Martin Elbert and Virgie Beaty Journals

MC 1734

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University of Arkansas Libraries

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

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Beaty, Martin Elbert and Beaty, Virgie
Title
Martin Elbert and Virgie Beaty Journals
Inclusive Dates
1923-1987
Identification
MC 1734
Extent
.3 linear ft. (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: Some of the notebooks are extremely fragile and caution should be exercised.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

The Martin Elbert and Virgie Beaty Journals were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on October 23, 2007 by Maxine Beaty Fortenberry of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by John Terry; completed in March 2008.

Preferred Form of Citation

Martin Elbert and Virgie Beaty Journals (MC 1734), 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

Martin Elbert Beaty was born on February 10, 1905 in Viney Grove, Washington County, Arkansas. Beaty married Virgie Zinn on June 27, 1926 in Lincoln, Washington County, Arkansas.Virgie Beaty was born on August 9, 1902 in Afton, Texas. After their marriage in 1926, Martin and Virgie Beaty engaged in a series of business ventures. Martin Beaty worked as a freelance carpenter throughout his life and became a mail carrier in 1942. He purchased an apartment house in 1943, which he rented through the 1980s and opened a shop in Prairie Grove by 1969. Virgie died on February 5, 1977 and Martin died in Fayetteville on February 15, 1988. Both are buried in Prairie Grove.

Scope and Content Note

The notebooks range from 1923 until 1987, representing over 60 years of a life of varied entrepreneurship in Northwest Arkansas through much of the 20th century, most notably his ventures with a vineyard during the Depression. The contents of this collection, with the exception of Book 3, are authored by and almost exclusively pertain to Beaty himself.

The notebooks have been numbered in the original order in which they were received by Special Collections, and include individual labels placed by the donor and are as follows: Book 1: Expenses, Income Bible Study, Latin Lesson, Etc., 1923-1925; Book 2: Expense and Income, 1923-1933; Book 3: Arkansas Honeymoon Tourn Log by Virgie Beaty, July 1926; Book 4: Expenses and Income, 1926-1927; Book 5: Carpentry Jobs, 1926-1942; Book 6: Vineyard Business, 1931-1935; Book 7: Broiler Raising Venture Expense, 1938-1939; Book 8: Time Book for Various Employees; Book 9: Notes on Automobiles, Bonds, Insurance, Taxes, Expenses Summaries and Mail Routes, 1942-1958; Book 10: Notes on Automobiles, Apartment House Expenses, Rent and Other Expenses, 1954-1958; Book 11: Renter List, Automobile and Other Expenses,1960-1971; Book 12A: Hobby Shop, Carpentry and Repair Jobs, April 1969-December 1970; Book 12B: Hobby Shop, Carpentry and Repair Jobs,1971-1974; Book 13: Notes on Apartments, Automobile, Medical and General Expenses, Hobby Shop Income, 1972-1979; Book 14: Notes on Apartments, Automobile, Medical and General Expenses, Other Income, 1980-1987; and Address Book, n.d.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged in chronological order.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Books 1-4, 1923-1933

Box 1 Folder 2

Book 5-10, 1926-1958

Box 1 Folder 3

Books 11-12, 1960-1974

Box 1 Folder 4

Books 13-14 and Address Book, 1972-1987, n.d.

END OF COLLECTION

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