Sizer Guide to Selected Manuscript Collections
The Guide to Selected Manuscript Collections was compiled in 1976 by Samuel A. Sizer, then Curator of Special Collections in the University of Arkansas Libraries. It contains brief descriptions of 211 collections, including a few that had not been processed at that time. The online version updates the 1976 Sizer Guide to reflect work done on those collections in the department since then, and entries are integrated into the alphabetical list and the subject lists of electronic finding aids elsewhere on the Special Collections web site. A paper copy of the complete original Guide is available.
At present, some manuscript collections in the department are accessible only through typewritten finding aids in the department reading room. However, as time and other resources permit, these are being converted to computer files and published on the Special Collections web site. Meanwhile, researchers should contact the department for further information.
Letters and correspondence, affidavits, ballots, bibliographies, bulletins, charts, clippings, constitutions and bylaws, directories, handbooks, judicial forms, leaflets, legal briefs, legislative bills, literary manuscripts, lists, magazines, manuals, maps, minutes of proceedings, memoranda, notes, notices, pamphlets, petitions, political campaign materials, programs, questionnaires, receipts, regulations and rules, reports, resolutions, rosters, speeches, statutes, student course papers and examinations, tables, tax forms, warrants, and other materials.
The files constitute, for the most part, Alexander's accumulated research data in the fields of national, state, county, metropolitan and municipal government, public administration, and politics. They also pertain to his academic and professional career in these areas as a member of the faculty of the University of Arkansas from 1937 until his death, as chairman of the University's Department of Political Science from its creation in 1951 until 1966, and as consultant to the University's City Planning Division and its Industrial Research and Extension Center, to the Arkansas Constitutional Revision Study Commission, Legislative Council, Industrial Development Commission, Economic Expansion Study Commission, Highway Department and Office of Civil Defense, to the Little Rock Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, to the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, and to many other governmental, research, and advisory agencies. The material also relates, in part, to his work as a member of the Arkansas History Commission, as an active member, Secretary-Treasurer (1944-54), and President (1960-61) of the Arkansas Historical Association, and as a leader in various academic and civic organizations.
Material has been arranged and described at the folder level to retain creator's filing system. Finding aids in the form of a generalized description, a guide to inventory listing, and an inventory of the 1,845 numbered and labeled file folders, are supplemented by a biographical sketch.
Limited and specific restrictions apply.
Gift of Margaret Baker Alexander, Fayetteville, Arkansas, June, 1969.
Typewritten transcripts of letters, contracts, statements of account, diary fragments, invitation, agreement, petition, lists, promissory note and other documents pertaining to personal, family and business affairs in and around El Dorado, Arkansas.
Access to materials is facilitated by an itemized calendar.
Transcribed by Sara Miller from originals in possession of Mrs. Julius Miller, El Dorado, Arkansas, and donated in November, 1958.
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, lists, speeches, minutes of meetings, sound recordings and transcripts of proceedings, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, legislative bills, resolutions and acts, and other published and unpublished materials created, received, or assembled by members and staff of the convention in the course of its work.
Access to the collection is through series and subseries descriptions, file title inventories and container lists.
Deposited by Robert A. Leflar, President of the Convention, February, 1970 - September, 1971.
Manuscript, typescript, printed and other records created or received by the Commission and its research staff.
Deposited by the Commission, January, 1968 - February, 1970.
Printed broadside. "Census Table for 1860. ....abstract of the census of the State of Arkansas...." Published November 14, 1860, by authority of the Governor. Shows, for all counties except Greene, Jackson, and Van Buren: white population, tabulated by numbers of males and females, and indicating the numbers of insane, deaf and dumb, and blind; total slave population, indicating the numbers of deaf and dumb and of blind; the free Negro population; the number of persons dying the previous year; the number of schools; and the number and dollar value of churches. Appended is the text of a letter, dated November 5, 1860, from M. Brayman, President of the Cairo and Fulton Railroad Co., to the Governor, "printed for information of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas."
Purchased January, 1962.
Purchase record and accounts payable ledger for period October 30, 1861 to January 3, 1862.
Gift of Ernest M. Espelie, Rock Island, Illinois, February, 1961.
Printed circular, addressed "To the committees heretofore appointed by the Military Board, to purchase clothing for Arkansas volunteers," and signed by G. W. Glenn.
Purchased January, 1962.
Report, together with supporting financial and engineering records, of State Highway Audit Commission's audit of State Highway Department, State Highway Note Board, and State toll bridges for the period January, 1927 through February, 1932, submitted to Governor and General Assembly January 14, 1933, pursuant to Act 166 of 1931.
Contents of volumes are itemized in a descriptive inventory.
Gift of Paul W. Milam, Fayetteville, Arkansas, January, 1948.
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial records, minutes of proceedings, pamphlets, bulletins, newsletters, clippings, programs, sound recordings, and other material created or received by the ACHR, an affiliate of the Southern Regional Council. Records pertain to the council and to the activities and interests of its officers, directors, staff, membership, supporters and opponents in regard to the legal, political, moral, educational, religioius, social, economic, and other aspects of race relations in Arkansas.
The papers are arranged in two series, Office Files (35 boxes) and Sound Recordings (2 boxes). Finding aid includes descriptive series inventories, an index of correspondence, and subject and file title indexes.
Gift of Council's officers and board, March, 1968. Finding aid is online.
Mounted clipping from unidentified periodical, publishing ex change of correspondence, October 26 and November 24, 1874, between F. G. McCauley of West Salem, Ohio and John T. Jones, Master of State Grange, Little Rock, regarding conditions in Arkansas with respect to treatment of Republicans, Negroes, and northerners.
Purchased May, 1951.
Sales journal of unidentified general merchant in Fort Smith, Arkansas for period August 30, 1866 through March, 1868.
Gift of Mrs. Ayers, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 1955.
Last will and testament of James Balla of Cumberland County, Province of Pennsylvania, together with receipts, statements of account, certificate, letter, list and other documents pertaining to affairs of his sons James and Augustus and other heirs and descendants, and to indentured service, 1771-1775, of Irish immigrant Richard Joice. Places to which material relates include Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; Bedford, Cumberland, and Franklin Counties, Pennsylvania; Baltimore and Frederick County, Maryland; Galway, Ireland.
Access to individual items can be had through a descriptive calendar.
Gift of Thomas Rothrock, Springdale, Arkansas, February, 1971.
Membership register, minutes of meetings, incoming correspondence and other records, most of which are dated from the period 1892-1926, pertaining to affairs of the local congregation and of the Fayetteville Missionary Baptist Association.
Gift of Lloyd Oliver Warren, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1950.
Minutes and proceedings, yearbooks, directories, histories and other manuscript, typescript and printed materials pertaining, for the most part, to congregations, district and state-wide associations, and other organizations of Missionary Baptists in Arkansas. Part of the material also relates to national organizations of Missionary Baptists, to Missionary Baptists groups in states other than Arkansas, to related Primitive Baptists groups in Arkansas, and to organizations affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.
Material is organized in 19 series arranged in 2 groups. Access to individual items is facilitated by tables of contents to groups and by series inventories.
Gift of Russell P. Baker, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1968-69, and Lloyd Oliver Warren, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1969-72.
The Richland Baptist Church Book, containing membership register, minutes of meetings, and other records, most of which are dated from the period 1871-1890, pertaining to affairs of the local congregation.
Gift of Lloyd Oliver Warren, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1950.
Typewritten transcript of 33-page fragment of a diary kept during a journey from Texas to Chicago, February 17 to April 16, 1865.
Transcribed by Bill R. Beaver from original owned by Mrs. Ida Beaver, Mena, Arkansas, and donated January, 1959.
Record of farm accounts maintained by Faulkner County, Arkansas farmer in 1879.
Purchased February, 1935.
Photographic negatives of wells, drillers and other workers, drilling operations, suppliers, tank cars, storage tanks, and other scenes, persons, and activities in the El Dorado and Smackover oil fields of Union and Ouachita Counties, and in and around the cities of El Dorado, Norphlet and Smackover, Arkansas.
Restricted collection, itemized in an accession inventory.
Copied from positive prints loaned by John S. Beebe, Sr. of El Dorado, Arkansas from his private collection, and from positive prints in the Lion Oil Company archives, loaned through the courtesy of W. Edwin Cox and Louise Ritchie of El Dorado, with the cooperation of the Arkansas Historical Association, October, 1973.
Gift of Ray W. Irwin, Bromley, Missouri, through Walter Lee Brown, Fayetteville, Arkansas, February, 1968.
Mounted clippings, constitution and by-laws, membership rolls, correspondence, memoranda and other manuscript, typescript, and printed material pertaining to affairs of and interests of Society and its members.
Gift of Society, 1951.
Six-page letter, dated at Billingsley P.O., Arkansas, June 26, 1876 and addressed to "The committee appointed to collect historical matter for the centennial celebration...at Fort Smith...." Letter pertains to the history of Sebastian County, Arkansas and to pioneer life in the state from 1814.
Purchased c. 1950.
Eight-page uncut sheet, captioned, "Correspondence, Between the Hon. F. H. Elmore, one of the South Carolina Delegation in Congress, and James G. Birney, one of the Secretaries of the American Anti Slavery Society. Human Rights. Extra." A letter from James Sevier Conway of Arkansas is included among the letters published from governors of slave holding states declining complimentary copies of the Society's periodical, The Emancipator.
Purchased June, 1965.
Pertaining to Bishop's legal and financial affairs as Register in Bankruptcy and to the Arkansas Immigrant Aid Society. Correspondents include James O. Churchill and Jesse Turner.
Purchased October, 1937.
Letters and related documents pertaining to Bliss' commission as "special agent of the State of Arkansas to...procure engraved or lithographed bonds" from the National Bank Note Co., pursuant to legislation "providing for the building and improving of the Public Levees...." Correspondents include James R. Berry.
A descriptive calendar of individual items is available.
Purchased October, 1937.
Letter dated at Woodville, Mississippi, May 21, 1838. inviting the Reverend James Smylie to accept a teaching appointment.
Gift, c. 1950.
Letter from John Byrne, Jr., of St. Louis, Missouri, to Bonneville, June 7, 1870, regarding personal affairs, and papers, 1908-1910, relating to the pension claim of Mexican War widow Susan News Bonneville.
Gift, c. 1950.
Borland's typewritten reminiscence, 1935, together with related clipping and memorandum, 1884 and 1922, pertaining to gamblers and gambling in Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1878-1900, and especially to the "Flynn-Doran feud" and the shooting of Frank Flynn in 1884.
Gift of Mary Dengler Hudgins, Hot Springs, Arkansas, October, 1972.
Letters from U.S. Senator Borland, Washington, D. C., to Charles A. Galloway and others, pertaining to affairs at Fort Washita, to business of the Senate Printing Committee, and to the Phi Delta Society at Oglethorpe University, Milledgeville, Georgia.
Descriptive calendar available.
Purchased March, 1973.
Judicial writ executed by Justice of Peace Bronson at Middlebury, Connecticut November 8, 1833, commanding the sheriff of Litchfield County or the constables of Waterton to imprison debtor Moses Russell of New Haven County in satisfaction of a judgement in the amount of $9.00 recovered November 4, 1833 by creditor Cornelius Munson of Waterton. Commitment in Litchfield County jail December 7, 1883 is attested on the verso by Constable Theophilus Baldwin.
Purchased August 1936.
Correspondence, addresses, lectures and speeches, clippings, invitations, literary manuscripts, pamphlets, programs, reports, and other material pertaining to the life and to the personal, family, academic, professional, political, civic, religious and other affairs of Brough, lawyer, educator, lecturer and author who was professor of economics and sociology at the University of Arkansas from 1903 to 1915 and who served as Governor of Arkansas from 1917 to 1921.
Material pertains particularly to Brough's academic career at the University of Arkansas and elsewhere; to his several political campaigns; to political and governmental affairs of his gubernatorial administration, especially as regards the racial conflict at Elaine, Arkansas in 1919; and to his role as a lecturer on the Redpath Chautauqua circuit, 1918-1924.
Part of the material also relates to the Democratic National Convention, 1928; to the presidential election campaign of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932; to problems of cotton marketing and prices; to roads improvement in Arkansas; to Brough's interest in Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas, and in educational, religious, and cultural affairs throughout the state. One series pertains solely to the proceedings of the Virginia-District of Columbia Boundary Commission, of which Brough was chairman.
Included among the 4,153 indexed correspondents are: Homer Martin Adkins, Newton Diehl Baker, Alben William Barkley, Theodore Gilmore Bilbo, William Jennings Bryan, Hattie Wyatt Caraway, Thaddeus Horatius Caraway, Bennett Champ Clark, Thomas Terry Connally, Calvin Coolidge, Harvey Crowley Couch, James Middleton Cox, Homer Stille Cummings, Josephus Daniels, John William Davis, George Washington Donaghey, James Aloysius Farley, Charles Joseph Finger, John Gould Fletcher, James William Fulbright, Claude Albert Fuller, John Clinton Futrall, Junius Marion Futrell, John Nance Garner, Warren Gamaliel Harding, William Hope Harvey, Brooks Hays, George Washington Hays, John Netherland Heiskell, Louis McHenry Howe, Jesse Holman Jones, Scipio Africanus Jones, Henry Cabot Lodge, Clare Boothe Luce, William Gibbs McAdoo, John Little McClellan, Thomas Chipman McRae, Joseph Kirby Mahony, John Ellis Martineau, Henry Louis Mencken, Colter Hamilton Moses, Alton Brooks Parker, Harvey Parnell, Thomas Joseph Pendergast, William Alexander Percy, Claude Allen Rankin, John Jakob Raskob, Sam Taliaferro Rayburn, Harmon Liveright Remmel, Joseph Taylor Robinson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dunbar Rowland, Alfred Emanuel Smith, William Howard Taft, Joseph Patrick Tumulty, Millard Evelyn Tydings, Robert Minor Wallace, John Sharp Williams, Thomas Woodrow Wilson, Otis Theodore Wingo, and Carroll David Wood.
Supplementing the eight feet of manuscript material are six reels of 35 mm positive microfilm on which are recorded the contents of 56 scrapbooks, 1913-1936, the originals of which are preserved in the Arkansas History Commission.
The collection is arranged in eight series. Finding aids include calendars, itemized descriptive inventories, and index of correspondents.
Gift of Mrs. C. H. Brough, 1935 and 1956-1957.
Correspondence and deeds, pertaining to the business, professional, academic, family and other affairs of the Buchanans of Washington County, Arkansas, especially to the role of County Surveyor J. A. Buchanan in work performed for railroads under construction in the county 1880-1881; to the family's purchase and sale of lands in the county, 1837-1902; and to Herbert E. Buchanan's candidacy for the presidency of Washington and Lee University, 1928-1929. Correspondents include William McFaddin Alexander, Marcus Lafayette Bell, James Albert Buchanan, Henry Donald Campbell, John William Davis, George Wesley Droke, George DeMatt Henderson, and William Taliaferro Thompson.
Each of the two series, Correspondence and Deeds, is supported by a descriptive calendar.
Gift of H. E. Buchanan, Prairie Grove, Arkansas, through Ernest Cecil Deane, Fayetteville, Arkansas, February, 1971.
Click here to go to the finding aid for the Buchanan Family History.
Photocopy of letters from Sgt. Frederick W. Bush, Co. E, 1st Arkansas Infantry Regiment, Confederate States Army, to his cousin, Emily Shoppack of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Written between May, 1861 and June, 1863 and describing Bush's war experiences, the letters are dated from Benton, Arkansas and from near Lynchburg and Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Wartrace and Manchester, Tennessee.
Bush, a German harness and saddle maker who immigrated to Arkansas in 1855 and settled in Benton, enlisted in the 1st Arkansas in April, 1861. He fought at Manassas, Shiloh, Chicamauga and Murfreesboro and in a number of other engagements. Twice wounded and once captured, he surrendered with his company in May, 1865. Returning to Benton, he subsequently prospered in business in the post-war years.
Copied by David O. Demuth of Benton, Arkansas for James Jackson Hudson of Fayetteville, Arkansas, from originals in the possession of James Bush of Benton, and donated by Dr. Hudson, February, 1970.
Typewritten transcripts of 31 letters from Byington to relatives in Massachusetts, written while he served as a missionary to the Choctaw Indians near Eagle Town, Arkansas.
Gift of Edward S. Byington, De Queen, Arkansas, 1932.
Photocopies of printed catalogues, "The First Annual Catalogue of the Officers and Students in Cane Hill College, Located at Boonsboro, Washington County, Arkansas, and of the Officers and Students in Cane Hill Female Seminary, Located One Mile South of Boonsboro, Arkansas, for the Collegiate Year 1858-'59" (Fort Smith, 1858); together with, "Catalogue...for the Scholastic Year, 1877-8" (Fayetteville, 1878), and, "Catalogue...for the Scholastic Year 1883-4" (Fayetteville, 1884).
Gift of Robert Harold Basham, Clarksville, Arkansas, December, 1968 and January, 1969.
Correspondence, 1919-1950; photographs, c. 1884-1943; journal, 1931-1934; scrapbooks of clippings, 1927-1931 and 1934-1944; and other material pertaining to: Thaddeus Horatius Caraway's political career and activities, 1927-1931, and Hattie Wyatt Caraway's political career and activities, 1931-1945, while serving as United States Senators from Arkansas (1920-1931 and 1931-1945, respectively); to T. H. Caraway's death, 1931; to H. W. Caraway's post-Senatorial career as a United States civil servant, 1945-1950; and to personal and family affairs of the Caraway family, c. 1884-1950.
Correspondents include Grace Coolidge, Harvey Crowley Couch, Charles Curtis, Robert Courtney Davis, James Aloysius Farley, Lewis Blaine Hershey, Mary Teresa Norton, Claude Denson Pepper, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Harry S. Truman.
The finding aid to the four series includes a descriptive calendar of correspondence and series inventories. Finding aid is available online.
Gift of Betty Caraway Hill, Tucson, Arizona, November, 1973.
Land grants, correspondence and other material pertaining to William H. Cardwell's acquisition of lands northwest of Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1849-1860; to the war experiences of his son, Thomas A.
Cardwell, on duty in Mississippi as a private in Co. E, 1st Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry, Confederate States Army, 1861-1863; and to the granting of post-war amnesty to his son, Adison F. Cardwell of Washington County, Arkansas, 1866.
A calendar has been compiled for each of two series, Land Grants and Correspondence.
Gift of W. D. Cardwell, Tulsa, Oklahoma, November, 1961.
Bound volume of 105 pages, containing: three essays written by Carnahan in 1858, while a student at Cane Hill College, Boonsboro, Arkansas; and 12 "Letters to friends at home during fifteen months absence in Texas for the recovery of my health which failed me entirely and drove me from College in March, 1859."
Written between July 13, 1859 and April 25, 1860 and dated from Dallas County, Cedar Hill, Nolands River, and Ellis County, Texas, the letters describe stock cattle and land in Texas, social and economic conditions prevailing there, and the work of the Texas "cowhunter." The letters also pertain to personal and family matters, relating particularly to John Pyeatt and Cyrus Buchanan of Boonsboro.
A table of contents has been compiled.
Gift of Walter John Lemke, Fayetteville, Arkansas, c. 1950.
Theatre programs and play bills collected by Miss Caughey of Fayetteville, Arkansas, pertaining to dramatic cinematic, symphonic and operatic performances in Dallas, Texas; Erie, Pennsylvania; Little Rock, Arkansas; and New York, New York.
Access to individual items can be had through a descriptive inventory.
Gift of Minnie Strong Davidson, 1966.
Letter dated at Napoleon, Arkansas, September 5, 1844, from Col. Cheatham, "Comdt. Desha County Regiment Arks Militia," to Hon. Samuel Adams, Governor of Arkansas, Little Rock, certifying the election, August 31, in Bayou, Bartholomew Township, of Elihu K. James, Charles Beeks, and Israel I. Montgomery as, respectively, captain, first lieutenant, and second lieutenant of the Bartholomew Township
Purchased October, 1951.
Pamphlets, leaflets, and other material published, distributed, or utilized by the Councils in propagation of their political and social views on federalism, public schools, ethnology, communism, and, especially, race relations in the United States.
Organized in 10 series, the material has been itemized in descriptive inventories.
Purchased April, 1969.
Letters written at Boston, Massachusetts by Unitarian clergymen and Harvard professor Clarke to John P. Woodbury and to unidentified "Dear Professor," acknowledging contributions of money received for charitable causes and offering advice on recommended reading.
A calendar of the correspondence is supplemented by a biographical sketch of Clarke.
Gift of John Wesley Thomas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, May, 1968.
Note, dated Elmira, New York, September 3, 1880, to T. W. M. Boone of Fort Smith, Arkansas, conveying writer's thanks to Young Folk's Literary Guild of Fort Smith for election to honorary membership.
Gift, c. 1950.
Special Orders, issued by 1st Corps Commander Thomas Carmichael Hindman at Fort Smith, Arkansas December 3, 1862, and at Van Buren, Arkansas December 21 and 24, 1862, and by Department Commander Theophilus Hunter Holmes at Little Rock, Arkansas December 20, 1862. Orders, pertaining to matters of military transport and the provisioning of troops in western Arkansas and the Indian Territory, relate to Charles B. Johnson, Thomas Lanigan, Robert Crittenden Newton, and Albert Pike.
Purchased c. 1950.
Correspondence, land records, and other material pertaining to the family, agricultural, business, and other affairs of the Bloyd-Combs-Corum-Fallin-McMurtry-Tigard families of Washington County, Arkansas, Clay County, Missouri, and Williamson County, Texas.
Two lengthy letters dated from Oregon Territory in 1852 and 1857 recount the experiences of the Tigard family and other Arkansas emigrants en route to Oregon; depict the hardships and sufferings endured en route; describe the land, land prices, and economic conditions in the Territory; and discuss political affairs there, especially as regards congressional elections, the framing and adoption of a state constitution, the growing sectional crisis in the nation and the question of introducing slavery in the new state.
Limited restrictions are applicable to the collection, for which a descriptive calendar is available.
Gift of Mrs. Cook, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1941.
Records of a general retail merchant in Alma, Arkansas, including four ledgers, one account book, one daybook, a record of property mortgaged for supplies, and two indexes to the ledgers. The records for the period 1912 to June 13, 1918 are those of the firm of Cravens and Boren, Merchants, in which Cravens was associated with James B. Boren.
A detailed inventory describes the content of each volume and individual item.
Purchased April, 1954.
Political handbill, published at Van Buren, Arkansas, pertaining to Creekmore's candidacy for election to office of Crawford County judge.
Purchased c. 1950.
Typewritten transcripts of letters dated Office of Commissary of Subsistence, at Fayetteville, Arkansas August 19, 1864 and at Fort Smith, Arkansas December 26, 1865. Addressed to William H. Houlton, Co. E, 8th Minnesota Volunteers, the letters relate to Crowell's war experiences in Arkansas.
Transcriptions made by F. P. Rose, Rogers, Arkansas, from originals in collections of Minnesota Historical Society, and donated c. 1950.
Session minutes of the Salem congregation, Boonsboro, Washington County, Arkansas.
Gift of Washington County Historical Society, Fayetteville, Arkansas, August, 1962.
Session minutes of the Cane Hill congregation, Washington County, Arkansas for the years 1845-1860 and 1866-1922.
Gift of Washington County Historical Society, Fayetteville, Arkansas, August, 1962.
Most of the synod's original records for the period 1914-1930 burned. Surviving are these minutes of meetings, together with a few memoranda, reports, resolutions and other records from October, 1914; October, 1915; November, 1923; February, 1925; October, 1927 and October, 1930.
Gift of George W. Thompson, Fayetteville, Arkansas, c. 1940.
"The friends and acquaintances of Robert B. Cupples are respectfully invited to attend his funeral at 3 o'clock, p.m., from the Methodist Church. Divine service may be expected. Little Rock, May 22, 1847." The earliest funeral notice known to have been printed in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Purchased January, 1962.
Photo facsimile of town plat and field notes for the town of Davidsonville, Arkansas, in what is now Randolph County. Document is signed by surveyor James Boyd and approved by "Commissioners of the courthouse and jail," Richard Searcy, Adam Ritchey, Joseph Hardin and Solomon Huitt, November 19, 1818.
Reproduction, from original document in Old Powhatan Courthouse Museum, given by Mrs. Leon Stewart, Powhatan, Arkansas, October, 1970.
Sermon preached by the Reverend Mr. Davies in January, 1884, summarizing the history of Fayetteville Presbyterian (U. S.) Church from its organization in 1873, together with other historical and biographical sketches pertaining to the history of the congregation and to the life and ministry of Davies, its pastor from 1874 until his retirement in 1902.
Gift of Mary Lou Davies, Fayetteville, Arkansas, May, 1958.
Correspondence, deeds, mortgages, maps and plats, and other material pertaining to land ownership and to the sale and purchase of lands in Arkansas, particularly in Lafayette, Hempstead, and Pulaski Counties. Correspondents include James Chestnut, Jr.
A descriptive calendar enables access to individual documents.
Gift of Alston Deas, 1957.
DONAGHEY, GEORGE WASHINGTON, 1856-1937.
MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL, 1870-1947.
Correspondence, photographs, speeches, pamphlets, clippings, memoranda and other material pertaining variously to the personal, family, social, political, business, philanthropic and other affairs of Donaghey, Arkansas farmer, architect, building contractor, educator, banker, financier, philanthropist and Governor of Arkansas, 1909-1913; and to the personal, family, and social affairs of Martha Louvenia Wallace Donaghey, 1862-1947.
Activities to which the material specifically relates include: Donaghey's role in the construction of the Arkansas state capitol; his work as governor and as member of the state Capitol Arts Commission, Centennial Commission, Board of Charities and Corrections, and Planning Board; his work as member of the (Little Rock) Broadway-Main Street Bridge Commission and of the National Board of Finance of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; creation of the Donaghey Foundation and endowment of Little Rock Junior College.
Correspondents include James Paul Clarke, Junius Marion Futrell, Charles Coburn Kavanaugh, Alexander Copeland Millar.
Finding aids include calendar of correspondence, series inventories, index to correspondents, index to photographs.
Gift of Donaghey heirs, c. 1960.
Correspondence, literary manuscripts, scrapbooks, photographs and other material pertaining to the life and work of poet and essayist Beverley Githens, wife of poet Glenn Ward Dresbach. Correspondents include Thomas Stuart Cleworth, Edsel Ford, Elizabeth Goudge, Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni, Christopher Morley, Vance Randolph, Jean Starr Untermeyer. Arranged in 8 series, described in inventory. Finding aid available online.
Gift of Elizabeth Nunley and Mrs. John Daggett, South Haven, Michigan, September, 1971.
Correspondence, literary manuscripts, clippings, scrapbooks, certificates, invitations, lists, memoranda, military orders, notes, notices, photographs, programs, reports and other material pertaining principally to the literary career of the internationally celebrated Arkansas poet, but also to his personal, family, business, social, civic, military and other affairs, and to Beverley Githens Dresbach. Included are the literary manuscripts and the first publication of many prize-winning poems which later appeared in the several volumes of Dresbach's collected works, in numerous anthologies of American and British poetry, and in textbooks of English literature used in college and high school courses throughout the nation.
The 204 indexed correspondents include Brooks Atkinson, Marjorie Barrows, Morgan Beatty, William Stanley Braithwaite, Van Wyck Brooks, Katharine Cornell, Virginius Dabney, Clifton Fadiman, Orval Eugene Faubus, Edsel Ford, James William Fulbright, Claude Albert Fuller, Lillian Gish, Louis McHenry Howe, Langston Hughes, Otto Kerner, Max Lerner, Paul Vories McNutt, John Masefield, Harriet Monroe, Marianne Moore, Andrew Russell Pearson, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Eleanor Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.; Carl Sandburg, James William Trimble, Stewart Lee Udall, Mark Van Doren.
A detailed finding aid includes a table of contents, two calendars of correspondence, seven series catalogs, two series inventories, an index of correspondents, an index to poems by title, and an index to poems by first line.
One series of 88 letters is restricted.
Gift of Beverley Githens Dresbach, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, July, 1968.
A one-page letter, dated at Fort Smith, Arkansas July 27, 1860, from attorney Drew to John B. Ogden, Clerk of the United States District Court at Van Buren, Arkansas, regarding the collection, by attorney Jesse Turner, of a sum of money in partial satisfaction of a judgement rendered by the court.
Purchased c. 1950.
Financial records and medical notes of Fort Smith, Arkansas physician and surgeon, pertaining to his war-time service as Confederate States Army surgeon and to his post-war practice.
One volume contains weekly "Accounts Current" and monthly financial statements compiled by Dunlap in his capacity as Surgeon-in Charge of the Confederate Army's general hospitals at Monticello, Arkansas, July 23, 1864 to October 7, 1864, and at Washington, Arkansas, October 15, 1864 to May 22, 1865. Also included are a few undated notes on medical diagnoses and treatments, and a few undated bibliographical notes and maps made by his daughter, Maud. One map is dated 1865.
The second volume is mostly an accounts receivable ledger for Dunlap's practice in Fort Smith, January 3, 1867 through 1868. A few entries dated January to May, 1861 pertain to his military service, and on six pages are daily journal entries, dated 1869 or 1870, of receipts and disbursements on account of Dunlap or his father-in-law, Dr. Nicholas Spring, with whom he practiced in partnership.
Gift of Col. and Mrs. J. F. Weimann, Little Rock, Arkansas, February, 1970, and Samuel Claudius Dellinger, Fayetteville, Arkansas, November, 1972.
Record of birth certificates issued between August 18, 1884 and June 1, 1885 by Dr. DuVal, physician practicing in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Photocopy of undated letter, written at Berlin, from Dwight to Charles Sumner, pertaining to political and diplomatic affairs in the United States and Prussia. Persons to whom the letter relates include Robert Apthorp, Jeremiah Jones Colbath, Alexander Wheelock Thayer, and Joseph Albert Wright.
Limited restrictions apply.
Photostat of original letter in Harvard University Library, gift of John Wesley Thomas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, September, 1951.
Invitation from Edward W. Eberle, requesting "the pleasure of your company at the farewell ball given to the graduating class, U.S. Naval Academy," June 6, 1884 by the "class of '85." Eberle, a native of Texas who was a member of the Academy's class of 1885, was Superintendent of the Academy from 1915 to 1919 and later attained the rank of admiral.
Purchased July, 1939.
Correspondence, bills of lading, invoices, statements of account, receipts, legal documents and other materials collected by Clara B. Eno which pertain to the history of Arkansas, especially in and around the city of Van Buren and in Crawford County. Most of the material relates particularly to the steamboat trade on the Arkansas River and to the commercial activities of Van Buren merchants Edward Cunningham, John Henry, and David C. Williams, 1842-1868. Correspondents include Stephen K. Stone, William King Sebastian, William Savin Fulton, David Thompson, and David Walker.
The collection is supplemented by one reel of 35 mm, microfilm copy of selected documents in the Arkansas History Commission's Clara Bertha Eno Collection.
Calendars enable access to individual documents in each of the collection's four series.
Gift of Miss Eno, Van Buren, Arkansas, 1938-1950.
Copies of legal proceedings, including summons, complaint, transcript of hearings, opinions and orders, together with corres pondence, photographs, and other supporting documents filed in United States District Court, 1971, in Civil Action File No. LR-70-C-203, Environmental Defense Fund, Inc., The Ozark Society, Arkansas Audubon Society, Inc., Arkansas Ecology Center, Pratt Remmel, Jr., and Russell Harper, plaintiffs, v. Corps of Engineers of the United States Army, Stanley R. Resor, Secretary of the Army, and General Frederick B. Clark, Chief of Engineers, Corps of Engineers of the United States Army, defendants, pertaining to the issue of the environmental impact of the Corps of Engineers' proposed Gillham Lake Project on the Cossatot River and De Queen Lake Project on Rolling Fork River, Arkansas.
A descriptive inventory of documents is available.
Gift of Society for Environmental Stabilization, Fayetteville, Arkansas, February, 1973.
Voter registration list, September 12 to October 15, 1873, and record of court costs charged and paid, February 9, 1876 to January 2, 1879, with index.
Purchased c. 1950.
Commission issued to Fellows, July 17, 1861, as Register of the United States Land Office in Springfield, Missouri, bearing the autograph of President Abraham Lincoln; together with unsigned, undated performance bond partly executed by Fellows.
Limited restrictions apply.
Gift of F. P. Rose, Rogers, Arkansas, May, 1951.
Photocopy of five-page unpublished article, "A History of the Arkansas Penitentiary," written about 1966 by Arkansas State Historian Ferguson
Gift of Georgia Haller Clark, Fayetteville, Arkansas, December, 1970.
Undated account, typewritten, of the personal experiences of Mrs. Henry Lewis Fletcher while resident on a plantation west of Little Rock, Arkansas during the Civil War, and in Little Rock during the years immediately following.
Correspondence, literary manuscripts, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers of the Arkansas prize winning poet and University of Arkansas Distinguished Alumnus. Correspondents include Kenneth L. Beaudoin, Thomas Stuart Cleworth, Everett McKinley Dirksen, Beverley Githens Dresbach, Glenn Ward Dresbach, Orval Eugene Faubus, Walter John Lemke, Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni, Archibald MacLeish, Harriet Monroe, Thomas Moult, David Wiley Mullins, James Purdy, Otto Ernest Rayburn, Jeanette Rockefeller, Winthrop Rockefeller, Mark Van Doren, and Stanley Miller Williams.
Gift of James Tildon Ford, Avoca, Arkansas, Imogene Hinesly, Odessa, Texas, and Willadene White, Bentonville, Arkansas, January, 1973.
Deeds, promissory notes, receipts, statements of account, memo randa, and other collected documents, dated 1848, 1851-1857, 1859-1861, 1871, 1875, 1886-1887, and 1908, relating to the several aspects of the history of Fort Smith, Arkansas and adjacent areas in Arkansas and the Indian Territory. An inventory has been compiled as a finding aid.
Prospectus, copy of application for incorporation, record of action taken on application by Arkansas State Board of Railroad Incorporation, articles of incorporation, list of subscribers to stock, and minutes of first stockholders' meeting of Fort Smith, Arkansas corporation. Documents are dated February 7 to February 11, 1910. A descriptive inventory is available. Purchased 1936.
Sales record of the retail merchandizing firm of Samuel Foster & Co. of Port Gibson, Mississippi and Van Buren, Arkansas.
Volume 1, for business conducted at Port Gibson December 1, 1836 to June 12, 1837 and at Van Buren August 19, 1837 to December 31, 1839, contains the preface, "Port Gibson December the 1st 1836. Saml Foster & James Foster commenced Merchantdizing in Joint copartnership To which James Foster is to Furnish what Funds that is nescessary To Carry on the business he being allowed 10 per Cent on all moneys advanced & he James Foster to Furnish a Clerk. The said business to be conducted under the firm of Saml Foster & Co."
Volume 2 records business conducted at Van Buren January, 1840 to March, 1841.
Gift of Clara Bertha Eno, Van Buren, Arkansas, 1945.
Collection contains letters, photographs, clippings, telegrams, postal cards, memoranda, scrapbooks, musical scores, magazines, pro grams and play bills, together with printed texts, synopses, and librettos of plays, pageants, and operas, most of which date from the period 1897 to 1924.
Materials pertain to Frankenberg's work as journalist and drama critic for several Ohio newspapers, including the Columbus Citizen and the Ohio State Journal, and to his work as publicist for various persons and enterprises connected with the performing arts or with tours and commemorative pageants.
One sub-series of 43 photographs pertains to the "evangelical" world tour conducted in 1923 and 1924 by William Edward Biederwolf and Homer Alvan Rodeheaver.
The correspondence series pertains to Frankenberg's work as publicity agent for actors and others associated with the American dramatic and concert stage, especially in the years 1904 to 1908. Significant correspondents include Laura Justine Bonesteele, William Everhart, Harrison Grey Fiske, Laura Nelson Hall, Alphie Henricks James, John E. Kellerd, Helen Wilton Leary, Frank C. Payne, Channing Pollock, John Jacob Rosenthal, Rose Stahl, Bram Stoker, Eva Tanguay, George Crouse Tyler, George H. Wilson, Frank Jenner Wllstack, Paul Wilstack.
The collection is organized in five series and a number of sub series. Detailed finding aids, which are supplemented by a biographical sketch, include descriptive catalogs of the correspondence, photo graphs, plays and operas, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous series, as well as a table of contents and indexes to correspondents and to scenes from plays and operas.
Gift of Susie Pittman, Clarksville, Arkansas, through the courtesy of George Kernodle, Fayetteville, Arkansas, November, 1968.
Letters, reports, speech, broadside, program, clippings, and other material pertaining to Futrall's professional career as an educator in Arkansas, to the Marianna (Arkansas) Male and Female Institute, and to the scholastic record and professional career, 1888 to 1891, of future University of Arkansas president John Clinton Futrall. Correspondents include Oliver Crosby Gray, Milton Wylie Humphreys, John W. Mallet, Edward Hunter Murfee, William Ewell Peters, William M. Thornton, and Charles Scott Venable.
Materials are individually described in a detailed inventory.
Gift of Jessamine D. Gist. Marianna Arkansas, March, 1970.
Letter dated at Little Rock, Arkansas June 19, 1913, from Acting Governor J. M. Futrell to Professor L. E. Aylsworth, Lincoln, Nebraska, advising that he is forwarding, under separate cover, copies of the messages delivered to the Arkansas General Assembly by his gubernatorial predecessors, George Washington Donaghey and Joseph Taylor Robinson.
Purchased c. 1950.
Printed broadside dated at Washington, Arkansas October 25, 1855, containing eleven stanza poem captioned, "Lines written in memory of their little boy, and dedicated to Mr. A. H. and Mrs. V. Garland. By E. W. G."
Purchased January, 1962.
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etter dated July 30, 1886 from United States Attorney General Garland to Samuel Jackson Randall, regarding a Congressional appropriation for "Law clerks of the Supreme Judges...."
Purchased October, 1972.
Typewritten transcript of fragment, January 1, 1862 to October 16, 1862, of diary kept by John R. Gibbons of Company I, 1st Rockbridge, Virginia Cavalry. Appended is transcript of a letter, dated Mount Solon, Augusta County, Virginia October 3, 1863, from "Sue" to Gibbons.
Transcribed by Ann Davies Spence from original diary in possession of Mrs. Felton Gibbons of Bauxite, Arkansas, and donated May, 1965.
Journal, correspondence, photographs and other papers of "Della" Hottel, created or received during her residence in Fredericksted, St. Croix, Danish West Indies, while serving as governess to the children of United States Consul William F. Moore.
Gift of Thomas Hottel Gist and Jessamine Daggett Gist, Marianna, Arkansas, October, 1968.
Ledgers, journals, daybooks and other records pertaining to the history of Lee and Phillips Counties, Arkansas, especially to the business, agricultural, and legal affairs of the Moore-Daggett-Gist families of Edgewood plantation in Phillips County, and of its owners, Bogan Nathaniel Gist and Thomas Hottel Gist. Material also relates to: the law practice of John Mayhew Daggett; the business and political affairs of Phillips County merchant, banker, and planter John P. Moore; the Lee County Land, Loan and Abstract Company; and the St. Francis Levee District.
Gift of Thomas Hottel Gist and Jessamine Daggett Gist, Marianna, Arkansas, November, 1969.
Typewritten preliminary, revised, and final drafts, together with printed page proofs, of six of the Arkansas author's published novels, each bearing his handwritten corrections and revisions.
An inventory of the manuscripts has been compiled.
Gift of author, 1965.
Material pertaining to the life of William J. Hamilton, Arkansas student, teacher, lawyer, and merchant, especially to his years as a student at Arkansas Industrial University, 1889-1894. The memoirs also relate, in part, to the history of Hartford, Arkansas, to Hamilton's daughter, Nell Lucille Hamilton Trotter, and to other members of the Hamilton-Gryder-York-Dean-Trotter families.
Gift of Mrs. Nell H. Trotter, Atlanta, Georgia and Daytona Beach, Florida, August, 1965 and October, 1973.
Biographical information and microfilm of scrapbook (1818-1971) containing Confederate bonds and money, letters, photographs, military papers, cards, programs, and other papers.
Biographical information on the life and work of the former University of Arkansas president (1902-1905), donated by Hartzog's daughter-in-law, Catherine Gibbons Hartzog, St. Louis, Missouri, January 1972.--Microfilm is copy of original owned by Clemson University Libraries (MSS 78).
Photocopy of unpublished sketch, 1932, of the life of "Coin" Harvey, together with photocopy of four published articles, 1924, 1935, and 1950, by or about him.
Materials are itemized in a descriptive inventory.
Gift of Homer Croy, New York, New York, March, 1964.
Documents relating to the teaching career of Hayes and to the history of public school education in Washington County, Arkansas.
Gift of Lina Hayes Watson, Fayetteville, Arkansas, December, 1972.
Correspondence, speeches, clippings, photographs, and other materials, most of which date from 1899 to 1927, pertaining to Hays' education, to his law practice, and to his political career, as well as his personal, religious, fraternal, and civic interests and activities.
Materials pertain particularly to his administration as Governor of Arkansas, 1913-1917, especially as regards the Southern Governors' Cotton Convention of 1915; the collection of and extension of payments of state taxes due, 1915-1916; proposed prohibition legis lation, 1916; and controversies surrounding the State Penitentiary and the State Hospital for Nervous Diseases, 1914-1915.
Correspondents include Homer Martin Adkins, Coleman Livingston Blease, Robert Graves Bowers, Oscar Branch Colquitt, Lee Cruce, Luther Egbert Hall, William Gibbs McAdoo, Edmund James Archibald McKinney, Elliott Woolfolk Major, William Peabody Malburn, Lucius Eugene Pinkham, Furnifold McLandel Simmons, John Marshall Slaton, and George A. Thornburgh.
Arranged in five series, the collection is supported by finding aids consisting of a calendar of correspondence, series inventories, and an index of correspondents.
Gift of Mrs. George W. Hays, Little Rock, Arkansas, and The Reverend W. F. Hays, Melbourne, Florida, through Walter Lee Brown, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1959.
Petition, 1871, presented to Governor Powell Clayton by Hempstead as counsel for claimants M. S. Hancock and John P. Kelley, levee and ditching contractors, praying issuance of auditor's warrants to replace voided warrants issued in 1861 in payment due claimants by the State of Arkansas; attaching 45 voided warrants as Exhibit "A"; and bearing the endorsement of Governor Clayton, May 25, 1871, referring claim to Hon. Jno. R. Montgomery, Atty. Genl., for examination.
Purchased October, 1939.
Deeds, construction plans and other papers of Hendry, Washington County, Arkansas carpenter and builder, pertaining to land and buildings in Washington County and elsewhere, particularly to the contractual specifications for the construction of a brick house in Fayetteville, Arkansas for Lafayette Gregg, 1867.
A descriptive calendar itemizes the several documents.
Purchased c. 1950.
Commission, signed by Governor Elisha Baxter, designating Henry as "Colonel Arks. State Guards (Cmdg. Henrys Battalion)."
Gift of Earle Leighton Rudolph, Fayetteville, Arkansas, October, 1970.
Letter dated Union Court House, Arkansas, December 30, 1840, from A. G. Hill, Clerk of Union Circuit Court, to Governor Archibald Yell, relating to a petition praying the appointment of an additional Justice of the Peace for Franklin Township.
Purchased October, 1951.
Administrative files of the Arkansas Historical Records Survey of the United States Work Projects Administration, together with the working draft and final form inven tories of federal, state, county, municipal and church archives, his torical manuscripts, historical imprints, newspaper files, and other records located and surveyed in the state's several courthouses, city halls, governmental offices, libraries, historical societies, newspaper offices and other repositories.
Deposited by Arkansas Historical Records Survey Administration.
Letter dated Washington County, Tennessee August 25, 1844, from John Hodges to William Hodges, Washington County, Arkansas, regarding personal and familial affairs.
Purchased c. 1950.
William and Mary Fulsom to Governor of Territory of Missouri, May 28, 1819, in estate of Ebenezer Fulsom, and James Jackson to John Pope, Governor of Territory of Arkansas, August 19, 1829, in estate of Elijah H. Barton.
Gift of collector Huddleston, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, July, 1942.
Printed first editions of variants of the tune "Arkansas Traveller" (or "Traveler"), some with traditional related dialogue, published by William Cumming, Louisville, Kentucky, 1847; William Iucho, New York, New York, 1851; Mose Case, Buffalo, New York and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1864; Charles Cutter, Hot Springs, Arkansas, n.d.; and Charles Grobe, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1905.
Limited restrictions apply to the materials, which are itemized in a descriptive inventory.
Gift of Miss Hudgins, Hot Springs, Arkansas, January, 1972.
Typewritten manuscript, together with printer's proof, of Hudson's Hostile Skies, A Combat History of the American Air Service in World War I (Syracuse University Press, 1968), together with four maps and 43 positive prints of photographs used to illustrate the book.
A detailed inventory describes the material.
For more information, see the finding aid for James J. Hudson Papers (MC 1118).
Gift of Professor Hudson, Fayetteville, Arkansas, June, 1970.
Letter dated at Little Rock, Arkansas April 22, 1886, from W. B. Hughes, "Secty of Gov," to C. E. Sweet, Winchester, Massachusetts, regarding the correct pronunciation of the word "Arkansas."
Purchased October, 1973.
Scrapbooks of mounted congratulatory letters and other material which were prepared and presented to Humphreys by friends, colleagues, and other well-wishers in 1956, on the occasion of his retirement, after 38 years on the faculty of the University of Arkansas, which he served as Dean of Men, 1937-1945, and as Professor of Chemistry, 1944-1956, and in 1961, following the action of the University Board of Trustees in naming a newly constructed men's residence hall after him.
Gift of Professor Humphreys, Springfield, Missouri, June, 1966.
Letters dated at Washington, D. C. April 19, 1830 and April 25, 1831, from President Jackson to, respectively, Samuel F. Hays at Nashville, Tennessee and the Reverend Hardy M. Cryer, near Gallatin, Tennessee. The earlier, one-page letter deals with personal affairs, principally with the care of Jackson's garden and his wife's grave at "The Hermitage." The second letter, of eight pages, discusses political affairs, especially the resignation of Martin Van Buren and John Henry Eaton from Jackson's cabinet, and other events, following upon "the Eaton affair"; Jackson's opposition to the Bank of the United States; his political controversy with John Caldwell Calhoun and Duff Green; and his interest in the political activities of Hugh Lawson White, Littleton Waller Tazewell, and John Tyler.
Restricted materials; transcripts of the letters are available for research use.
Gifts of Dorsey Dee Jones, Fayetteville, Arkansas, April, 1958, and Mrs. H. L. Pickerill, Martinsville, Indiana, through Katherine Clark Hantz, Fayetteville, Arkansas, October, 1966.
Indenture executed in Middlesex County, England February 22, 1525, by Rauf Jackson and Eustace Ripley, leasing to John Bek a tenancy in the parish of St. Clement Dane.
Original document restricted; a transcript is available for research use.
Purchased c. 1950.
Presidential pardon issued August 3, 1868 for Charles Cane, convicted of manslaughter "at the May term 1868, of the United States Court for the Western District of Arkansas...."
Purchased c. 1950.
Letters, receipts, invoices, military orders and other docu ments pertaining to the work of Johnson and his partner, Marshall Grimes, contractors with the Confederate States Army for provisioning Reserve Indians and troops; to the transport and supply functions of the Trans Mississippi Department, C. S. A., in Arkansas, Texas, and the Indian Territory; and to relations between the Confederate States of America and the several Indian nations in the area. Correspondents and persons to whom the material relates include Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Robert Crittenden Newton, Albert Pike, and William Quesenbury.
The material is calendared in two series.
Purchased c. 1950.
Facsimile, produced in 1944, of the original edition, published 1911 in New York, of Treemonisha, Joplin's opera with an Arkansas setting.
Gift of Mary Dengler Hudgins, Hot Springs, Arkansas, October, 1972.
Four letters and one postal card, dated from England and from France May 12 to November 28, 1918, from Lieutenant Kindley to his cousin, Uther Kindley of Gravette, Arkansas, pertaining to his experiences in the Air Service, United States Army, together with type written transcripts of "Combats in Air" reports filed by Kindley July 13 to October 28, 1918, detailing his destruction of enemy aircraft in aerial combat while on duty in France with the 148th Aero Squadron, American Air Service.
Restricted collection; photocopies of letters available for research use.
Gift of Frank L. Irvin, Arlington, Vermont, June, 1969, and of Mrs. Marion Wasson, Fayetteville, Arkansas, July, 1969, through James Jackson Hudson, Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Journal kept by Captain King of the Clarksville and California Mining Association, during the later part of an overland expedition from Clarksville, Arkansas to California, April 2 to December 22, 1849.
Gift of S. H. Logan, Clarksville, Arkansas, 1944.
Letter dated at "Wichita Agency" October 31, 1861, from Leeper, Indian Agent for the Confederate States of America, to J. J. Storm, Commissary at the post, regarding issuance of rations to Reserve Indians.
Purchased c. 1950.
Legal and other correspondence exchanged between the United Stltes War Relocation Authority office in Washington, D. C. and the Authority's ten regional centers, pertaining to the organization, function, administration, and public relations of the agency, for which Leflar served as attorney and assistant solicitor, 1942-1944. The records also relate to the property of Japanese-American evacuees, to problems encountered in their resettlement, to constitutional principles involved in the relocation program, and to individual hearings on matters of leave clearance for, repatriation and expatriation of, and national loyalty of evacuees.
Individual documents in the collection are described in calendar.
Gift of Mr. Leflar, 1959.
Correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, maps, bulletins, news papers and other material created, received, or collected by journalist columnist-collector Lemke, University of Arkansas Professor of Journalism from 1928 to 1956. The material, most of which dates from 1928 to 1968, pertains primarily to Lemke's professional and academic career and interests, especially as regards his newspaper columns, the Arkansas press, the journalism of World War II, the publication of "Uncle Walt's Newsletter," and the affairs of the University's Journalism Department, the Arkansas Press Association, the Arkansas Writers' Conference, and the Arkansas High School Press Association, which he founded in 1928.
Materials also relate to: the history of the University of Arkansas; professional, social, athletic and other activities of University faculty, students, and alumni; University publications; Lemke's correspondence with University faculty, students, and alumni in military service during World War II and the Korean war; his active participation in the affairs of the Washington County Historical Society; which he founded in 1951, and his support of and interest in other Arkansas state and county historical societies and associations; his general interest in Arkansas history and genealogy; his collecting of historical maps, photographs, and other Arkansiana; and his photographing of historic and scenic sites in Arkansas.
Correspondents include: Homer Adkins, Harry Scott Ashmore, Bernie Babcock, Carl Edward Bailey, Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin, John Tyler Caldwell, Hattie Wyatt Caraway, Hodding Carter, Francis Cherry, Homer Croy, Beverley Githens Dresbach, Orval Eugene Faubus, Charles Joseph Finger, Charlie May Fletcher, John Gould Fletcher, Edsel Ford, James William Fulbright, John Clinton Futrall, Victor Gondos, Jr., Arthur McCracken Harding, Brooks Hays, John Netherland Heiskell, Lewis Webster Jones, Benjamin Travis Laney, Sidney S. McMath, Colter Hamilton Moses, Allan Nevins, Vance Randolph, Otto Ernest Rayburn, James William Trimble, Jacob Wythe Walker, Charles Morrow Wilson, Walter Winchell.
Finding aids to the collection, which is arranged and described in eleven series, include a general table of contents and location key, separate tables of contents, descriptions, inventories, calendars and catalogs to series, an index of correspondents, and an index of photographs. Limited restrictions apply to one of the two correspondence series.
Gift of Lemke heirs, through Ernest Cecil Deane, 1969.
Letter dated at Washington, D. C. February 21, 1876, from Acting Commissioner Lippincott of the United States General Land Office to Thomas Montague Gunter, United States Congressman from Arkansas, regarding proposed legislation to place "the Fort Wayne abandoned military reservation in Arkansas...in the condition of ordinary public lands."
Purchased c. 1950.
Letter dated at Mountain Post Office, Washington County, Arkansas October 1, 1836, from Truxton Lowell to his brother, Captain James Lowell, in Bath, Maine. Pertaining to personal and familial affairs, to the writer's journey from Pennsylvania to Arkansas and into the Creek Nation, and to his experiences while teaching school in the Cherokee Nation and in Arkansas, the letter also describes the country around Fayetteville, Arkansas, narrates something of the writer's hunting experiences in the area, and comments on the economic opportunities available in Arkansas.
Restrictions apply; a transcript of the letter is available for research use.
Purchased c. 1950.
Letter dated at Pork Bayou, Arkansas County, Missouri Territory April 16, 1815, from frontier trader Luttig to his employer, St. Louis merchant Christian Wilt, regarding commercial and other affairs in Arkansas County. Persons to whom the letter relates include Toussaint Charbonneau, Auguste Chouteau, William Clark, and James Kennerly.
Restrictions apply; a transcript of the letter is available for research use.
Gift of David Yancey Thomas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1940.
Record of plantation and commissary accounts maintained by Mabry at Iuka, Mississippi, January 3, 1882 to January 10, 1884, and in Sebastian County, Arkansas, June 1, 1889 to May 5, 1893.
Purchased February, 1962.
Letters and other documents pertaining to the McCollom and Clark families of Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Texas, and Arkansas, especially as regards the personal, domestic, familial, religious, business, and other affairs, 1862-1893, of Robert McCollom, his wife Sephronia Clark McCollom, and his son Ransom Clark McCollom, of Washington County, Arkansas; and to the military affairs of his son Albert O. McCollom, a private soldier in Co. E, 1st Arkansas Cavalry, Confederate States Army from 1861 until his death in 1864.
The collection, arranged in two series and described in calendar and an inventory, is under partial restriction, with type written transcripts only of the 29 letters of Albert O. McCollom available for research use.
Gift of C. W. Stewart, Fayetteville, Arkansas, January, 1967.
Letter dated at Headquarters, Camp Jackson, Arkansas September 25, 1861, from McCulloch, Brigr. Genl. Comd., to Henry Massey Rector, Governor of Arkansas, regarding difficulty encountered in recruiting and arming five regiments.
Purchased c. 1950.
Daily cash journal and miscellaneous financial records book of the firm of William McIlroy and James Hayden Van Hoose, merchants, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, for the period December 1, 1874, to July 11, 1878.
Gift. c. 1950.
Correspondence, memoranda, notes, and lists, together with clippings, magazines, bulletins, pamphlets, leaflets, and other printed material relating to the history of the American "dime novel" and to the collector's interests and activities in the field. The collection comprises original or reprint issues of dime novels published from 1879 to 1915, including complete files of the Tip Top Weekly, 1896 1912, and the New Tip Top Weekly, 1912-1915.
Arranged in five series, the collection is described in a table of contents and in series inventories.
Gift of collector, Little Rock, Arkansas, May, 1968.
Oath sworn by McLendon, of Sevier County, Arkansas, upon enlistment in Confederate States Army at Camp Barton, Highland County, Virginia, July 29, 1861, with certifying endorsement by W. G. Wright, Surgeon, 3rd Arkansas Regiment.
Gift of Olin Norwood, Durham, North Carolina, March, 1949.
Typescript, 76 pages, of unpublished work
Gift of author, through Henry Macmillan Alexander, Fayetteville, Arkansas, February, 1948.
Correspondence, speeches, clippings, essays, memoranda, pamphlets, reports, bulletins, receipts, invoices, minutes of meetings, legislative bills, lists, invitations, notes, broadsides, and other documents relating to the personal, familial, professional, business, political, and other affairs of McRae, banker, lawyer, and legislator, United States Congressman (1885-1903), and Governor of Arkansas (1921- 1924).
Arranged in six series, the collection includes the papers, 1930-1938, of Thomas Chipman McRae, Jr.
Correspondents include Albert Sidney Burleson, Joseph Mitchell Chapple, James Paul Clarke, Josephus Daniels, Don Carlos Ellis, George Washington Hays, John Netherland Heiskell, Henderson Madison Jacoway, John Peter Leedom, William Gibbs McAdoo, John Hugh Reynolds, Joseph Taylor Robinson, Uriah Milton Rose, Hay Watson Smith, Adlai Ewing Stevenson, and Cora Wilson Stewart.
Finding aid includes a description, a calendar of corres pondence, and an inventory of other materials.
Statement, unsigned, of John Mahan of Mercer County, Kentucky, summarizing his military record in the Revolutionary War.
A poem on the verso of the undated document, which has been overwritten with various kinds of material in differing hands, is dated September 6, 1828.
Gift of Walter Basil Mahan, Fayetteville, Arkansas, July, 1944.
Illustrated "shooting script," in bound mimeograph, for motion picture film, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass," screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, produced by Louis D. Lighton, directed by Norman Z. McLeod, and released by Paramount Studios, 1933.
Gift of Betty Lighton, Fayetteville, Arkansas, through Henry Preston Magruder, Fayetteville, Arkansas, May, 1972.
Arkansas state capitol architect Mann's unpublished comments, September 30, 1937, refuting parts of George Washington Donaghey's book, Building a State Capitol (Little Rock, Arkansas, 1937).
Copy made from original typescript in Arkansas Gazette Foundation library, Little Rock, Arkansas, and donated by John Alfred Treon, Northfield, Minnesota, through Walter Lee Brown, Fayetteville, Arkansas, July, 1972.
Letter dated at Paris, April 27, 1928, from Mauriac to Cecilia Russell, Chicago, Illinois, pertaining to the novelist's current literary work.
Gift of Cecilia Russell, Fayetteville, Arkansas, September, 1957.
Letters, invitations, programs, menus, permits, photographs, and other material received or collected by Mechin, former president of La Societe Francaise de Saint Louis, relating to his activities in the interest of international relations, and especially to the formal reception of heads of state and various United States and foreign governmental, diplomatic, military and ecclesiastical dignitaries visiting St. Louis, Missouri, including Georges Clemenceau, George Dewey, Ferdinand Foch, Joseph Jacques Cesaire Joffre, Desire Joseph Mercier, John Joseph Pershing, and Henri Philippe Petain.
A description summarizes the collection's content.
Gift of Flora J. Mechin, St. Louis. Missouri, November, 1939.
Correspondence, reports, maps, leaflets, and clippings, together with archeological, geographical, and historical sketches, created, received, or collected by University of Arkansas Agricultural Extension Service Recreation Specialist Metzler and used in the preparation of his Roads, Old Trails, Traces and Historical Places of Arkansas, published by the Agricultural Extension Service and the United States Department of Agriculture in 1965.
Gift of Mr. Metzler, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1965.
Correspondence exchanged between Major Minos Miller and members of his family during the time he was on military duty in Arkansas and elsewhere with the 54th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment, which was made up largely of Arkansas troops.
The letters have been calendared.
Gift of Lillian M. Cartwright, Indianapolis, Indiana, March, 1964.
Bank notes, bills of exchange, and treasury warrants of the United States (1779, 1862), the Town of Fayetteville (1842), the State of Arkansas, and the Confederate States of America (1861-1864), and the German Republic (1922), together with Arkansas and Confederate war bonds (1861-1864).
Descriptive inventories list individual items.
Collected from various donors and vendors, 1937-1939.
Instrument dated March 19, 1841, conveying to Daniel Pierce, in consideration of $75, 40 acres in T8N, R30W, Crawford County, Arkansas, with certifying endorsements of James Woodson Bates, presiding judge of Crawford County, March 20, 1841, and Alexander McLean, clerk of Crawford County, May 6, 1841.
Purchased c. 1935.
Literary manuscripts of the Rogers, Arkansas humorist who wrote under the pseudonyms J. Fuller Gloom and Tennyson J. Daft, con sisting mostly of his unpublished plays, short stories, and
sketches, together with ten scrapbooks of mounted material, mostly clippings from his daily column and other works published in the Kansas City Star and various periodicals.
Gift of Vance Randolph, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and Vera Key, Rogers, Arkansas, July, 1955.
Correspondence, photographs, and other preserved papers of the Arkansas populist leader and publicist active in the affairs of the National Agricultural Wheel, the National Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union, and other nineteenth-century agrarian reform organizations and movements. Materials are organized in 5 series, including a large file of newspaper clippings pertaining to politics, government policies, labor problems, moral and religious views, farmer's problems and rights, etc., July1888-1927.
Gift of Betty Morgan, Kansas City, Kansas, June, 1972.
Correspondence, legal and financial records, unpublished memoirs, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers of the Little Rock, Arkansas lawyer, businessman, industrialist, and civic leader who was president and chairman of the board of Arkansas Power & Light Company, pertaining to his financial interests, his business and professional careers, and his philanthropic, religious, civic, and other avocational interests and activities.
Access through series description and container lists. Some materials are restricted; 9 scrapbooks, 1919-1956, were microfilmed.
Gift of Nancy Moses Eubanks, Little Rock, Arkansas, April, 1968.
Letters dated at Center Hill, Arkansas, January 28, March 14, and June 16, 1874, from Mullens to his brother, John F. Mullens of Lincoln County, North Carolina, regarding personal and familial concerns and affairs in White County, Arkansas.
Purchased March, 1959.
Reports, resolutions, and ordinances adopted by the town council, February 6, 1841 to February 4, 1843.
Gift of Vance L. Sailor, St. Louis, Missouri, through David Yancey Thomas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, January, 1935.
Copy of undated broadside, captioned "Address of the Central Committee of the Greenback Labor Organization of Little Rock to the People of Arkansas."
Gift of Adolphine Fletcher Terry, Little Rock, Arkansas, August, 1972.
Signatures of Governor James Philip Eagle, other state constitutional officers, and members of the Senate of the Twenty-eighth General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, obtained in February, 1891.
Gift of Frank W. Newell, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1941.
Undated broadsides, printed and circulated or posted at unidentified locales, advertising the Reverend Mr. Newton's free lectures on the Osage, Choctaw, and Cherokee Indians, among whom he served as a missionary for the American Board of Foreign Missions, and on the newly founded Far West Seminary in Washington County, Arkansas.
Copies, made from original printed broadsides preserved in the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, donated by that institution May, 1973.
Financial records, November 28, 1848 to March 6, 1851, of attorneys John B. Ogden and John B. Luce, partners in the Van Buren, Arkansas law firm of Ogden and Luce.
Gift of Clara Bertha Eno, Van Buren, Arkansas, 1944.
Financial records dated 1831, 1848, 1851, 1853, and 1859, relating principally to the commercial affairs of John O'Neill, merchant in Camden, Arkansas.
Gift of Henry E. Jolley, Warren, Arkansas, August, 1939.
Photostatic copies of 32 letters from Orme to his wife, November 2 to December 19, 1862, pertaining to his experiences while on duty with the 94th Illinois Infantry in Missouri and Arkansas, together with copies of 56 letters from Ulysses Simpson Grant, Henry M. Newhall, Isaac Read, Henry Massey Rector, Lawrason Riggs, John W. Smith, Thomas H. Smith, and 17 other correspondents, 1838-1865, pertaining principally to travel in Arkansas and Mississippi, 1838-1859, to the Civil War in Arkansas and elsewhere, 1862-1865, and to commercial traffic on the Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, and Yazoo rivers aboard the steamboats Forest Rose, Moses Greenwood, and other vessels, 1852-1859.
Other correspondents include Josiah Hale, Henry Wager Halleck, and Horace Randal. Places to which the letters relate include Fort Smith, Helena, Little Rock, Napoleon, and Prairie Grove, Arkansas, as well as localities in Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
The letters are calendared in five correspondent groupings.
Copied from original "Letters Illustrative of Arkansas History" in Illinois Historical Society Library, Springfield, Illinois, n.d.
Clippings, invitations, programs, photographs, and other material, mounted or laid in, pertaining to the social and other activities of a University of Arkansas organization of women students.
Gift of University of Arkansas Division of Student Affairs, Fayetteville, Arkansas, April, 1969.
Typewritten transcript of letter dated December 24, 1939, from Oser, Industrial Manager of Commonwealth College, Mena, Arkansas, to John Steinbeck, Los Catos, California, regarding affairs of the college and soliciting an additional money contribution from Steinbeck for the Commonwealth College Association.
Transcribed July, 1963 from microfilm copy of original letter in possession of Richard W. St. John, Mena, Arkansas.
Daily sales journal, February to May, 1893, of the firm of O'Shea and Hinch, Fort Smith, Arkansas merchants dealing in groceries, grains, and feed.
Purchased February, 1962.
Notebook, compiled in 1912 by Arkansas political leader Page, listing persons who were members of the Jeff Davis "political machine" in various Arkansas communities, together with correspondence, 1932-1942, exchanged between Page, serving as Arkansas Commissioner of Mines, Manufactures and Agriculture in 1932 and as Chairman of the Arkansas Corporation Commission in 1941, and various Arkansas public officials. Correspondents include Carl Edward Bailey, Junius Marion Futrell, and Joseph Taylor Robinson.
A calendar of the correspondence is available.
Gift of Mrs. John Herbert Page, through Walter Lee Brown, Fayetteville, Arkansas, September, 1957.
Letter dated at Washington, D. C. January 16, 1885, from United States Attorney General Benjamin Harris Brewster to Parker, Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Fort Smith, together with two other documents created or received by Parker, February 2, 1885 and August 22, 1888, pertaining to the employment of a stenographer for the court.
Purchased c. 1938.
Letter, written on the verso of a printed handbill captioned "Arkansas Chautaqua 1886," from Parker to unidentified correspondent, July 13, 1886, pertaining to the writer's work as a commercial photographer in and around Siloam Springs, Arkansas, together with unused illustrated postal card bearing a penned notation identifying the photographic illustration thereon as "Pontoon bridge between Siloam & Neosha, on senic road."
Gift of Garland Downum, Flagstaff, Arizona, through Walter Lee Brown, Fayetteville, Arkansas, December, 1967.
Typewritten texts of political campaign speeches and other addresses delivered by Parnell, together with two scrapbooks of mounted clippings, pertaining to political and governmental affairs during his gubernatorial candidacies of 1928 and 1932, and during the first three years of his tenure in office as Governor of Arkansas, 1929-1933.
An inventory itemizes the materials.
Gift of Parnell heirs, c. 1961.
Accounts receivable ledger, accounts payable ledger, purchase journal, and record of bills of lading created by Pennywit and his associates, pioneer grocers and commission merchants doing business in Fort Smith and Van Buren, Arkansas as P. Pennywit & Company, Pennywit, Scott & Company, and Bostick, Pennywit & Company. Material, part of which pertains to the steamboat trade on the Arkansas River, relates to John Drennen, Jonathan McGee, Walker Moore, John B. Ogden, Charles G. Scott, William H. H. Shibley, Henry Wilcox, and David C. Williams.
Descriptions of individual volumes are available as finding aids. Purchased July, 1935 and April and May, 1941.
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Telegraph agent's delivery copy of telegram dated at Van Buren, Arkansas March 19, 1861, from Van Buren merchant Pennywit to convention delegates Jesse Turner and Hugh F. Thomason, Little Rock, Arkansas, approving the action of the Arkansas Secession Convention and the "immortal thirty nine who...voted down the ordinance of Secession."
Purchased June, 1937.
Letters dated at Fayetteville, Arkansas May 24 and 25, 1844, from Washington County Circuit Clerk Pierson to Samuel Adams, Acting Governor of Arkansas, Little Rock, regarding Washington County Sheriff Presly R. Smith's delinquency in posting bond as county tax collector.
Purchased October, 1951.
Letters, poems, greeting card, reprint of correspondence, and photographs, including five autograph letters and two autograph poems written by Pike, relating to aspects of the life and work of the Arkansas school teacher, editor, poet, political leader and fraternal officer, particularly as regards: Indian affairs, especially in relation to Pike's work as Confederate States agent in treating with the several Indian nations and in relation to Charles B. Johnson's role in provisioning the Reserve Indians; efforts at financing the return of William Minor Quesenbury from Texas; the listing of Confederate generals from Arkansas; and Pike's former relationships with persons once prominent in Arkansas political affairs..
Correspondents include Jeremiah Black, John T. Cochrane, James Harlan, and Alfred McElroy Wilson.
Restrictions apply; access may be had to typescripts of original documents.
Collected from various donors and vendors, 1936-1945.
Special Collections also holds a letter of Albert Pike to David Walker, 1874. MS P635 300-C.
Letters from Pyeatt to his wife, Elizabeth Buchanan Pyeatt, at home in Cane Hill, Arkansas, pertaining to his journeyings in Alabama, 1948, to his overland expedition to the California gold fields as member of Captain Lewis Evans' Company, 1849, and to his experiences in California, 1849-1850.
The letters have been calendared.
Original letters restricted; access to transcripts. Gift of Rita Patterson Howard and Kathryn S. Buchanan, Fort Smith, Arkansas, through Mrs. Raymond M. Buchanan, Fayetteville, Arkansas, February, 1973.
Receipt given by Quesenbury, at Bonham, Texas, December 6, 1864, to Brigadier General Douglas H. Cooper, acknowledging payment of $910 "...in full of claim I held against said...Cooper in the case of a payment made to Captain Abraham Foster, and about which I knew nothing on God's earth..."; together with letter, dated at Bonham February 26, 1865, from Quesenbury to Charles B. Johnson, boasting of the birth of son and dealing with other personal matters. See also Quesenbury Family Papers (MC 1003).
Purchased c. 1936.
Correspondence, sermons, clippings, biographical sketch, minutes of meetings, broadsides, notebook, ledger, and other material pertaining to the ministry of, and to the civic, educational, religious, ecclesiastical, and other interests and activities of the Reverend Nathaniel M. Ragland, pastor of First Christian Church of Fayetteville, Arkansas from 1885 to 1908, to the history of that congregation, to marriages and deaths among its membership, to the history of Arkansas College in Fayetteville, to the Fayetteville Ministerial Alliance in the period 1919 to 1924, and to the life of Jonas March Tebbetts. Correspondents include John Hugh Reynolds.
Finding aid includes an itemized inventory.
Gift of First Christian Church, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1958.
Undated letter written "on the Hudson," and letter dated at Aix les Bains, France, September 13, 1918, from Sergeant Raley to his mother, Sarah Raley, in Paragould (?), Arkansas, regarding his experiences as a member of the 736th Military Police Detachment, United States Army, en route to and in France.
Gift of Mr. Raley, Paragould, Arkansas, through J. Barlow Herget, Paragould, October, 1967.
Principally letters from Randolph, dated at Eureka Springs and Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Mary Dengler Hudgins, Hot Springs, Arkansas, regarding their research and publication in areas of Arkansas history and folklore.
The letters have been calendared.
Gift of Miss Hudgins, Hot Springs, Arkansas, March, 1972.
Bound manuscript, consisting of 55 typewritten pages, of unpublished work, "A Brief History of Some of the Old Settlers of Cauthron, Scott County, Arkansas from the Civil War Period to About 1920," to which is added a prefatory letter from the author's son, Howard L. Ray.
Gift of Howard L. Ray, Dallas, Texas, May, 1953.
Correspondence, speeches, memoranda, notes, clippings, pamphlets, photographs, maps, scrapbook, and other material relating to the business affairs, political activity, and other interests of the Arkansas banker, insurance executive, and Republican Party leader who was candidate for governor in 1896 and 1900 and for the United States Senate in 1916, the Republican Party's National Committeeman from Arkansas and chairman of that party's State Executive Committee, 1920 1926. Relating principally to political affairs in Arkansas and elsewhere, and to prominent Republican Party leaders in the nation, the collection also pertains to the Ku Klux Klan in Arkansas and to the development of the light and power industry in the state, especially as regards the construction of Remmel Dam on the Ouachita River, completed in 1924.
Correspondents include Cornelius Newton Bliss, William Edgar Borah, Charles Hillman Brough, Nicholas Murray Butler, Archibald Willingham Butt, Thaddeus Horatius Caraway, Powell Clayton, James A. Comer, Calvin Coolidge, George Bruce Cortelyou, Harvey Crowley Couch, Harry Micajah Daugherty, Jeff Davis, Chauncey Mitchell Depew, George Washington Donaghey, Albert Bacon Fall, Marcus Alonzo Hanna, Warren Gamaliel Harding, George Washington Hays, Herbert Clark Hoover, Charles Evans Hughes, William McKinley, Thomas Chipman McRae, Andrew William Mellon, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Jacob Trieber, and Woodrow Wilson.
Detailed finding aid includes tables of contents to series, descriptive calendars and descriptive inventories, and indexes to correspondents.
Gift of H. L. Remmel, Jr., Little Rock, Arkansas, c. 1940.
Correspondence, diary, biographical sketch, reports, lists, and other material relating to aspects of the life and work of the Arkansas soldier, lawyer, and legislator, especially as regards his military career during the Civil War, from captain in command of the Chicot Rangers of Co. A, 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, 1861, to brigadier general in command of a Confederate brigade, 1864.
The materials have been arranged in chronological order and calendared.
Gift of Martha H. Williams, Camden, South Carolina, 1956.
Positive prints of 123 of the 147 photographs collected or assembled by authors Reynolds and David Yancey Thomas for use in illustrating their History of the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1910), most of which have manuscript notations or printed labels on recto or verso. Included are photographic portraits of Elisha Baxter, Albert Webb Bishop, Charles Hillman Brough, John Middleton Clayton, Joseph Carter Corbin, Jeff Davis, George Washington Donaghey, James Phillip Eagle, William Meade Fishback, Isaac Fisher, Augustus Hill Garland, Thomas Montague Gunter, Daniel Harvey Hill, Simon P. Hughes, William McIlroy, James Mitchell, Grandison Delaney Royston, and many other trustees, administrative officials, and faculty members.
Restrictions apply to the collection, for which an inventory and an index serve as finding aids.
Gift of Professors Reynolds and Thomas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, c. 1910.
Correspondence, photographs, bibliographical notes, publications, and other material received, collected, or compiled by Riley in the course of her extended research on the life and work of Albert Pike.
Inventories and a calendar of correspondence have been compiled.
Gift of Dr. Riley, April, 1971.
Account book and other documents pertaining to the business affairs of the Prairie Grove, Arkansas physician, 1865-1876, and to land and business transactions by others in and around Prairie Grove and Viney Grove, Arkansas, 1836-1887. Materials relate to Andrew Buchanan, Leander Buchanan, John Moore, Lucinda Moore, and Peter Van Winkle.
The documents have been calendared.
Gift of Rogers heirs, Prairie Grove, Arkansas, 1959.
Correspondence of the Arkansas lawyer, jurist, scholar and diplomat, and of his law partner, George B. Rose, pertaining to their practice of law, to the former's recollection of delegates to the Arkansas constitutional convention of 1836, and to his appointment in 1906 as a member of The Hague Peace Tribunal, together with a photo duplicate of the original revised manuscript of his reminiscence, "An Episode During the Civil War, by U. M. Rose." Correspondents include Burrill Bun Battle, Thomas Boles, Harmon Liveright Remmel, and Stephen W. Wheeler.
A calendar is available.
Gift of Rose heirs, Little Rock, Arkansas, c. 1959.
Copies of correspondence created or received by Ross and others, May 3 to November 2, 1839, pertaining to political affairs in the Cherokee Nation, 1838-1839, especially as regards relations between the Western ("Old Settler") and the Eastern ("Emigrant") Cherokees, relations between both groups and the government of the United States, the Takatokah and Tahlequah Councils, and the murder of Elias Boudinot and the John Ridges (1770?-1843, 1803-1839). Other correspondents include Matthew Arbuckle, George Guess, John Rogers, Montford Stokes, Cephas Washburn, and Samuel Austin Worcester.
The letters have been calendared.
Copied from original letters in John Ross Papers, Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and donated by Kenneth L. Campbell, Fayetteville, Arkansas, August and December, 1972.
Photocopy of printed text of correspondence exchanged at Washington, Arkansas, July 9 and 13, 1863, between Rufus King Garland and Royston, pertaining to Garland's candidacy for election to the Congress of the Confederate States.
Copied from original printed text, torn from an unidentified work in the Robert Wilson Trimble Collection, Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock, and donated by the Commission, February, 1956.
Copy of lists compiled September 7 to October 13, 1868, on 37 leaves of printed form, prefaced by one page of Governor Powell Clayton's printed instructions to registrars.
Purchased November, 1962.
Letter dated at Washington County, Tennessee April 24, 1842, from John Sherff to his son-in-law, Robert Hodges, "Steemmill P. O.," Washington County, Arkansas, relating to Joshua Sherff and to personal and familial affairs, together with letter from same place, January 3, 1847, from Joshua Sherff to Hodges at "Cane Hill Boonsborough," Arkansas, reporting the death of John Sherff, inquiring about opportunities in Arkansas, and dealing with personal and family affairs.
Purchased c. 1937.
Warranty deeds and other documents pertaining to the purchase and sale of lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, by members of the Shipman family and others.
Documents are arranged in chronological order but not calendared.
Gift of Edythe and Helen Shipman, Kansas City, Missouri, October, 1973.
Mounted photographs, clippings, and other material collected by compiler Shipman while serving as United States Weather Bureau meteorologist in Fort Smith, Arkansas, pertaining to great storms in Fort Smith and vicinity, 1923 to 1930, including the cyclone of 1927.
Gift of compiler, c. 1931.
Bills of sale and other documents pertaining to the sale, purchase, and manumission of slaves in Fort Smith and Van Buren, Arkansas and in Louisiana, South Carolina, and Texas.
An itemized inventory is available.
Collected by the University Library from various donors and vendors, 1936-1941.
Daily entries, 1844 to 1878, by Fayetteville, Arkansas horticulturist Smith record temperatures, botanical observations, and other data. Volume 2, containing entries in a different hand, includes the observations of Smith's successor, 1880 to 1886.
Gift of J. A. Jacobson, c. 1937.
Constitution, bylaws, membership lists, minutes of meetings, necrologies, and other material pertaining to the organization's activities in the maintenance of the Fayetteville, Arkansas Confederate Cemetery and in the perpetuation of the memory of deceased Confederate veterans.
Gift of Robert Renic Logan, Fayetteville, Arkansas, March, 1948.
Correspondence, memoranda, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, and other material pertaining to the business, commercial, and legal affairs of Fort Smith, Arkansas merchant Sparks, to the firm of Mitchell and Parke. and to the personal, familial, political, religious, educational, social, business, and legal affairs of the related Sparks- Bennett- Barling-Kannady-Pryor families, principally in and around Fort Smith and Van Buren, Arkansas and the Indian Territory.
Most of the material dates from after Sparks' death, and pertains to the affairs of his widow and surviving relatives, especially as regards the administration of his estate by Hannah Bennett Sparks. Other correspondents and persons to whom the material relates include Aaron Barling, Robert C. Barling, Asa Bennett, Jerry K. Kannady, Sophia Barling Kannady, William Parke, Kate Barling Pryor, Neil Pryor, Sarah Ann Barling Pryor, D. B. Sparks, George T. Sparks, James M. Sparks, Lilly G. Pryor Sparks.
An inventory and calendar enable access to individual documents.
Purchased c. 1955.
Financial records, April 1, 1884 to August 15, 1885, of the firm of Spencer and Ogden, Van Buren, Arkansas contractors and builders. Material pertains, in part, to the construction of the Van Buren Public School, and to Addison McArthur Bourland, Nicholas F. Cornelius, M. W. Drewrey, T. W. Edmonson, James D. Hawkins, Robert S. Hynes, Henry F. Meyer, John B. Ogden, Jr., William Henry Harrison Shibley, George C. Thayer, John A. Thayer, Jesse Turner, and George R. Wood.
Gift of Clara Bertha Eno, Van Buren, Arkansas, c. 1944.
Photostatic copies of 89 items from Arkansiana collector Stebbins' "Arkansas Currency Collection," including bank notes, bills of exchange, treasurer's warrants, bonds, and other financial or monetary instruments issued, 1840 to 1873, by the Real Estate Bank of Arkansas, the Arkansas State Auditor, and various banking houses, commercial firms, counties, and municipalities in Arkansas.
Also included in the collection are photostatic copies of: a broadside dated August 7, 1838 and captioned "To the Public," containing Robert Ward Johnson's denunciation of Absalom Fowler; an undated broadside issued by D. C. Williams and captioned "To the People of Arkansas," urging the electorate to vote February 18, 1861 in the election called to decide whether a secession convention is to be held March 2, 1861; a plat of a part of the city of Little Rock, Arkansas, dated December 26, 1839.
Gift of collector, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1949.
Typewritten transcript of the diary and journal of the Arkansas physician and clergyman, entitled, "Marion D. Steele Book, November AD 1852, Receipts and formulays, Powhaton Ark March 1st 1855, Diary." The material, which includes records of medicines prescribed and weddings performed January 13, 1859 to August 25, 1863, pertains to the history of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and to the history of medicine in Lawrence County, Arkansas, 1855 to 1863.
Transcribed, from original document in the possession of Rebecca Wasson, Fayetteville, Arkansas, by Betsy Jones and George Bullard, Fayetteville, and given by them, 1958.
Correspondence, military orders, and other material pertaining principally to the law practice, political interests, and military career of the Jackson County, Arkansas lawyer, county judge, and Arkansas State Guard officer.
A descriptive calendar itemizes the documents.
Gift of James Logan Morgan, Newport, Arkansas, March, 1970.
"Programme of the First Annual Commencement of Sulphur Spring Institute, June 26, 1857." Printed by "Fayetteville Observer Print." [Fayetteville, Tennessee?]
Gift of A. A. Dawson, Canton, Texas, February, 1952.
Correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, and other material collected and mounted by the donor, pertaining to the law practice and the political career of the New York state lawyer, legislator, and United States Congressman who was Governor of New York from January 1, 1913 until his impeachment and removal from office, October 18, 1913.
Most of the material, consisting largely of incoming correspondence but including copies of a few outgoing letters, dates from 1913 and pertains to Sulzer's gubernatorial administration. Other material relates to his declined nomination as the presidential candidate of the American Party in 1916.
Correspondents include Loring Woart Batten, David Bennett Hill, Charles Henry Parkhurst, John B. Riley, Charles Bennett Smith, James Samuel Stemons, John Walter Stephens, Thomas Wallace Swann, Samuel Bell Thomas, Henry Wellington Wack, and Alfred Wagstaff.
A descriptive table of contents facilitates access to individual documents.
Gift of Emile Carlonnel, New York, New York, 1928.
Correspondence, literary manuscripts, clippings, scrapbooks, and other materials created, received, or collected by the English novelist and critic, pertaining to his life, literary career, and works.
Contained in the collection are over 6,900 letters, most of them written to Swinnerton, and 73 bound or unbound volumes of notes and literary manuscripts, including 40 variant manuscript, typescript, or proof copies of his several novels and other published books, and approximately 223 draft versions of his short stories and shorter non fiction works.
Correspondents include Sherwood Anderson, James Matthew Barrie, Thomas Beer, Max Beerbohm, Hilaire Belloc, William Rose Benet, Arnold Bennett, Henry Seidel Canby, Willa Sibert Cather, Richard Church, Joseph Conrad, Archibald Joseph Cronin, Jo Davidson, Walter John De La Mare, Adrian M. Conan Doyle, Lynn Fontaine, Hulbert Footner, Edward Morgan Forster, John Galsworthy, Alfred George Gardiner, Andre Paul Guillaume Gide, Philip Gibbs, Ellen Glasgow, Victor Gollancz, Joseph Hergesheimer, Horace Horsnell, Norah Hoult, Aldous Huxley, Margaret Storm Jameson, Sinclair Lewis, Marie Belloc Lowndes, Tomas Garrigue Masaryk, Henry William Massingham, William Somerset Maugham, Henry Louis Mencken, Alan Alexander Milne, Allan Noble Monkhouse, Christopher Morley, Ezra Loomis Pound, John Boynton Priestley, Samuel Kerkham Ratcliffe, Grant Richards, Bertrand Russell, Rafael Sabatini, Eugene Francis Saxton, Dorothy Leigh Sayers, George Bernard Shaw, Upton Sinclair, Osbert Sitwell, Leonard Alfred George Strong, Dylan Thomas, Henry Major Tomlinson, Hugh Walpole, Herbert George Wells, and Rebecca West.
Arranged in seven series, the collection is described in a detailed finding aid consisting of catalogs of correspondence, series inventories, and a comprehensive index.
Photostatic copy of a letter dated at Fort Smith, Arkansas September 13, 1842, from Taylor, "Bt. Br. Genl U.S.A. Comdg.," to Colonel Roger Jones, Adjutant General, Washington, D. C., pertaining to the ransom of white children captured by the Comanche Indians and being held in Texas.
Copy of original document in the Ayer Collection, Newberry Library. Chicago, Illinois, purchased from the Newberry in 1956.
Copies of letters dated at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania July 3, September 4 and 24, 1891, and February 7, 1907, from Tebbetts to Mary B. Paddock, Fayetteville, Arkansas, pertaining to reminiscences of the Tebbetts family in Fayetteville.
Gift of Ernest Cecil Deane, Fayetteville, Arkansas, September, 1967.
Mostly newspaper clippings, speeches, pamphlets, political campaign literature, and other printed material collected by Thomas, University of Arkansas professor of history and political science from 1907 until his retirement in 1940, together with original or transcribed copies of a few letters received, 1919-1938. The collection pertains, in part, to Thomas' interests in Arkansas history, especially as regards political, economic, and governmental affairs in the period 1914 to 1938. Areas to which the material relates include: revision of the state tax structure, use of the initiative and referendum, and other political reform measures; the political career of Robert Minor Wallace; coal miners' strikes in 1914 and 1915; and the Elaine race riot of 1919.
The collection has been inventoried.
Gift of Mary Elizabeth Thomas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, c. 1944.
Programs, speeches, clippings, pamphlets, and other material, including a few letters, created, received, or collected by the Arkansas lawyer, merchant, newspaper publisher, legislator, soldier, and church man, pertaining to his political, religious, and fraternal activities, especially as regards prohibition, the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and freemasonry in Arkansas.
Gift of J. M. Workman, Conway, Arkansas, c. 1930.
Letters and related material received by the Arkansas lawyer, jurist, legislator, and politician who was a pioneer settler in Van Buren, Arkansas, pertaining to his law practice there and to political and other affairs in Arkansas, especially as regards railroad development, Reconstruction, efforts to secure a federal appointment for William Minor Quesenbury, the duel between Solon Borland and Benjamin J. Borden, the creation of Franklin County, and Archibald Yell's campaign for election to the United States Congress in 1844. The material also relates to John Drennen, Samuel Edmonson, John Hallum, and David Thompson.
Correspondents (1837 to 1887) include Mark Bean, Charles P. Bertrand, Edward Cross, William Cummins, Elbert Hartwell English, John R. Fellows, Robert Smith Gant, Augustus Hill Garland, Jesse Miller, Thomas Willoughby Newton, George W. Paschal, John Rogers, Andrew Scott, William King Sebastian, David Walker.
A calendar describes the collection.
Published regulations regarding ordnance and ordnance stores, issued at Little Rock, Arkansas, August 9, 1864 by order of Major General Frederick Steele.
Purchased January, 1962.
Published police regulations for the Army of the District of Eastern Arkansas, issued at Helena, Arkansas December 4, 1862 by order of Brigadier General Frederick Steele.
Purchased January, 1962.
Published regulations for the guidance of recruiting officers detailed for the state of Arkansas, undated, issued at Little Rock, Arkansas by order of Captain James A. Swaim, Superintendent, Volunteers Recruiting Service.
Purchased January, 1962.
Mostly letters and related documents received by the clerk of the court, pertaining to civil and criminal cases of its jurisdiction. Correspondents include Mason Wood Benjamin, Thomas Boles, Thomas Mead Bowen, Benton Jackson Brown, James O. Churchill, Powell Clayton, Freeman Walker Compton, Lucien W. Coy, Benjamin T. DuVal, James Fleming Fagan, Lafayette Gregg, Isaac Charles Parker, John Henry Rogers, John N. Sarber, Jacob Trieber, and Stephen W. Wheeler.
The letters have been calendared.
Purchased November, 1937.
Copies of correspondence and related documents, dated January 9 to March 1, 1935, pertaining to the strike of federal relief workers in Sebastian County, Arkansas. The material relates to Horace Bryan, Ward H. Rodgers, Commonwealth College, the Students League for Industrial Democracy, the Southern Tenant Farmers Union, and the Working Men's Union of the World. Correspondents include William Ruthrauff Amberson, Floyd Sharp, Samuel Teitelbaum, Willard Edwin Uphaus, and Claude C. Williams.
Organized in five files, the material is fully described in an inventory.
Copied from selected documents in the state files of the United States National Archives and Records Service's Records Group 69, Records of the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, October, 1973.
Records of the state W.P.A. office in Little Rock, Arkansas, comprising correspondence, reports, minutes of meetings, memoranda, financial records, contracts, bulletins, procedural and training manuals, scrapbooks and other material pertaining to the development, functioning, and administration of the agency in Arkansas, and of its predecessor agency, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, especially as regards the formation, operation, and affairs of the Arkansas Rural Rehabilitation Corporation's Colonization Project No. 1, the Dyess Rural Rehabilitation Corporation or Dyess Colony, Inc.
Principal correspondents are William Reynolds Dyess, Arkansas State Emergency Relief Administrator and Work Projects Administrator from 1933 until his death in 1936, W. Floyd Sharp, who succeeded Dyess as W.P.A. Administrator in 1936, and other national, regional, and state officials of the F.E.R.A. and W.P.A. Other correspondents represented, however, include Homer Martin Adkins, Carl Edward Bailey, Hattie Wyatt Caraway, Howard Milton Colvin, Ben Cravens, Claude Albert Fuller, Junius Marion Futrell, Ezekiel Candler Gathings, John Elvis Miller, Joseph Taylor Robinson, and David Dickson Terry.
Series inventories describe the material at the file level.
Deposited through the courtesy of Leone Sharp, Little Rock, Arkansas, November, 1970.
Minutes of meetings, from initial organization on November 18, 1895 to March 13, 1908, of a group of Fayetteville, Arkansas women associated together "to assist in rendering more comfortable the students who may fall sick in the Dormitory" of the University of Arkansas.
Gift of Helen Hudgins Wiggans, Fayetteville, Arkansas, June, 1950 .
Letters written and received by the Fayetteville, Arkansas lawyer, jurist, and political leader who served as justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court from 1848 to 1857, from 1866 to 1868, and from 1874 to 1878. The letters pertain to Walker's professional, business, political, and familial interests and activities, and also to affairs of the Whig Party in Arkansas, to the Secession movement of 1861, to the Civil War and Reconstruction in Arkansas, and to the Arkansas Industrial University in 1874.
Correspondents include Mark Bean, John J. Clendenin, John R. Eakin, Elbert Hartwell English, Augustus Hill Garland, Lorenzo Gibson, Thomas Montague Gunter, Robert Ward Johnson, James Mitchell, Christopher C. Scott, Jesse Turner, James David Walker, George Claiborne Watkins, William Edward Woodruff, Jr., and Archibald Yell.
A calendar of the correspondence has been compiled.
Gift of John Wythe Walker, Little Rock, Arkansas, October, 1948.
Affidavits, invoices, military orders, reports, receipts, requisitions, an(l other documents pertaining, for the most part, to the duties of Captain A. M. Ward, Assistant Commissary of Subsistence, in provisioning Confederate troops in the vicinity of Yellville and Lewisville, Arkansas during the months of October, 1862 and August, 1864.
An inventory describes the materials.
Gift of Scott Ward. Little Rock, Arkansas, December, 1949.
Original manuscript of the work published in 1869 as Reminiscences of the Indians, recounting author Washburn's experiences as superintendent of the Dwight Mission and as missionary among the Cherokees of Western Arkansas from 1819 to 1840.
Restrictions apply to research use of the manuscript.
Gift of Mabel W. Anderson. Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1939.
Proclamations and orders, in English, French, and German, published and posted in France and Germany by American Military Government units of the United States Army.
An inventory of the material has been compiled.
Gift of Mr. Weisenberger, Hope, Arkansas, March, 1960.
Letter, dated at Washington March 12, 1832, from John Quincy Adams to William T. Rosseter, Williamstown, Massachusetts, regarding the contemplated publication of a work by an unidentified third person; and letter, dated at La Grange, July 12, 1833, from Marie Joseph Paul Roch Yves Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette to Nathan J. Rosseter, in reply to Rosseter's inquiry about French military schools.
Gift of Jarvis B. Wellman, Chicago, Illinois, January, 1937.
Ledger and sales journals recording the commercial transactions of D. C. Williams, general merchant of Pine Bluff and Van Buren, Arkansas. The entries for July, 1842 through October, 1844 pertain to Williams' business in Pine Bluff. Leaving that city in 1845, he settled in Van Buren, and entries for the period November, 1846 through August, 1869 reflect his conduct of business there in partnership, from time to time, with Edward Cunningham, John Henry, and William Whitfield.
A descriptive inventory provides a table of contents to the volumes.
Purchased February, 1939 and January, 1962.
Correspondence, bound volume listing "claims for collection and disposition thereof," and certificates of appointment, pertaining to the law practice of the Fayetteville, Arkansas attorney, 1847-1869, and to his appointment to the offices of Prosecuting Attorney for the Fourth Judicial District, 1840, attorney for the Fayetteville branch of the Bank of the State of Arkansas, 1845, and United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, 1854 and 1858. Correspondents include Augustus Hill Garland.
Documents are described in an inventory.
Gift of Nell Wilson Jones and of Wilson heirs, June, 1936.
Correspondence, memoranda, financial records, essays, addresses, notebooks, legal briefs, clippings, periodicals and other published and unpublished material, most of which dates from 1917 to c. 1950, pertaining to the history of the Llano Cooperative Colony of Newllano, Louisiana, especially as regards its founding in 1917, its legal and financial relationship with the Llano Del Rio Co., its social aims, financial plans and problems, dissention and conflict among its leaders and members, and the founding of Commonwealth College. Correspondents include Harry J. Early, William A. Gilbert, Job Harriman, A. James McDonald, Rate Richards O'Hare, George T. Pickett, Ernest Wooster, and William Edward Zeuch.
A calendar of correspondence and series inventories describe the collection.
Gift of Mr. Wilson, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July, 1962.
Two printed broadsides, issued during the Arkansas Democratic Party primary campaign of 1903 by state Supreme Court Justice Wood and by supporters of his gubernatorial candidacy in opposition to the re-election of Jeff Davis, together with an affidavit, executed at Van Buren, Arkansas March 22, 1912 by four citizens of that city, testifying that Davis, candidate for the Democratic nomination to a second term in the United States Senate, was drunk when he spoke in that city on March 19, 1912.
Purchased March, 1939.
"Arkansas Y.W.C.A. Memory Book 1916-1917" and "U. of A. Y.W.C.A. Memory Book for year 1917-1918," containing correspondence, photographs, clippings, programs, notices, announcements, invitations, and other material relating to the affairs of the Y.W.C.A. at the University of Arkansas. Correspondents include Charles Hillman Brough.
Gift of Gladys Hollabaugh Fox, Tulsa, Oklahoma, c. 1937.