Exploring the Arkansas Broadsides Collection
The Arkansas Broadsides Collection (BC.MSS.99.35), covering years 1877 to 1940, contains a variety of broadsides that were used to announce and advertise such events as land sales, estate sales, musical performances, public auctions, and the openings of the tax books in various counties across the state. Since notices of this nature are ephemeral and usually have been discarded over time, this collection provides an interesting and informative research tool–and an endlessly fascinating rabbit hole to fall into.
The finding aid to the collection can be found here.
View all the digitized broadsides in the collection here.