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Research Library

The Research Library is open and available for public use from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday, and from 10am to 5pm on Saturday. Research assistance is available, as is photocopying at 10˘ per standard page.

The Research Library consists of approximately 4,000 articles, books, research manuscripts, maps, cemetery and obituary records, and photocopies of historical documents and local directories. There are also oral histories and microfilm of early local newspapers.

An indexed collection of over
over 15,000 indexed, copied historic photographs on local topics is available for research browsing or for duplication for purchase.

Photograph Topics:
The photo duplication project produced historic photographs available for research on these topics:
Agriculture Government and Public Utilities Religion
Amusements Houses Scenery
Animals Louis Thaden Sports
Apple Blossom Medicine Transportation
Businesses Monte Ne War
Education Natural Resources Will Rogers
Education Buildings Organizations Miscellaneous
Fairs/Parades People  

Click here to see our photo of the month.

Research Topics: The Library’s vertical files are indexed and include the following topics

Agriculture Newspapers
Amusements Object Information
Apple Blossom Festivals Organizations
Arkansas Orphan Train
Banks Photographers
Benton County Places
Blake/Rogers Railroads
Buildings Roads
Businesses Rogers: City Documents
Cemeteries Rogers: City Offices
Christmas Customs Schools
Churches Social Life
Coin Harvey/Monte Ne Thaden, Louise
Doctors Technology
Hotels Victorian Customs
Law Victorian Decorating
Mining-Treasure Victorian History
Museum War

A wealth of information is available to researchers online through both the Photo of the Month and the Donation of the Month entries. You can use the Museum Search! feature on the left hand side of each page on this site to search for topics of interest.

The museum’s collections are also available to researchers through prior arrangement. To inquire about research use of collections contact
Jami Roskamp at 479-621-1154 or


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