Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Arkansas State Archives Reopens

The Arkanas State Archives has more than 200 years of
Arkansas history. The Archives are open in a limited capacity.
Here, at the Arkansas State Archives, we are committed to making our researchers and visitors as safe as possible. As we reopen, we will be taking several measures to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff. 

For the time being, access to research rooms at the State Archives headquarters in Little Rock is by appointment only and will be limited to a total of four people at a time. The number of patrons who may visit the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives at one time will be limited to two people at each location.  

Hours for the research rooms are 9 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Headquarters and NEARA will be open Monday through Friday, while SARA will return to its normal schedule of Tuesday through Saturday.  
Little Rock patrons may schedule appointments by calling 501-682-6900 or emailing NEARA and SARA patrons should call or email the respective facilities for appointment information. For NEARA, call 870-878-6521 or email For SARA, call 870-983-2633 or email 

Patrons are required to wear a mask when in the facilities and to check their temperatures and fill out a questionnaire form. Directions, equipment and hand sanitizer will all be provided at the State Archives entrance; complimentary masks will be provided to patrons who do not have one.   

The Building Authority has instituted a policy that requires all visitors to wear masks when they enter the building. Visitors who do not have masks may call the State Archives, which is located on the second floor, and we can bring a mask to the entrance area for you 

We apologize for any inconvenience but look forward to safely serving our patrons. The Arkansas State Archives houses 200 years of Arkansas history ready to be explored.