Date Original

2014 May


This May 2014 newsletter of the Arkansas History Commission, entitled "The Arkansas Archivist," includes articles "Reception for Rare Jimmy Driftwood Film," "Last Chance to Sign Up for the Arkansas Foodways Seminar," "Conservation Corner," "Black History Commission News," "From the Director [Dr. Lisa Speer]," "News from NEARA," "News from SARA," "Jimmy Driftwood Film Reception," "New at the AHC," and "Staff Picks." This newsletter includes images of Jimmy Driftwood from the 1963 Ozark Folk Festival, a girl at Springdale's 1962 Chicken Days, Charlotte Andrews Stephens, the aftermath of a tornado's path through Brinkley, Oscar Fendler, a page from the Trimble and Johnson store ledger at SARA, and a letter from Governor J.M. Futrell.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Arkansas History Commission was established in 1905 by the Arkansas General Assembly to function as Arkansas's official state archives. In 2016, in a special session of the Arkansas General Assembly, the Arkansas History Commission was renamed the Arkansas State Archives.

Physical Description

Document; 8.5"x11"


Folk music; Foodways; Archival materials--Conservation and restoration; African Americans; Tornado damage; County government--Records and correspondence

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)




MS.000858, ASA newsletter 2014 May

Resource Type



Arkansas History Commission/Arkansas State Archives records, MS.000858


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

ASA newsletter 2014 May, Arkansas History Commission/Arkansas State Archives records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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