Gallaher, Rhyne, and Wilkerson Family Papers

MC 1057

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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Krista Jones, 2010.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Gallaher, Rhyne, and Wilkerson Family
Title
Gallaher, Rhyne, and Wilkerson Family Papers
Inclusive Dates
1847-1978
Identification
MC 1057
Extent
4.25 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Gallaher, Rhyne, and Wilkerson Family Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on July 6, 1990, by Sadie Kate Meek.

Processing Information

Processed by Nicholas Candido; completed in August 2009.

Preferred Form of Citation

Gallaher, Rhyne, and Wilkerson Family Papers (MC 1057), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

All three families have connections to Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. The Wilkersons, Rhynes, and Gallahers were all connected through geographical location, work, and marriages. James A. Gallaher was a municipal court judge in Sebastian County during the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's and appointed Wyatt Wilkerson as Sebastian County Clerk. Wyatt Wilkerson and Woods Wilkerson Jr. were brothers and sons of Woods Wilkerson Sr. and Menone Wilkerson. James Gallaher and Wyatt Wilkerson were also members of the American Yeoman Society.

Thomas Jefferson Gallaher and Eliza Jane Rhyne Gallaher were the parents of James A. Gallaher.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains handwritten papers of the three family's complex connections. They are placed in the beginning of the collection to orientate the researcher. Financial materials concerning Menone Wilkerson, Wyatt Wilkerson, and the Gallahers are included. Other materials include school and graduation materials for Wyatt Wilkerson, newspaper clippings about the three families, photographs, certificates, diplomas, and two bibles owned by the Rhynes.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Rhyne Gallaher and Wilkerson Biographical Materials, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 2

Wilkerson Family Correspondence, 1895-1955

Box 1 Folder 3

George A. Wilkerson Materials, 1883-1927

Box 1 Folder 4

Burris Family Financial Materials, 1929-1961

Box 1 Folder 5

Woods Wilkerson Financial Materials, 1904-1952

Box 1 Folder 6

Menone Wilkerson Financial Materials, 1910-1948

Box 1 Folder 7

Woods Wilkerson Brotherhood of American Yeoman Materials, 1928-1932

Box 1 Folder 8

Woods Wilkerson 50th Wedding Anniversary Materials, 1946

Box 1 Folder 9

Woods Wilkerson Death Materials, 1947

Box 1 Folder 10

Woods Wilkerson Jr. Materials, 1916-1957

Box 1 Folder 11

Wyatt Wilkerson Birth Certificate Copy, 1909

Box 1 Folder 12

Wyatt Wilkerson School Materials, 1920-1927

Box 1 Folder 13

Wyatt Wilkerson Graduation Materials, 1927-1929

Box 1 Folder 14

Wyatt Wilkerson Navy Materials, 1942-1944

Box 1 Folder 15

Wyatt Wilkerson Correspondence, 1938-1944

Box 1 Folder 16

Wyatt Wilkerson Correspondence, 1945-1958

Box 1 Folder 17

Wyatt Wilkerson Correspondence, 1959-1972

Box 1 Folder 18

Wyatt Wilkerson Sebastian County Clerk Materials, 1939-1953

Box 1 Folder 19

Wyatt Wilkerson Financial Materials, 1932-1962

Box 1 Folder 20

Wyatt Wilkerson Card, 1927-1972

Box 1 Folder 21

Wyatt Wilkerson General Materials, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 22

Nora Wilkerson Death and Funeral Materials, 1957

Box 1 Folder 23

Wilkerson Family Reunion Materials, 1938

Box 1 Folder 24

Wilkerson Christmas Cards, 1928-1944

Box 1 Folder 25

Business Cards Collected by Wilkerson, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 26

Cards, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 27

Addresses Written by Wilkerson

Box 1 Folder 28

Woods Wilkerson Newspaper Clippings, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 29

Wyatt Wilkerson Newspaper Clippings, 1928-1955

Box 2 Folder 1

General Wilkerson Family Newspaper Clippings, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 2

Burris Family Newspaper Clippings, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 3

Eshelman Family Newspaper Clippings, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 4

Grossard Family Newspaper Clippings, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 5

Plunkett Family Newspaper Clippings, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 6

Society Notices Newspaper Clippings, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 7

Death/Funeral Notices , n.d.

Box 2 Folder 8

Political/Social Newspaper Clippings, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 9

Sports Newspaper Clippings, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 10

General Newspaper Clippings, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 11

Eliza Jane Gallaher Correspondence, 1871-1928

Box 2 Folder 12

Eliza Jane Gallaher Materials, 1871-1928

Box 2 Folder 13

Thomas Jefferson Gallaher Materials, 1887-1918

Box 2 Folder 14

James Gallaher Materials, 1890-1892

Box 2 Folder 15

James Gallaher Brotherhood of American Yeoman Materials, 1922-1932

Box 2 Folder 16

Robert Gallaher Materials, 1897-1918

Box 2 Folder 17

Glaphyra Gallaher Materials, 1897-1882

Box 2 Folder 18

Gallaher Newspaper Clippings, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 19

Rhyne Family Materials, 1847-1882

Box 2 Folder 20

Rhyne Newspaper Clippings, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 21

Moffett Bell and Phillips Correspondence, 1930-1934

Box 2 Folder 22

Moffett Bell and Phillips Correspondence, 1935-1940

Box 2 Folder 23

Moffett Bell Materials, 1918-1939

Box 2 Folder 24

Miscellaneous Correspondence, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 25

Miscellaneous Materials, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 26

Mrs. Frank R. Morgan Medical Materials, 1936

Box 2 Folder 27

Rhyne Photographs (Images 1-2)

Box 2 Folder 28

Gallaher Photographs (Images 3-13)

Box 2 Folder 29

Eliza Jane Gallaher Photographs (Images 14-22)

Box 2 Folder 30

Woods and Menone Wilkerson Photographs (Images 23-43)

Box 2 Folder 31

Woods Wilkerson Jr. Photographs (Images 44-75)

Box 2 Folder 32

Wyatt Wilkerson Photographs (Images 76-149)

Box 2 Folder 33

Wilkerson Family Photographs (Images 150-166)

Box 2 Folder 34

Jim Krone and Freck Maddox Photographs (Images 167-174)

Box 2 Folder 35

Burris Photographs (Images 175-180)

Box 2 Folder 36

Burton Photographs (Images 181-182)

Box 2 Folder 37

Gossard Photographs (Images 183-186)

Box 2 Folder 38

Plunkett Photographs (Images 187-190)

Box 2 Folder 39

Wann Photographs (Images 191-194)

Box 2 Folder 40

1938 Family Reunion Photographs (Images 195-199)

Box 2 Folder 41

Photographs (Images 200-217)

Box 2 Folder 42

Photographs of Children (Images 218-253)

Box 3 Folder 1

Photographs of Men (Images 354-317)

Box 3 Folder 2

Photographs of Women (Images 318-355)

Box 3 Folder 3

Photographs of Couples and Families (Images 356-364)

Box 3 Folder 4

Group Photographs (Images 365-390)

Box 3 Folder 5

Photographs Without People (Images 391-398)

Box 3 Folder 6

General Photographs (Images 399-405)

Box 3 Folder 7

Wyatt Wilkerson Junior Chamber of Commerce Plaque, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 8

Decorative Wall Medallions, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 9

Wilkerson Furniture Company Framed Picture, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 10

Hair Tie

Box 4 Item 1

Bible Owned by Rhyne Family, n.d

Box 5 Item 1

Bible Owned by Rhyne Family, n.d

Box 6 Folder 1

Speilerville, Arkansas Map, 1898 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 2

G.A. Wilkerson Physician's Certificate, 1908 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 3

Speilerville Mercantile Company Advertisement, 1913 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 4

Wyatt Wilkerson Fort Smith High School Diploma, 1928 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 5

Wyatt Wilkerson Order of DeMolay Certificate, 1932 (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 6

Wyatt Wilkerson Veterans' Service Certificate of Honor, n.d. (Oversize)

Box 6 Folder 7

Newspapers, 1943-1978 (Oversize)

END OF COLLECTION

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