The Arkansas State Archives' mission is to keep and care for the official archives of the State of Arkansas; collect material bearing on the history of Arkansas from the earliest times; copy and edit official records and other historical material; and encourage historical work and research by the public.
Monday – Friday
and Select Saturdays
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Parking & Admission
Closed Sunday's & Holidays
Catch up on the latest from the Arkansas State Archives on our blog. We cover topics ranging from genealogy to quirky things we find while archiving our state's newspapers.
One of the oldest existing state agencies in Arkansas, the Arkansas State Archives was created as the Arkansas History Commission (AHC) by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1905 to serve as the official archives of the state. Since then, the Arkansas State Archives has been responsible for collecting and preserving the official records and historical materials for the State of Arkansas.