Collections has created
an exhibit marking the opening of the Inn at Carnall Hall, which is
displayed in the lobby of the newly restored building at the northeast
edge of the campus.
contains an exhibit entitled "Carnall
Hall Scrapbook." The lives and times of Carnall Hall are documented
in scrapbooks and albums created by the women who lived there. Special
Collections holds many examples of these "memory books," reminders that
scrapbooking is not a recent invention. Included are examples of official
and semi-official papers like receipts and programs, pages from some
University publications like the yearbook, and many snapshots that demonstrate
the central place of Carnall Hall in the day-to-day lives of its residents.
Some actual scrapbook pages are also included.
used for this exhibit include scrapbooks of housemother Emma Byrnes
Barnes and students Kathleen Candler Schaer, Irene Bird, Wanda Izell,
Mabel Scurlock Pope, and the Associated Women's organization.
exhibit case of photographs and print materials tells the story of Ella
Carnall, whose name is preserved in the renovation, known as the Inn
at Carnall Hall, with the restaurant called Ella's. Clippings from the
Arkansas Magazine document the history of her last year on the faculty,
her long illness and death, and the campus response. This part of the
exhibit also documents the history of the building itself, designed
by Charles Thompson and dedicated in 1905, and the long saga of its
closing, condemnation, remodeling and reopening.
Collections welcomes contributions of University of Arkansas memorabilia,
including photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, or other papers that
document the history of the campus.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015