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David Zimmerman Research Materials, 1908-1934

Manuscript Collection 2037

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-8443

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2017

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

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

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email 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 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.

Processing Information

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject Terms

The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

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