Walter Lee Brown Collection

MC 1200

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 Lee Flowers, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Brown, Walter Lee, 1924-
Walter Lee Brown Collection
Inclusive Dates
ca 1861-1912
MC 1200
1.5 linear feet (1 box)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email 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 collection was donated to the Special Collections Division by Walter Lee Brown, University of Arkansas history professor, in June 1992.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, April 1996. Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Preferred Form of Citation

Walter Lee Brown Collection (MC 1200), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains papers of the P.G. Henry family, ca. 1861-1892 (store ledger, receipts, letters, special orders, appointment papers signed by the then Governor of Arkansas, Isaac Murphy, and a recipe for magic soap); papers of the Ward, Jones, and Earle Families, ca. 1862-1879 (family letters with typewritten transcripts, last will, bills of sale, receipts, and other papers); papers of Hal L. Norwood, Arkansas Attorney General in the early 1900s, ca. 1896-1915 (correspondence, newspaper scrapbooks, and an incomplete issue of The Arkansas Gazette, July 19, 1899); miscellaneous papers, ca. 1872-1928 (newspaper and magazine articles, non-postal Arkansas stamps, published poem Arkansas by Blanche Chenault Junkin, reunion program, a booklet of admission tickets to the Democratic National Convention, Houston, Texas, June, 1928, and other papers); picture postcards (New Orleans, Louisiana, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, World's Fair 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, San Antonio, Texas, and others), twenty-three photographs (only ten pictures could be identified as Arkansas related: e.g., pictures of flooded Court House in Clarendon, Monroe County, Arkansas, 1927, a river terminal at West Memphis, Arkansas, ca. 1890, and a Conway-Bradley Grave Yard at Walnut Hill, Arkansas, the burial place of James S. Conway, first Governor of Arkansas; the rest of the photographs are either not identified or contain insufficient information to determine their origin); and slides of menus from Arlington and Eastman Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Separated Materials

A special publication, "Centennial: Faulkner County & Conway, 1873-1973" by The Log Cabin Democrat, April 21, 1973, was removed from the collection to the vertical file in Special Collections. A microfilm is available in the Audio Visual Department.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

P.G. Henry family, 1861-1892

Box 1 Folder 2

Ward, Jones, and Earle families, 1862-1879

Box 1 Folder 3

Hal L. Norwood, ca 1896-1915

Box 1 Folder 4

Miscellaneous papers and clippings, ca 1872-1928

Box 1 Folder 5

Photographs and slides., n.d.

Box 1 Folder 6

Postcards., n.d.

Box 1 Folder 7

Newspaper scrapbooks., n.d.


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