Southwest Times Record

The Times Record began as three separate papers: the Fort Smith Times, the Fort Smith News Record and the Southwest American. The Fort Smith Times began publishing first, in December 1884, as an afternoon newspaper. The Fort Smith News Record was established in spring 1893 and also was an afternoon publication. The Southwest American, a morning daily, began publishing in 1907. In July 1909, the Times and the News Record merged as the Fort Smith Times Record. [1]