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Mildred Tisdale Scrapbook

Manuscript Collection 2227

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

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

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Meek, Mildred Tisdale, 1910-2006
Mildred Tisdale Scrapbook
Inclusive Dates
MC 2227
1 linear foot (1 box)
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 Mildred Tisdale Scrapbook was donated to the Special Collections Department by Matt Meyer of Brookfield, Illinois on August 7, 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in August 2017.

Preferred Form of Citation

Mildred Tisdale Scrapbook (MC 2227), 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

Mildred Sue Tisdale was born to James W. Tisdale and Linnie D. Tisdale on February 24, 1910. She graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1927, and then attended Central College in Conway, Arkansas. On June 1, 1930, she married Norton Meek; the couple had two sons. Meek passed away December 4, 2006, and is buried in Hot Springs' Greenwood Cemetery.

Scope and Content Note

The scrapbook was kept by Mildred Tisdale of Hot Springs, Arkansas from 1924-1929, and contains photographs, correspondence, notes and reminiscences, newspaper clippings, programs, and ephemera documenting her life and social activities as a Hot Springs High School student and, later, as an undergraduate at Central College in Conway, Arkansas. Tisdale was involved in local theater and her high school's orchestra; the scrapbook contains cast lists of performances she participated in as well as ticket stubs from events she attended in both Hot Springs and Little Rock at venues like Hot Springs' New Central Theatre.

Friends and family pictured in the scrapbook include Mary Braswell, Edna May Williams, Dorothy Hinderson, Dorothy Pound, Mary Rather, Ruby Slater, Owen Poe, Dodson Dishron, Arch Carpenter, Emma Jean Woodcock, Vera Boston, Virginia Ellis, Mary Moore, Mariam Warren, and Tisdale's future husband, Norton Meek.

Arrangement of the Papers

The collection consists of a single scrapbook.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Item 1

Scrapbook, 1924-1929