The Arkansas State Archives continues its tradition of maintaining the state's history by preserving Arkansas artifacts.


The Arkansas State Archives (ASA) is one of the oldest existing state agencies in Arkansas. It was created by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1905 to serve as the official archives for the state. Since then, the Arkansas State Archives has been responsible for collecting and preserving the official records and historical materials for Arkansas. ASA collects material bearing on the history of Arkansas from the earliest times, copies and edits official records and other historical material, and encourages historical work and research by the public.


  • The ASA accepts monetary donations to assist in the processing, preservation, and housing of archival material and with maintenance of the archives.
  • ASA welcomes donations from individuals, families and organizations, as well as transfer of records having long-term value from other state agencies.
  • The Friends of the Arkansas State Archives group also accepts monetary donations, using funding to support and advance the ASA mission.
  • By donating time, talent, and skills, volunteers and interns help support and enhance the field of Arkansas history.

Established: 1905

Employees: 24

Service Area: Arkansas

Dr. Lisa Speer



2B 215 One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201


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