Thursday, April 30, 2020

Accessions for April

 Our new accessions include research material on Joseph Carter Corbin, who founded what is now the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; historical photographs from locations around our state; and more. The Arkansas State Archives has two centuries of Arkansas history ready to explore. Visit our digital collections or find our research services at 

Archival Materials 
  • Joseph Carter Corbin, founder of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, research material collected and donated by Gladys Turner Finney, of Dayton Ohio. Finney used the research to publish her book, “Joseph Carter Corbin: Educator Extraordinaire and Founder of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff,” in 2017. 

  • A collection of photographs from various Arkansas locations, including Fordyce, Pine Bluff and Hot Springs. The collection includes 13 photographs donated by Patsy Hagood, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The photographs belonged to her family. 

  • James McGown Camp Joseph T. Robinson souvenir postcard booklet with nine pages and 18 photographs of Little Rock and the camp. The undated booklet was donated by Joellen McGown Harche, daughter of James McGown. 

Published Materials 
  • Second Biennial Report by M.F. Locke, Commissioner, Mines, Manufacturers, and Agriculture, State of Arkansas, 1891-1892, was donated by the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.