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Archiving Authentic Arkansas

With more than 200 years of Arkansas history available at the Arkansas State Archives, we are here to preserve and make history available to you. Here, you can find research sources, search historical records and browse archival collections. Check out upcoming events, research your family roots and discover Arkansas history with us.

Our Mission

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.

Hours & Admission

Monday – Friday
and Select Saturdays
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Free Parking & Admission

Closed Sunday's & Holidays

Our Blog

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.   


Our History

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.


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Opportunities for internships and volunteering abound at the Arkansas State Archives!

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