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Mary Kwas Old State House Research Materials, 1800-2010

Manuscript Collection 2087

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-8443
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Emily Tripplet, 2016.

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Kwas, Mary L.
Title
Mary Kwas Old State House Research Materials
Inclusive Dates
1800-2010
Identification
MC 2087
Extent
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
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 Mary Kwas Old State House Research Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department by Mary L. Kwas of Lansing, Michigan, on August 14, 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Tripplet in October 2016.

Preferred Form of Citation

Mary Kwas Old State House Research Materials (MC 2087), 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

Mary L. Kwas is an Arkansas writer and researcher who previously worked for the Arkansas Archaeological Survey. Her publications include Digging for History at Old Washington and A Pictorial History of Arkansas's Old State House: Celebrating 175 Years. As a member of the Society for American Archaeology, she served on the organization's Public Education Committee and as the Network Coordinator for Arkansas, and she received the Presidential Recognition Award in 2007.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Kwas's research materials for her 2010 book, A Pictorial History of Arkansas's Old State House: Celebrating 175 Years, regarding the construction and history of Arkansas’ Old State House. A focus of the research is on individuals involved with the building, including newspaper clippings, articles, and notes describing their roles, such as overseeing construction and decoration of the building. Dates referred to in the collection and folder description refer to the dates of source documents; however, most research materials within the collection are photocopies or other modern reproductions rather than originals.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged alphabetically.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Item 1

1 Decorative Plate, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 1

2 Abstract of Title- Beach Abstract and Guararenty Co., 1819-1956

Box 1 Folder 2

3 Architecture, 1840-1999

Box 1 Folder 3

4 Arkansas Gazette Index RL OSH [Old State House], 1819-1894

Box 1 Folder 4

5 Articles- Re: Old State House, 1821-1913

Box 1 Folder 5

6 Documents-Heiskell Collection- UALR, 1836-ca 1870

Box 1 Folder 6

7 Filson Club Materials, 1935, 1997

Box 1 Folder 7

8 Gideon Shryock Information, 1831-1978

Box 1 Folder 8

9 HABS [Historic American Buildings Survey] Drawings, 2006

Box 1 Folder 9

10 Manuscripts- OSH [Old State House] M Files, 1833-1997

Box 1 Folder 10

11 Newspaper Articles, 1931-2007

Box 1 Folder 11

12 OSH [Old State House] Chronology, 1997

Box 1 Folder 12

13 Recent Newspaper Clippings, 1996-2001

Box 1 Folder 13

14 Reports- Secretaries of State and Commisioners of Public Buildings, 1837-1924

Box 1 Folder 14

15 Rexford Newcomb Papers, 1926

Box 1 Folder 15

16 Sanborn Maps, 1886-1889

Box 1 Folder 16

17 Wergert Family, 1834-2000

Box 1 Folder 17

18 Witsell Notes, 1838-1997

Box 2

Box 2 Folder 1

1 Index Cards with Bibliographic References (1 of 2), 1836-1954

Box 2 Folder 2

2 Index Cards with Bibliographic References (2 of 2), 1836-1954

Box 2 Folder 3

3 Anthony, Joseph J., 1820-1880, 2010

Box 2 Folder 4

4 The Architecture of Gideon Shryock, 1971

Box 2 Folder 5

5 Armistead, H.B., 1914, 2007

Box 2 Folder 6

6 Beavers, Benton B. (B.B), 1886-1898

Box 2 Folder 7

7 Chism, Benjamin B., 1889-1924

Box 2 Folder 8

8 Crockett, John W., 1901-1920

Box 2 Folder 9

9 Crosson, George D., 1925-ca 1940, 1971

Box 2 Folder 10

10 Clyde Dollar 1932-1983, 1932-1983

Box 2 Folder 11

11 Frolich, Jacob, 1902-1972

Box 2 Folder 12

12 Gideon Shryock, 1802-1880 Greek Revival Architect in Kentucky, 1971

Box 2 Folder 13

13 Governors, 1800-2006

Box 2 Folder 14

14 Greer, David B., 1842-1859

Box 2 Folder 15

15 Hawkins, Richard C., 1797-1870

Box 2 Folder 16

16 Hempstead, Samuel H., 1814-1862

Box 2 Folder 17

17 Hodges, Earle W., 1881-1941

Box 2 Folder 18

18 Hull, Alex C., 1858-1914

Box 2 Folder 19

19 Johnson, J.M., 1829-1913

Box 2 Folder 20

20 Loewer, Agnes McDaniel, 1892-1975

Box 2 Folder 21

21 Loughborough, Louisa, 1881-1962

Box 2 Folder 22

22 Ludwig, Oswald C., 1858-1918

Box 2 Folder 23

23 McAlmont, John J., 1824-1897

Box 2 Folder 24

24 More, Elijah A., 1799-1878

Box 2 Folder 25

25 Moore, Elias Bryan, 1842-1897

Box 2 Folder 26

26 Notes on the Illustrations, 1840-2007

Box 2 Folder 27

27 Notes - OSH [Old State House], 2008-2010

Box 2 Folder 28

28 OSH [Old State House] Correspondence, 1996-1998

Box 2 Folder 29

29 Pendleton, Henry F., 1805-1855

Box 2 Folder 30

30 Pope, John, 1771-1845

Box 2 Folder 31

31 Research Leads- OSH [Old State House], 1840-2007

Box 2 Folder 32

32 Royston, Grandison, 1809-1889

Box 2 Folder 33

33 Rumbough, George P.C., 1834-1916

Box 2 Folder 34

34 Stevenson, William Wilson, 1797-1887

Box 2 Folder 35

35 Thorn, Thomas, 1806-1854

Box 2 Folder 36

36 Wassel, John, 1813-1895

Box 2 Folder 37

37 Wilson-Anthony Fight Notes, 1837, 2007-2010

Box 2 Folder 38

38 Wilson, John, 1810-1890, 2007

Box 2 Folder 39

39 Weaver, Samuel M., 1804-1864

Box 2 Folder 40

40 White, Robert J.T., 1822-1890

END OF COLLECTION