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
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Sharp, Roy Franklin
- Roy Franklin Sharp Papers
- Inclusive Dates
- Bulk Dates
- MC 2038
- 1 linear foot (1 box, 2 OV folders)
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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No Use Restrictions Apply.
No Interlibrary Loan.
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The Roy Franklin Sharp Papers were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, on March 4, 2016 by Frank Sharp of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Processed by Cameron Henley; completed April 2016.
Preferred Form of Citation
Roy Franklin Sharp Papers (MC 2038), 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.
Roy Franklin Sharp was born on January 29, 1886, to William Franklin and Mary Burilla Wright Sharp, and grew up in Ballinger, Texas. In 1917, Sharp enlisted in the United States Army as an infantry officer. He graduated from First Officer’s Training Camp, located in Leon Springs, Texas, as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 42nd Infantry Division, 167th Infantry Regiment, Company K, also known as the “Rainbow Division.”
On November 6, 1917, Sharp was sent overseas to France. The Rainbow Division was sent to the frontlines in February 1918, and on July 15, 1918 Sharp was badly wounded. After three months at a hospital in France, Sharp was sent back to Newport News, Virginia.
Roy F. Sharp met Mary Sue McCollum, a student at the Southwest Texas State Normal School in San Marcos, Texas, in 1928, and they married on June 30, 1935. The Sharps moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, and had two children, Frank and Mary Ann. In 1944, the family moved to the Ozark Mountains, and purchased a 68-acre area, today known as Mount Kessler, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Sharp began a meat smoking business in 1946, the Ozark Mountain Smokehouse and was President of the Northwest Arkansas Retired Officers Club. Roy Franklin Sharp died on April 21, 1964.
Scope and Content Note
This collection is comprised of correspondence, photographs, a scrapbook, and printed material documenting Roy Franklin Sharp's service in World War I.
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials are arranged by topic and in chronological order.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
|Box 1||Folder 1|
Biographical Material, August 8, 1917, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 2|
Correspondence, April 27, 1917-April 9, 1951
|Box 1||Folder 3|
|Box 1||Folder 4|
Scrapbook, May 16, 1917-March 20, 1919
|Box 1||Folder 5|
Newspaper Clippings, 1918-1944
|Box 1||Folder 6|
Photographs (Folder 1 of 2), 1955, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 7|
Photographs (Folder 2 of 2), n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 8|
The First Camper Newsletters, August 15, 1937-September 1941
|Box 1||Folder 9|
U.S. Army Speedometer, November 1939
|Box 1||Folder 10|
First Camp's Roll Call Pamphlets, September 9, 1950-May 1959
|Box 1||Folder 11|
A Picture Story of the 47th Roll Call, May 3-4, 1963
|Box 1||Folder 12|
Cunard Line; R.M.S. Aquitania Brochure, n.d.
|Box 1||Folder 13|
Map of the Pacific, n.d.
2nd Lieutenant Roy Franklin Sharp Fighting with the Rainbow Division in WWI, by Mary Ann Timberlake and Frank Sharp, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2012
END OF COLLECTION