The National Archives is the U.S. Government's collection of documents that records important events in American history. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the Government agency that preserves and maintains these materials and makes them available for research. Here, you can gather firsthand facts, data, and evidence from letters, reports, notes, memos, photographs, and other primary sources.
A searchable collection of primary sources for student research provided by the National Archives.
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
A collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day. (If you have problems following this link, go to Arkansas State Library and search by title.)
The Encyclopedia of Arkansas is a free, authoritative source of information about the rich history, geography, and culture of Arkansas. It is updated regularly to ensure the people of Arkansas have an accurate and accessible resource to explore their heritage.
Index Arkansas allows you to search across more than 100,000 citations to articles in county history journals, book chapters, newspaper stories, and more.
Sandborn Maps were originally created to help fire insurance companies access their liability, but have since become a great tool for historians, genealogists and other researchers. This online database provides access to Arkansas Sandborn Fire Insurance Maps from the years 1867-1970, although some years and locations are missing from the record. Please contact your library for login and password.
The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is a non-profit institution whose primary purpose is the collecting, preserving, documenting and exhibiting physical objects; and educating scholars, students and the general public original evidence of the cultural history of Eureka Springs and the surrounding area from its founding to the present day.
Highlights of Eureka Springs history with excerpts from the publications of June Westphal and Susan Schaefer.