Journals

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.

If you have any of the missing years, shown in grey below, please contact the Archives.

Missouri/Arkansas Conference (Methodist Episcopal)
(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 (transcribed), 1864

​Missouri and Arkansas continued to meet together until 1869, when the St. Louis Conference was created. From 1869-1872 Arkansas was part of the St. Louis Conference.  We don’t have any of those minutes, not even the printed journals. However, the State Historical Society of Missouri in Columbia does have the following printed journals:

  • 1865-68 Missouri/Arkansas (C558, F192)
  • 1869-80 St. Louis Conference (C558, F101)

Southwest Conference (Little Rock, MEC) (Methodist Episcopal, Methodist, United Methodist)

Little Rock Conference (Methodist Episcopal South, Methodist, United Methodist)

North Arkansas Conference (Methodist Episcopal South, Methodist, United Methodist)

Arkansas Conference (Methodist Episcopal, Methodist Episcopal South, United Methodist)

  • 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839
  • 1840, 1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849
  • 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853, 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859
  • 1860, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869
  • 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879
  • 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889
  • 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899
  • 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909
  • 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913
  • 20032004, 2005, 2006200720082009
  • 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 20142015​​, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • 2020, 2021

White River Conference (Methodist Episcopal South)

  • 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879
  • 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889
  • 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899
  • 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909
  • 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913

Arkansas Conference ​(Methodist Protestant, merged with Methodist Episcopal and Methodist Episcopal South in 1939)

Ouachita Conference (Methodist Episcopal South)

  • 1854, 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1859
  • 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868, 1869

Fort Smith and Oklahoma Conference (Methodist Protestant)

  • 1917, 1918, 1919
  • 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929
  • 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939

Missouri/Arkansas Conference (Evangelical United Brethren)

  • 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889
  • 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899
  • 1900, 1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909
  • 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 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, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968
Arkansas Valley Conference (United Brethren in Christ, later merged to form Evangelical United Brethren)