​​​​​​Newspapers

Click above to read or download copies of the Arkansas Methodist Newspaper issues beginning with 1884.

Winfred D. Polk Archives
For The Arkansas Conference United Methodist Church
 We are at the beginning of a multi-year process of scanning all of the Journals of the Arkansas, North Arkansas, Little Rock, Ouachita, Southwest, and White River Conferences.  

About 170 journals are now available below. 


Missouri /Arkansas Conference Journals
(Handwritten Journals of the Missouri Conference, including the Arkansas District of the Methodist Episcopal Church)

Compliments of John D. Finley, Archivist of the Missouri Conference at Central Methodist University
1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853

From 1853-60, Arkansas and Missouri held separate conferences, but the Arkansas Conference included churches in Southwest Missouri.  

The Arkansas Archives does not have copies of the Arkansas ME Conference Journal for these years. ​

{If you have any of the missing years, please contact the Arkansas Archives.}

1861, 1862, 1863, 1863 transcribed,


Southwest Conference Journals 1879-1972 

(Methodist Episcopal, Methodist, United Methodist)

​{If you have any of the missing years, please contact the Archives.}

{In the early years, this conference was called The Little Rock Conference of the MEC.}

1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1885,1886, 1887, 1888, 1889

1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899

1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908,

1910, 1913, 1914,1915, 1916, January 1917, December 1917, 1918, 1919

1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926

1932, 1936, 1937, 1939

1940, 19411943, 19441945, 1946, 19471948,

1950, 1955, 1956, 19571958, 1959,

196019611962, 1963, 1964, 19651966, 1967, 1968, 1969,

1970, 1971, 1972 final year


Little Rock Conference Journals 1870-2002 

(Methodist Episcopal South, Methodist, United Methodist)

1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946

1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 19571958, 1959

1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969

1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979

1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985
1986-2003 in the process of being scanned

North Arkansas Conference Journals 1914-2002 

(Methodist Episcopal South, Methodist, United Methodist)

1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919

1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929

1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939

1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949,

1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959

1960, 1961, 19621963, 1964,1965, 196619671968​, 1969,

​1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979

1980-2003 in the process of being scanned

 

Arkansas Conference Journals 1836-1913, 2003-2015 

(United Methodist)

200720082009

2010 Pages 1-1702010 Pages 171-3122010 Pages 313-4782010 Pages 479-684

2011 Pages 1-1702011 Pages 171-2822011 Pages 283-4022011 Pages 402-546​, 2011 Pages 547-752

2012 Pages 1-1652012 Pages 166-2972012 Pages 298-4842012 Pages 485-5562012 Pages 557-768

2013 Pages 1-1342013 Pages 135-2582013 Pages 259-4142013 Pages 415-4822013 Pages 483-5622013 Pages 563-654

2014 Pages 1 - 360​, 2014 Pages 361-648​, 2014 Pages 649-6892014 Pages 690-742

2015 ​​
White River Conference Journals 1870-1913  ​{In the process of being scanned.}
          (Methodist Episcopal South)
Ouchita Conference Journals 1854-1869  {In the process of being scanned.}
          (Methodist Episcopal South)
Fort Smith and Oklahoma Conference Journals 1917-1939 {In the process of being scanned.}​
          (Methodist Protestant)

​          1924, 1925, 1926​
EUB Conference Journals 1885-1968 {In the process of being scanned.}