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About the Manuscript Collections
Manuscript collections include personal, professional, and family papers; business and organizational records; and other unique, typically unpublished historical documents in a variety of formats, from scrapbooks to correspondence to digital media. They offer primary sources for research, exploration, and discovery on a variety of topics, many of which relate to Arkansas and the Ozarks region. Our collection development policy is available online.
Each collection is most commonly described by a finding aid, a guide to a collection and its contents. Our finding aids are available online through ArchivesSpace at the University of Arkansas. Contact Research Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions about any collection.
Manuscript Collection Descriptions
Browse descriptions of our archival collections at ArchivesSpace at the University of Arkansas. Through ArchivesSpace, you can view and search collection finding aids, as well as browse by subject and by related people and organizations.
For guidance on using our finding aids to make requests for materials, please view our tutorial videos on finding aids in ArchivesSpace, and advanced navigation in ArchivesSpace.
Recently Updated Manuscript Collections
More recently updated manuscript collections
Informational guides on selected topics, including listings of manuscript and library resources:
- Archives as Data
- Architectural Records
- Arkansas Foodways and Cookbooks
- Arkansas Maps
- Arkansas Photograph Collections
- Civil Rights at the U of A
- Civil War
- Commonwealth College
- Documenting COVID-19
- Environmental History
- International Education and Cultural Exchange
- Japanese American Incarceration
- Literary Figures
- Little Rock School Integration, 1957
- Oral Histories
- Public Officials
- University Archives Photograph Guide
- University of Arkansas History Research Guide
- Women's Studies
Using Manuscript Collections
Using our manuscript collections most effectively requires an on-site visit to Special Collections, although limited remote research assistance may be available. For information about doing research in Special Collections, see the following guides, or contact Research Services at email@example.com.