Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Related Materials
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Subject Terms
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Halpin, Hope, 1901-1989
- Gardner, James L., 1896-1992
- Stout Lumber Company Materials
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 2192
- 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in March 2017.
Preferred Form of Citation
Stout Lumber Company Materials (MC 2192), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.
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James (Jim) Lee Gardner, Sr., was born May 31, 1986, in Thornton, Arkansas, to William Lee and Mary Eula Gardner. He attended Hendrix College before joining the U.S. Coast Artillery Reserve, in which he served from 1917-1919 before returning to school. After graduation, he worked with Stout Lumber Company, and later with Arkmo Lumber Company and with his own company, Wynne Lumber Company, formed in 1942 in partnership with Henry L. (Roy) Coldren in Wynne, Arkansas. Gardner married Ruby C. Reed in 1928, and the couple had two children, James Lee Gardner, Jr., and Jack Reed Gardner. He passed away July 15, 1992, and is buried in Bluff Cemetery in Springdale, Arkansas.
Hope M. Halpin was born August 28, 1901, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Bartholomew Edward and Harriet P. Storey Halpin. The family later moved to Thornton, Arkansas, where her father was general manager of the Stout Lumber Company and served as a president of the Citizens Bank of Thornton and of the Thornton school board. Hope Halpin worked for The Eagle, a Notre Dame-based magazine, for a Baton Rouge, LA-based radio station, WJBO, and worked in advertising for Kirsehman Stores in New Orleans, LA, before moving to Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 1955. She worked at the University of Arkansas Department of Printing Services until her retirement. Halpin passed away September 28, 1989, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains typescripts, drafts, notes, correspondence, and photographs relating to The Stout Family in Arkansas, unpublished reminiscences by James L. (Jim) Gardner, co-authored by Hope Halpin, about working for Stout Lumber Company of Thornton, Arkansas, and about Stout Lumber founder Jim Stout and his family. Correspondence is primarily between Halpin and Gardner, but also includes a letter from Libby Wheeler to Halpin with an enclosed copy of Dwight Agnew’s “Report on Investigation of the Stout Family Activities in Arkansas,” produced for the Stout Foundation.
Records relating to the Stout Lumber Company Materials include:
Stout Family Correspondence, 1896-1913, University of Wisconsin-Stout Area Research Center
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials are arranged by format.
The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:
- Stout, James Huff, 1848-1910
- Stout Lumber Company (Thornton, Ark.)
- Stout family
- Thornton (Ark.)
- Lumber trade
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection:
|Box 1||Folder 1|
The Stout Family in Arkansas Typescripts, 1986
|Box 1||Folder 1|
The Stout Family in Arkansas Drafts and Notes, ca 1985-1986
|Box 1||Folder 3|
|Box 1||Folder 4|
Stout Lumber Photographs, 1914-ca 1986
|Box 1||Folder 5|
Hope and Ed Halpin Photographs, 1945-1986, n.d.
END OF COLLECTION