O. Orland Maxfield Papers

MC 1540

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University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Todd E. Lewis, 2011.

Finding Aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Maxfield, Ollie Orland, 1925-2003
Title
O. Orland Maxfield Papers
Inclusive Dates
1901-2003
Identification
MC 1540
Extent
11.5 linear feet (12 boxes)
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 Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

The O. Orland Maxfield Papers was donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on April 9, 2004, by Chris Huggard of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Todd E. Lewis; completed in November 2011.

Preferred Form of Citation

O. Orland Maxfield Papers (MC 1540), 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

Ollie Orland Maxfield was born on February 4, 1925, in Lawrence County, Illinois. The son of Ollie O. and Jeane Taylor Maxfield, he attended public schools in Crawford County, Illinois. He studied geography and English at George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in 1945. He continued his studies in geography at Ohio State University, where he completed a master's degree in 1946 and a Ph.D. in 1963. He joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas in 1946, where he played an instrumental role in the development of the university's Department of Geography (now Geosciences). He served as the department's chairman from 1966 to 1978. He was also chairman of several committees, including the committee on the Urban and Regional Studies interdisciplinary major beginning in 1976. He served as principal advisor for at least twenty-four students completing their master's theses.

In addition to his duties with the university, he was actively involved with Gamma Theta Upsilon, an international honor society for geography students. From 1972 to 1992 he served as the organization's international secretary, and in 1993-1994 he served as its president. Afterwards, he became its historian and archivist. In 1973 to 1975 he chaired Governor Dale Bumper's Land Resource Management Advisory Committee. He was also involved with the National Council for Geographic Education, the Association of American Geographers, and the Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographers.

A lifelong bachelor, Maxfield had two foster sons, Virgil H. Holder and Christopher J. Huggard. He retired from the University of Arkansas in 1990. In 2002 the National Council for Geographic Education honored him with its Distinguished Mentor Award. He died May 21, 2003, in Fayetteville.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes materials related to Maxfield's private and professional life. Materials pertaining to his private life include correspondence, articles and cartoons clipped from newspapers, and other papers, as well as slides of friends and family and vacations in places across the United States as well as Mexico, Canada, and the Dominican Republic.

Materials related to his professional life include papers pertaining to courses he taught, including examination masters, course syllabi, and teaching aids. "item"s pertaining to the University of Arkansas Department of Geography include correspondence, departmental evaluations, historical files, materials related to the geography graduate program, and alumni materials. Materials related to Gamma Theta Upsilon include correspondence, meeting minutes, membership records, and other papers. Also included are papers related to the university's Urban and Regional Studies Program.

Included in the "Arkansas History Materials" file ("Box" 3, "Folder" 13) are articles on the training of Little Rock's Sixth Rifle Company, Marine Corps Reserve, in 1953; old maps of Arkansas; street cars in central Arkansas; and the history of German settlers in central Arkansas in the nineteenth century. Materials in the "General Materials" file ("Box" 3, "Folder" 37) include clippings on the Mason-Dixon Line and the Heavener Runestone in Oklahoma.

The collection also includes seven photographs and more than 17,000 slides. With the exception of one "Folder" of slides pertaining to the Boston Mountains and Fayetteville, slides are housed in the metal slide cases in which Special Collections received them.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are grouped into two major categories: papers and slides.

Papers are arranged with materials pertaining to Maxfield's personal life first, followed by materials related to the University of Arkansas Department of Geography, then subject files. The subject files, primarily newspaper clippings, are arranged with Arkansas subjects first followed by files with non-Arkansas materials. At the tail end of the papers ares two "Folder"s containing photographs and slides.

Slides are stored in metal cases with four or five cases per "Box". Slides retain Maxfield's original order. File cases arranged with personal materials first, followed by slides related to Arkansas. After these are cases of slides related to the United States in general,then states arranged in alphabetical order. In some cases metal "Box"es contain slides of more than one state; these are incorporated into the order by the state name first in alphabetical order. After the states are slides of Canada, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. The final "Box" of slides contains smaller file cases and feature slides of Oklahoma, southwestern Indians, the Incas, Peru, Bolivia, and Mexico.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

O. O. Maxfield Biographical Materials, 1901-1980

Box 1 Folder 2

O. O. Maxfield Biographical Materials Campaign for Fayetteville Alderman, 1963

Box 1 Folder 3

O. O. Maxfield Correspondence, 1925-1970

Box 1 Folder 4

O. O. Maxfield Correspondence, 1971-1979

Box 1 Folder 5

O. O. Maxfield Correspondence, 1980

Box 1 Folder 6

O. O. Maxfield Correspondence, 1981

Box 1 Folder 7

O. O. Maxfield Correspondence, 1982

Box 1 Folder 8

O. O. Maxfield Correspondence, 1983-1996

Box 1 Folder 9

O. O. Maxfield Correspondence, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 10

O. O. Maxfield Personal Materials Magazine and Newspaper Articles, 1951-1970

Box 1 Folder 11

O. O. Maxfield Personal Materials Magazine and Newspaper Articles, 1975-1980

Box 1 Folder 12

O. O. Maxfield Personal Materials Magazine and Newspaper Articles, 1981-1984

Box 1 Folder 13

O. O. Maxfield Personal Materials Magazine and Newspaper Articles, 1985-1996

Box 1 Folder 14

O. O. Maxfield Personal Materials Magazine and Newspaper Articles, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 15

O. O. Maxfield Personal Materials Cartoons, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 16

O. O. Maxfield Other Personal Materials, n.d. (1 of 2)

Box 1 Folder 17

O. O. Maxfield Other Personal Materials, n.d. (2 of 2)

Box 1 Folder 18

O. O. Maxfield Arkansas Physiography Course, 1957-1988

Box 1 Folder 19

O. O. Maxfield Conservation Correspondence Course, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 20

O. O. Maxfield Conservation Course Exams, 1987-1990

Box 1 Folder 21

O. O. Maxfield Historical Geography Course Exams, 1969-1989

Box 1 Folder 22

O. O. Maxfield History of Geography Course, 1986-1989

Box 1 Folder 23

O. O. Maxfield Western Civilization 1003 Course, 1964-1965

Box 1 Folder 24

O. O. Maxfield Western Civilization 1003 Course Exams, 1964-1966

Box 1 Folder 25

O. O. Maxfield Western Civilization 1013 Course, 1964-1965

Box 1 Folder 26

O. O. Maxfield Class Evaluations, 1972, 1974

Box 1 Folder 27

O. O. Maxfield Class Materials on Latin America, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 28

O. O. Maxfield Class Materials Map Lists, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 29

O. O. Maxfield Class Materials Transparencies on Arkansas, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 30

O. O. Maxfield Other Class Materials, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 31

University of Arkansas Geography Department Alumni Lists and Addresses, 1950-1995

Box 1 Folder 32

University of Arkansas Geography Department Budget Materials, 1967-1968, 1979-1980

Box 1 Folder 33

University of Arkansas Geography Department Chairmanship Materials, 1977

Box 1 Folder 34

University of Arkansas Geography Department Class Enrollment Statistics, 1967-1984

Box 1 Folder 35

University of Arkansas Geography Department Class Enrollment Statistics, 1971-1978

Box 1 Folder 36

University of Arkansas Geography Department Education Task Materials, 1975

Box 1 Folder 37

University of Arkansas Geography Department Equipment Grant Proposals, 1972, 1978

Box 1 Folder 38

University of Arkansas Geography Department Evaluation Materials, Spring 1975

Box 1 Folder 39

University of Arkansas Geography Department Re-Evaluation Materials, Spring 1975

Box 1 Folder 40

University of Arkansas Geography Department Evaluation Materials, 1977-1978

Box 1 Folder 41

University of Arkansas Geography Department Evaluation Materials, 1979

Box 1 Folder 42

University of Arkansas Geography Department Evaluation Materials, 1981

Box 1 Folder 43

University of Arkansas Geography Department Faculty Lists, 1978

Box 1 Folder 44

University of Arkansas Geography Department Faculty Publications Materials, 1946-1950

Box 1 Folder 45

University of Arkansas Geography Department Five-Year Plans Materials, 1975-1979

Box 1 Folder 46

University of Arkansas Geography Department Grade Summary Statistics, 1968

Box 1 Folder 47

University of Arkansas Geography Department Graduate Program Materials, 1976-1987

Box 1 Folder 48

University of Arkansas Geography Department Graduate Program Alumni Materials, 1971-1979

Box 1 Folder 49

University of Arkansas Geography Department Graduate Program Alumni Materials, 1976

Box 1 Folder 50

University of Arkansas Geography Department Graduate Program Alumni Materials, 1996-1997

Box 1 Folder 51

University of Arkansas Geography Department Graduate Program Alumni Materials Questionnaires, 1971

Box 1 Folder 52

University of Arkansas Geography Department Graduate Program Alumni Materials Questionnaires, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 53

University of Arkansas Geography Department Graduate Program M.A. Theses Materials, 1953-1995

Box 1 Folder 54

University of Arkansas Geography Department Graduate Program Model M.A. Program Materials, 1982

Box 1 Folder 55

University of Arkansas Geography Department Graduate Program Northern Field Trip Materials, 1971

Box 1 Folder 56

University of Arkansas Geography Department Graduate Program Ph.D. and M.A. Exams, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 57

University of Arkansas Geography Department Graduate Program Report, 1981

Box 1 Folder 58

University of Arkansas Geography Department History Materials, 1899-1980

Box 1 Folder 59

University of Arkansas Geography Department History Materials, 1981-1998

Box 2 Folder 1

University of Arkansas Geography Department Memos, 1971-1981

Box 2 Folder 2

University of Arkansas Geography Department Alumni Newsletter, 1994, 1997

Box 2 Folder 3

University of Arkansas Geography Department Graduate Student Newsletter, 1996

Box 2 Folder 4

University of Arkansas Geography Department People Paul Butt Materials, 1971-1976

Box 2 Folder 5

University of Arkansas Geography Department People Alan D. Luck Materials, 1970-1971

Box 2 Folder 6

University of Arkansas Geography Department People Irene D. Moke Materials, 1967-1977

Box 2 Folder 7

University of Arkansas Geography Department People Grant M. Roberts Materials, 1968-1978

Box 2 Folder 8

University of Arkansas Geography Department People Charles Thomas Ziehr Materials, 1975-1978

Box 2 Folder 9

University of Arkansas Geography Department Reports, 1974-1982, 1994-1997

Box 2 Folder 10

University of Arkansas Geography Department Salary Evaluation, 1980-1989

Box 2 Folder 11

University of Arkansas Geography Department Student Organization Gamma Theta Upsilon Correspondence, 1962-1972

Box 2 Folder 12

University of Arkansas Geography Department Student Organization Gamma Theta Upsilon Handbook, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 13

University of Arkansas Geography Department Student Organization Gamma Theta Upsilon Honors Day Award Materials, 1970-1994

Box 2 Folder 14

University of Arkansas Geography Department Student Organization Gamma Theta Upsilon Meeting Minutes, 1963-1977, 1992

Box 2 Folder 15

University of Arkansas Geography Department Student Organization Gamma Theta Upsilon Membership Records, 1963-1997

Box 2 Folder 16

University of Arkansas Geography Department Student Organization Gamma Theta Upsilon Programs Materials, 1973-1975

Box 2 Folder 17

University of Arkansas Geography Department Student Organization Gamma Theta Upsilon Pumpkin Contest Materials, 1977

Box 2 Folder 18

University of Arkansas Geography Department Student Organization Gamma Theta Upsilon Registration Forms, 1997-1998

Box 2 Folder 19

University of Arkansas Geography Department Student Organization Gamma Theta Upsilon Ritual Materials, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 20

University of Arkansas Geography Department Student Organization Gamma Theta Upsilon Treasury Data Materials, 1962-1988

Box 2 Folder 21

University of Arkansas Geography Department Student Organization Gamma Theta Upsilon, 1978, 1988

Box 2 Folder 22

Gamma Theta Upsilon National Organization Southwestern Division Materials, 1972

Box 2 Folder 23

University of Arkansas Geography Department Student Organization Geography Club, 1996

Box 2 Folder 24

University of Arkansas Geography Department Survey Materials, 1947

Box 2 Folder 25

University of Arkansas Geography Department Survey Replies, 1947

Box 2 Folder 26

University of Arkansas Geography Department Task Forces, 1976-1978

Box 2 Folder 27

University of Arkansas Geography Department Undergraduate Program Materials, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 28

University of Arkansas Geography Department Undergraduate Program Questionnaire Materials, 1971

Box 2 Folder 29

University of Arkansas Geography Department Undergraduate Program Questionnaire Materials, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 30

University of Arkansas Geography Department Earth Science Committee Minutes, 1979-1980

Box 2 Folder 31

University of Arkansas Geography Department Land Use Study Materials Binder 1, 1973

Box 2 Folder 32

University of Arkansas Geography Department Land Use Study Materials Binder 2, 1973

Box 2 Folder 33

University of Arkansas North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools Visit Materials, 1966

Box 2 Folder 34

University of Arkansas U.S. Office of Education Summer Geography Teachers Institute Grant Materials, 1964-1965

Box 2 Folder 35

University of Arkansas Urban and Regional Studies Program Materials, 1969-1976

Box 2 Folder 36

University of Arkansas Urban and Regional Studies Program Annual Reports, 1976-1983

Box 2 Folder 37

University of Arkansas Urban and Regional Studies Program Evaluation Materials, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 38

University of Arkansas Urban and Regional Studies Program Committee Meeting Minutes, 1976-1979

Box 2 Folder 39

University of Arkansas Urban and Regional Studies Program Committee Meeting Minutes, 1980-1982

Box 2 Folder 40

University of Arkansas Urban and Regional Studies Program Notes, 1970-1971

Box 2 Folder 41

University of Arkansas Urban and Regional Studies Program Notes, 1973-Spring 1974

Box 2 Folder 42

University of Arkansas Urban and Regional Studies Program Notes, Fall 1974-Spring 1975

Box 2 Folder 43

University of Arkansas Urban and Regional Studies Program Notes, Fall 1975-Spring 1976

Box 2 Folder 44

University of Arkansas Urban and Regional Studies Program Notes, Fall 1976-Spring 1977

Box 2 Folder 45

University of Arkansas Urban and Regional Studies Program Notes, Fall 1977-1978

Box 3 Folder 1

University of Arkansas Materials, 1947, 1971-1979

Box 3 Folder 2

Arkansas Geographic Society Materials, 1974, 1984

Box 3 Folder 3

Geographical Bulletin, 1970-1985

Box 3 Folder 4

Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographers Materials, 1974

Box 3 Folder 5

Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographers Correspondence, 1974-1976

Box 3 Folder 6

Arkansas People W. H. “Coin” Harvey Materials, 1976, 1980

Box 3 Folder 7

Arkansas People Archibald Yell Materials, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 8

Arkansas Gazette Materials, 1969, 1981

Box 3 Folder 9

Arkansas Buffalo River Materials, 1964, 1977

Box 3 Folder 10

Arkansas Climactic Summary Materials, 1931-1952

Box 3 Folder 11

Arkansas Freeze Probabilities Materials, 1963

Box 3 Folder 12

Arkansas Fayetteville Climate Materials, 1972, 1978

Box 3 Folder 13

Arkansas History Materials, 1953, 1976-1989

Box 3 Folder 14

Arkansas and Oklahoma Mills Materials, 1973-1977

Box 3 Folder 15

Arkansas Pioneer and Rural Life Materials, 1965-1966, 1974-1981

Box 3 Folder 16

Arkansas Railroads Materials, 1965, 1973

Box 3 Folder 17

Arkansas Smackover Oil Field Photographic Collection, ca. 1920-1929

Box 3 Folder 18

Arkansas Topographical Map Index, 1980

Box 3 Folder 19

Arkansas Towns Cane Hill Materials, 1973-1981

Box 3 Folder 20

Arkansas Towns Eureka Springs Materials, 1976-1979

Box 3 Folder 21

Arkansas Towns Fayetteville Materials, 1973-1978

Box 3 Folder 22

Arkansas Towns Fayetteville Civil War Northwest Arkansas Times Commemoration Materials, April 1963

Box 3 Folder 23

Arkansas Towns Fayetteville McIlroy Bank Materials, 1971

Box 3 Folder 24

Arkansas Towns Fort Smith Materials, 1975-1978

Box 3 Folder 25

Arkansas Towns Mountain View Materials, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 26

Arkansas Towns Materials by Alpha Austin-Evening Shade, 1966, 1975-1977

Box 3 Folder 27

Arkansas Towns Materials by Alpha Jacksonport-Prairie Grove, 1955-1980

Box 3 Folder 28

Arkansas Towns Materials by Alpha Rogers-Tontitown, 1966-1986

Box 3 Folder 29

Arkansas Towns Materials by Alpha Van Buren-Yellville, 1977, 1980

Box 3 Folder 30

Arkansas University of Arkansas Trees, 1976

Box 3 Folder 31

Arkansas War Eagle Materials, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 32

Arkansas Waterways Materials Mississippi River/Steamboat Landings on the Ouachita River, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 33

Arkansas General Materials, 1970-1989

Box 3 Folder 34

Colonial America Materials, 1975

Box 3 Folder 35

Geography General Materials, 1968-1988

Box 3 Folder 36

Religion Materials Church Programs, 1952, 1969, 1985

Box 3 Folder 37

General Materials, 1975, 1980, 1992

Box 3 Folder 38

Photographs, n.d. Images 1-7

Box 3 Folder 39

Arkansas Boston Mountains, Fayetteville Slides, 1974-1989

Box 4 Box 4a

Personal Materials Baileys, Miscellaneous Friends, Chris, Jim Slides, n.d.

Box 4 Box 4b

Personal Materials Boys and Their Families Slides, n.d.

Box 4 Box 4c

Personal Materials Camping Slides, 1955-1993

Box 4 Box 4d

Personal Materials Chris Slides, n.d.

Box 4 Box 4e

Personal Materials Friends Slides, 1959-1987

Box 5 Box 5a

Arkansas Ozarks Slides, 1955-1986

Box 5 Box 5b

East-South Arkansas, Ouachitas Slides, 1956-1989

Box 5 Box 5c

University of Arkansas Gamma Theta Upsilon Slides, 1955-1988

Box 5 Box 5d

Mid-West Slides, 1968-1989

Box 5 Box 5e

United States Miscellaneous Urban Slides, 1966-1986

Box 6 Box 6a Tray 1

Western America Slides, 1964-1988

Box 6 Box 6a Tray 2

Western America Slides (Southern and Atlantic Seaboard States), 1957-1989

Box 6 Box 6b

Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi Slides, 1962-1987

Box 6 Box 6c

Arizona, Colorado, Canada, Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) Slides, 1974-1996

Box 6 Box 6d

Arizona, Nevada Slides, 1969-1988

Box 7 Box 7a

California Slides, 1969-1985

Box 7 Box 7b

San Diego, California Slides, 1982

Box 7 Box 7c

Colorado 1 Slides, 1963-1987

Box 7 Box 7d

Colorado 2 Slides, 1967-1988

Box 7 Box 7e

Crested Butte, Gothic Mountain, Colorado; Schofield, Wisconsin, Slides, 1977-1988

Box 8 Box 8a

Florida, Bahamas Slides, 1962-1987

Box 8 Box 8b

New Orleans, Louisiana, Slides, 1968-1982

Box 8 Box 8c

Montana Slides, 1979

Box 8 Box 8d

New England, New Jersey, New York Slides, 1979, 1985

Box 8 Box 8e

New Mexico, Oklahoma Slides, 1955-1988

Box 9 Box 9a

New York City, The Bay, Chicago, Milwaukee, Portland, Seattle, Atlanta Slides, 1971-1979

Box 9 Box 9b

Pennsylvania Slides, 1976-1989

Box 9 Box 9c

Big Bend, Texas Slides, 1971-1990

Box 9 Box 9d

Big Bend and Miscellaneous Texas; Grand Canyon Slides, 1988

Box 9 Box 9e

Miscellaneous Texas Slides, n.d.

Box 10 Box 10a

Utah, n.d.

Box 10 Box 10b

Salt Lake City, Utah; Los Angeles, California, Slides, 1974-1981

Box 10 Box 10c

Seattle, Washington, Slides, 1974

Box 10 Box 10d

Wisconsin, Minnesota Slides, n.d.

Box 10 Box 10e

Toronto, Canada, Slides, n.d.

Box 11 Box 11a

West Canada Trip Slides, n.d.

Box 11 Box 11b

Jamaica, Dominican Republic Slides, 1983-1992

Box 11 Box 11c

Mexico, Texas Slides, 1962-1990

Box 11 Box 11d

Mexico Slides, 1976-1979

Box 11 Box 11e

Unfiled Slides, 1973-1990

Box 12 Box 12a

Miscellaneous Oklahoma Slides, n.d.

Box 12 Box 12b

Southwestern Indian Cultures Slides, n.d.

Box 12 Box 12c

Incas, Peru, Bolivia Slides, n.d.

Box 12 Box 12d

Maxfield, Mexico Slides, n.d.

END OF COLLECTION

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