experts on the subject of Arkansas foodways and food history.

 

Delayed Opening, March 4th

3/3/2014:  Due to continuing hazardous road conditions, the Arkansas History Commission's research room will reopen at noon on Tuesday, March 4th.

 

Inclement Weather Closure, March 3rd

3/2/2014:  With hazardous road conditions developing tonight and sub-freezing temperatures expected throughout the day, the AHC's Little Rock location will be closed on Monday, March 3rd.

 

Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

2/19/2014:  The Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant Program offers grants to fund projects related to African American history in Arkansas, and is currently accepting applications.

 

Inclement Weather Closure, February 8th

2/8/2014:  UPDATE--due to the hazardous road conditions around Little Rock, the Arkansas History Commission's Little Rock research room will be closed all day, Saturday, February 8th.

 

AHC Inclement Weather Delayed Opening, February 8th

2/7/2014:  Due to inclement weather in the area, the Arkansas History Commission's Little Rock research room will open at noon tomorrow, Saturday, February 8th.

 

AHC Inclement Weather Closure, February 4th

2/4/2014:  Due to freezing rain in the area, the Arkansas History Commission will be closed on February 4th, 2014. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, February 5th.

 

AHC Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/17/2014:  The Arkansas History Commission's research room will be closed Monday, January 20th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

 

New Year's Day closures

12/31/2013:  The Arkansas History Commission and its branch archives will be closed on January 1st, 2014, in observance of New Year's Day.

 

Christmas Holiday Closing 2013

12/21/2013:  The Arkansas History Commission will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, the 24th and 25th of December, in observance of Christmas.

 

Delayed Opening Monday, December 9th, 2013

12/8/2013:  Due to ice remaining on the roadways in the Central Arkansas area, the Arkansas History Commission's research room will open at 10am on Monday.

 

Arkansas History Commission Closed December 6th-7th

12/5/2013:  Due to impending winter weather and with an ice storm warning already impacting the state, the Arkansas History Commission will be closed, Friday and Saturday, December 6th and 7th, 2013.

 

Potential for Inclement Weather Friday

12/4/2013:  There is potentially dangerous winter weather approaching the state, Thursday night into Friday, which may lead to the AHC being closed Friday and Saturday. If you plan on doing any research with the AHC, please make sure to check here or at our FB page for any changes in our hours.

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours 2013

11/25/2013:  The Arkansas History Commission announces the closing of its research rooms November 28th through 30th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

 

Archives Month Events

9/30/2013:  October is Archives Month at the Arkansas History Commission! This is an important time for the AHC and we will be sponsoring many events throughout the month. Make plans to celebrate Archives Month with us! You can also watch the AHC Facebook page for event updates.

 

NEARA and AHA Announce New Research Award and Call for Entries

9/27/2013:  The Arkansas Historical Association and the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives (NEARA), a branch of the Arkansas History Commission, announce the creation of The NEARA Award to recognize the best original, unpublished research paper using archival materials from the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives.

 

Military Records Research Workshop

8/14/2013:  In partnership with the Arkansas History Commission, the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History will present a free workshop for all those who are interested in learning how to research your relatives who served in the military.

 

NEARA to be Temporarily Without Power 6/25/2013

6/24/2013:  The power company servicing Powhatan, AR, has a scheduled power-outage planned for Tuesday morning, June 25th, and the North-East Arkansas Regional Archives will be without power during that time...

 

Upcoming Arkansas History Commission Seminar

5/22/2013:  Join us for “Emancipation Proclamation: What it Meant to Freed African Americans in Arkansas,” a free seminar on Saturday, June 1st.

 

Arkansas History Commission Celebrates Black History Month with Free Seminar

2/5/2013:  Want to learn more about African American history in Arkansas? Mark your calendars for February 9, 2013 and attend the “Growing Up in Arkansas – African American Communities” seminar at the Arkansas State Capitol. Sponsored by the Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas History Commission, the free seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room 171 of the Capitol.

 

November History Bits and Bites!

11/16/2012:  Join us on November 30th at noon for History Bits and Bites!

 

AHC Website Recognized in 2012 Listing of Best Genealogy Websites

11/5/2012:  FamilyTree magazine, one of the top genealogy magazines in the United States, has named the Arkansas History Commission’s website, www.ark-ives.com, as one of its “101 Best Genealogy Websites.”

 

New Forms and Fees for Arkansas History Commission Go into Effect December 1st

11/1/2012:  Beginning December 1, 2012 new order forms and a restructured fee schedule will go into effect for all requested photocopies from the Arkansas History Commission.

 

Governor Beebe proclaims October 21-27 as Arkansas Archives Week

10/16/2012:  The Arkansas History Commission will celebrate with activities across the state that stress the value of Arkansas historical records, highlight the many ways these records enrich our lives and recognize those who maintain our state’s historical records.

 

October History Bits and Bites

10/16/2012:  Join us on October 26th for our monthly History Bits and Bites lunch program!

 

Arkansas History Commission Publishes Civil War Book

9/17/2012:  The Arkansas History Commission, the state’s official archives, recently released Documenting Arkansas: The Civil War 1861-1865, a 138-page full-color soft-cover book that contains over 200 documents from eighty different collections at the History Commission.

 

Join us for September History Bits and Bites!

9/14/2012:  The History Commission’s monthly brown bag lunch program, will be Friday, September 28, at noon in the Arkansas History Commission Conference Room.

 

NEARA Celebrates One Year of Service in NE Arkansas

2/27/2012:  NorthEast Arkansas Regional Archives, a branch of the Arkansas History Commission, will celebrate its first anniversary with an open house on March 3, 2102. Constructed in 2010, NEARA is located at 11 Seventh Street in Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan, Arkansas.

 

Arkansas African American Legislators Exhibit Opening

2/14/2012:  This February, the Capitol's lower-level foyer gallery marks Black History Month 2012 with the debut of a new exhibit.

 

Profiles in Arkansas Black History: Markers and Makers

2/14/2012:  On Saturday, February 18th, 2012, in Room 171 of the Arkansas State Capitol, the Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas History Commission will present a seminar featuring historical markers highlighting African Americans and their roles in Arkansas history.

 

State Archives Announces Schedule for Holidays

11/10/2011:  The State Archives announces the following schedule for the upcoming holidays:

 

New Archival Material at the State Archives

6/16/2011:  The Arkansas History Commission announces new Civil War documents recently given to the State Archives.

 

History Commission Webpage Redesign

6/15/2011:  The Arkansas History Commission would like to announce the launch of a redesign of its main front page, complete with new features and projects.

 

Arkansas History Commission Website Honored

6/15/2011:  The Arkansas History Commission is proud to announce that its website has been named one of Family Tree Magazine's 101 Best Family History Websites for 2011.

 

150 Years Ago Today: Arkansas in the Civil War on Arkansas History Commission

2/1/2011:  The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War will be observed from 2011 to 2015. As a part of the commemoration, the Arkansas History Commission now has on its website 150 Years Ago Today: Arkansas in the Civil War, which will feature one document for every day of the war years (January 1, 1861 through December 31, 1865).

 

Arkansas History Commission at the Clinton Presidential Library

1/21/2011:  A new exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Library, "Revolution and Rebellion: Wars, Words and Figures," features artifacts, manuscript material, and other items from the collections of the Arkansas History Commission. The exhibit showcases thirty-five scale portrait sculptures of many of the pivotal players in both the American Revolution and the American Civil War.