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Elkins Extension Homemakers Club of Washington County Records, 1926-2007

Manuscript Collection 982

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 Katrina Windon, 2016.

Materials are in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Elkins Extension Homemakers Club (Washington County, Ark.)
Title
Elkins Extension Homemakers Club of Washington County Records
Inclusive Dates
1926-2007
Identification
MC 982
Extent
1.5 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 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.

Processing Information

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.

Organizational History

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.

Related Materials

See also the following collections:

MC 906, Washington County Extension Homemakers Council Records

MC 936, Washington County Extension Homemakers Council Records Adddendum

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

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

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

Photographs, 2005

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