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Arkansas Photograph Collections: By Collection

"Peg Leg" Decker Photographs
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Prints and glass plate negatives of businesses and people in Leslie (Searcy County), Arkansas. RESTRICTIONS APPLY. Access to glass plates only with special permission
Photographer Peg Leg Decker
Size 95 photographs
Dates Covered 1907-1921
Call Number MC 1025
Index or Catalog Finding aid online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/decker.html
 
Acklin Family photograph collection, ca. 1860-1939, UALR.PH.0064
Held by University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Description This photograph collection contains photographic prints of Cummins prison, the Rison area, and the Acklin family, including the professional and personal life of Lucius Jewel Acklin, an assistant warden for the Arkansas State Penitentiary.
Photographer Various
Size 71 items
Dates Covered 1860-1939
Call Number Arkansas Studies Institute, 401 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
Arrangement By accession
Index or Catalog Yes
Online Availability Yes
Online Location http://arstudies.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/findingaids/id/2338
 
Ada Lee Shook Collection
Held by Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Description The collection consists of photos taken by William Carl Smith of Fayetteville (Washington County), an accomplished amateur photographer. Smith graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1922 with a degree in civil engineering. He worked on such projects as the Fayetteville Veteran's Hospital and Lake Wedington. He served as Fayetteville's city engineer and water superintendent. The collection includes images of construction scenes, sporting events and recreational activities, the University of Arkansas, the Fayetteville square, and parades. There is also a sizable amount of family images, including numerous shots of his only child, Ada Lee. These photos depict many aspects of childhood (e.g., holidays, toys, recreation) from Ada Lee's babyhood to her teenage years. The majority of the photos were taken in Washington County, mainly in Fayetteville. This collection was generously donated by Ada Lee Shook.
Photographer William Carl Smith (1900-1973)
Size 2200+
Dates Covered 1920s-1940s
Call Number n/a
Arrangement By accession/catalog number
Index or Catalog n/a
Online Location http://www.shilohmuseum.org/exhibits/smith-fayetteville.php
 
Agriculture (Collection P20)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Images relate to agriculture in Arkansas, and include subjects such as cotton and rice farming, livestock raising, and farmsteads.
Photographer Unknown
Size 46 photographs and negatives
Dates Covered 1880-1950
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p20-agriculture/
 
Arkansas Digital History Institute Collection
Held by Arkansas Digital History Institute
Description ADHI makes available to the public free digital copies of photos and other Arkansas artifacts. Collection built from private citizen contributions. Most of the photos are National Youth Administration projects in Arkansas from the '30s. Smaller group of World War II photos.
Photographer Unknown
Size approx. 565 photographs
Dates Covered 1936-1938; 1944-1945
Call Number digitized images available at ADHI Web site
Arrangement Search photos by key word describing photo content; e.g., "World War II" or "New Deal Construction."
Index or Catalog Index is alphabetical by first word of photo labels.
Online Availability Yes; free download of images with registration
Online Location http://adhi.atu.edu
 
Arkansas Engravings photograph collection, 1855-1900, UALR.PH.0032
Held by University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Description This collection contains engravings of places, events, things, and persons in Arkansas from various publications of the nineteenth century, including Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
Photographer Various
Size 93 items
Dates Covered 1855-1900
Call Number Arkansas Studies Institute, 401 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
Arrangement By accession
Index or Catalog Yes
Online Availability Yes
Online Location http://arstudies.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/findingaids/id/2245
 
Arkansas Inactive Barber Photographs
Held by Arkansas History Commission
Description The Arkansas State Board of Barber Examiners was established by Act 313 of 1937. It reads 'An Act Regulating the Practice of Barbering, Prescribing the Terms Upon Which Licenses or Certificates of Registration May be Issued to Practitioners of Barbering, Regulating Barber Schools, Creating and Providing for the Appointment of a State Board of Barber Examiners, Defining the Duties of Said Board, Prescribing Fees, Sanitary Rules and Regulations, Defining Misdeamenors, Providing Penalties for Violation Thereof, and Repealing All Laws and Parts of Laws in Conflict Therewith'. Barbers were required as part of the application process to submit two photographs, one of which was attached to their barber certificate and one which remained at the Board of Barber Examiners. Barber photographs from 1937-1997 are in this collection.
Size Nearly 2750 images
Dates Covered 1937-1997
Arrangement Alphabetical order by barber's name according to accession.
Index or Catalog Yes
 
Arkansas Lumber Company Photographs
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Photos taken by a photographer for the American Lumberman magazine. Selected images from this collection appear in "The Arkansas Lumber Company in Warren, Bradley County" Arkansas Historical Quarterly Volume 46, no. 1, Spring 1987 PP. 60-68.
Size 106 photographs
Dates Covered October 1906 and September 1907
Call Number MC 600
Index or Catalog online finding aid at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/arklumber.asp
 
Arkansas Railroad Depot Collection
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Collection of black and white postcards with images of railroad depots in Arkansas.
Photographer various
Size 175 photographs
Dates Covered mainly 1950s to 1980s
Call Number MC 698
Arrangement Alphabetical by city.
Index or Catalog online finding aid at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/arkrrdepot.html
 
Arkansas State Capitol (Collection P31)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Images of the Arkansas State Capitol, 1910 - early 1980s, in Little Rock. Photographs of construction activities beginning in 1910 and subsequent reconstruction; included are construction scenes (interior and exterior), completed interior scenes and exterior scenes, rooms in the Capitol, meetings, people, and other activities that took place at the Arkansas State Capitol.
Photographer Unknown
Size 403 photographs and negatives
Dates Covered 1910-early 1980s
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p31-arkansas-state-capitol/
 
Arkansas Women (Collection P11)
Held by UCA Archives
Description These images of Arkansas women include portraits of individuals and groups, women and girls in recreational and work settings, women in leadership positions, and traditional household settings. Some individuals are identified. Women are also represented in all the other photograph collections in the archives.
Photographer Mostly unknown; Jennifer Lancaster
Size 45 photographs, negatives, postcards
Dates Covered 1845-1994
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p11-arkansas-women/
 
Arlie Carrigan Photographs
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Slide show of Elkins past and present, especially Elkins High School, and views of other schools, events, and organizations in the vicinity of Elkins, Arkansas.
Photographer various
Size 114 slides
Dates Covered 1890s-1973
Call Number MC 833
Index or Catalog Finding aid online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/carrigan.html
 
Arts, Artists, and Writers (Collection P18)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Images of the arts, artists, writers, musicians, including folk bands and symphony orchestras. Some portraits of performers, and Arkansas Gazette owners, reporters.
Photographer Andy Hudson, Lee Crum; artists Robert Guillemin, Casimer G. Stapko, Louis Freund, Gene Hatfield, Charles Banks Wilson, Thomas Hart Benton
Size 35 photographs, negatives, postcards of paintings, drawings
Dates Covered 1890-1982
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p18-art-artists-writers/
 
Bardwell Photographs
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Postcard photographs of people and places in and near Rosboro (Pike County), Arkansas
Photographer B. Bardwell and his nephew Carney Bardwell
Size 20 photographs
Dates Covered 1910-1926
Call Number MC 709
Arrangement By title
Index or Catalog finding aid online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/bardwell.asp
 
Black History (Collection P2)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Collection includes numerous portraits of African-American Arkansans, buildings such as businesses and schools, work scenes, recreation and religious activities and other pictorial representations of African-American life in Arkansas.
Photographer Unknown.
Size 120 photographs, negatives and other images
Dates Covered 1851-1980
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written description only.
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p2-black-history/
 
Buildings (Collection P7)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Photographs are of buildings across Arkansas, both interiors and exteriors, and include residences, businesses, hospitals, public buildings, churches, schools, hotels, and Masonic Halls. More than 150 photos of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company buildings around the state in the 1920s, ‘40s and ‘50s. A series on county courthouses. University buildings.
Photographer Mostly unknown; some by Katherine Bell
Size 673 photographs and postcards
Dates Covered 1874-1970
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p7-buildings/
 
Business and Industry (Collection P14)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Images relate to the business and industrial history of Arkansas, and cover such topics as saw milling, blacksmithing, retailing, mining, and other business-related scenes. Farm scenes are not included, nor are scenes that fit more appropriately into another photo subject heading.
Photographer Unknown.
Size 35 photographs, negatives, postcards
Dates Covered 1880-1978; mostly early 1900s
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p14-business-industry/
 
Campus Photographs, University of Arkansas [1942]
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Photographs taken for a report on the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. The report was prepared by the Arkansas State Planning Board and the Arkansas State Publicity Commission for the Arkansas State Governor, Homer M. Adkins, in 1942 to promote the University as a military training facility.
Size 21 photographs
Dates Covered May-June 1942
Call Number MC 1403
Arrangement By name of building
Index or Catalog finding aid online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/campusphotos2.html
 
Campus Photographs, University of Arkansas [1907-1911]
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Facilities and scenes on the campus at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Photographer Seven of the photos bear the Grabill Photo insignia
Size 36 photographs
Dates Covered 1907-1911
Call Number MC 1157
Arrangement By title of building or scene
Index or Catalog Finding aid online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/campusphotos2.html
 
Charles Dove Collection (Collection P28)
Held by UCA Archives
Description The Charles Dove Photograph Collection consists of 3,766 images photographed by Dove of Benton, Saline County, Arkansas. Much of the collection is devoted to the Niloak Pottery Company, manufacturer of "Mission Ware" pottery. Scenes of community life and people in Benton, local citizens, school events, parades. Many are unidentified. Dove worked for the Niloak Pottery Company; he operated a photography studio in Benton and worked for the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock.
Photographer Charles Dove
Size 3,766 photographs and negatives
Dates Covered 1920-1945
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p28-charles-dove/
 
Charles W. Hughes collection of John Allen Adams papers
Held by Ouachita Baptist University Special Collections
Description Dr. Charles Hughes obtained the materials in this collection in preparation for writing a biography about John Allen Adams. The materials in this collection include family genealogies and photographs, correspondence to and from Adams’ family and friends, newspaper articles about Adams, writings by Adams, articles and magazines collected by Adams which show the broad range of his interests, and working notes by Dr. Hughes.
Size 2.5 cubic feet
Dates Covered 1890-2010
Call Number EE:175-177
Arrangement by topic
Index or Catalog Yes
Online Availability No
 
Children (Collection P12)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Images of children, as individuals and in groups.
Photographer Unknown.
Size 7 photographs, negatives, postcards
Dates Covered 1880-1923
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p12-children/
 
Cities and Towns (Collection P21)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Photos of various Arkansas cities and towns, particularly Hot Springs, Eureka Springs, and Fort Smith. Urban street scenes can also be located under “Collection No. 9 Streetscapes.” Additional urban settings are under “Collection No. 7 Buildings.”
Photographer Unknown
Size 63 photographs, negatives, postcards
Dates Covered 1870-1955
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p21-cities-towns/
 
Clyde David Dollar: Fort Smith Historic Building Photographs
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Views of various historic sites and buildings in Fort Smith, Arkansas
Photographer Clyde David Dollar
Size 75 slides
Dates Covered 1975
Call Number MC 489
Index or Catalog Description online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/dollar3.html
 
Curtis Duncan Collection
Held by Arkansas State University Museum
Description The Curtis Duncan Collection comprises 3,000 photographs emphasizing the culture and history of the Mississippi Delta region, as well as several family collections dating from the introduction of the Daguerreotype process in the 1840s. The Museum is currently conducting a major project to prepare images for online access. More information will be forthcoming.
Size 3,000 photographs
Online Availability Not currently. Please check back.
 
Disasters (Collection P16)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Images relate to natural disasters in Arkansas, and cover floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, drought scenes and fires – such as the Arlington Hotel fire of 1923. Pictures portraying the economic impact of the Great Depression are included in “Collection No. 23 Economic Conditions.”
Photographer Unknown.
Size 35 photographs, negatives, postcards
Dates Covered 1911-1972
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p16-disasters/
 
Dixie Knight Arkansas Legislature Photographs
Held by Arkansas History Commission
Description Negatives taken of Arkansas legislators by Dixie Knight, 1994-2003.
Photographer Knight, Dixie
Size 7 cubic feet
Dates Covered 1994-2003
Arrangement Alphabetical and chronological arrangement supplied by photographer.
Index or Catalog Yes
 
Dr. Robert B. Walz Photograph Collection
Held by Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives
Description

The Walz Collection has never been completely indexed, but according to the finding aid it contains 2500 to some 3,000 photographs. They are arranged in notebooks. The arrangement is mostly geographical. Additional notebooks list the pictures by year, name and subject. Dr. Walz copied the pictures over a period of years for many different purposes including a newspaper series, for exhibits, for a TV production, for museums, historical societies and SARA (the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives), for friends and family and even for strangers who requested photos. He did his best to enhance deteriorating images and obtained as much information as possible about the photos and the people in them.

The positive images are copied on a form and are arranged in 15 notebooks with numbers, identification, source, number of negatives and various size prints available. The 8x10 and smaller prints are also available for browsing in 17 notebooks arranged by county and community and chronologically with numbering. Large prints are arranged in boxes by number. The collection includes everything Dr. Walz copied and is available for browsing.

About 300 Walz photos are online at http://peace.saumag.edu/swark/photos/photos.html.

Photographer Unknown
Size 2500 - 3000 photos
Dates Covered approx. 1870 to early 1960s
Call Number Stored in binders on site at SARA
Arrangement Divided by county and subject matter
Index or Catalog There is an index at SARA.
Online Availability No
Online Location http://peace.saumag.edu/swark/photos/photos.html
 
Economic Conditions (Collection P23)
Held by UCA Archives
Description This collection contains images relating to federal government work projects of the 1930s.
Photographer Unknown
Size 57 photographs
Dates Covered 1935-1938
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p23-economic-conditions/
 
Education (Collection P3)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Photo Collection Number 3 contains images relating to education in Arkansas. Photos included span the spectrum of issues and subjects related – sometimes distantly – to education. Libraries are included in education.
Photographer Unknown.
Size 69 negatives, photographs and postcards
Dates Covered 1880-1978
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p3-education/
 
Emily Hatten Peyton photo album/scrapbook collection
Held by Ouachita Baptist University Special Collections
Description Emily Hatten Peyton accumulated two years worth of photographs and memorabilia from her years at Ouachita Baptist College, including photos of friends and fellow students, newspaper articles, performance programs, and memorabilia from the two social clubs she joined.
Size 2 Photo Albums, 0.11 cubic feet
Dates Covered 1929
Call Number HH:250
Arrangement original order
Index or Catalog Yes
Online Availability No
 
Ernie Deane Photograph Collection
Held by Arkansas History Commission
Description Ernest Cecil "Ernie" Deane (1911-1991) was an Arkansas native, journalist, soldier, teacher, folklorist and historian. He is best known as the writer of the original Arkansas Traveler (1956-1965) newspaper column in the Arkansas Gazette for which most of the negatives in this collection were made.
Photographer Deane, Ernie, 1911-1991
Size Over 7000 images
Dates Covered 1956-1965
Arrangement Arrangement supplied by photographer
Index or Catalog Yes
 
Ethnic People (Collection No 6)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Photo Collection Number 6 contains images relating to the ethnic history of Arkansas. Photos primarily portray the life of Japanese placed in Relocation Camps in Arkansas. There is one photograph of Cherokee Chief John Ross.
Photographer Unknown.
Size 12 images, mostly negatives
Dates Covered 1860 and 1943
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p6-ethnic-people/
 
Faulkner County Historical Society (Collection P4)
Held by UCA Archives
Description The Faulkner County Historical Society (FCHS) in Conway, Arkansas, compiled the collection. Many of the photographs were published in a1986 book, Faulkner County: Its Land and People (Conway: River Road Press.) Most of the photos are in Conway and Faulkner County; they are grouped by Conway, Business and Industry, Buildings, Street scenes, Landscapes, Politics and Government, the University of Central Arkansas, Religion, Portraits, Women and Children, Black History, Social Conditions, Sports and Recreation, Education, Historic Places, Transportation, Military Affairs, Agriculture, Disasters, Natural Resources.
Photographer Unknown.
Size 551 photographs, postcards and drawings
Dates Covered 1863-2007
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written description only.
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p4-faulkner-county-historical-society/
 
Fayetteville Townfolk Portfolio
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description The first photographic essay by Andrew Kilgore, this collection consists of sixty black and white portraits of citizens of Fayetteville. Each photograph is accompanied by a caption edited from interviews conducted by Kilgore's wife, Meg.
Photographer Andrew Kilgore
Size 60 photographs
Dates Covered 1976-1980
Call Number MC 1401
Arrangement By name of person photographed.
Index or Catalog Finding aid online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/faytownfolk.html
 
Fort Smith Scenes photograph collection, 1870-1975, UALR.PH.0041
Held by University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Description This collection contains photographic prints and postcards of street scenes and buildings in Fort Smith, Arkansas, including bridges, churches, schools, and stores.
Photographer Various
Size 309 items
Dates Covered 1870-1975
Call Number Arkansas Studies Institute, 401 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
Arrangement By accession
Index or Catalog Yes
Online Availability Yes
Online Location http://arstudies.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/findingaids/id/2269
 
Garland County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Held by Garland County Historical Society
Description The Garland County Historical Society photograph collection in Hot Springs, Arkansas, is the largest group of Garland County photographs in existence. Many of the approximately 20,000 images were collected in connection with the preparation of The Record, the society’s yearly journal, but the subjects are even more varied than the topics covered in the publication. The rural portion of the county is represented in addition to Hot Springs proper, and there is a special emphasis on the area now under Lake Ouachita. The collection includes a sizable number of stereoscopic views of Hot Springs taken by J. F. Kennedy from the 1870s to the early 1900s.
Photographer Most unknown; many by J.F. Kennedy
Size Approximately 20,000 photographs
Dates Covered 1860s to present
Arrangement Arrangement is not in any particular order.
Index or Catalog Alphabetical card catalog indexing the photographs
Online Availability Limited sample online; digitization of collection is in progress
Online Location http://www.garlandcountyhistoricalsociety.com
 
General Photograph File
Held by Arkansas History Commission
Description The general photograph file consists of a general collection of images of Arkansas and its people. The majority of the collection consists of black and white prints on paper and safety negatives. Some color visuals are also available. There are limited numbers of rarer photographic images such as daguerreotypes, tintypes, ambrotypes, and cyanotypes. Also included are non-photographic images such as line drawings, postcards, engravings, and portraits.
Size Over 400,000 images
Dates Covered circa 1860-present
Arrangement Arrangement is by accession.
Index or Catalog Yes
Online Availability Very few selected images.
Online Location http://archives.arkansas.gov/
 
George W. Streepey Photographs
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description George W. Streepey was a University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, student and ROTC cadet colonel in 1929.
Photographer unidentified
Size 28 photographs
Dates Covered 1929
Call Number MC 1104
Index or Catalog Description online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/streepey.html
 
Ghio Family Collection
Held by Texarkana Museums System: Wilbur Smith Archives
Description Photographs and ephemera from the Anthony L. Ghio, Sr. family. Emphasis is on a collection of photographs representing four generations of the Ghio family. A.L. Ghio immigrated to the U.S. from Italy in 1848 and was present at the founding of Texarkana in 1873.
Photographer Gus Ghio
Size 250 photographs
Dates Covered 1865 - 1940
Call Number Special Collections: Museum of Regional History
Arrangement by family grouping
Index or Catalog none
 
Harrison Businesses, 1930s
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Photographs of businesses (mostly interior views) and portraits of unidentifed persons.
Photographer unidentified
Size 51 photographs
Dates Covered 1930s
Call Number MC 786
Index or Catalog Finding aid online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/harrisonbus.html
 
Historic Sites (Collection P22)
Held by UCA Archives
Description This collection covers structures of important Arkansas historical sites such as government buildings and restorations, homes, stores and landmarks. Pictures portraying other Arkansas buildings are included in “Collection No. 7 Buildings.
Photographer Mostly unknown; some drawings by J. Carl Hancock
Size 78 photographs, negatives, postcards, drawings
Dates Covered 1900-1972; one 1862 drawing
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p22-historic-sites/
 
Howard Clark Collection
Held by Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Description Howard Clark graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in mechanical engineering. Clark managed hardware and lumber businesses in Springdale (Washington County) and partictipated in many civic groups. He developed an interest in photography and used his considerable skills to create images for the many freelance and semi-technical articles which he and his wife wrote for magazines and area newspapers on such topics as decorative mailboxes, coffee breaks, "Popular Mechanics"-style projects, and Springdale's migrant labor camp. He also worked as a semi-professional photographer for local businesses, documenting their facilities, products, personnel, and events. Most of Clark's images are of Washington County, mainly Springdale. Topics in this collection include: churches; county fairs; businesses & business events; livestock auctions; civil defense; businesses (including Heekin Canning Co., Arbor Acres, Pioneer Lumber Co., Neil Worm Farm, Tyson's; Jones Truck Lines); recreation; arts & craft fairs; organizations; agriculture; entertainment; schools & education-related activities; poultry industry; recreation; and Springdale Memorial Hospital. The collection was generously donated by the photographer's wife, Caroline Price Clark.
Photographer Howard Clark (1901-1977)
Size 2100+ modern photos made from in-camera negatives
Dates Covered 1950s-1960s
Call Number n/a
Arrangement By accession/catalog number
Index or Catalog n/a
 
J. Garner Reynolds Collection
Held by Arkansas History Commission
Description Photograph albums, postcards, books, scrapbooks, and photographs of J. Garner Reynolds, an Arkansas photographer who served in World War II.
Photographer Reynolds, J. Garner
Dates Covered 1935-1981
Index or Catalog Yes
 
J. H. Field Photographs (MC 539)
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Photographer Julius Herman Field was born in 1869 in Waupun, Wisconsin. He moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 1913. His work was especially known for its "soft focus" effects. A book about his work is The gentle Eye: the Photography of J.H. Field (Publisher [Little Rock, Ark.?]: Arkansas Commemorative Commission, Old State House, [1990])
Photographer Julius Herman Field
Size 172 prints
Dates Covered 1899-1931
Call Number Manuscript Collection 539
Arrangement By topics: landscapes, people, buildings, rural scenes, etc.
Index or Catalog online finding aid http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/field.asp
Online Availability A limited sample in an online exhibit from October 2008
Online Location http://libraries.uark.edu/info/exhibitgallery.asp?exhibitID=111&past=1
 
Jay Dee Studio Collection
Held by Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Description The Jay Dee Studio was owned and operated by J.D. and Marie Watkins in Hunstville (Madison County). The collection contains portraits of families, weddings, businesses, funerals, and events such as the county fair and parade, the Huntsville Rodeo, beauty pageants, St. Paul Pioneer Day, class reunions, dedication ceremonies, community dinners, church gatherings, and football games. This collection was generously donated by J.D. & Marie Watkins and the Madison County Genealogical and Historical Society.
Photographer J.D. Watkins
Size 2000+ prints & in-camera negatives
Dates Covered 1976-1988
Call Number n/a
Arrangement by the Jay Dee Studio's numbering system, augmented by a Museum-produced finding aid
Index or Catalog n/a
 
Jesse Laurence Charlton Photographs
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Taken for Charlton's research as Professor of Rural Sociology at the University of Arkansas. Includes rural schools and churches, farm labor, dwellings, agricultural structures, and more in Northwest Arkansas, Nashville, Magnolia, Texarkana, Yell County, Phillips County, Boone County, Calhoun County, Columbia County, and Nevada County. Selections from these photos have been published in A Time to Every Purpose: the Photographs of Jesse L. Charlton, 1937-1954 edited by Guy C. Vanderpool. Link to record in catalog Permanent link to this record: http://library.uark.edu/record=b2110918~S0
Photographer Jesse Laurence Charlton
Size 256 photographs
Dates Covered 1937-1954
Call Number Loc. C 1181-1182
Arrangement By location
Index or Catalog Finding aid currently only in paper format in Special Collections Reading Room
 
Joe Keith Edwards Footprints of Fellowship scrapbook
Held by Ouachita Baptist University Special Collections
Description The Footprints of Fellowship scrapbook contains keepsakes and photographs accumulated by Joe Keith Edwards during his senior year (1917) at Ouachita Baptist College. The photographs feature buildings on OBU campus, buildings around Arkadelphia, views of the Ouachita and Caddo rivers, snapshots of kitchen and domestic staff, the road to Hot Springs, and a group picture of the Cincinnati Reds and Kansas City Blues professional baseball teams. Since Edwards was the Editor-in-Chief for the 1917 Ouachitonian, the photographs include originals of many of the pictures in that issue.
Size 1 scrapbook, 0.52 cubic feet
Dates Covered 1917
Call Number BB:34
Arrangement original order
Index or Catalog Yes
Online Availability No
 
John H. Ganner Photographs
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Photographs of people and scenes mostly in Pope and Yell counties, Russellville, Dardanelle, Ozark, and Conway.
Photographer John H. Ganner
Size 3065 images
Dates Covered 1890 to 1951
Call Number MC 1261
Arrangement By subject
Index or Catalog Finding aid online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/ganner/ganneraid.html. AND index online at http://libinfo.uark.edu/SpecialCollections/findingaids/ganner/gannerindex.html
 
Julian B. Priddy Collection (Collection P27)
Held by UCA Archives
Description The Julian B. Priddy photograph collection consists of 3,747 images: 694 black and white prints, 2,122 black and white negatives, 340 color slides and 591 color negatives grouped into 175 Files. It documents a variety of subjects which include the Priddy family, friends, portions of the American Southwest, Navajo and Hopi Indians and scenes of Arkansas and several other states. Priddy, b. 1901 in Danville, AR, established the North Little Rock accounting firm of Priddy, Priddy, Crigger, and Holifield.
Photographer Assumed to be Julian B. Priddy, unless otherwise noted
Size 3,747 photographs, negatives, slides
Dates Covered 1885-1970
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p27-julian-priddy/
 
Keller-Butcher Collection (Collection P5)
Held by UCA Archives
Description The photos primarily pertain to the Mountain Home - Baxter County area. Many of the subjects are portraits; however, Keller took his camera outside the studio and documented everyday aspects of life in an Ozark community – harvesting wheat, attending an auction, local boys marching off to war.
Photographer Arthur Keller, German immigrant to Mountain Home, AR
Size 2,234 images on glass plates
Dates Covered 1900-1930
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written description only.
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p5-keller-butcher/
 
L. Oscar Plaster Photographs
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description The photographs include 53 images of the Arkansas Centennial Celebration (1936) in Mena and 97 images of buildings, events, and people in and around Mena from the late nineteenth century into the 1950s.
Photographer L. Oscar Plaster
Size 150 photographs
Dates Covered 1918-1950s
Call Number MC 813
Index or Catalog Finding aid online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/plaster.html
 
Landscapes (Collection P10)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Collection contains images relating to both the natural and man-made landscapes in Arkansas. These photographs cover such subjects as residential and institutional grounds, mountains, lakes and rivers, and scenic views. Pictures portraying various streetscapes are included in “Collection No. 9 Streetscapes.”
Photographer Unknown.
Size 103 photographs, negatives, postcards
Dates Covered 1900-1980
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written description only.
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p10-landscapes/
 
Larry Obsitnik Photo Archives
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Obsitnik became a photographer with the Arkansas Gazette after World War II and worked for the paper for more than 35 years. NOTE: most of these photos were made while Obsitnik was employed by the Arkansas Gazette newspaper.
Photographer Lary Obsitnik
Size 700 prints and 10,000 negatives
Dates Covered 1918-1984
Call Number MC 1280
Index or Catalog Finding aid online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/obsitnik.html . AND an index is online at http://libinfo.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/obsitnik.html#Appendix.%20Index%20of%20Photographic%20Prints%20and
 
Leslie W. Edwards, Jr., Photos of Pike-Fletcher-Terry House, Little Rock
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Photographs of the exterior, interior, and details of the Pike-Fletcher-Terry House in Little Rock, Arkansas. Also prints of Johnswood, the Little Rock home of the Fletchers.
Photographer Leslie W. Edwards, Jr.
Size 48 photographs
Dates Covered 1976
Call Number MC 1044
Index or Catalog Description online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/edwards.html
 
Little Rock Buildings photograph collection, ca. 1907-1976, UALR.PH.0013
Held by University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Description This collection contains postcards and photographic prints of street scenes and buildings in Little Rock, including churches, government buildings, the Little Rock Public Library, and Main Street.
Photographer Various
Size 37 items
Dates Covered ca. 1907-1976; bulk 1920-1933
Call Number Arkansas Studies Institute, 401 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
Arrangement By accession
Index or Catalog Yes
Online Availability Yes
Online Location http://arstudies.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/findingaids/id/2188
 
Little Rock Central High School Tigers Athletic Photographs Collection
Held by Arkansas History Commission
Description This collection consists of the 118 athletic photographs of Little Rock Central High School for the years 1915-1954. A later photograph of the 1967-1968 basketball team is also included. Teams photographed include football, basketball, baseball and track. Many years the teams are state champions. Harris and Shrader, popular Little Rock photographers of this time period, photographed many of the teams. More recent photographs were done by Associated Photographers. Besides showing their work, the collection provides a visual record of male students who were involved in sports during these years as well as the uniforms worn.
Size 2 cubic feet
Dates Covered 1915-1968
Arrangement Chronological
Index or Catalog Yes
 
Mabel Scurlock Pope Photo Album
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description A Piggott (Clay County) music teacher, she created this album while a University of Arkansas student 1908-1914. Other subjects include vacation trips and her musical studies.
Photographer unidentified
Size 1 album
Dates Covered 1908-1921
Call Number MC 805
Index or Catalog Description online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/pope.html
 
Marion Mason Collection
Held by Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Description The collection consists of real photographic postcards, photos, acetate negatives, and glass negatives taken by Marion Dekalb Mason of Johnson (Washington County), an accomplished amateur photographer. Mason lived with his sister Maud Mason Hanks in Johnson. He was the Johnson correspondent for the Springdale News for 40 years, beginning in 1893. He worked under the pen name "Mullkeepmo." The collection primarily consists of Johnson people and places. It includes a sizable amount of images of family, friends, and neighbors. There are also scenes of Johnson and its businesses and depot, Frisco train wrecks, the lime operations (quarry & kilns), the Johnson Mill, neighborhood homes, area schools and churches, the National Cemetery at Fayetteville, agricultural activities, and horse-drawn carriages and wagons. This collection was generously donated by Maudine Farish Sanders and Don Bailey.
Photographer Marion Mason (1875-1945)
Size 2,000+
Dates Covered Primarily 1900s-1910s
Arrangement By accession/catalog number
Index or Catalog No
Online Availability No
 
Mary Celestia Parler Ozark Folklore Photographs
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description The photographs feature Mary Celestia Parler and others active in collecting folklore, as well as the subjects of Ozark folklore studies. Mary Celestia Parler was folklorist for the University of Arkansas and organized the University Folklore Research Project (1949-1965).
Photographer various
Size 32 photographs
Dates Covered 1950s
Call Number MC 896
Index or Catalog Finding aid online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/parler.html
 
Mickel-Farris, John Anderson Studio
Held by Arkansas Tech Museum
Description Large collection (59,900) of photographic positives (6,294), fim negatives (52,956) and glass negatives (650) encompassing people and places of Johnson, Franklin, and Logan counties from 1894 - 1984.
Photographer John Anderson & Lillian Mickel
Size 59,900
Dates Covered 1894 - 1984
Call Number Photograpic media cold storage room
 
Military Affairs (Collection P1)
Held by UCA Archives
Description These are images of military activities and soldiers in Arkansas, including the Civil War, the Pancho Villa Campaign in New Mexico, activities of the Women’s Army Corps, the construction of Camp Pike, World War I and World War II.
Photographer Unknown; various.
Size 155 photographs and negatives
Dates Covered 1862-1944
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written photo descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p1-military-affairs/
 
Modern Literature Club of Fayetteville Portraits Album
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Contains thirty-three portraits of the club members and a favorite passage or a quotation from a book, to accompany their images.
Photographer Kim Harington
Size 33 photographs
Dates Covered 1992
Call Number MC 1190
Index or Catalog Description online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/modernliteraturecluboffay.html
 
Morrison Collection
Held by Southern Arkansas University Tech
Description Images related to Ouachita County with emphasis on transportation (rail and river), commerce, business & industry, and oil boom. Original negatives and photos were borrowed from area citizens and copied for the collection. Many are reproduced in the book "Historical Ouachita County: A Photographic Collection."
Photographer Various unknown
Size 3000 images
Dates Covered 1850-1960
Call Number Division of Extended Education
Arrangement Contact prints and negatives of contact prints arranged by topic
Online Availability Selection is available online
Online Location http://www.peace.saumag.edu/swark/photos/sautech/Morrison-EppinetteBook/Contents.html
 
Natural Resources (Collection P19)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Images relate to the natural resources in Arkansas and cover such subjects as forests and forestry, oil wells, wildlife, and dams. Tourism photos are in “Collection No. 24 Sports, Recreation, Tourism."
Photographer Unknown; many from Game and Fish Commission
Size 29 photographs and negatives
Dates Covered 1890-1960
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p19-natural-resources/
 
Northeast Arkansas Photographic Legacy
Held by Arkansas State University Museum
Description This collection of 1,200 images of historic significance was sponsored by the Arkansas Endowment for the Humanities. The Museum is currently conducting a major project to prepare the collection for online access in the near future. More information will be forthcoming.
Size 1200 images
Online Availability not currently
 
Northwest Arkansas Times Collection
Held by Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Description An all-encompassing collection of images made during the latter half of the 20th century by the "Northwest Arkansas Times." Coverage area is mainly Fayetteville (Washington County), although other areas in Washington County and Northwest Arkansas are depicted. The collection was generously donated by the "Northwest Arkansas Times."
Photographer includes Ken Good, Pat Donat, Mike Donat, William Cooksey, Scott Flanagin, & Andy Shupe
Size 300,000+ prints & in-camera negatives
Dates Covered mid 1960s-mid 1990s
Call Number n/a
Arrangement prints by topic; negatives by date and/or photographer
Index or Catalog n/a
 
Parnell Springs Resort Photographs
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Photographs of the Hotel Edna and pavilion, Parnell Springs, Arkansas. Parnell Springs was a popular watering place as early as the 1880s. Circa 1926, the resort declined and the hotel and pavilion were torn down.
Photographer Reynolds of Warren, Arkansas
Size 19 photographs
Dates Covered 1906
Call Number MC 776
Index or Catalog Finding aid online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/parnell.html
 
Persistence of the Spirit
Held by Arkansas History Commission
Description Persistence of the Spirit consists of black and white copy negatives of visuals loaned for the Persistence of the Spirit project. Persistence of the Spirit, directed by Ken Hubbell, was an interpretive study of the people and events that contributed to the black experience in Arkansas. It was developed in 1986-87 by a team of humanities scholars (including Patricia Washington McGraw, Carl H. Moneyhon, Ruth Polk Patterson, Grif Stockley, Orville W. Taylor, LeRoy T. Williams, and Nudie E. Williams with Tom Baskett Jr. as editor). Supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Public Projects and the Arkansas Humanities Council, the project included a permanent exhibit at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, traveling exhibits, booklets, classroom guides, and a 30-minute video documentary.
Size Over 500 images
Arrangement Arrangement is by accession.
 
Politics and Government (Collection P26)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Images are of groups and individuals associated with the history of Arkansas politics and government. Included are portraits of prominent Arkansas politicians, campaign photos, and various officeholders. Also see the “Faulkner County Historical Society Photos” (Collection No. 4) for related photographs.
Photographer Unknown
Size 25 photographs and negatives
Dates Covered 1890-1975
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p26-politics-government/
 
Portraits/Groups (Collection P13)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Portraits of Arkansans; most are identified by name as leaders in religion, business, city, county and state government, writers and performers. Portraits are also located in other subject photo collections, such as portraits of black Arkansans are in “Collection No. 2, Blacks.” Portraits of Arkansas women are in “Collection No. 11, Women.” To some extent portraits are found in most photo collections.
Photographer Mostly unknown; one by Andrew Kilgore
Size 111 photographs, negatives, postcards
Dates Covered 1852-1984; many in late 1800s/early 1900s
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p13-portraitsgroups/
 
Ray Rains Collection (Collection P29)
Held by UCA Archives
Description The Ray Rains Collection consists of 5,071 photographs made or collected by Ray Rains of Pangburn, White County, Arkansas. Rains, b. 1919, opened a photography studio in 1976, doing portraits and copying and collecting old photographs. Subjects range from disaster scenes to political campaigns. The collection is particularly strong in images from North Central Arkansas, especially White, Cleburne, Jackson, and Woodruff counties.
Photographer Ray Rains
Size 5,071 photographs and negatives
Dates Covered 1881-1984; many from 1920s-1940s
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p29-ray-raines/
 
Ray Watson Collection
Held by Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Description Ray M. Watson worked several jobs including a long stint as a mail carrier. He had a side business for 30 years as a commercial photographer, operating from his home on Maple Street in Springdale (Washington County). Watson captured new subdivisions on the rise, canning factories, Sunday School classes, race horses, the poultry industry, businesses, Arts Center galas, high school seniors, aerial views, car wrecks, company picnics, prize bulls, historic buildings, hospitals, children's events, fashion shows, first communion portraits, gospel festivals, road and building construction, and churches. Watson was a co-founder of the (4-state) Professional Photographers of the Ozarks. The collection was generously donated by Ray Watson and his family.
Photographer Ray M. Watson (1911-1990)
Size 10,700+ modern prints made from in-camera negatives
Dates Covered 1950s-1970s
Call Number n/a
Arrangement By accession/catalog number
Index or Catalog n/a
Online Availability a small selection of images is available for viewing on the Museum's website
 
Regional History Archival Collection
Held by Arkansas Tech Museum
Description Photographs, records, and papers from residents of local region in Ark River Valley of western AR.
Size 1,475 items, c 500 photographic negatives or positives
Dates Covered 1900s
Call Number photographic media storage room
Online Availability in process
 
Regional Photograph Collection
Held by Texarkana Museums System: Wilbur Smith Archives
Description This collections contains photographic prints and negatives dating from the 1860s through the 1990s. Emphasis on images of Texarkana but overall encompasses Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas.
Photographer various regional photographers
Size 13,000 individual images and negatives
Dates Covered c. 1860 - 1990
Call Number Ephemera Room, Museum of Regional History
Arrangement numerically by assigned photo #
Index or Catalog available through research librarian
Online Availability Some limited online access. Contact: curator@texarkanamuseums
Online Location http://tmsarchives.omeka.net
 
Religion (Collection P17)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Images pertain to religion in Arkansas; photographs cover baptisms, church buildings, schools, early missionaries, roadside religious markers, etc. Researchers are also urged to see “Collection No. 7 Buildings” for additional pictures of religious structures.
Photographer Most unknown; others by Stuart Holt and David R. Anderson
Size 31 photographs, negatives, postcards
Dates Covered One 1673 drawing; most are early 1900s to 1989
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p17-religion/
 
Riley-Hickingbotham Library Photograph File
Held by Ouachita Baptist University Special Collections
Description The Special Collections photograph file consists of prints, negatives and slides related to Clark County, southern Arkansas, Ouachita Baptist University, and Arkansas Baptists.
Photographer various
Dates Covered 1800s-present
Call Number Special Collections research room
Arrangement By category such as Clark County, Baptist, etc. and by number
Index or Catalog Card Catalog in Special Collections research room and databases accessible in Special Collections
Online Availability Not currently. Please check back.
Online Location https://www.obu.edu/archives/photographs/
 
Rivers, Landings, and Riverboats, ca. 1880-1927, PH.0056
Held by University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Description This collection contains photographic print reproductions of rivers, landings, and riverboats in Arkansas, including steamboats on the White River, Arkansas River, and Ouachita River.
Photographer Various
Size 42 items
Dates Covered ca. 1880-1927
Call Number Arkansas Studies Institute, 401 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
Arrangement By accession
Index or Catalog Yes
Online Availability Yes
Online Location http://arstudies.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/findingaids/id/2314
 
Rogers Historical Museum Image Collection
Held by Rogers Historical Museum
Description The image collection includes copies of images in the Museum's own collection and copies of images loaned to the Museum. For more information on the availability of images for private and public use, contact the Museum's assistant director or curator of collections. The Museum does charge use fees for public display and for publication of images in the collection.
Size 20,000 plus images
Dates Covered 1860 - present
Arrangement Arranged in binders by topic
Index or Catalog Partial index available
Online Availability Not at this time
 
Sam Fausett Photographs (Collection P32)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Photographs from the Sam Fausett Collection; most from his photography studio in Conway, Arkansas. Includes family photos of vacations, etc., and studio collections of portraits, weddings, street scenes.
Photographer Not designated; perhaps Sam Fausett
Size 494 photographs and negatives; 37 movie reels
Dates Covered Mainly 1930s-1940s; others date through 1970s
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p32-sam-fausett/
 
Senator John L. McClellan Collection
Held by Ouachita Baptist University Special Collections
Description

The Senator John L. McClellan collection contains over 1,000 photographs from the senator's political and personal life.

A limited sample is available online.

Photographer Various
Size 5.5 cubic feet
Dates Covered 1917-1977
Call Number T:321-323; U:47-48
Arrangement The photographs are arranged by the following subjects: Formal/Posed Portraits; Hearings/Ceremonies/Official Meetings; Informal Meetings/Receptions; Casual/Family; Outdoor Events/Sites; Military Events; Press/Media Events and Clippings; Public and Campaign Events (Indoors).
Index or Catalog Yes
Online Availability Yes
Online Location https://www.obu.edu/politicalpapers/john-l-mcclellan-gallery-photos/
 
Shared History: Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description 500 photographs of the City of Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas Campus. Shared History was funded in part by grants from the Happy Hollow Foundation. More info available at http://digitalcollections.uark.edu/SharedHistory/about.asp
Size 500 photographs
Dates Covered 1828 to 1986
Call Number online
Arrangement Database (constructed using CONTENTdm)
Index or Catalog Searchable database
Online Availability yes
Online Location http://digitalcollections.uark.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/HappyHollow
 
Shiloh Museum General Collection
Held by Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Description An all-encompassing collection of images primarily from the six counties that make up Northwest Arkansas (Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton, & Washington). Photos in this collection have been generously donated or loaned to the Museum since 1968, when the Museum was founded.
Photographer includes Burch Grabill, J.H. Field, MacRoberts, Mrs. Young
Size 55,000+
Dates Covered 1850s-present day
Call Number n/a
Arrangement by topic and by accession/catalog number
Index or Catalog n/a
Online Availability a small selection is available for viewing on various pages of the Museum's website under such topics as exhibits, collections, photo collection
Online Location http://www.shilohmuseum.org/photo_collections/about_photo_collections.php
 
Shrader Negatives
Held by Arkansas History Commission
Description The Shrader negatives are the work of Joseph Shrader, his wife Bertha, and their son Buddy. Joseph Shrader began the business in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1910, assisted by his wife. Their son Buddy joined the business early and took over after his father’s death in 1946. After Bertha retired in 1957, Buddy continued the work with second wife Delores. Buddy sold the business to C. E. Butcher shortly after Delores’ death in 1946. Butcher donated the Shrader negatives to the Arkansas History Commission in 1991. In addition to photographing Arkansans of all walks of life, Shrader was for many years the official photographer for the Arkansas Senate, Arkansas House of Representatives, the Law School, the Medical School, the Junior College and Little Rock schools including the high school, Catholic High and Mount St. Mary's Academy. The Shrader negative database can be search online at http://www.ark-ives.net/documenting/shrader_negatives.asp
Photographer Shrader, Gustave Joseph, 1870-1946
Size 60,000+ name entries
Dates Covered 1945-1979
Arrangement Chronological arrangement supplied by the photographer.
Index or Catalog Searchable database available online
Online Availability Arkansas legislators only
Online Location http://archives.arkansas.gov/
 
Shumaker Naval Depot Collection
Held by Southern Arkansas University Tech
Description Images of the construction and operation of the Shumaker Naval Ammunition Depot in Calhoun County.
Size 150 Images
Dates Covered 1940-1960
Call Number Division of Extended Education
Arrangement 8 x 10 Prints in binders
 
Social Conditions (Collection P25)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Images of groups and individuals associated with the social conditions of Arkansas, such as the Depression Era and entertainment of that period.
Photographer Unknown, except one by Sam Fausett
Size 25 photographs and postcards
Dates Covered 1906-1940
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p25-social-conditions/
 
Sports, Recreation, and Tourism (Collection P24)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Images depict vacation activities such as hunting and fishing, recreational sports such as swimming and basketball, and various tourist attractions. Also structures such as bath houses and camping cottages. Related images may be found in other photograph collections, such as pictures of hotels found in “Collection No.7 Buildings.”
Photographer Unknown
Size 82 photographs and postcards
Dates Covered 1895-1959
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p24-sports-recreation-tourism/
 
Springdale News Collection
Held by Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Description An all-encompassing collection of images made during the latter half of the 20th century by the "Springdale News" (later the "Morning News of Northwest Arkansas"). Coverage area is mainly Springdale (Washington County), although other areas in Washington county and Northwest Arkansas are depicted. The collection was generously donated by the "Morning News of Northwest Arkansas."
Photographer includes Charles Bickford & Jim Morriss
Size 300,000+ prints & in-camera negatives
Dates Covered mid 1960s-mid 1990s
Call Number n/a
Arrangement prints by topic; negatives by date
Index or Catalog n/a
 
Streetscapes (Collection P9)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Photo Collection Number 9 contains images relating to urban settings in cities around the state including residential neighborhoods, the exterior of homes and other buildings. Pictures of individual homes or other buildings normally are not included. Hot Springs, Little Rock, Mena, Eureka Springs, Black Rock, Forester, Fayetteville, Conway and Fort Smith are included
Photographer Unknown
Size 43 photographs, negatives, postcards, paintings
Dates Covered 1870-1950, mostly early 1900s
Call Number By collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p9-streetscapes/
 
Tech History Archival Collection
Held by Arkansas Tech Museum
Description Several smaller collections related to establishment and history of Arkansas Tech University, including photographic negatives and positives from annual (Agricola) and campus News Bureau.
Photographer Gerald Edgar, Tommy Mumert, Sam Strasner
Size c 55,000 photographic negatives and positives
Dates Covered c 1914 - current
Call Number Photographic media cold storage room
Online Availability in process
 
Thase Daniel Collection
Held by Ouachita Baptist University Special Collections
Description

Thase Christine Ferguson Daniel (1907-1990) gained international fame as a nature and wildlife photographer in the 1950s. Her interest in outdoor photography began in the 1930s with a failed attempt at taking a picture of a Steller's jay. She began studying works of wildlife photographers and put technique into practice by taking pictures of birds near her home. At that time photography was her hobby.

In achieving her status as one of the world's ten leading wildlife photographers, Daniel found her subjects as nearby as the Arkansas wetlands and as far away as Africa, Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, Greenland, India, Nepal, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and South America. Her photography also took Daniel on numerous adventures. She went on a two-week expedition by dogsled across the Greenland icecap, rode an elephant across a river in India, and suffered a broken ankle when attacked by a 600-pound bull sea lion.

Her pictures sold to collectors and leading magazines such as Ranger Rick and Field and Stream. Her photographs of Southern flora and fauna were the topic of her book Wings On the Southwind, which was published in 1984.

Thase Daniel took over a quarter-million slides during her career as a professional photographer. The collection includes more than 57,000 of those slides.

Photographer Thase Daniel
Size Over 57,000 slides
Dates Covered 1954-1982
Call Number Slide cabinet
Arrangement Slides have been numbered consecutively by archival staff.
Index or Catalog Yes
Online Availability Description online
Online Location http://www.ark-cat.com/search/detail.aspx?id=913
 
The Larry Taylor Columbia County Historic Photograph Collection
Held by The Larry Taylor Columbia County Historic Photograph Archive
Description The Larry Taylor collection includes photos from Magnolia, Emerson, McNeil, Taylor and other area communities in Columbia County. Emphasis is on town and business scenes, local people. Heavy coverage of Sesquicentennial. Photos are well-captioned but not all are dated.
Photographer Unknown; various.
Size More than 300 photographs
Dates Covered 1880s to present
Call Number Personal collection of Larry Taylor
Arrangement Organized by Cities/Communities; 1953 Centennial Celebration; Local Industry; 2002 Sesquicentennial Celebration
Index or Catalog Contact Larry Taylor; see Archive for contact information.
Online Availability Yes
Online Location http://peace.saumag/edu/swark/photos/photos.html
 
Thomas Harding Photographs
Held by Arkansas History Commission
Description Thomas Harding (1911-2002) opened a photography studio in Little Rock, Arkansas, after his discharge from the Air Force in 1945. In 1964 Harding sold his Little Rock studio and moved to New York where he was associated with the prestigious Bachrach studio. He returned to Little Rock in 1970 and again opened a commercial and portrait studio until his retirement in 1982. His company has provided advertising photography for most of the advertising agencies in Arkansas as well as numerous national accounts. The portrait division photographed individually over 200 prominent Arkansas lawyers for the Arkansas Bar Association Wall of Fame, several thousand bankers, doctors, professional and business people.
Photographer Harding, Thomas, 1911-2002
Dates Covered 1970-1982
Arrangement Alphabetical arrangement supplied by photographer.
Index or Catalog Searchable database available online
Online Location http://archives.arkansas.gov/
 
Thomas Lonergan Ouachita Baptist College photograph album
Held by Ouachita Baptist University Special Collections
Description The collection consists of one photograph album containing snapshots of student life and activities on Ouachita Baptist College campus in 1946-1947.
Size 1 photograph album, 0.25 cubic feet
Dates Covered 1946-1947
Call Number AA:253
Arrangement original
Index or Catalog Yes
Online Availability No
 
Transportation (Collection P8)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Photo Collection Number 8 contains images relating to transportation in Arkansas. Photos cover a broad spectrum of subjects including roads, streets, bridges, railroads, ferries and steamboats, livery stables, other public conveyances.
Photographer Unknown.
Size 97 photographs, negatives and postcards
Dates Covered 1872-1975, mostly early 1900s
Call Number By photo collection and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p8-transportation/
 
U. S. Farm Security Administration Photographs of Arkansas, 1935-1939
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Created by the Resettlement Administration and the Farm Security Administration documenting rural and urban life in Arkansas towns and counties during the Depression. 1 reel of microfilm From Library of Congress, Lots 1657 through 1672
Photographer various
Size 680 photographs
Dates Covered 1935-1939
Call Number MC 499
Arrangement Arranged by project and by Library of Congress Lot Number. For a full description of each project, consult http://catalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SC=CallNumber&SA=LOT+1657
Index or Catalog Description online at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/usfarm.html
Online Availability Yes Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Web site at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/fsaquery.html
Online Location http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/fsaquery.html
 
University of Central Arkansas Images (Collection P15)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Collection covers the history of UCA, beginning with the Arkansas State Normal School. Photos are of people: administrators, faculty, staff, students; campus life: sports, theater, music, homecoming and other activities; campus buildings: classrooms, dormitories, Torreyson Library.
Photographer Unknown.
Size 2,740 photographs
Dates Covered 1908-1995
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p15-uca-images/
 
Washington County Historical Society Collection
Held by Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Description Most of the image in this collection, collected by the Washington County Historical Society over a 40-year span, are of Washington County, but a few feature neighboring counties (e.g., Benton, Madison). Many of the images have been published in the Society's periodical, "Flashback." This is a wide-ranging collection and includes such topics as: education; homes; businesses; mills; courthouses; soldiers and war-time activities from the Civil War to WW II; community events; churches; transportation; natural resources; families; entertainment; organizations; government; health; recreation; law enforcement; and area officials and community leaders. This collection was generously donated by the Washington County Historical Society.
Photographer includes Burch Grabill, J.H. Field
Size 5000+
Dates Covered 1850s-1970s
Call Number n/a
Arrangement By catalog number
Index or Catalog n/a
 
Wilbur Smith Scrapbook Collection
Held by Texarkana Museums System: Wilbur Smith Archives
Description Photographs and ephemera detailing early Texarkana.
Photographer various regional photographers
Size 25 scrapbooks
Dates Covered 1873 - 1980
Call Number available through research librarian
Index or Catalog limited
 
Winnie (Mom) Sanders papers
Held by Ouachita Baptist University Special Collections
Description The collection consists of diaries and ten scrapbooks. The scrapbooks contain many photographs of Air Force cadets training in Arkadelphia, the young women they met there, wedding pictures, baby pictures, scenes of campus and areas around Arkadelphia, scenes of other countries where the cadets were stationed during the war, and pictures of war machinery as well as photographs of Sanders and her family and friends. Many of the pages contain handwritten descriptions of the men beside the pictures. The letters they wrote to Sanders were also included in the scrapbooks as well as birth announcements, graduation announcements, greeting cards and news articles. During the war if Sanders discovered that one of the cadets had died, she put a gold star by his picture or a letter he had written her.
Size 7.7 cubic feet
Dates Covered 1940-1967
Call Number DD:16, 34-38, 40-41
Arrangement by format
Index or Catalog Yes
Online Availability No
 
Women in Arkansas Photograph Collection, ca. 1850s-1980s, UALR.PH.0067
Held by University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Description This collection contains photographic prints of Arkansas women, including portraits, political activities, and work life. Many were donated through the auspices of the Arkansas Women's History Institute for the "Behold, Our Works Were Good" exhibit.
Photographer Various
Size 184 items
Dates Covered 1850s-1980s
Call Number Arkansas Studies Institute, 401 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
Arrangement By accession
Index or Catalog Yes
Online Availability Yes
Online Location http://arstudies.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/findingaids/id/2347
 
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