Monday, October 5, 2020

Accessions for September

By Stephanie Carter, archivist

Our recent accessions include genealogical research and tourism brochures. 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

John Michael Walsh donated genealogical research into the origins of the Walsh-Welsh family. This is a digital collection that includes more than 80,000 documents related to the Walsh family, who lived in Pulaski County some time before the 20th century.

The Teresa Hastings collection of Arkansas Tourism publications, 1977-1979, includes 13 brochures/pamphlets about Hot Springs and other locations around Arkansas. They were donated by Teresa Hastings of Lewes, Delaware.

Six miscellaneous Arkansas brochures/pamphlets/flyers, 1926, about Springdale, Fayetteville and Siloam Springs were transferred to us from the collections of History Nebraska (the Nebraska State Historical Society) in Lincoln, Nebraska. They promote Arkansas agriculture, particularly its fruit growing potential, and highlight the Ozark Grape Festival plus other topics.