Stevenson/Boyce Family Papers

MC 1354

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Todd E. Lewis and Krista Oldham, 2006.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Stevenson/Boyce Family
Title
Stevenson/Boyce Family Papers
Inclusive Dates
1866-1996
Identification
MC 1354
Extent
2.25 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections, 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 Stevenson/Boyce Family Papers were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries on October 11, 1996, by Ed and Dorothy Stevenson of Mena, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Matthew Lammers; completed in November 2006.

Preferred Form of Citation

Stevenson/Boyce Family Papers (MC 1354), Special Collections, 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

William Boyce was born on August 31, 1841, in Alabama. He attended the University of Louisiana in 1866-1867. Afterwards he moved to Arkansas, establishing a medical practice in 1869, and eventually settled in Lockesburg, Sevier County. He later received his diploma from Missouri Medical College in 1881, but had been certified to practice medicine prior to that. He died April 1, 1921, in Lockesburg, Arkansas. Albert P. (A.P.) Boyce, son of W.T., was born January 1, 1880 in Lockesburg. He married Leila Floyd, granddaughter of Matthew Locke, one of the namesakes of Lockesburg. Albert became mayor of Lockesburg in 1912. He died March 4, 1950.

Nina Boyce, a daughter of Albert and Leila Boyce, was born December 14, 1908, in Lockesburg. She attended the University of Arkansas in 1927-1929 and afterwards became a teacher in the Horatio, Arkansas School District. She married E.E. Stevenson, principal of Horatio High School, on July 30, 1932, in Lockesburg. Stevenson was born March 18, 1906, in Poteau, Indian Territory (Oklahoma). He also briefly attended the University of Arkansas, as well as the University of Alabama and Arkansas State Teachers College (now University of Central Arkansas) in Conway. He began teaching history and coaching football at Horatio High School in 1928. The couple later moved to Hatton, Polk County, Arkansas, where he began Hatton Lumber Company and briefly coached football at Mena High School in the 1940s. He died November 13, 1986, in Cove, Arkansas. Nina died May 7, 1996, in Mena.

Scope and Content Note

The materials in the collection cover three generations of the Boyce family, as well as the materials of Eugene Edward (E.E.) Stevenson. Nina Boyce Stevenson collected Boyce family records while doing genealogical research, including the medical ledgers of her grandfather, William Thomas (W.T.) Boyce. Other materials relate to her husband E.E. Stevenson's research on the history of Sevier County and his work as a teacher and a coach at Horatio (Sevier County) High School in the 1930s.

The collection contains the medical ledgers of W.T. Boyce from 1869-1879 and 1881-1886, as well as his diploma and state medical certification. His materials also include the minutes of the Hughes Frontier Club, Lockesburg, Arkansas, of which he was a member. The collection also contains the mayoral commission of A.P. Boyce and his wife's Red Cross certification. Materials related to E.E. Stevenson comprise the majority of the collection. They include his research for History of Sevier County and themes written by his history students on local history, as well as assorted newspaper articles related to his coaching career and the history of Sevier County. Some of the other papers include the genealogical history of the James Stevenson family from 1721 to 1978. The collection also includes Nina Boyce Stevenson's correspondence and scrapbook materials concerning her genealogical research. The collection also contains a signed copy of Profiles of the Past by Harold Mabry and several photographs of the family and family friends.

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

William Thomas Boyce Medical Ledgers, 1869, 1870

Box 1 Folder 2

William Thomas Boyce Medical Ledgers, 1871-1872

Box 1 Folder 3

William Thomas Boyce Medical Ledgers, 1873

Box 1 Folder 4

William Thomas Boyce Medical Ledgers, 1874-1875, 1878

Box 1 Folder 5

William Thomas Boyce Medical Ledgers, 1876-1877

Box 1 Folder 6

William Thomas Boyce Medical Ledgers, 1879

Box 1 Folder 7

William Thomas Boyce Medical Ledgers, 1881-1885

Box 1 Folder 8

William Thomas Boyce Medical Ledgers, 1886

Box 1 Folder 9

William Thomas Boyce Loose Materials (University Lecture Passes, Tax Receipts, Merchandise Bill), n.d.

Box 1 Folder 10

William Thomas Boyce Minutes of the Hughes Frontier Club (Lockesburg, Arkansas), n.d.

Box 1 Folder 11

Albert P. and Leila Floyd Boyce Materials, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 12

E. E. Stevenson (Author) History of Sevier County Manuscript, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 13

E. E. Stevenson (Author) History of Sevier County General Notes/Drafts/Outlines, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 14

E. E. Stevenson (Author) History of Sevier County Notes/Research Scrapbook, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 15

E. E. Stevenson (Author) History of Sevier County Notes/Research Banks, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 16

E. E. Stevenson (Author) History of Sevier County Notes/Research Census, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 17

E. E. Stevenson (Author) History of Sevier County Notes/Research Churches, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 18

E. E. Stevenson (Author) History of Sevier County Notes/Research Cities and Towns, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 19

E. E. Stevenson (Author) History of Sevier County Notes/Research Confederate Reunion, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 20

E. E. Stevenson (Author) History of Sevier County Notes/Research County Finance, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 21

E. E. Stevenson (Author) History of Sevier County Notes/Research County Records, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 22

E. E. Stevenson (Author) History of Sevier County Notes/Research Courthouses, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 23

E. E. Stevenson (Author) History of Sevier County Notes/Research Drought Relief, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 24

E. E. Stevenson (Author) History of Sevier County Notes/Research Disasters, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 25

E. E. Stevenson (Author) History of Sevier County Notes/Research "Early Days in the County", n.d.

Box 1 Folder 26

E. E. Stevenson (Author) History of Sevier County Notes/Research Farming, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 27

E. E. Stevenson (Author) History of Sevier County Notes/Research Fraternal Orders, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 1

E. E. Stevenson History of Sevier County Notes/Research Industry

Box 2 Folder 2

E. E. Stevenson History of Sevier County Notes/Research Ku Klux Klan

Box 2 Folder 3

E. E. Stevenson History of Sevier County Notes/Research Miscellaneous, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 4

E. E. Stevenson History of Sevier County Notes/Research Miscellaneous, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 5

E. E. Stevenson History of Sevier County Notes/Research "Miscellaneous Crimes", n.d.

Box 2 Folder 6

E. E. Stevenson History of Sevier County Notes/Research Murder/Suicide, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 7

E. E. Stevenson History of Sevier County Notes/Research Newspapers, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 8

E. E. Stevenson History of Sevier County Notes/Research Pioneer Citizens, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 9

E. E. Stevenson History of Sevier County Notes/Research Prominent or Unusual Citizens, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 10

E. E. Stevenson History of Sevier County Notes/Research Railroads, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 11

E. E. Stevenson History of Sevier County Notes/Research Roads, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 12

E. E. Stevenson History of Sevier County Notes/Research Robberies, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 13

E. E. Stevenson History of Sevier County Notes/Research Roy Hooper Case, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 14

E. E. Stevenson History of Sevier County Notes/Research Schools, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 15

E. E. Stevenson History of Sevier County Notes/Research Special Legislation, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 16

E. E. Stevenson History of Sevier County Notes/Research World War, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 17

E. E. Stevenson Class Lecture Notes, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 18

E. E. Stevenson Class Newspaper Articles (with Lecture Notes), n.d.

Box 2 Folder 19

E. E. Stevenson Class Student History Themes A-F, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 20

E. E. Stevenson Class Student History Themes G-H, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 21

E. E. Stevenson Class Student History Themes I-L, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 22

E. E. Stevenson Class Student History Themes M-N, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 23

E. E. Stevenson Class Student History Themes O-S, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 24

E. E. Stevenson Class Student History Themes T-Z, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 25

E. E. Stevenson Other Materials, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 26

E. E. Stevenson Newspaper Articles, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 27

Nina Boyce Stevenson Correspondence, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 28

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 1, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 29

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 2, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 30

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 3, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 31

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 4, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 32

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 5, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 33

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 6, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 34

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 7, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 35

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 8, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 36

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 9, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 37

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 10, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 38

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 11, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 39

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 12, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 40

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 13, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 41

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 14, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 42

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 15, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 43

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 16, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 44

Nina Boyce Stevenson Scrapbook Volume 17, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 45

James Stevenson Family Genealogical Materials, 1721-1978

Box 2 Folder 46

Nina Boyce Stevenson Notes on Genealogy, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 47

Other Materials Correspondence and Envelopes, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 48

Other Materials Profiles of the Past by Harold Mabry, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 49

Other Materials Sevier County Brochures, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 50

Other Materials Newspaper Articles, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 51

Other Materials Photographs, n.d. (Images 1-11)

Box 3 Folder 1

W.T. Boyce Materials Diploma from Missouri Medical College, 1881 (Oversize)

Box 3 Folder 2

W.T. Boyce Materials Arkansas State Medical Certification, 1903 (Oversize)

Box 3 Folder 3

A. P. Boyce Mayoral Commission Certificate for Lockesburg, Arkansas, 1912 (Oversize)

Box 3 Folder 4

Nina Boyce Stevenson Materials "Heart" Item from Scrapbook, n.d. (Oversize)

END OF COLLECTION

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