Thousands of manuscript collections housed at the Arkansas State Archives preserve the private and business papers of individuals as well as records of religious, educational, business, patriotic, social, and civic organizations. In addition, the Archives preserves state and federal government records, such as state land records and papers of numerous Arkansas governors. Collectively, these manuscript materials make up the largest known collection of Arkansas documents and historical material.

Search archival collection finding aids or view digitized collections below.


Browse the Archival collections:

Arkansas-Missouri slave case records, 1849-1859

Charles Hillman Brough: Elaine riot and other events scrapbook, 1919-1920

Colonel John Brown diaries, 1821-1865

Cynthia Earle Ward diary, 1865

George W. Paschal letterbook, 1838-1939

Gertrude P. Johnson diary, 1881 and 1887

Hattie Caraway 1938 Senatorial Race scrapbook, 1936-1942

Henry Brockman journal, 1862-1867

H. Lewis Dunn, Various Electrical Companies, scrapbook, 1907-1919

Home Demonstration Clubs of Arkansas, 1933-1966

John Hugh Reynolds materials, 1855-1923

Leek Plantation Freedman's Bureau ledger, 1867

Lowden Plantation records, 1922-1930

Margaret Louise Sims Reichardt scrapbook, 1921-1927

Marion Reed Biddle collection, 1942-1943

Phillips County American Legion minutes, 1919

St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern Railroad, Texarkana, Arkansas, station ledger, 1880

Subiaco Abbey and Academy collection, 1917-2021

Thomas Jefferson Jobe diary, 1861

T.W. Hardison diaries, 1923-1957

United States Western District Court of Arkansas records, 1839-1908

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection

William Leon Russell scrapbook, 1940-1974

Works Progress Administration (WPA) Arkansas scrapbooks, 1933-1943