"The mission of the Encyclopedia of Arkansas Project" (as stated on its Web site) "is to collect and disseminate information on all aspects of the state's history and culture and to provide a comprehensive reference work for historians, teachers, students and individuals for the purpose of promoting the study, understanding, and appreciation of Arkansas's heritage." The Encyclopedia is maintained and updated by staff from the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.
Before beginning your research, read the Executive Summary of both reports to learn more about the immigrant communities in Arkansas.
The Olive, Kathleen and Rosa Belle A. Pebley Historical And Cultural Center Collection was established in 2003 and focuses primarily on the early history of Fort Smith and the immediate surrounding counties. The collection, located in Room 137 of the Boreham Library, is non-circulating and may be used by the public as well as the University community.
Relevant to Vietnamese, Laotian, Hmong, and Cuban refugees housed at Fort Chaffee.
This is an incomplete list of archival collections concerning the history of refugees at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas.