Where To Find Old White County Newspaper Records

The White County Historical Society frequently gets questions about the newspaper records that are available in White County. The Arkansas History Commission in Little Rock has the largest single collection of White County newspapers. The AHC newspaper collection includes files of about 3,000 titles published at some 250 different places in Arkansas, 1819 to present. In addition to papers featuring state and local news, there are also religious, professional and special interest publications. The newspaper catalog lists publications by city, county and title. Although a beginning and ending date is listed for each title, there may be missing issues. The AHC cannot undertake newspaper research, but will copy articles with the proper date and place citation. Following is a list of the White County newspapers at the AHC, as compiled by White County Historical Society member Scott Akridge.

Arkansas Banner,Searcy August 10, 1898 (see Misc. Searcy Newspapers Roll 2)

Arkansas Beacon,Searcy March 22, 1884; May 15, 1885; May 30, 1890; May 25, 1894; May 27, 1898; June 2, 1898; May 25, 1899; (see Gen. M/F File: Searcy Populist Papers)

Arkansas Economist, Searcy May 23, 1890 (see Gen. M/F File: Searcy Populist Papers)

Arkansas Populist, Searcy May 25, 1898 (see Gen. M/F File; Searcy Populist Papers)

Bald Knob Banner, Bald Knob December 3, 1948 to April 14, 1993; September 30, 1981

Bald Knob Eagle, Bald Knob July 22, 1921 (see Bald Knob Banner Roll 6)

Bald Knob Review, Bald Knob August 30, 1928 (see Ark. Misc. Newspapers Roll 8)

Beebe News, Beebe May 20, 1948 to September 7, 1994 (some missing issues)

Bible Baptist, Searcy August 15, 1936; January 1937 (see Misc. Baptist Newspapers Roll 1)

Daily Citizen, Searcy March 10, 1906 to March 20, 1954 (see Searcy Misc. Newspapers Roll 1); April 1, 1927 to December 31, 1993; August 29, 1999 to April 8, 2000

Harding Bison, Searcy October 5, 1929 to April 26, 1985 (see Gen. M/F File: Searcy)

Harding College Catalogs, Searcy 1924 to 1992 (see Education: Harding)

Harding College/University Bulletin'>, Searcy August 1957 to June 1989 (see Education: Harding)

Judsonia Advance, Judsonia August 24, 1887 to September 5, 1888; December 14, 1904 to October 12, 1922

Little Red River Journal, Pangburn September 7, 1981 to January 25, 1984; May 13, 1984, to May 31, 1989.

McRae Herald, McRae December 19, 1929

Ozark Magazine,Romance August 1934 to January 1942 (see Monthly Publications)

Reporter, Judsonia April 4, 1990 to July 31, 1991 (changed to The Reporter June 1, 1991)

Searcy Eagle,Searcy June 19, 1858 (see Arkansas Misc. Newspapers Roll 6)

Searcy News,Searcy May 8, 1911 (on roll with Daily Citizen); May 3, 1928 to August 9, 1929

Southern Economist, Searcy August 3, 1893 (see Searcy Misc. Newspapers Roll 2); May 23, 1895 (see Gen. M/F File: Searcy Populist Papers); May 28, 1896

Statewheel-Enterprise, Searcy July 31, 1885; March 26, 1886, to August 5, 1886 (see Gen. M/F File: Searcy Populist Papers)

White County Citizen, Searcy 1913 to 1941 (scattered issues); January 29, 1956 to December 19, 1956

White County Record, Judsonia October 19, 1922 to December 1964; July 30, 1975 to January 19, 1995

White County Record, Searcy October 28, 1876 to October 20, 1877; March 12, 1941 (see Searcy Misc. Newspapers Roll 1)

White County Review, Bald Knob April 17, 1936 (see Bald Knob Banner Roll 6); May 20, 1939; May 29, 1939; September 30, 1981

White County Weekly Record, Searcy November 2, 1867 to October 24, 1868

White County Wheel, Searcy May 28, 1888 (see Gen. M/F File: Searcy Populist Papers)