Creator

Date Original

1995-2008

Description

The collection consists of materials submitted by several contributors, including conference syllabi, publications, early minutes, and other material related to the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society in Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) Arkansas Chapter was established by Ronnie A. Nichols in December 1997. The organization grew out of two genealogy workshops hosted by Nichols, who was then-director of the Old State House Museum in Little Rock. The workshops, entitled, “The Tree in Me: An Exploration of Roots,” were held in 1995 and again in 1997. At the conclusion of the second workshop, participants began meeting on a monthly basis at the Sue Cowan Williams Branch Library in Little Rock to share genealogical information. Acting officers were elected until the group became an official chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society National, headquartered in Washington D.C. The Society began hosting annual conferences in 2000. The collection is comprised of several projects funded by grants from the Black History Commission of Arkansas and materials donated by contributors.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000591

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society records, MS.000591

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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