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Arkansas Photograph Collections: By Subject

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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/
 
Morrison Collection
Held by Southern Arkansas University Tech
Description Images related to Ouachita County with emphasis on transportation (rail and river), commerce, business & industry, and oil boom. Original negatives and photos were borrowed from area citizens and copied for the collection. Many are reproduced in the book "Historical Ouachita County: A Photographic Collection."
Photographer Various unknown
Size 3000 images
Dates Covered 1850-1960
Call Number Division of Extended Education
Arrangement Contact prints and negatives of contact prints arranged by topic
Online Availability Selection is available online
Online Location http://www.peace.saumag.edu/swark/photos/sautech/Morrison-EppinetteBook/Contents.html
 
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
 
Regional Photograph Collection
Held by Texarkana Museums System: Wilbur Smith Archives
Description This collections contains photographic prints and negatives dating from the 1860s through the 1990s. Emphasis on images of Texarkana but overall encompasses Northeast Texas and Southwest Arkansas.
Photographer various regional photographers
Size 13,000 individual images and negatives
Dates Covered c. 1860 - 1990
Call Number Ephemera Room, Museum of Regional History
Arrangement numerically by assigned photo #
Index or Catalog available through research librarian
Online Availability Some limited online access. Contact: curator@texarkanamuseums
Online Location http://tmsarchives.omeka.net
 
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
 
Shumaker Naval Depot Collection
Held by Southern Arkansas University Tech
Description Images of the construction and operation of the Shumaker Naval Ammunition Depot in Calhoun County.
Size 150 Images
Dates Covered 1940-1960
Call Number Division of Extended Education
Arrangement 8 x 10 Prints in binders
 
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