Emahaka Mission

Emahaka Mission, Garrard Ardeneum Collection

The collections of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Sequoyah National Research Center constitute the largest assemblage of Native American expression in the world. Our mission, to acquire and preserve the writings and ideas of Native North Americans, is accomplished through collecting the written word and art of Native Americans and creating a research atmosphere that invites indigenous peoples to make the Center an archival home for their creative work.

The Sequoyah National Research Center strives to ensure that the discussion of Native America accounts for the perspectives of the peoples themselves.

The Center is located at University Plaza, Suite 500, at the corner of Asher Avenue and University Avenue. The research room is open to researchers Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.