Microfilm & Other Collections

Federal, State, & County Records

  • Saline County Records: marriage, probate, deed, tax, mortgage, military & church records
  • Arkansas and Saline County Census Indexes: 1800s
  • Manufacture Schedule: Arkansas 1850, 1860, 1870

Census Records

  • U.S. Federal Census Records: Arkansas 1830-1920 - Microfilm (No Soundex)
  • U.S. Census Agriculture Schedules: Arkansas 1860, 1870, 1880
  • Arkansas Census: 1930 - Microfilm & Soundex

Saline County Records

  • Saline County Courthouse: 1902
  • Marriage Records: 1836–1951
  • Will Records: 1842–1936
  • Administrators Records: Index 1862–1870
  • Administrators Bonds: 1850-1862
  • Administrators Bonds & Letter: Books B-C 1870–1904
  • Guardians Bonds & Letter: Book A 1861–1922
  • Executors Records: Book A 1861–1922
  • Loose Probate Court Records: Abbot-Arnold - York-Young
  • Probate Record Books:
    • A-D 1839-1868, an index is also on the roll
    • E-G February 5, 1868 - 1896, index precedes each book
  • Deed Records: Volumes A-Q 1836–1898
  • Grantee and Grantor index to deeds: 1836–1935
  • Circuit Court-Common Law Records: Books A-E 1836–1895
  • Chancery Court Records: Books A-L 1841–1952
  • WWI Soldiers & Sailors Discharges
  • Saline County Tax Records: 1836-1912, not complete
  • Saline County Clerk Accounts: 1859–1861
  • Saline County Chattel Mortgages: 1877-1888; 1944-1962

Saline County Church Records

  • Bauxite First Baptist Church (Bauxite): 1943– 970
  • Spring Creek Baptist Church (Benton): 1836–1882
  • First Presbyterian Church (Benton): 1869–1984
  • East Union Missionary Baptist Church (East End): 1889–1958
  • Immanuel & Zion Lutheran Church (Alexander and Avilla): 1880–1914
  • Marble Missionary Baptist Church (Marble township): 1848–1885
  • Methodist Conference Records:
    • Alexander Methodist Church: 1895-1898
    • Saline Quarterly Conference: 1866-1868
    • Strong Quarterly Conference: 1903-1906
  • Vimy Ridge Missionary Baptist Church (Vimy Ridge): 1914–1965

Newspapers

Arkansas Statewide Newspapers

  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: October 16th, 1991 – December 31st, 2013
  • Arkansas Gazette
    • January 1, 1909 – December 31st, 1959
    • January 1, 1970 - October 18th, 1991
    • 80th Anniversary
    • 1919 Centennial Edition
    • 1931 Historical Edition
    • 1936 State Centennial Edition
  • Arkansas Times: September 5th, 1974 - March 22nd, 2002 (Vol.1#1 - Vol.28#30)
  • Arkansas Gazette: November 20th, 1819 - November 17th, 1868, weekly

Saline County Newspapers

  • Bauxite Pick and Shovel (Bauxite): 1944 – 1958
  • Benton Courier (Benton)
    • January 2nd, 1890 - February 13th, 1890
    • March 27th, 1913 (one issue)
    • December 9th, 1926 (one issue)
    • January 7th, 1930 (one issue)
    • January 1st, 1914 - present
  • Benton Courier Centennial: March 25th, 1937
  • Benton New Era (Benton): October 9th, 1919
  • Bryant Progress(Bryant): March 12th, 1986 –December 17th, 1987, incomplete issues
  • Bryant Times (Bryant): June 11th, 1998 and January 28th - November 26th, 2008
  • East Ender (Monthly East End community): March 2000-April 2010, incomplete issues
  • Hot Springs Village Voice (Hot Springs Village): June 4th, 1997 – March 17th, 2015
  • Saline County Digest (Benton): May 24, 1877, one issue
  • The Saline Times Courier (Benton): September 14, 1900, one issue
  • The Times Courier (Benton): September 19, 1907-July 7, 1910
  • Saline County News (Benton): June 1955 - January 27, 1972
  • Saline County Sports (Benton): October, 1971 – January, 1973
  • Saline County Pacesetter (Benton): January, 1973 – October, 1974
  • Saline County Voice (Benton): September 5th, 2007 - April 22nd, 2009

City Records

  • Hot Springs City Directories: 1903-1960, incomplete
  • Little Rock City Directories: 1878- 1959, incomplete
  • North Little Rock City Directories: 1937-1959, incomplete
  • Pine Bluff City Directories: 1908-1960, incomplete

Schools

  • Saline County School Districts Annuals

Personal Interest

  • Arkansas Biographies & Local Histories, incomplete
  • Individual, Family, & Place files, incomplete
  • Saline County Organization Scrapbooks, incomplete
  • Junior Fortnightly Women's Club Minutes and Scrapbook
  • Hurricane Eye - newsletter of the Reynolds Hurricane Creek Plant: Bauxite, Arkansas 1966-1984
  • Arkansas Telephone Directories-Arkadelphia-Earle/Parkin (Benton): 1922-1929
  • Saline County Library Board Minutes: 1942-1994
  • Tattlings of History: 1957-1960, original articles of Mrs. Violet B. Gingles written for the Saline County News newspaper in Saline County and Arkansas history