Friday, July 11, 2014

Newsletters, Online Collections and Acquisitions...Oh My!

Our newsletter, the Arkansas Archivist, is out for the month of July!  We're talking about our social media networks and the relaunch of our online digital archive, so be sure to check it out!

click here to read the newsletter:
The Arkansas Archivist

We've also added a new collection to our online digital archive - Arkansas Flags.  In 1912, the United States Navy commissioned the USS Arkansas battleship, for which the Pine Bluff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution wanted to present a stand of colors. Surprised to find that there was no state flag for Arkansas, the Pine Bluff Chapter and the Arkansas Secretary of State office organized a contest for Arkansans to submit designs for the new flag.  The Secretary of State office received 65 entries, of which Willie K. Hocker’s design was the winner.  The AHC has 47 of the 65 potential state flags in our collection, digitized here for public use.

This is just the first 11 of those 47 flags, but keep checking back as we add more!

click here to view the new collection:
Arkansas Flag Collection

And we're sharing what we've recently acquired.  Below is a list of our acquisitions for the month of June:

Books and Periodicals

History of Randolph County Arkansas, by Lawrence Dalton
Pope County Historical Association, Dec. 2001 to June 2002
Stalkin’ Kin, In the old West Texas, Feb. 2002
Searcy County Ancestry Information Exchange, June 1993 – Dec. 2003
Arkansas in War and Reconstruction, by David Y. Thomas, Ph. D.
The Arkansas Traveller, by Liz Smith Parkhurst
Arkansas Yesterday and Today, by Knoop and Grant
Historic Arkansas by Ferguson and Atkinson
Hog Wild, The Autobiography of Frank Broyles, by Frank Broyles with Jim Bailey
Images of America, Jonesboro and Arkansas Historic Northeast Corner, by Ray and Diane Hanley
Jonesboro High School Alumni Directory 1999
Ozark Tales and Superstitions, by Phillip W. Steele
The Razorbacks: A story of Arkansas Football, by Orville Henry and Jim Bailey
Just Short of the Promised Land, Charles A.  Jones
The Hollows, Barbara Case Summerlin
Washington, Josh Williams
The Arkansas Archeologist, Vol. LII for 2012 and 2013.
The Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Vol. LXXIII, No.1, Spring 2014.
Ouachita County Historical Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 4, Summer 2014.

Postcards of Little Rock – 4 postcards
Supplement to Rector/Alcorn Scrapbook – 0.01 cu. ft.
Capitol View, Stifft Station Neighborhood Association and Rose Creek Park initiative board meetings – 2 cds
General Assembly Composite Photographs -      Senate:  1997, 1999, 2001
                                                                                                House of Representatives:  1971, 2003
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism records – 18 cu. ft.
Arkansas State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors records - 0.02 cu. ft.
Tristan Green Papers, 16 cu. ft.
Hempstead County marriage licenses, pre-1875 – 0.25 cu. ft.
Hope Chamber of Commerce records from 1994, 0.4 cu. ft. 
Robert Lee Williams Letter, September 19, 1961
William A. Britton Letter, April 3, 1869