Maud Dunlap Duncan Materials

MC 1560

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

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

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Krista Jones, 2010.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Duncan, Maud Dunlap, 1873-1958
Maud Dunlap Duncan Materials
Inclusive Dates
MC 1560
1.25 linear feet (2 boxes and 1 oversized folder)
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 Maud Dunlap Duncan Materials was donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on August 23, 2004 by Frederick Harper of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Processing Information

Processed by Gentry Collier and Krista Jones; completed in May 2010.

Updated by Katrina Windon in September 2019 to incorporate objects (Box 2) that had been separated during initial processing.

Preferred Form of Citation

Maud Dunlap Duncan Materials (MC 1560), 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

Maud Dunlap Duncan was born the daughter of Clinton and Katherine Hewitt Dunlap of Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 1873. Katherine died when Maud was an infant, and she then came under the care of her father's brother and his wife, Albert and Virginia Dunlap. In 1894, she married Hallam Pearce of Winslow, although the marriage was annulled in 1901. In 1908, she married Gilbert N. Duncan, owner of The Winslow American; she subsequently became editor of the newspaper. Her husband died in November 1918, and she never remarried. Duncan was elected mayor of Winslow in 1925, serving through 1927. She is known nationally for her work as a journalist and her civic leadership. She died in 1958.

Scope and Content Note

Materials include correspondence, deeds, mortgages, financial papers, artifacts, and photographs.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic and format.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence, 1895-1954

Box 1 Folder 2

Deeds and Legal Documents-Maud Dunlap Duncan, 1909-1952

Box 1 Folder 3

Deeds and Legal Documents-Albert and Virginia Dunlap, 1888-1931

Box 1 Folder 4

Deeds and Legal Documents-Miscellaneous, 1886-1932

Box 1 Folder 5

Financial Materials, 1895-1954

Box 1 Folder 6

Mortgages, 1904-1950

Box 1 Folder 7

Tax Receipts, 1889-1926

Box 1 Folder 8

Photographs (Images 1-38)

Box 1 Folder 9

General Materials, n.d.

Oversize_Folder 1

Registered Pharmacist Certificate, 1906 (Oversize)

Box 2 Item 1

Decorative box, in Art Nouveau style, undated

Box 2 Item 2

The Duncan Pharmacy (Winslow, Ark.) label (unused), undated

Box 2 Item 3

Ambrotype or daguerreotype of young boy, undated

Box 2 Item 4

Ambrotype or daguerreotype of woman, undated

Box 2 Item 5

Ambrotype or daguerreotype of man, undated

Box 2 Item 6

Encased ambrotype of woman, undated

Box 2 Item 7

Encased ambrotype of woman and child, undated

Box 2 Item 8

Ambrotype of man, undated

Box 2 Envelope 1

Costume jewelry, undated

Box 2 Envelope 2

Decorative hand mirror, undated

Box 2 Envelope 3

Lowney candy spoon, undated


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