624 Fayetteville Ave.
Alma, AR 72921
Ouachita Baptist University feels a responsibility for preserving unique materials which document life in this region. The university bears that responsibility in the sense that all educational institutions must contribute to the preservation and transmission of culture.
Riley-Hickingbotham Library's Special Collections houses the institution's own historical materials. Among other treasures are the papers of Senator John L. McClellan and the Thase Daniel collection of wildlife photography and field notes. In addition, Special Collections serves as the official depository for the archives of the Clark County Historical Association and the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. In conjunction with the latter, the university has gathered a number of collections covering Arkansas and Baptists, particularly Southern Arkansas and Southern Baptists.