Cora Pinkley Call Papers Addendum

MC 1090

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Saylor Syfert, 2017; updated by Katrina Windon in 2019 to include collection inventory

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Call, Cora Pinkley, 1892-1966
Cora Pinkley Call Papers Addendum
Inclusive Dates
MC 1090
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

Donated by Peggy Call Lisk, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, December 17, 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Allen Scott, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in May 1992.

Preferred Form of Citation

Cora Pinkley Call Papers Addendum (MC 1090), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

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

Biographical Note

Cora Pinkley Call was born in Winona Springs (Carroll County), the youngest of George Washington and Mary Jane Harp Pinkley's ten children. Due to a rare illness, Call was taken out of school at an early age and spent most of her time out of doors studying plant and animal life. In 1925 Call began contributing articles that primarily dealt with nature and gardening to national newspapers and magazines. She later began using three pen names; Karel Lowe, Sallie Green, and Marjorie Thorn, as well as her own. Call founded and was life president of the Ozark Writers and Artists Guild of Eureka Springs. In 1953, she and Edith Bestard began Ozark Gardens, a nationally distributed newspaper that was devoted to gardening and birds. Call was married to Miles Oliver Call and had five children; Peggy Joyce, George Patrick, Paul, Philip Dale, and Betty Jane.

Scope and Content Note

Additional letters, business papers, literary manuscripts, newspaper clippings and photographs created or collected by Call during her career as a Eureka Springs, Arkansas, writer and life president of the Ozark Writers and Artists Guild. Correspondents include John Gould Fletcher, Charlie May Simon, Charles H. Brough, and Orval Faubus. Manuscripts include those by Thomas Elmore Lucy and Bonnie Lela Crump.

Related Materials

Records relating to the Cora Pinkley Call Papers Addendum include:

Cora Pinkley Call Papers, MC 727, 1885-1977

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged within topically labeled folders.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Letters, 1930-1936

Box 1 Folder 2

Letters, 1941-1949

Box 1 Folder 3

Letters, 1950-1952

Box 1 Folder 4

Letters, 1960-1965

Box 1 Folder 5

Business Papers, 1950-1963, undated

Box 1 Folder 6

Cora Pinkley Call Manuscripts and Ledger, 1952-1960, undated

Ledger includes Ozark Writers and Artists Guild materials, such as contact information, photograph, clippings, and Pow Wow meeting notes.

Box 1 Folder 7

Newspaper Clippings, Newsletters, and Programs, 1945-1966

Box 1 Folder 8-9

Thomas Elmore Lucy manuscript, "Admit One: Being the Diary of An Ozarks Wandering Minstrel", undated

Typescript draft with annotations. Includes original cartoon illustrations by Ned Woodman.

Box 1 Folder 10

Other manuscripts, undated

Includes Arthur A. Foster poems and Times-Echo (Eureka Springs) illustration, as well as a handwritten history of the Eureka Artist-Authors Guild by Dr. Bonnie Lela Crump.

Box 1 Folder 11

Photographs, undated

Portrait of Louis and Elsie Freund; portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Ward Dresbach; portrait of Cora Pinkley Call.


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