Wednesday, December 2, 2020

November Accessions

 By Stephanie Carter, archivist

Our recent accessions include records from the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Collection and books detailing the histories of local churches. 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

The Lily Peter collection, 1960s-1970s, was transferred from the collections of the Delta Cultural Center, Helena, Arkansas. The collection includes 11 photographs of Lily Peter at various locations and events in Arkansas, one audio reel of an interview of Lily Peter, and nine boxes of microfilm of the Southland College Papers. Lily Peter (1891-1991) of Phillips County was an author, farmer, teacher, musician, conservationist and philanthropist, as well as Arkansas’s poet laureate.

Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism-Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission Collection: 13 cubic feet of Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission records, 1995-2015, were transferred by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission. The records include audio and video recordings, awards and materials related to cleanup campaigns and other projects. The commission, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, works to educate and encourage individuals to prevent litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful.


Printed Materials

Sesquicentennial of Cooking by Arkansas Farm Bureau, 1986 was donated by Melissa Bingmann of Morgantown, West Virginia.

Massive Resistance and Southern Womanhood: White Women, Class, and Segregation by Rebecca Bruckmann, 2021, wassent to us from University of Georgia Press in Athens, Georgia.

The Heritage, Volume 47, 2020, was donated by Hot Spring County Historical Society in Malvern, Arkansas.

Several books were donated by Story Library, Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas:

Harmony Baptist Church: 125 years - Little Rock, Arkansas, undated

Historical Directory and Yearbook of First Baptist Church, Salem Baptist Church, Trenton Baptist Church, and Park Grove Baptist Church in Marvell, Arkansas, 1930 [2 copies]

History of Beryl Baptist Church, 1889 to 1989

History of Cadron Ridge Baptist Church, 1892-1992 - Conway, Arkansas

A History of Cavalry Baptist Church, 1939-1989 - Batesville, Arkansas

History of Landmark Missionary Baptist Churches of County Line Association, undated

Pangburn First Baptist Church: 100 Year Celebration, 1904-2004

Partial Records of the Baptist Church of Christ (Harmony) - The Old Texas Church - 1869-1897, Faulkner County, 1984

Records of Salem Baptist Church and Cypert Cemetery, Eventide Cemetery, Smally Cemetery, Gamble Cemetery Area of Marvell, Phillips County, Arkansas, 1977

Sharon Missionary Baptist Church, 1889-1989

Unity Missionary Baptist Church - South Hervey, Hope, Arkansas, undated

A History of Otter Creek Germania Vimy Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 1909-1938