Cazort Family Memoirs

MC 1669

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

Cazort Family
Cazort Family Memoirs
Inclusive Dates
ca. 1880-1986
MC 1669
.25 linear feet (1 box)
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 Cazort Family Memoirs were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on February 21, 2006 by Jean Cazort Cockroft of Little Rock, Arkansas, through Margaret Jones Bolsterli.

Processing Information

Processed by John Gore; completed in January 2007.

Preferred Form of Citation

Cazort Family Memoirs (MC 1669), 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

The Cazort Family Memoirs consist of two memoirs, one written by May Cazort McClerkin and the other by her brother, Dr. Alan Cazort. Their parents, William and May Garner Cazort of Johnson County, Arkansas, had sixteen children. Little is known about May Cazort McClerkin (1885-1978), who was born in Johnson County. She died in Morrilton on July 13, 1978. Dr. Alan Garner Cazort was born in Lamar (Johnson County) on March 6, 1900. He graduated from Hendrix College in 1922 and from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine. He married Mary Carpenter in 1928; they had four daughters, Mimi, Cecile, Virginia, and Dr. Jean Cazort was the first physician in the state to specialize in allergic disease, and was the first to teach allergy as a medical specialty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In 1963, he received the Distinguished Service Award at UAMS. In 1973, the Alan G. Cazort Allergy Society of Arkansas was organized. He died in Little Rock on August 16, 1986.

Scope and Content Note

The memoir written by May McClerkin pertains to the Cazort family of Johnson County, Arkansas, who ran a successful business and farming operation near Lamar and Clarksville near the railroad after the Civil War. The memoir by Dr. Cazort pertains to his childhood in Johnson County.

The collection is photocopied and organized into three folders.

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

Dr. Alan Garner Cazort Biographical Materials, 1984, 1986

Box 1 Folder 2

Mary Cazort McClerkin Memoir, ca. 1880

Box 1 Folder 3

Dr. Alan Garner Cazort Memoir, ca. 1900-1916


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