Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives

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Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives is part of Arkansas State Archives



201 Highway 195 South
P.O. Box 134
Washington, Arkansas 71862

Telephone: 870-983-2633

Hours and holidays: 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Tuesday through Saturday. Closed on Sundays, Mondays and state holidays.

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Collection Description[edit | edit source]

  • Resources related to a 12-county region in southwest Arkansas that includes the counties of Columbia, Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Ouachita, Pike, Polk, Sevier and Union.
  • Letters, diaries, maps, photographs, newspapers and broadsides. Arkansas history reference library of books, periodicals and other print resources.
  • Special collections: Robert B. Walz Photograph Collection, over 2,500 images of people and places around southwest Arkansas in the 19th and early 20th centuries; the Simmons Collection of early Hempstead County Court Records; and the Nan Robson Brown Collection that contains photographs and genealogical information of descendants of Arkansas’s first state governor, James Sevier Conway.

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