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View Resource Arkansas Digital State Publications Collection

The state of Arkansas publishes hundreds of official newsletters, technical reports, and advisory documents each year. This archive contains over 6,100 of these documents, including the "2005 Arkansas Youth Tobacco Survey" and the "Spring 2001 Arkansas Wild Turkey Harvest Report." First-time visitors can look over the scrolling list of available documents here to get a feel for these materials....

View Resource "Fruit-Full" Arkansas: Apples

Arkansas has many agricultural products and folks in the know are aware of the many apple varieties grown in the state. This digital exhibit contains 69 items related to apple culture taken from collections housed at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the University of Arkansas. Select items for this special collection include souvenir booklets, poetry, and photographs. First-time...

View Resource Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

Based in Springdale, Arkansas, the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History takes its name from a pioneer community that eventually became the town of Springdale. The city runs this rather fine museum and its website contains digital photo archives, podcasts, and features like Photo of the Month and Artifact of the Month. A fun way to get started here is to peruse the podcasts, which include "Native...

View Resource 40-50-100: Milestones in Arkansas's Environmental History

On March 1, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon signed Public Law 92-237, effectively creating the Buffalo National River in Arkansas. It was the first designated "National River" and resulted from a hard fought battle as many Arkansans were hoping that dams would be built, leading to a bit of an economic boost. This was a seminal moment for the state and the nation, and it is one of the items...