Olin C. Bailey Library

Arkansas United Methodist Archives

The Arkansas United Methodist Archives is located on the second floor of Bailey Library at Hendrix College. The collection includes records relevant to the history of Arkansas Methodism and its antecedent organizations. The archives collects materials in the following categories:

  1. Records of the Little Rock and North Arkansas Annual Conferences and their antecedent organizations, including Annual Conference Journals and other historically significant materials.
  2. Records of churches within the Conferences, specifically church histories, membership record books, property transactions, and photographs.
  3. Biographical information of Conference clergy, diaconal ministers and missionaries.
  4. General history of world, American, and Arkansas Methodism.


The Methodist Archives is open Thursdays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Other times may be arranged by contacting the archivists.

Please contact the following people to request information or to set up an appointment.

  • Arkansas United Methodist Archives
    (501) 450-1370
  • Carole Teague
    (501) 231-3877
  • Ellen Bruce
    (501) 804-4690