Newspaper Archive of
Arkansas Catholic
Little Rock, Arkansas

Newspaper Archive of
Arkansas Catholic

Arkansas Catholic began the process of making digital copies of The Southern Guardian and The Guardian, predecessor titles to Arkansas Catholic, in 2011 as part of its centennial year. These digital copies are high-resolution scans that are made directly from the last remaining printed copies.


To make the scans of these printed newspapers, which are bound into books annually, Arkansas Catholic has contracted with SmallTownPapers, a company that specializes in digital preservation of small weekly newspapers. Many of the pages are receiving 'white glove' treatment to remove creases and piece pages back together.


Volumes through 2001 will be scanned and made available online for free as funding become available. Issues from 2002 to the present are available by subscribing to Arkansas Catholic Online, the complete digital version of the newspaper, at


Editor’s Note: While every effort has been made to scan each issue in its entirety, please note that these issues are missing.

     Dec. 14, 1912          March 13, 1915         June 5, 1915         June 12, 1915

     Nov. 27, 1915         July 29, 1916             Oct. 6, 1917          Feb. 8, 1919

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Arkansas Catholic
Weekly newspaper of the Diocese of Little Rock
2500 N. Tyler St.
PO Box 7869
Little Rock, AR 72217-7869
(501) 664-0125
(501) 664-6572 (fax)

Special thanks to all of our Guardian Angels who have made the digitization of our archives possible. 


Donations from the Guardian Angels campaign, launched in October 2010, make it possible for the public to view these historic issues. Volumes through 2001 will be scanned and made searchable as funding is available. Donations of any size can assist Arkansas Catholic in reaching its goal. For as little as $1,000, an individual, family or organization can sponsor a specific year, to honor a significant date in their family or history. Donors can send their gift, with their name and address, to Arkansas Catholic, Guardian Angels, P.O. Box 2536, Little Rock, AR 72203.


To learn more about the Guardian Angels, visit