Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Subject Terms
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Zimmerman, David (1946-)
- David Zimmerman Research Materials
- Inclusive Dates
- ca 1880-1934
- MC 2037
- 0.02 linear feet (2 folders)
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
Please call (479) 575-8444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.
No Use Restrictions Apply.
No Interlibrary Loan.
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
The David Zimmerman Research Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on July 17, 2014, by David Zimmerman of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in May 2017.
Preferred Form of Citation
Harrison African American Community Materials (MC 2037), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.
David Zimmerman is a Eureka Springs-based historian, freelance writer, poet, and artist. With journalist Jacqueline Froelich, he co-wrote a 1999 Arkansas Historical Quarterly article, “Total Eclipse: The Destruction of the African American Community of Harrison, Arkansas, in 1905 and 1909,” which was awarded the Arkansas Historical Association’s Violet B. Gingles Award.
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains materials gathered by David Zimmerman during his historical research, including two photographs documenting the African-American community in Harrison, Arkansas, around the turn of the 20th century. Also included is a photograph of Eureka Springs, and two letters from folklorist Vance Randolph to Thelma O'Dell Carter of Green Forest, Arkansas, in which he solicits her knowledge on the location of Bradshaw Mountain and on reports of “white-cappers” and race-related violence in the Ozarks.
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials are arranged by format, and are stored in a box with other smaller manuscript collections.
The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:
- Harrison (Ark.)
- Eureka Springs (Ark.)
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
|Box 1||Folder 22|
Photographs, 1908, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 22||Item 1|
Portrait of "Aunt Vine Wilson," Alecta Caledonia Melvina Smith (card-mounted black-and-white photographic print), 1908
|Box 1||Folder 22||Item 2|
Fourth of July celebration in Harrison, Arkansas Square (card-mounted black-and-white photographic print), ca 1880-1900
|Box 1||Folder 22||Item 3|
Bird's-eye view of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, looking toward the Flat-Iron Building, Nesbit's Restaurant, and the Crescent Hotel (card-mounted black-and-white photographic print), ca 1886-1906
|Box 1||Folder 23|
Correspondence, Vance Randolph to Thelma O'Dell Carter (2 letters), 1934
END OF COLLECTION