Look inside the December 2015 Issue of the Arkansas Archivist for these and other features
Peggy Lloyd Retires from Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives
This month we will be saying goodbye and wishing a happy retirement to Peggy Lloyd, a long-time advocate for the history of southwestern Arkansas. Peggy has worked in a number of capacities serving Arkansas’s history community. Since 2005, she has been the Archival Manager at the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives (SARA) in Washington, Arkansas.
Black History Commission News
On February 6, 2016, the Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas History Commission will sponsor a free seminar at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock on the history of Little Rock’s school desegregation. The event, titled “Little Rock School Desegregation from Then to Now”, will feature a number of speakers who will give some insight into desegregation.
From the Director
It might be cliche to devote a New Year’s column to a reflection of the agency’s accomplishments this year; but on those days when one feels as though they are running between fires with a leaky bucket, it’s good to take a moment to consider that all the hard work, long days, and sleepless nights really do pay off.
News from NEARA
The core collection upon which NEARA was established is the Lawrence County Court records (collection number MSNE.0070) and it remains our most requested collection to date. These court records span from the founding of Lawrence County in 1815 as a part of the
Missouri Territory until the Powhatan courthouse was closed in 1960. Specifically from 1819 to 1836, the court records demonstrate the growth of Territorial Arkansas into the 25th state of the union.