Thursday, May 30, 2019

NEARA Manager Speaks to Kiwanis Club

Dr. Fatme Myuhtar-May,
NEARA archival manager,
receives a mug and coin from
President Lloyd Clark.
The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives in Powhatan holds valuable collections of historical documents that are available to researchers and the community at large, Dr. Fatme Myuhtar-May, archival manager, told the Kiwanis Club of Walnut Ridge on May 16.

Lloyd Clark, president of the Lawrence County Historical Society, asked Myuhtar-May to address the club. Walnut Ridge public-service administrators and policy makers were among the audience members.

NEARA’s collections and its mission to serve the community by providing access to information and by serving as a partner in educational and historical preservation initiatives in the region. Myuhtar-May invited Kiwanis members to use the Arkansas State Archives’ branch for their research needs as well as to support its services by:

·         Donating family papers, business activity records, photographs, memorabilia and anything that commemorates Northeast Arkansas’s history and communities
·         Volunteering to unfold and index records to make them available for researchers. The next Volunteer Day is June 14.
·         Participating in  the “Gathering Oral Histories Project” by becoming an interviewee or an interviewer or by recommending/reaching out to community storytellers
·         Dropping by to say “hello” and ask about NEARA’s newest resources and services. 
       For more information, contact Fatme Myuhtar-May at 870-878-6521 or