he Arkansas Records Catalog provides quick and easy access to detailed descriptions of primary source materials maintained by archives, special collections, libraries, historical societies, and museums across the state, bringing together collection guides from many of Arkansas’s repositories to help you to locate historical documents and learn where you can gain access to the physical records you seek.

Access to these collection guides, also known as finding aids, is essential in determining whether a repository holds the historical and genealogical documents you’re searching for. The Arkansas Records Catalog makes it easy to locate specific collections of historic documents by also providing location and contact information for the institution that maintains the records. The finding aids on this site include detailed descriptions of collections, their historical context, inventories, and other related facts, connecting researchers across the state to the historical materials you need, without ever having to leave home.