The UCA Archives has an extensive collection of photographs. Below you will find links to each collections’ finding aid. Each finding aid contains an index of each photograph’s envelope number and description. Located in the archives are hard-copy finding aids that have black & white copies of the photos. The original photographs can be retrieved by the archivist.
Perhaps the most dramatic collecting achievement of the UCA Archives has been building our photograph collections. In its first decade of existence, the Archives acquired and cataloged over 53,000 images documenting the history of Arkansas.
NEW! Illustrated Finding Aids being added online for each collection.
This is a work in progress.
This collection of some 400 images, documents the history of Faulkner County, Arkansas, the county in which the University of Central Arkansas in located. The collection contains many images of the city of Conway.
From 1900 to 1945 Arthur Keller, a German immigrant, documented the people and places of Baxter County, Arkansas–a beautiful Ozark mountain community. This collection consists of some 2,300 glass negatives, many of exceptional quality.
Though an accountant by profession, Julian Priddy of North Little Rock, Arkansas, was an outstanding photographer. His collection is especially strong in documenting Arkansas between World Wars I and II.
During his later years, Ray Rains, a photographer living in Pangburn, White County, Arkansas, traveled the state convincing people to let him copy their family photos. The results comprise a varied and impressive collection which documents the state from about 1900 to World War II.