Tuesday, October 30, 2018

NEARA to Hold Volunteer Day

NEARA to Hold Volunteer Day

The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives will host a Volunteer Day to encourage people to volunteer.

The event will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the branch at 11 S. Seventh St. in Powhatan. Volunteers will get snacks, giveaways and training. The main project will be processing Lawrence County court records.

Volunteer Day is part of the Arkansas State Archives’ ongoing effort to encourage counties statewide to preserve historic records by using the Archives division. Similarly, volunteers are helping process historic Hempstead County records. Dr. Wendy Richter, director and state historian of ASA, said more volunteers are needed.

Both Hempstead and Lawrence counties’ documents include material from Arkansas Territory days. At NEARA, volunteers will be unfolding and indexing county documents or can work on other projects, including digitizing, cleaning or beautifying branch property.

For more information, contact NEARA at 870-878-6521. For information on volunteering to help ASA with Hempstead County records, contact the main office at 501-682-6900.