Bauxite Historical Association and Museum Register

MC 1657

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Jill Knoke-Staggs, 2012. Updated by Katrina Windon, 2017 and 2018.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Bauxite Historical Association and Museum
Title
Bauxite Historical Association and Museum Register
Inclusive Dates
1986-2017
Identification
MC 1657
Extent
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language
Materials are in English.
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

Restrictions Apply: The Accession Book is for reference purposes only and may not be photocopied.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

The Bauxite Historical Association and Museum Register was donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on July 14, 2005, by Melba Shepard of Bauxite, Arkansas, on behalf of the Bauxite Historical Association and Museum. Portions of a revised edition of the register were donated in 2016, 2017, and 2018 by Dorothy Snow-Rogers on behalf of the Museum.

Processing Information

Processed by Jill Knoke-Staggs; completed in June 2012. Updated by Katrina Windon in March 2017 and May 2018.

Preferred Form of Citation

Bauxite Historical Association and Museum Register (MC 1657), 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.

Historical Sketch

The Bauxite Historical Association and Museum, formerly the Bauxite Community Hall, is located in Bauxite, Saline County, Arkansas. In 1903, Pittsburg Reduction opened a bauxite ore mining plant in Saline County Arkansas, establishing the town of Bauxite. The plant, later incorporated under the name Aluminum Company of America, or ALCOA, became a supplier of much-needed aluminum for arms production in World War II. Miners numbered 7,000 at its peak. With the growth of the community reaching nearly 15,000, employees of Pittsburg Reduction erected the Community Hall in July of 1925. The Community Hall housed a library, masonic lodge, dance hall and meeting room for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The plant was shut down in 1986 and ownership of the hall was transferred to the Alcoa Employees and Descendants Association. That year the library room was converted to a museum and the doors were officially opened. This association and museum collaboration was later renamed the Bauxite Historical Association and Museum.

Scope and Content Note

Materials in this collection include a listing of items that have been donated or loaned to the museum since its opening in 1986. This listing is a copy of a typed list created from a handwritten log. Pages have been added in five submissions ranging from 2005 to 2017. Updates are added as received.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by date.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Accession Book, 1986-2008

Box 1 Folder 2-3

Accession Book, Revised, 2015

Box 1 Folder 4

Accession Book, pages 75-77, revised, 2017

END OF COLLECTION

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