Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Digital Collections Has New URL

The Arkansas History Commission is announcing a new url for the agency’s online digital archives.  The url, http://ahc.digital-ar.org/ , will direct patrons to a variety of digitized collections of archival material.
The online digital archives was relaunched last year through the Online Computer Library Center’s (OCLC) program, Content DM. Content DM is used by archives and libraries across the country to share digitized archival material online. 
Digitized collections currently include World War I/Camp Pike material, all five Arkansas Constitutions, historic maps and postcards, material from Arkansas’s multicultural heritage, music clips from our Ozarks Folk Life and Culture collection, the history of the Arkansas state flag, Arkansas History Commission resource guides and educational lesson plans. 
Future collections will contain material pertaining to Arkansas women’s history, Arkansas sports, religion and spirituality in Arkansas, the 1927 Flood, World War II oral histories, and in celebration of the AHC’s 110th anniversary this year, the agency will have a digital collection of 110 unique things picked by its staff.
The Arkansas History Commission, located in Little Rock, is the official state archives of Arkansas and maintains the largest collection of historical materials on Arkansas in the world.
For more information, contact us at 501-682-6900 or state.archives@arkansas.gov.