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Archives & Special Collections

This is the home page for Archives & Special Collections, Dean B. Ellis Library, 7th Floor, Arkansas State University

Tower construction, February 1993.

Various yearbook covers

Original Administration Building, Burned in 1931

Library & museum construction, 1979

Welcome to Archives & Special Collections, a department of the Dean B. Ellis Library at Arkansas State University. Our unique holdings support Arkansas State University's commitment to educate leaders, enhance intellectual growth, and enrich lives by acquiring, preserving, and making available the regional heritage of Northeast Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta region.

Our holdings include unique and archival collections, books pertaining to and about Arkansas, the Lois Lenski book collection, the Cass Hough aeronautic book collection, subject files in our vertical file holdings, and topographic maps. Archives & Special Collections is located on the 7th floor of the Dean B. Ellis Library. Researchers must be at least eighteen years of age and have a valid ID to access our collections. An advanced appointment is required. Appointments are available from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm Monday through Friday. 

If you have questions about our holdings or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Archives & Special Collections by e-mail at or by phone at (870) 972-2960.

ArchviesSpace is down and currently unavailable. It will be made available as soon as possible. You can access pdf versions of our finding aids by visiting the "Archival Collections" page. Please contact Archives & Special Collections at for any questions about our collections. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Open by appointment only.

We have appointments available from 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm Mondays through Fridays

Closed weekends and all university observed holidays
Please email to schedule a visit.

Only one visitor is allowed in Archives at a time.


  322 University Loop,
          Jonesboro, AR 72467

7th Floor  7th Floor, Dean B. Ellis Library at Arkansas State University 

   (870) 972-2960

7th floor - Non-Circulating Materials

Archives & Special Collections materials are non-circulating. They are for use only in the Eugene W. Smtih Reading Room on the 7th floor. This helps to preserve and protect our unique items. Please contact for an appointment and let us know what material(s) you would like to see.