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The Arkansas History Commission is located at One Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201. The History Commission, the official state archives, is a facility in which those interested in Arkansas history may engage in research. The staff does not undertake research requests from the public. The Research Room is open from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Saturday. It is closed on state holidays. If you are traveling long distances, please call to confirm hours/days of operation at 501.682.6900.

Getting Started

Government issued photo identification (such as a driver's license) is necessary for entrance into the One Capitol Mall building.

Upon arriving in the Research Room, all patrons must sign the register. First time visitors will be asked to complete a registration form, for which a valid driver's license or other current photo identification is required, and will receive a permanent research number. The patron will use this number when signing the register or requesting materials. Special registration procedures apply on Saturdays.

It is possible to make copies of material from paper and microfilm, except where restrictions apply. The restrictions concerning copying are listed in Rules of the Arkansas History Commission. A full set of the policies and procedures governing the Arkansas History Commission and the Research Room is available at the Commission.

Finding the Archives

  1. From I-30, exit on I-630. Take the State Capitol Complex exit off I-630 at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Turn right. At traffic light on 7th Street turn left. Continue west on 7th Street through traffic light at Marshall Street and one more block to Wolfe Street. Turn right on Wolfe Street. Go to the bottom of the hill where there is public parking in any numbered parking space that is not marked with someone's name or designated a special parking space.
  2. From I-430, exit on I-630 East. Take the State Capitol Complex exit off I-630 at Marshall Street. Turn left at traffic light. Turn left at traffic light on 7th Street. Go one block, then turn right on Wolfe Street. Go to the bottom of the hill where there is public parking in any numbered parking space that is not marked with someone's name or designated a special parking space.