Government Records Preservation


Government Records and The Arkansas State Archives

The Arkansas State Archives was renamed from the Arkansas History Commission by Act 3 of the Third Extraordinary Session of the 90th General Assembly on July 1, 2016. Arkansas Code, Title 13, Chapter 3, outlines the power and duties of the Arkansas History Commission, now the Arkansas State Archives, and The Black History Commission of Arkansas, an advisory board to the state archives. Arkansas Code, Title 13, Chapter 4, concerns Public Records Management and Archives. State, county and municipal public officials are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the records retention and preservation requirements outlined therein.