SARA - How to Research, Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives

Types of Materials

The Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives is a resource center for historical research, dedicated to the purpose of collecting and preserving primary source materials that bring together the unique history, culture, and heritage of Southwest Arkansas. SARA actively collects and documents life in the twelve counties. These materials, some dating from 1816, include letters, journals, maps, scrapbooks, family histories, photographs, pamphlets, newspaper files, manuscript collections, sheet music, town histories, court records, census records, cemetery records, early post office records, Civil War documents, and a library of rare books relating to the area. The Archives also has hundreds of histories and genealogies of families and individuals who lived in Southwest Arkansas.