Newspaper Archive of
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 contracted with SmallTownPapers, a company that specializes in digital preservation of small weekly newspapers. Many of the pages received "white glove" treatment to remove creases and piece pages back together.
Volumes from 1911 to 2001 have been scanned and are available for searching online for free. Issues from 2002 to the present are available by subscribing to Arkansas Catholic Online, the complete digital version of the newspaper, at www.arkansas-catholic.org.
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