Title

Freedmen's Bureau-Arkadelphia Field Office records (transcribed by Ouachita Baptist University) final grant report, 1865-1868

Creator

Date Original

1865-1868

Description

This collection contains a transcription of the Freedmen's Bureau-Arkadelphia Field Office records transcribed by students and staff of Ouachita Baptist University; a project funded through the Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant Project.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, commonly called the Freedmen's Bureau, was established in the War Department in March of 1865. Its purpose was to assist disenfranchised Americans, particularly African Americans. During that year in Arkansas, the federal agency helped a population of around 110,000 newly-freed African Americans. Offices were set up in several locations in the state, including Arkadelphia. The original records are housed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. This collection contains transcriptions of the Arkadelphia Field Office records.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

BHC.004.002

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Freedmen's Bureau-Arkadelphia Field Office records (transcribed by Ouachita Baptist University) final grant report, BHC.004.002

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Freedmen's Bureau-Arkadelphia Field Office records (transcribed by Ouachita Baptist University) final grant report, 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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