Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Organizational History
- Scope and Content Note
- Related Materials
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Elkins Extension Homemakers Club (Washington County, Ark.)
- Elkins Extension Homemakers Club of Washington County Records
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 982
- 1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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No Use Restrictions Apply.
No Interlibrary Loan.
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
The Elkins Extension Homemakers Club of Washington County Records were donated by representatives of the Elkins Extension Homemakers Club in 1989 and 2016. Item 1 was donated by club president Pearl O’Neal of Elkins, Arkansas, on August 14, 1989; the remainder of the materials were donated by club president Terri White of Elkins, Arkansas, on September 14, 2016.
Initially processed by Leon C. Miller in October 1989; updated by Katrina Windon in December 2016.
Preferred Form of Citation
Elkins Extension Homemakers Club of Washington County Records (MC 982), 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.
The Elkins Extension Homemakers Club, under the umbrella of the Washington County Extension Homemakers Council and the statewide Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council, is one of a number of nonprofit groups organized in rural Arkansas communities that are dedicated to continuing education, particularly in domestic and agricultural areas, and to community service. The club began as the Elkins Home Demonstration Club, under the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service; by 1966, its name had changed to the Elkins Extension Homemakers Club. Home demonstration clubs began as part of a movement in the United States, jump-started by the 1914 Smith-Lever Act, to improve the quality of life of those living in rural communities and to bring educational opportunities to local communities.
Scope and Content Note
The collection includes scrapbooks, photographs, meeting minutes, member rosters, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and other materials documenting the activities of the Elkins Extension Homemakers Club of Washington County. Other groups documented include the Washington County Extension Homemakers Council (the parent organization for the Elkins EHC Club), and two other Elkins community groups, the Sunshine Club and the Elkins Women’s Club.
Scrapbook 1 contains clippings, meeting notes, and photographs documenting the Elkins Extension Homemakers Club's activities. Included are images of the Elkins Community Church, a 1979 Christmas dinner, and Club members Pearl O'Neal, Ruth Cowan, Lucretia Cunningham, Malak Stokenbury, Deloris Craun, and Anna Wendt.
Scrapbook 2, arranged chronologically, includes meeting notes, annual member rosters, Washington County Fair ribbons, correspondence, and photographs documenting the Elkins Home Demonstration Club's activities. Images include photographs of the Elkins Community Church, a picnic at Cherry Bend, an April 1958 family night, and members Mrs. Wade Barrow and Mrs. Clyde Thomas at a 1960 family dinner night.
Scrapbook 3 includes clippings, brochures, correspondence, and photographs documenting the Elkins Extension Homemakers Club's activities. Photographs include images of a June 1999 dinner at the Hog City Diner with Ellen Atha, Deloris Craun, Janet Williams, Helen Lewis, Geraldine Bond, and Pearl O'Neal; a July 1999 lunch at the Otis Zark restaurant at Terra Studios attended by Ruth Cordell, Virginia Chester, and Louise Carter, among others; and photographs of a May 1999 event.
The Sunshine Club ledger contains meeting minutes, member rosters, and budgets for the Sunshine Club of Elkins, Arkansas.
The Elkins Women's Club notebook contains a brief history of the Elkins Women's Club, member rosters, meeting minutes, and budgets.
See also the following collections:
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials are arranged by format.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection:
|Box 1||Item 1|
Elkins Extension Homemakers Club Scrapbook, 1974-1982
|Box 1||Item 2|
Elkins Home Demonstration Club Scrapbook, 1957-1961
|Box 1||Item 3|
Elkins Extension Homemakers Club Scrapbook, 1995-2000
|Box 2||Folder 1|
Sunshine Club Ledger, 1926-1928
|Box 2||Folder 2|
Elkins Women's Club Notebook, 1942-1944
|Box 2||Folder 3|
Secretary's Record Book for Extension Homemakers Clubs- Elkins Extension Homemakers, 1974
|Box 2||Folder 4|
Secretary's Record Book for Extension Homemakers Clubs- Elkins Extension Homemakers, 1975-1976
|Box 2||Folder 5|
Washington County Extension Homemakers Newsletters, 2006
|Box 2||Folder 6|
Washington County Extension Homemakers Council Booklet with Elkins Club Meeting Notes, 2005-2007
|Box 2||Folder 7|
Photographs, 1997-2002, n.d.
|Box 2||Folder 8|
|Box 2||Folder 9|
Thank You Notes and Certificate, 2000-2003, n.d.
|Box 2||Folder 10|
Washington County Fair Ribbons and Scorecards, 1957, n.d.
|Box 2||Folder 11|
Elkins Extension Homemakers Club News Clippings, 1997-2000
END OF COLLECTION