The Arkansas State Archives' collections contain over a half-million photographic images of Arkansas and its people throughout history. The collections consists of black-and-white prints, negatives, daguerreotypes, tintypes, ambrotypes, and cyanotypes. Line drawings, postcards, engravings, and portraits are also included. Large collections such as the Ernie Deane photographs, Shrader negatives, Ozark Cultural Resource Center images, and the Thomas Harding photographs make up a significant portion of our holdings. The Arkansas State Archives Images Collection holds our general photo collections with a larger coverage of subjects and dates.

A selection of images has been digitized and made accessible on this site. Yet, for many images only inventories are available. If you are interested in seeing an image not currently online, please visit us or email us at To request a copy these or other photographs, visit our Research Services page and submit a Media Reproduction Order Form.


Browse the Photographs Collections:

Arkansas State Archives images collection, 1830s-current

Ozark Folk Center photograph collection, 1970-2000

Shrader Studio negatives collection, 1932-1979

Thomas Harding photograph collection, 1970s-1983