Tuesday, July 30, 2019

New Accessions in July

Records from the Arkansas River collection
Our new accessions included Lee County records, a large collection of material related to the history of the Arkansas River, Home Demonstration Club material, a 100-year history on the City of Russellville, farm ledgers from the 1940s and Arkansas River maps from the 1950s! Visit your Arkansas State Archives and discover Arkansas’s amazing history.
Archival Collections

·         Lee County records: A large collection of county records was transferred from Lee County to the ASA, including civil, circuit and chancery court documents.
·         Russellville Centennial collection: The Pope County Library donated a book published as part of Russellville’s Centennial Celebration, which was held June 1970. The book includes information about the celebration and the history of the city from 1870 to 1970.
·         Wheeler Farm collection: Tina Sansone, of the Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center, recently donated items discovered at an estate sale. Donated items are: Wheeler Farm ledgers that include employee names and farm expenses; a Social Security time book from 1942 to 1944; two, weekly time books from 1940 to 1945; one day book from 1939 to 1941; and one undated, black-and-white photograph of Gustavus A. Fogleman, whose son owned and operated Fogleman Farm in Marion, Arkansas.
·         Arkansas River collection: Mary Little of Hot Springs donated a 1950 book of maps of the Arkansas River and land purchase records from Arkansas Post. The loose land purchase records are thought to be from the Land Commissioner's Office and are dated from the 1840s to the 1850s.
·         Hickory Plains Home Demonstration Club collection: Mary Grace Smith of Little Rock donated this collection of scrapbooks, correspondence, photos, clippings, pins and other items related to the Hickory Plains Home Demonstration Club in Prairie County. 
·         Arkansas River Historical Society collection: The Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum transferred the Arkansas River Historical Society collection to the ASA.  The museum had received the collection when the Arkansas River Historical Society’s museum in Catoosa, Oklahoma, closed.  The collection includes approximately 275 boxes of archival material and artifacts related to the history of the Arkansas River, as well as interpretive panels.

State Record Transfers

·         Interdepartmental Relations Committee records: IRC records, mostly from the 1970s, were transferred to archives. The documents include minutes, agendas and memorandums related to meetings and seminars.
·         Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Executive Director’s Office records: Records, including correspondence, news releases and publications, were transferred to Archives from ADPT. The records include information on the Louisiana Purchase and Logoly, Mammoth Springs, Marks Mill, Millwood, Mississippi River and Mount Magazine state parks from 1964 to 2011. The documents are part of an ongoing transfer.
·         Arkansas State Senate Journals-Bills History and Rule Books: The transfer includes seven volumes and four copies of rule books from the Arkansas State Senate from 2017 to 2018 and Senate Bill history.
·         Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial collection: The Secretary of State’s Office transferred records related to the Louisiana Purchase. The material is connected to the Secretary of State’s Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial event and is part of a collection that was previously transferred to Archives in 2009.