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Arkansas State Archives Resource Guides

When researching among the many facets of Arkansas's history, it is important to know where to start, and to know what materials are available for your use. For this purpose, the Arkansas State Archives has put together numerous subject guides to outline the kinds of resources that are available for research at the Arkansas State …

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Arkansas State Archives Resource Guides

Arkansas Constitutions

Through its history, Arkansas has been governed by five constitutions. Each of the five constitutions symbolizes a shift in the state’s political status: statehood in 1836, joining the Confederate States of America during the Civil War in 1861, military occupation near the end of the Civil War in 1864, Reconstruction in 1868, and …

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Arkansas Constitutions

Arkansas History Lesson Plans

This collection contains lesson plans created by Arkansas State Archives staff through a partnership with the Arkansas Humanities Council.  These lesson plans cover a wide variety of topics touching on Arkansas's history, utilizing primary source documents from the state archives' collections. The Arkansas State Archives will …

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Arkansas History Lesson Plans

Arkansas History Lesson Plans Supplementary Materials

This collection contains supplementary materials for the Arkansas History Lesson Plans, created by Arkansas State Archives staff through a partnership with the Arkansas Humanities Council.  The Arkansas State Archives will continue to add more lesson plans and activities as time goes by. Educators are welcome to use any of these lesson …

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Arkansas History Lesson Plans Supplementary Materials

Historic Maps Collection

The Arkansas State Archives houses over 4,000 historic maps of Arkansas and the surrounding regions among its holdings.  The entire historic maps collection is available for use in the Arkansas State Archives' research room, while selected examples have been digitized and made available for viewing here. For more information on the …

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Historic Maps Collection

About the collections



Welcome to the the online digital archive of the Arkansas State Archives!

Here you will find digitized documents, visuals, maps, broadsides, pamphlets, and three-dimensional objects significant to Arkansas history and culture, from the holdings of the Arkansas State Archives.  New collections are always being added, so check back often to see what's new!


AR State Archives Resource Guides
Arkansas Constitutions
Arkansas History Lesson Plans
     Lesson Plans Supplemental Materials
Historic Maps Collection
The Great War - World War I at Home and Abroad
Arkansas in the Civil War
A History of African Americans in Arkansas
Japanese American Internment in Arkansas
Arkansas Schools Through the Years
Territorial Arkansas Collection
Arkansas's Multicultural Heritage
Arkansas Women's History Collection

A History of Sports in Arkansas

Strolling Down Main Street Arkansas
A History of Farming in Arkansas
Postcards from Arkansas's Past
Politics in Arkansas
Ozark Folk Life and Culture
Arkansas Flags
Tales from the Vault

These materials represent only a fraction of the Arkansas State Archives' extensive holdings - the cream of the crop, so to speak - while the majority of which remain only available at the Arkansas State Archives.  If you would like more information about accessing the archives' collections or ordering digital or print copies of our materials, please visit our website, contact us by emailing state.archives@arkansas.gov, or call 501.682.6900.

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