Ouachita Baptist University’s Archives and Special Collections recently added a new search feature to its website, offering access to over 250,000 entries from resources pertaining to Arkansas Baptists, OBU, and Clark County, Arkansas. A great starting point for Baptist history, local, and genealogy research, a variety of works are included. Standard Arkansas Baptist history resources (some of which have never before been indexed) such as J. S. Rogers’ History of Arkansas Baptists and early association records (1820-1900), are included. Listings from the OBU student newspaper, The Signal, and other publications, carry researchers to university-related materials. Clark County entries include names and subjects from the Clark County Historical Journal, various county records (tax books, circuit court, criminal court, civil court, chancery court, brands and ear marks), and publications such as county and community histories. Each resource is accompanied by a brief description, including its location in the Archives and Special Collections Department. The database is a work in progress, with entries being added almost daily.
Visit www.obu.edu/archives and click on SEARCH COLLECTIONS to give it a try!
For questions or additional information contact Wendy Richter, Archivist, at 870.245.5332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.