Arkansas has had an interesting and oftentimes tumultuous political history. From a knife fight on the floor of the Arkansas Legislature during early Statehood to a whirlwind 20th Century political campaign once referred to as a “circus hitched to a tornado,” Arkansas politics has always offered up drama as well as entertainment. For many years, Arkansas was a one-party state dominated by Democrats. However, in recent decades, the state’s political climate has vastly changed. In this online collection, the Arkansas State Archives will explore the world of Arkansas politics through correspondence, photographs, and campaign material. Browse the collection here, and make sure to check back often as the collection continues to grow!