Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Romans, Bess Wolf, 1892-1989
- Bess Wolf Romans Collection
- Inclusive Dates
- MC 1382
- 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
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RESTRICTIONS APPLY. Letters are fragile and have been encapsulated in Mylar. Photocopies, if needed, must be made without removing the letters from their sleeves.
No Interlibrary Loan.
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
The Bess Wolf Romans Collection was transferred to the University Libraries by the Fayetteville Public Library on May 15, 1998. The scrapbook was found in the book drop at the public library "in late September or early October 1991. The donor was not identified." --note kept with scrapbook.
Processed by Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in July 1998.
Preferred Form of Citation
Bess Wolf Romans Collection (MC 1382), 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.
Bess Pauline Wolf (1892-1989) attended the University of Arkansas and graduated in the Class of 1911. She was an enthusiastic member of the girls' basketball team and participated in dramatic productions and the usual student activities. Her first teaching job was presumably at Parkdale, Arkansas, where she taught Expression and literature in 1911-12. By 1914 she had received an Arkansas teachers' certificate for Normal Training and taught at Mena, Arkansas. In 1918 she married E. L. Romans in Checotah, Oklahoma, where she might have been teaching English. The couple settled in Fayetteville, and eventually they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary.
Scope and Content Note
The scrapbook was created by Bess Wolf to contain mementos of her University experiences, her career as a schoolteacher, and other early experiences. Other materials were inserted into the book throughout her life.
The collection consists of Bess Wolf's scrapbook, three letters written by her parents shortly before their marriage, and a card index of the contents of the scrapbook created at the Fayetteville Public Library.
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection:
|Box 1||Folder 1||
RESTRICTION: Do not remove letters from protective sleeves.
|Box 1||Folder 1||Item 1||
W. D. Wolf to Miss Lydia Webb, Paris, Arkansas, August 27, 1874 1 l., 2p.
|Box 1||Folder 1||Item 2||
"William D. Wolf to Miss Lydia Webb his Intended," Paris, Arkansas, Nov 13, 1874 1 l., 2p.
|Box 1||Folder 1||Item 3||
Lydia Webb to William Wolf, Van Buren, Arkansas, Nov. 18, 1874 1 l., 2p.
|Box 1||Folder 2||
Looseleaf binder containing loose pages of genealogical data about the Wolf family, photographs, clippings, programs, souvenirs, documents, correspondence, and other materials documenting Bess Wolf's career as a student at the University of Arkansas and her early years as a schoolteacher. Many items laid in in no particular order. Pages interleaved and articles numbered by the Fayetteville Public Library staff.
|Box 1||Folder 3||
3" x 5" cards containing index of all the items in the scrapbook
END OF COLLECTION