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Arkansas Photograph Collections: By Subject

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Arkansas Digital History Institute Collection
Held by Arkansas Digital History Institute
Description ADHI makes available to the public free digital copies of photos and other Arkansas artifacts. Collection built from private citizen contributions. Most of the photos are National Youth Administration projects in Arkansas from the '30s. Smaller group of World War II photos.
Photographer Unknown
Size approx. 565 photographs
Dates Covered 1936-1938; 1944-1945
Call Number digitized images available at ADHI Web site
Arrangement Search photos by key word describing photo content; e.g., "World War II" or "New Deal Construction."
Index or Catalog Index is alphabetical by first word of photo labels.
Online Availability Yes; free download of images with registration
Online Location http://adhi.atu.edu
 
Arkansas Lumber Company Photographs
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Photos taken by a photographer for the American Lumberman magazine. Selected images from this collection appear in "The Arkansas Lumber Company in Warren, Bradley County" Arkansas Historical Quarterly Volume 46, no. 1, Spring 1987 PP. 60-68.
Size 106 photographs
Dates Covered October 1906 and September 1907
Call Number MC 600
Index or Catalog online finding aid at http://libraries.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/arklumber.asp
 
Ernie Deane Photograph Collection
Held by Arkansas History Commission
Description Ernest Cecil "Ernie" Deane (1911-1991) was an Arkansas native, journalist, soldier, teacher, folklorist and historian. He is best known as the writer of the original Arkansas Traveler (1956-1965) newspaper column in the Arkansas Gazette for which most of the negatives in this collection were made.
Photographer Deane, Ernie, 1911-1991
Size Over 7000 images
Dates Covered 1956-1965
Arrangement Arrangement supplied by photographer
Index or Catalog Yes
 
Garland County Historical Society Photograph Collection
Held by Garland County Historical Society
Description The Garland County Historical Society photograph collection in Hot Springs, Arkansas, is the largest group of Garland County photographs in existence. Many of the approximately 20,000 images were collected in connection with the preparation of The Record, the society’s yearly journal, but the subjects are even more varied than the topics covered in the publication. The rural portion of the county is represented in addition to Hot Springs proper, and there is a special emphasis on the area now under Lake Ouachita. The collection includes a sizable number of stereoscopic views of Hot Springs taken by J. F. Kennedy from the 1870s to the early 1900s.
Photographer Most unknown; many by J.F. Kennedy
Size Approximately 20,000 photographs
Dates Covered 1860s to present
Arrangement Arrangement is not in any particular order.
Index or Catalog Alphabetical card catalog indexing the photographs
Online Availability Limited sample online; digitization of collection is in progress
Online Location http://www.garlandcountyhistoricalsociety.com
 
General Photograph File
Held by Arkansas History Commission
Description The general photograph file consists of a general collection of images of Arkansas and its people. The majority of the collection consists of black and white prints on paper and safety negatives. Some color visuals are also available. There are limited numbers of rarer photographic images such as daguerreotypes, tintypes, ambrotypes, and cyanotypes. Also included are non-photographic images such as line drawings, postcards, engravings, and portraits.
Size Over 400,000 images
Dates Covered circa 1860-present
Arrangement Arrangement is by accession.
Index or Catalog Yes
Online Availability Very few selected images.
Online Location http://archives.arkansas.gov/
 
Jesse Laurence Charlton Photographs
Held by Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
Description Taken for Charlton's research as Professor of Rural Sociology at the University of Arkansas. Includes rural schools and churches, farm labor, dwellings, agricultural structures, and more in Northwest Arkansas, Nashville, Magnolia, Texarkana, Yell County, Phillips County, Boone County, Calhoun County, Columbia County, and Nevada County. Selections from these photos have been published in A Time to Every Purpose: the Photographs of Jesse L. Charlton, 1937-1954 edited by Guy C. Vanderpool. Link to record in catalog Permanent link to this record: http://library.uark.edu/record=b2110918~S0
Photographer Jesse Laurence Charlton
Size 256 photographs
Dates Covered 1937-1954
Call Number Loc. C 1181-1182
Arrangement By location
Index or Catalog Finding aid currently only in paper format in Special Collections Reading Room
 
Landscapes (Collection P10)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Collection contains images relating to both the natural and man-made landscapes in Arkansas. These photographs cover such subjects as residential and institutional grounds, mountains, lakes and rivers, and scenic views. Pictures portraying various streetscapes are included in “Collection No. 9 Streetscapes.”
Photographer Unknown.
Size 103 photographs, negatives, postcards
Dates Covered 1900-1980
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written description only.
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p10-landscapes/
 
Natural Resources (Collection P19)
Held by UCA Archives
Description Images relate to the natural resources in Arkansas and cover such subjects as forests and forestry, oil wells, wildlife, and dams. Tourism photos are in “Collection No. 24 Sports, Recreation, Tourism."
Photographer Unknown; many from Game and Fish Commission
Size 29 photographs and negatives
Dates Covered 1890-1960
Call Number By photo collection number and photo number
Arrangement
Online Availability Written descriptions only
Online Location http://uca.edu/archives/p19-natural-resources/
 
Northwest Arkansas Times Collection
Held by Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Description An all-encompassing collection of images made during the latter half of the 20th century by the "Northwest Arkansas Times." Coverage area is mainly Fayetteville (Washington County), although other areas in Washington County and Northwest Arkansas are depicted. The collection was generously donated by the "Northwest Arkansas Times."
Photographer includes Ken Good, Pat Donat, Mike Donat, William Cooksey, Scott Flanagin, & Andy Shupe
Size 300,000+ prints & in-camera negatives
Dates Covered mid 1960s-mid 1990s
Call Number n/a
Arrangement prints by topic; negatives by date and/or photographer
Index or Catalog n/a
 
Rivers, Landings, and Riverboats, ca. 1880-1927, PH.0056
Held by University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Description This collection contains photographic print reproductions of rivers, landings, and riverboats in Arkansas, including steamboats on the White River, Arkansas River, and Ouachita River.
Photographer Various
Size 42 items
Dates Covered ca. 1880-1927
Call Number Arkansas Studies Institute, 401 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
Arrangement By accession
Index or Catalog Yes
Online Availability Yes
Online Location http://arstudies.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/findingaids/id/2314
 
Rogers Historical Museum Image Collection
Held by Rogers Historical Museum
Description The image collection includes copies of images in the Museum's own collection and copies of images loaned to the Museum. For more information on the availability of images for private and public use, contact the Museum's assistant director or curator of collections. The Museum does charge use fees for public display and for publication of images in the collection.
Size 20,000 plus images
Dates Covered 1860 - present
Arrangement Arranged in binders by topic
Index or Catalog Partial index available
Online Availability Not at this time
 
Shiloh Museum General Collection
Held by Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Description An all-encompassing collection of images primarily from the six counties that make up Northwest Arkansas (Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Newton, & Washington). Photos in this collection have been generously donated or loaned to the Museum since 1968, when the Museum was founded.
Photographer includes Burch Grabill, J.H. Field, MacRoberts, Mrs. Young
Size 55,000+
Dates Covered 1850s-present day
Call Number n/a
Arrangement by topic and by accession/catalog number
Index or Catalog n/a
Online Availability a small selection is available for viewing on various pages of the Museum's website under such topics as exhibits, collections, photo collection
Online Location http://www.shilohmuseum.org/photo_collections/about_photo_collections.php
 
Springdale News Collection
Held by Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Description An all-encompassing collection of images made during the latter half of the 20th century by the "Springdale News" (later the "Morning News of Northwest Arkansas"). Coverage area is mainly Springdale (Washington County), although other areas in Washington county and Northwest Arkansas are depicted. The collection was generously donated by the "Morning News of Northwest Arkansas."
Photographer includes Charles Bickford & Jim Morriss
Size 300,000+ prints & in-camera negatives
Dates Covered mid 1960s-mid 1990s
Call Number n/a
Arrangement prints by topic; negatives by date
Index or Catalog n/a
 
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Last updated: August 15, 2012