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Patricia Evans Materials, ca 1940-1997

Manuscript Collection 2157

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

Evans, Patricia D., 1945-
Patricia Evans Materials
Inclusive Dates
ca 1940-1997
MC 2157
0.03 linear feet (4 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 Patricia Evans Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department by Patricia Evans of Harrison, Arkansas, in August 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in January 2017.

Preferred Form of Citation

Patricia Evans Materials (MC 2157), 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

Patricia (Pat) D. Evans was born October 21, 1945. She attended the University of Texas at Austin before entering the postal service, with her first posting being as a part-time clerk at the Harrison, Arkansas Post Office. Her service in the United States Postal Service spanned 30 years, including time as a clerk, a mail carrier, and a postmaster. She served in her last position, as postmaster of the Alpena Post Office, from 1985 until her retirement in 2004.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists primarily of a series of 105 black-and-white 35mm photographic negatives of Arkansas post offices. The photographs were taken in 1976 by Harrison Post Office Distribution Clerk Pat Evans in honor of the United States’ bicentennial. Prints (not included in the collection) were made of the negatives and displayed at the Harrison Post Office. The photographs cover post offices in six counties, and many images include postmasters, such as Darrell Gibson of Hasty, Charles Flood of Vendor, Edna Kent of Mt Judea, Mitchell Dodson of Bass, Betty Haney of Compton, Eul Dean Clark of Ponca, Duane Bishop of Dogpatch, Mike Slenz of Norfolk, Bill Bowden of Everton, and Lucile Baker of Gilbert. Brief captions by Evans accompany the negatives. Also included is a 1997 digital print of the Harrison Post Office, where Evans worked, but which had not been included in her original photographic survey.

In addition, the collection includes a selection of Arkansas memorabilia collected by Evans, including a souvenir booklet of 20 views of Hot Springs National Park, produced by Curt Teich and Co., a decorative stone souvenir from Hot Springs, Mt. Gayler Tower stationery, and an Arkansas Post National Memorial brochure.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic in a box shared with several other small 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 12

Arkansas Post Office Photographic Negatives and Captions, 1976, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 13

Arkansas Post Office Photographic Print. Mary Ann Boyd, Valley Springs, AR Postmaster; Wooly Woolston, former Alpena Postmaster; and Pat Evans, Alpena postmaster; in front of Harrison Post Office, 1997

Box 1 Folder 14

Arkansas Memorabilia, ca 1940-1950, ca 1990-2010

Box 1 Folder 15

Hot Springs National Park Souvenir Views, ca 1940-1950