Monday, November 2, 2020

October Accessions

 By Stephanie Carter, archivist

Our recent accessions include a map of Arkansas showing the distribution of forests from 1881 and printed materials about Sevier County, among other treasures. 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 black and white photograph of the builders of Argenta High School, 1912, was donated by Sonja L. Reed of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Reed’s grandfather, George Caldwell, is pictured in the photograph.

Arkansas postcard collection, includingtwo postcard booklets titled “Greetings from Arkansas” and “Greetings from Little Rock,” were donated by Tammy Vanveckhoven of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This is an addition to a collection of 10 postcards and 21 photographs that Ms. Vanveckhoven donated in 2019. The postcards belonged to her mother, Grace Jackson Hays.

Scott Howerton collection, was donated by Scott Howerton of Conway, Arkansas. The collection includes newspapers, magazines, campaign and inaugural material, and items related to Petit Jean State Park.

Map of Arkansas Showing the Distribution of the Forests, 1881, was transferred by Theo Witsell at the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission. This map is from the 10th U.S. Census.

Arkansas Governor’s Mansion collection, includes one box of material related to the Governor’s Mansion. The collection contains a poster, CD-ROMs and other items related to events at the mansion, and items related to the U.S.S. Arkansas, transferred from the Governor’s Mansion. This is an addition to material related to the Governor’s Mansion that we received in July.

Arkansas Department of Agriculture records, includes four boxes of records related to the Century Farm Program up to 2018. The records were transferred by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture.


Printed Materials

Sevier County Arkansas Railroad Memories (2 copies)

Sevier County Arkansas and Their Part in the Civil War (2 copies)

Sevier County in WWII (2 copies)

All were compiled and published by the Sevier County Museum in 2020 and donated by the Friends of the Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Pocahontas’ Descendants (2003), was donated by Barbara Lewis and Aisa Watson of Little Rock, Arkansas.