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Minnie E. Atteberry Papers

Manuscript Collection 1235

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Shana Zarnowski, 2017.

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Atteberry, Minnie E., 1884-1974
Title
Minnie E. Atteberry Papers
Inclusive Dates
ca 1934-1972
Identification
MC 1235
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Minnie E. Atteberry Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department by James Johnston of Fayetteville, Arkansas, on March 1, 1993.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in November 1998.

Preferred Form of Citation

Minnie E. Atteberry Papers (MC 1235), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Minnie E. Atteberry, a native of Zack, Searcy County, Arkansas, lived on a farm with her son, Lawrence Harry Gardner, and two grandchildren, LeRoy and Christie Marie Rea, the children of her deceased daughter.

Scope and Content Note

The papers contain diaries, correspondence consisting mostly of Atteberry's draft letters to her relatives and other individuals, and a small number of other papers such as a life insurance policy, a mortgage, personal property assessments, a bill of sale, and others.

Atteberry started keeping her diaries in 1934. The early entries for the years 1934-1935 are very short, usually about her son's work schedule and the weather. Her daily accounts of events become more detailed over time. By 1954, Atteberry evidently kept a separate record of her own daily activities, as well as a record of those of her son Lawrence, with few exceptions when he wrote the diary himself. Both diaries are written in the third person.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format; diaries are further arranged chronologically.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Diary, 1934-1935

Box 1 Folder 2

Diary, 1941

Box 1 Folder 3

Diary, 1942-1943

Box 1 Folder 4

Diary, 1946

Box 1 Folder 5

Diary, July 1950 and 1952

Box 1 Folder 6

Diary, 1954

Box 1 Folder 7

Diary, 1957

Box 1 Folder 8

Diary (1 of 2), Jan-Aug 1959

Box 1 Folder 9

Diary (2 of 2), Jan-Aug 1959

Box 1 Folder 10

Diary by Lawrence Gardner, Aug 1959

Box 1 Folder 11

Diary, Sep-Oct 1959

Box 1 Folder 12

Diary, Oct-Dec 1959

Box 1 Folder 13

Weather record, 1959

Box 2

Box 2 Folder 1

Diary, Aug 1960

Box 2 Folder 2

Diary, Nov-Dec 1960

Box 2 Folder 3

Diary, June-Oct 1961

Box 2 Folder 4

Diary, May 1962

Box 2 Folder 5

Diary, Jan-Sep 1964

Box 2 Folder 6

Diary, July-Dec 1965

Box 2 Folder 7

Diary, Jan 1-3, 1966 and Jan-Apr 1967

Box 2 Folder 8

Diary by Lawrence Gardner, Jan 12-16, 1966; Feb-May and Oct-Nov 1967

Box 2 Folder 9

Weather report, Jan 1-12, 1968

Box 2 Folder 10

Diary by Lawrence Gardner, 1968

Box 2 Folder 11

Diary by Lawrence Gardner, Apr 1950 and 1972

Box 2 Folder 12

Correspondence, ca 1941-1969

Box 2 Folder 13

Miscellaneous papers

END OF COLLECTION