This collection includes more than 57,000 records of draft registration cards from Arkansas, dating from just a few years after the end of World War II. While the information for each person varies, Arkansas Second Registration draft cards 1948-1959 typically provides:
Although World War II ended in 1945 and the draft paused with it, the Selective Service Act of 1948 revived the military draft. Various other laws were also passed in the following years that kept military conscription active in peacetime, although fewer people were then called up for service. Conscription was carried out by draft boards on a local level and every adult male was required to register by filling out one of these cards.
These records can help you to understand more about your ancestors during the longest peacetime conscription in the nation’s history. The information in each record can prove the key to identifying your ancestors in our other collections and continuing your family history research.
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