Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Accessions for August

Our recent accessions include sheet music from the 1940s, a postcard collection, a portrait of former Little Rock Mayor George Wimberly and other historical records and photographs. The Arkansas State Archives preserves two centuries of Arkansas history and more, ready for you to explore. Visit our digital collections or consult our research services at 

Archival Collections

A portrait of George Wimberly, pharmacist and owner of Buice Drug Store in Little Rock, was donated by Lee Cowan of Little Rock, Arkansas. Wimberly was also a state representative and former mayor of Little Rock.

The Sandra Johnson Walton collection containing miscellaneous books and photographs from John Ivey Herndon, Lewis C. Johnson, Robert W. Daniel, Wade H. Hall and Mary Frances Byrne families was donated by Sandra Johnson Walton of Huntsville, Alabama. The collection also includes items related to the Hall Pawn Shop, Johnson Florist and Shackley Barn.

The Kennedy, Guidos and Bednar families
collection includes correspondence and photos
from soldiers serving in WWII and Vietnam.
The Kennedy, Guidos and Bednar families collection, early 1900s,  includes material related to the Kennedy, Guidos and Bednar families, comprising items related to the Slovak settlement in Hazen, Arkansas, (Slovaktown) and to the German community in Subiaco, Arkansas. The collection also includes correspondence and photographs from soldiers serving in WWII and Vietnam, prayer books and prayer cards in Slovak, plus materials and newsletters related to the early days of the Arkansas Foundry Company.

Arkansas sheet music, 1940s, includessheet music for three songs: “Called the City of Roses, Little Rock,” “The Pride of Arkansas” and “Arkansas, My Arkansas.” The music was donated by Dr. Annette Greenland of Vilonia, Arkansas.

Minnie Pilkington Arkansas postcard collection, early 1900s, containing nine postcards of various locations around Arkansas including Hot Springs, Fort Smith, Heber Springs and Little Rock,was donated by Ann Colvert of Houston, Texas.

"Our Past, Our Future, Our Communicators" Central Delta/Delta Yes Inc. final grant report, 2018-2020, is the final grant report for Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant.

"Our Past, Our Future, Our Communicators,” Preservation of African American Cemeteries final grant report, 2018 to 2020,is thefinal grant report for Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant.
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism records, 1999 to 2015, includes the meeting meets from the Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission records.

Arkansas State Board of Barber Examiners records, 1930s to 2000s, includes barber licensure documentation and identification photographs.

Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission records, 1999-2015, includes records from the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission including awards, announcements, campaigns, videos and photographs.

Arkansas Department of Health records, 1959-2018, includes photographs, posters and one scrapbook.