William A. Gilbert Papers

MC 190

Special Collections
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 Ashley Cain, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Gilbert, William A., 1892-1976
Title
William A. Gilbert Papers
Inclusive Dates
1923-1969
Identification
MC 190
Extent
1.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
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

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

The William A. Gilbert papers were donated to Special Collections on December 7, 1973, by William and Viola Gilbert of Ink, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Allen Scott, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in September 1987.

Preferred Form of Citation

William A. Gilbert Papers (MC 190), Special Collections, 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

William A. Gilbert (1892-1976) was a socialist activist and community leader who settled in Ink, Arkansas, in 1924. Originally a member of the Newllano cooperative colony in Louisiana, Gilbert joined with a group of secessionists who wished to establish Commonwealth Community near Mena, Arkansas. Gilbert and his wife, Viola, started a small machine shop business at Ink and continued their interest in socialist causes throughout the decades following 1924. William wrote a number of articles for socialist periodicals and ran for state representative of Polk County in 1934.

Scope and Content Note

The William Gilbert papers consist of correspondence, business records, newspapers, pamphlets, tracts, and brochures reflecting his wide range of interests including socialism, mysticism, pacifism, and the American Legion. The bulk of the papers are printed materials, and those which form an integral part of the collection have been retained.

Materials Cataloged Separately

Newllano, Louisiana, and Arkansas newspapers, along with certain pamphlets and broadsides published in Arkansas, have been removed from the collection to be cataloged elsewhere and these removals have been documented within the finding aid or by means of separation records within the collection itself.

Arrangement of the Papers

The collection has been divided into 16 series:

  1. Correspondence, 1923-1969
  2. Manuscript essays and articles, 1923-1969
  3. Autobiographical materials, 1949-1976
  4. Business papers, 1928-1943
  5. Photographs, ca. 1920-1950s
  6. Materials pertaining to the Newllano Cooperative Colony and the Commonwealth Cooperative Colony, n.d.
  7. Materials pertaining to Commonwealth College, Newllano, Louisiana and Mena, Arkansas, n.d.
  8. Socialist Party materials, n.d.
  9. Communist Party materials, 1939-1940
  10. Southern Tenant Farmer's Union materials, n.d.
  11. War resistance materials, 1939-1940
  12. Utopian movement materials, ca. 1930s
  13. Religious and health materials, n.d.
  14. Miscellaneous labor movement materials, n.d.
  15. Miscellaneous advertising materials, ca. 1930s
  16. Political campaign materials, ca. 1930s

Series 8 is divided into two subseries:

  1. National Socialist Party
  2. Arkansas Socialist Party

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

series 1: Correspondence,

1923-1969

Box 1, Folders 1-11

Social, political, and business correspondence to and from William A. Gilbert and others. All of Gilbert's (WAG) letters were either sent from or received at Ink, Arkansas, unless otherwise indicated. The letters have been arranged chronologically with the processor's estimated dates indicated by brackets. The letters in Folder 10 contain no internal evidence for dating by year and have been arranged chronolocially by month and date. The letters in Folder 11 are entirely undated and are almost entirely from Clay Fulks, a close friend of Gilbert's and Socialist Candidate for Governor in Arkansas in 1930.

series I Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence, 1923-1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 1

Cedric Long (New York, NY) to WAG (Prescott, AZ), September 4, 1923

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 2

George T. Pickett (Hackensack, NJ) to Phillip Gold (Brooklyn, NY), March 26, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 3

George T. Pickett (Hackensack, NJ) to Paul Luttinger (New York, NY), March 26, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 4

George T. Pickett (Hackensack, NJ) to Thomas Rasmussen (Brooklyn, NY), March 26, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 5

1924, George T. Pickett (Hackensack, NJ) to Mathilda Rosenbluth (Mt. Vernon, NY), March 26, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 6

George T. Pickett (Hackensack, NJ) to Mildred Stock (New York, NY), March 26, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 7

George T. Pickett (Hackensack, NJ) to Ira Ulman (New York, NY), March 26, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 8

George T. Pickett (Hackensack, NJ to Polly Wankowitz (Brooklyn, NY), March 26, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 9

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster/William C. Benton (Ink, AR), October 17, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 10

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR),October 20, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 11

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), October 20, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 12

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to F.H. Roddy (Newllano, LA), October 22, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 13

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), October 24, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 14

F.H. Roddy (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), October 27, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 15

F.H. Roddy (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), October 29, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 16

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), November 5, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 17

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), November 6, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 18

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), November 7, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 19

Amy B. Toble (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), November 7, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 20

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), November 8, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 21

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), November 10, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 22

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), November 11, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 23

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), November 12, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 24

Harry Bell (Newllano, LA) to "Rice Growers Association.", November 13, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 25

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), November 15, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 26

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), November 17, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 27

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), November 17, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 28

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), November 17, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 29

William C. Benton (Mena, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), November 18, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 30

Ernest S. Wooster, (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), November 19, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 31

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), November 20, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 32

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to William C. Benton (Ink, AR), November 20, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 33

William C. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), November 22, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 34

William C. Benton (Ink, AR) to F.H. Roddy (Newllano, LA), December 2, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 35

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), December 4, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 1 Item 36

"Commonwealth Community Company" (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), December 29, 1924

series I Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence, 1925-1926

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 1

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to "Bert" [W.A. Engle] (Los Angeles, CA), January 8, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 2

"Pipkin and Frederick" [Mena, AR?] to F.H.Roddy (Newllano, LA), January 21, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 3

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to Harry Bell and W.H. Lindsey (Newllano, LA), January 23, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 4

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), January 28, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 5

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to ErnestS. Wooster (Ink, AR), January 31, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 6

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), February 2, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 7

W.A. Engle (Los Angeles, CA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), February 6, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 8

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), February 10, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 9

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to "Llano del Rio Company of Nevada" (Newllano, LA), April 3, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 10

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), April 6, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 11

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), April 17, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 12

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to "Llano Colony Membership" (Newllano, LA), April 18, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 13

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, LA), April 22, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 14

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), April 27, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 15

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), May 2, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 16

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), May 8, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 17

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), May 11, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 18

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), July 14, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 19

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR), July 30, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 20

Ernest S. Wooster (Ink, AR) to George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA), August 12, 1925

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 21

Ole Synoground (Newllano, L) to WAG, October 5, 1926

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 22

WAG to Ole Synoground (Newllano, LA), October 6, 1926

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 23

Ole Synoground (Newllano, LA) to WAG, October 14, 1926

series I Box 1 Folder 2 Item 24

Ole Synoground (Newllano, LA) to WAG, December 8, 1926

series I Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence, 1927-1935

series I Box 1 Folder 3 Item 1

W.H. Lindsey (Siloam Springs, AR) to WAG and Viola Gilbert, January 18, 1927

series I Box 1 Folder 3 Item 2

W.H. Lindsey (Siloam Springs, AR) to WAG and Viola Gilbert, January 30, 1927

series I Box 1 Folder 3 Item 3

[WAG?] (Ink, AR) to L.O. Taylor (Lake Charles, LA), June 11, 1927

series I Box 1 Folder 3 Item 4

Furguson Marshall (Mena, AR) to WAG, September 7, 1927

series I Box 1 Folder 3 Item 5

George T. Pickett (Newllano, LA) to WAG, February 8, 1929

series I Box 1 Folder 3 Item 6

George T. Pickett (Newllano, Louisiana) to WAG, December 15, 1931

series I Box 1 Folder 3 Item 7

WAG to Morris Sheppard (Washington, DC), May 23, 1933

series I Box 1 Folder 3 Item 8

C.L. Leathwood (Oklahoma City, OK) to WAG, February 21, 1934

series I Box 1 Folder 3 Item 9

A. James McDonald (Shreveport, LA) to WAG, May 8, 1934

series I Box 1 Folder 3 Item 10

Owen Woodruff (Washington, DC) to WAG, June 4, 1934

series I Box 1 Folder 3 Item 11

Earl [ ?] (Orange, CA) to WAG, August 5, 1934

series I Box 1 Folder 3 Item 12

W.N. Rasmussen (Hot Springs, AR) to H.L. Mitchell (Tyronza, Arkansas), March 20, 1935

series I Box 1 Folder 3 Item 13

J.R. Butler (Memphis, TN) to WAG, October 20, 1935

series I Box 1 Folder 3 Item 14

Anna Mary Davis (Fort Smith, AR) to WAG, November 22, 1935

series I Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 1

J.H. Foeherts (Brinkley, AR) to WAG, January 1, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 2

J.R. Butler (Memphis, TN) to WAG, February 17, 1936, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 3

Frank P. Litschert (Washington, DC) to WAG, February 29, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 4

W.E. Green (Little Rock, AR) to WAG, February 29, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 5

Reo Johnson (Columbia City, IN) to WAG, March 9, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 6

J.R. Butler (Memphis, TN) to WAG, April 1, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 7

Willard E. Uphaus (New Haven, CT) to WAG, April 7, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 8

R.D. Nolen (Mena, AR) to WAG, April 10, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 9

WAG to Reo Johnson (Columbia City, IN), April 28, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 10

Paul H. Millar (Little Rock, AR) to WAG, May 22, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 11

Harold [?] (New York, NY) to WAG, July 1, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 12

Reo Johnson (Columbia City, IN) to WAG, July 10, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 13

"Covami" [Covington Hall?] (Mentone, AL) to WAG, July 14, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 14

Ernest Morgan (Yellow Springs, OH) to WAG, August 21, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 15

WAG to "Whom it may concern.", August 25, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 16

Dorothy Halowsin (Toledo, OH) to WAG, October 7, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 17

WAG to Ty Fish (Chicago, IL), October 12, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 18

Don [ ?] (Little Rock, AR) to WAG, October 15, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 19

WAG to James Ellis (Colt, AR), November 2, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 20

Willard Uphaus (New Haven, CT) to WAG, November 13, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 21

WAG and R.E. Gilbert (Ink, AR) to Norman Thomas (New York, NY), November 17, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 22

Clay [Fulks?] (Little Rock, AR) to WAG, November 20, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 23

Gordon [?] (Waterford, Ontario) to WAG, December 13, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 24

Maud Wilson (Pawnee, OK) to WAG, December 27, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 4 Item 25

J.C. Thompson (Gladewater, TX) to WAG, December 28, 1936

series I Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence, 1937-1941

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 1

J.H. Carinbaugh (Donaldson, AR) to WAG, January 11, 1937

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 2

Lena Lane (Datil, NM) to Mrs. E.K. Pressly (Dallas, TX), January 13, 1937

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 3

Mrs. Claude Graham (Datil, NM) to Mrs. E.K. Pressly (Dallas, TX), January 13, 1937

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 4

"Aunt Jessie" [Mrs. E.K. Pressly] (Dallas, TX) to "Dear Arthur" [WAG?], February 1, 1937

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 5

J.C. Thompson (Allanto, TX) to "Dear Comrade" [WAG?], February 1, 1937

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 6

"R.R.H." (Houston, TX) to WAG, February 9, 1937

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 7

"Arley" (Fort Smith, AR) to WAG, February 10, 1937

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 8

Fred [?] (Bakersfield, CA) to WAG, March 9, 1937

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 9

WAG (Garnet, CA) to R.H. Templeton (Ink, AR), July 1, 1937

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 10

Sam Rorex (Little Rock, AR) to WAG, October 28, 1937

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 11

Willard Uphaus (New Haven, CT) to WAG, January 22, 1938

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 12

Hattie W. Caraway (Washington, DC) to WAG, June 7, 1938

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 13

Roy Prewitt (Little Rock, AR) to WAG, September 3, 1938

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 14

Ernest S. Wooster (Santa Anna, CA) to WAG, May 21, 1940

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 15

Seigfried Ameriger (Oklahoma City, OK) to WAG, August 26, 1940

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 16

Seigfried Ameriger (Oklahoma City, OK) to WAG, July 3, 1941

series I Box 1 Folder 5 Item 17

Telegram, signed by Eva Gilbert and eight others, to Arkansas Governor Carl E. Bailey (Little Rock, AR), 1937-1941

series I Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence, 1942-1949

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 1

Clay Fulks (Las Vegas, NV) to WAG, October 8, 1942

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 2

Clay Fulks (Huntington Park, CA) to WAG, ca. October 8-25, 1942

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 3

Clay Fulks (Los Angeles Park, CA) to WAG, ca. October 8-25, 1942

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 4

Clay Fulks (Los Angeles, CA) to WAG, November 3, 1942

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 5

Clay Fulks (Los Angeles, CA) to WAG, November 9, 1942

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 6

Clay Fulks (Los Angeles, CA) to WAG, November 21, 1942

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 7

Clay Fulks (Los Angeles, CA) to WAG, December 10, 1942

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 8

Clay Fulks (North Hollywood, CA) to WAG, February 25, 1943

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 9

Clay Fulks (Burbank, CA) to WAG, April 5, 1943

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 10

Clay Fulks (Burbank, CA) to WAG, April 16, 1943

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 11

WAG to Clay Fulks (Burbank, CA), April 22, 1943

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 12

Clay Fulks (Rock Hill, SC) to WAG, October 21-22, 1946

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 13

Clay Fulks (Arlington, VA) to WAG, January 6, 1947

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 14

Clay Fulks (Girard, KS) to WAG, July 1, 1947

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 15

Clay Fulks (Girard, KS) to WAG, July 16, 1947

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 16

Clay Fulks (Girard, KS) to WAG, July 22, 1947

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 17

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, October 16, 1947

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 18

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, November 9, 1947

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 19

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, December 11, 1947

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 20

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, December 18, 1947

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 21

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, April 6, 1948

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 22

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, April 25, 1948

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 23

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, May 29, 1948

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 24

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, November 17, 1948

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 25

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, January 5, 1949

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 26

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, March 16, 1949

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 27

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, April 24, 1949

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 28

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, May 23, 1949

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 29

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, July 22, 1949

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 30

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, October 13, 1949

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 31

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, October 28, 1949

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 32

Clay Fulks [Portland, OR?] to WAG, ca. October 28-November 10, 1949

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 33

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, August 23, ca. 1947-1949

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 34

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, October 25, ca. 1947-1949

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 35

Clay Fulks (Portland, OR) to WAG, ca. October 16, 1947-November 10, 1949

series I Box 1 Folder 6 Item 36

Clay Fulks (San Antonio, TX) to WAG, November 30, 1949

series I Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence, 1950-1951

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 1

Clay Fulks (San Antonio, TX) to WAG, January 11, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 2

Clay Fulks (San Antonio, TX) to WAG, January 16, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 3

Clay Fulks (San Antonio, TX) to WAG, January 19, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 4

Clay Fulks (San Antonio, TX) to WAG, February 9, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 5

Clay Fulks (San Antonio, TX) to WAG, February 26, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 6

E. Haldeman-Julius (Girard, KS) to Clay Fulks [San Antonio, TX?], March 4, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 7

Clay Fulks, (San Antonio, TX) to WAG, ca. March, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 8

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, June 28, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 9

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO] to WAG, ca. June 28-July 17, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 10

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, July 17, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 11

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, August 2, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 12

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, August 18, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 13

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, October 11, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 14

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, October 16, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 15

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO] to WAG, November 14, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 16

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, December 24, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 17

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, December 24, 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 18

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, ca. 1950

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 19

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, January 22, 1951

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 20

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, February 4 , 1951

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 21

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, February 26, 1951

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 22

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, March 2, 1951

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 23

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, March 14, 1951

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 24

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, ca. May 1-3, 1951, 1951

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 25

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, ca. June, 1951, 1951

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 26

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, March 28, 1951

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 27

Clay Fulks (Heber Springs, AR) to WAG, June 7, 1951

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 28

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MOi) to WAG, December 16, 1951

series I Box 1 Folder 7 Item 29

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, December 28, 1951

series I Box 1 Folder 8

Correspondence, 1952-1956

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 1

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, January 2, 1952

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 2

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, January 25, 1952

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 3

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, February 8-9, 1952

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 4

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, March 29, 1952

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 5

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, April 22, 1952

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 6

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, July 26, 1952

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 7

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, ca. 1952

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 8

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, ca. 1953

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 9

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, ca. January, 1954

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 10

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, February 10, 1954

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 11

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, October 3, 1954

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 12

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, November 19, 1954

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 13

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, ca. 1954

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 14

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, February 13, 1955

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 15

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, August 25, 1955

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 16

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, November 3, 1955

series I Box 1 Folder 8 Item 17

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, August 19, 1956

series I Box 1 Folder 9

Correspondence, 1957-1969

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 1

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, April 1, 1957

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 2

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, May 11, 1957

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 3

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, September 9, 1957

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 4

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, September 19, 1957

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 5

Clay Fulks (Neosho, M) to WAG, October 23, 1957

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 6

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, February 16-17, 1958

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 7

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, November 23, 1958

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 8

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, ca. 1958

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 9

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, March 1-2, 1960

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 10

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, May 7, 1960

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 11

Clay Fulks (Neosho, Missouri) to WAG, November 3, 1960

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 12

Clay Fulks (McGehee, AR) to WAG, ca. February, 1961

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 13

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, April 11, 1961

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 14

WAG to Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO), November 5, 1961

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 15

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, March 16, 1963

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 16

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, May 27, 1963

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 17

WAG (Mena, AR) to Carl Haessler (Detroit, MI), May 30, 1969

series I Box 1 Folder 9 Item 18

Carl Haessler (Detroit, MI) to WAG (Mena, AR), June 17, 1969

series I Box 1 Folder 10

Correspondence, arranged by month, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 10 Item 1

January 23, [Bert Brown?] (New York, NY) to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 10 Item 2

February 25, Clay Fulks (Rio Hondo, TX) to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 10 Item 3

April 7, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 10 Item 4

June 19, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 10 Item 5

August 8-9, Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 10 Item 6

August 27, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 10 Item 7

September 9, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 10 Item 8

October 3, Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO) to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 10 Item 9

November 24, "Marty" [no location indicated] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 10 Item 10

November 30, "Amaline" (McGehee, AR) to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11

Correspondence, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 1

Willard Uphaus (New Haven, CT) to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 2

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 3

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 4

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 5

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 6

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 7

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 8

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 9

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 10

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 11

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 12

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 13

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 14

Clay Fulks (Neosho, MO?) to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 15

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 16

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 17

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 18

Ernest C. Wooster [Santa Anna, CA?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 19

"Hays" (Cleveland, OH) to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 20

WAG to "Editor, Arkansas Gazette" (Little Rock, AR), n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 21

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 22

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 23

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11 Item 24

Clay Fulks [Neosho, MO?] to WAG, n.d.

series 2: Manuscript essays and articles,

1923-1969

Box 2, Folders 1-4

Typewritten manuscript essays, articles, and poetry written by William A. Gilbert and other authors. All materials are undated and have been arranged in four Folders by author. Some of Gilbert's writings were done under the pseudonym "Zachary Skidmore" or "Zachary Castleberry," and are all included in Folder 1. The authors identified in Folder 3 are Lila Fae Vaughn, Walter L. Geyer, George E. Roberts, and William A. Sygn. The manuscripts in Folder 4 are from unknown authors, short pieces copied by Gilbert, and miscellaneous handwritten notes.

series II Box 2 Folder 1

William A. Gilbert (12 Items), n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 2

Clay Fulks (2 Items), n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 3

Other authors (4 Items), n.d.

series II Box 2 Folder 4

Unknown authors (17 Items), n.d.

series 3: Autobiographical materials,

1949-1976

Box 2, Folders 5-6

Two typewritten autobiographical essays by Viola D. Gilbert and a microfilm copy of William A. Gilbert's journal, for the years 1949-1976. Folder six contains a "certificate of honor farmers" awarded to William and Viola Gilbert on January 8, 1932, William A. Gilbert's American Legion membership card, and a tole painting exercise on a piece of chipboard bearing the name "Norma Runyan, Foreman, Ark., February 9, 1927" on verso. The microfilm has been removed for storage elsewhere.

series III Box 2 Folder 5

Viola Gilbert memoirs (2 Items), n.d.

series III Box 2 Folder 6

Certificate and card (3 Items), n.d.

series III Box 2 Item 1

Microfilm, reel, 35mm, William A Gilbert journal, 1949-1976

series 4: Business papers,

1928-1943

Box 3

Receipts, bank statements, tax forms, and other business papers pertaining to William A. Gilbert. Among the papers are two receipt stub booklets for the Gilberts's cream purchasing operation at Ink, Arkansas, a sampling of Gilbert's bank statements and cancelled checks bank statements and records for the Mena, Arkansas, Home Aid Association administered by Viola Gilbert~ memorada booklets~ prospectus and reports of the Columbia Conserve Company of Indianapolis, Indiana~ andtax revenue documents from Polk County, Arkansas.

series IV Box 3 Folder 1

Cream purchase stubs, 1928-1929

series IV Box 3 Folder 2

Cream purchase stubs, 1931

series IV Box 3 Folder 3

Gilbert bank statements, 1936-1943

series IV Box 3 Folder 4

Home Aid Association, 1933-1935

series IV Box 3 Folder 5

Memoranda books, ca. 1930s

series IV Box 3 Folder 6

Columbia Conserve Company, 1933

series IV Box 3 Folder 7

Polk County tax forms, 1937-1943

series IV Box 3 Folder 8

Miscellaneous receipts, 1935-1943

series 5: Photographs,

ca. 1920-1950s

Box 4

Photographs of buildings, people, and daily life activities at the Newllano, Louisiana, cooperative colony and the Ink, Arkansas, cooperative colony. All photographs are black and white and unmounted. Dimensions have been recorded height by width, and locations and dating, when in doubt, have been indicated by brackets.

series V Box 4 Folder 1

Photographs, 1-10

series V Box 4 Folder 1 Item 1

3 1/2" x 5 3/8": Newllano, Louisiana, circa July, 1926. Small shade tree in front of the Newllano colony hotel. "July, 1926, Umbrella tree in front of the Newllano Hotel" written on verso, 1926

series V Box 4 Folder 1 Item 2

6 3/8" x 8 3/8": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s. Long-distance view of three frame buildings facing railroad tracks. Buildings are, from left to right, the Newllano railroad depot, colony office, and colony store. Identification written on lower border, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 1 Item 3

6 1/2" x 8 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s. Two-story frame building with split shingled siding. "Girl's Dormatory, Llano Colony" written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 1 Item 4

6 1/2" x 8 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s. Five wood frame residences under large pine trees. Newllano colony store visible in left background. "A colony street scene" written on lower border, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 1 Item 5

6 1/2" x 8 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s. Interior view of a large brick walled room with wooden flooring, exposed vaulted ceiling, and large open air windows. Platform situated against the far wall with piano and chairs on top. "Roof Garden" written on lower border, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 1 Item 6

6 1/2 x 8 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s. Arrangement of home-made baskets on a sheet hanging over the central chimney of the Roof Garden room. Steps to musical platform visible in background. "Colony made baskets" written on lower border, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 1 Item 7

2 5/8" x 4 1/4": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s. Medium-distance view of a white wooden frame building with gabled roof under two pine trees. Three people visible standing in front. "Hospital" written on lower border, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 1 Item 8

1 1/2" x 4 3/8": [Newllano, Louisiana?] circa 1920s. Four wood frame residences, three of which have split shingle siding, situated along what appears to be a plank sidewalk. One other building visible in background, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 1 Item 9

2 5/8" x 4 1/8": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s. Long-distance view of a large concrete building with a wooden roof and wood frame additions. Two large smokestacks visible from one of the additions. Former kiln of Gulf Lumber Company used by the Newllano colonists as the Roof Garden, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 1 Item 10

2 1/2" x 4 1/4": Medium-distance view of the building described above showing what appears to be brick making apparatus. Boy in foreground holding the reins to a team of harnessed horses, and two men standing off to the right side. "Brick in Lee" written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 2

Photographs,11-19

series V Box 4 Folder 2 Item 11

6 1/2" x 8 3/8": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s. Group of approximately 60 young people in working attire, standing and sitting on the porch of the Newllano colony hotel. Third person to the right in the back row has been circled in pencil [Viola Gilbert?]. Fifth person to the right in the back row is George T. Pickett. "Ready to plant sweet potatoes" written on lower border, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 2 Item 12

6 1/2" x 8 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s. Group of approximately 50 people in working attire, standing and sitting in a plowed field holding farming implements and seedlings. Person standing in back row, second to left, is George T. Pickett. "Peanut planting crew" written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 2 Item 13

6 1/2" x 8 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, circa winter, 1924. Approximately 80 people, standing and sitting on railroad right of way near Newllano depot. Word "Newllano" appears to have been painted on the photograph over the depot sign. Man standing in center with topcoat and hat is Job Harriman. Man with glasses seated on rail near center of photo is William Edward Zeuch. "Seeing Mr. Harriman off to California" written on lower border. "Farewell to Job Harriman going to visit son- South Dakota" written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 2 Item 14

5" x 7": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s?] Group of approximately 30 people in casual attire standing or sitting outside under what appears to be foliage. Photgraphed with flash bulb. "BernieStevens (above girl), Charlotte Koch (wrist watch), Jimmy Fulks (C.K.'s left), "Alice (?) Chown (with hat)" written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 2 Item 15

6 1/2" x 8 1/2". Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1924. Commonwealth College students and faculty. Group of approximately 50 people standing and sitting under large shade trees. Seated, left to right, Frank O'Hare, William C. Benton, A. James McDonald, Howard Buck, William Edward Zeuch, Kate Richards O'Hare, Ernest S. Wooster, George [?], F.M. Goodhue, C. [?]. Standing, man wearing glasses, Robert Lindsey, to his left, Davis Lindsey. "College students and faculty" written on lower border. Identifications written on verso, ca. 1924

series V Box 4 Folder 2 Item 16

6 1/2" x 8 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Group of children and two adults participating in what appears to be an outdoor drama under the canopy of thick foliage. Most children have their backs to the camera and are wearing costumes, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 2 Item 17

6 1/2" x 8 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Group of approximately 100 people standing and sitting under medium-sized shade trees. Building partly visible in right background. "Walter Common, arms kimbo" written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 2 Item 18

6 1/2" x 8 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Large group of people standing, sitting, and walking around benches and tables set up under large shade trees. "Sunday evening lunch on the lawn" written on lower border, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 2 Item 19

6 1/2" x 8 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Two men and one boy seated on wooden folding chairs facing a large outdoor floral arrangement spread over what appears to be a wooden bench and platform. "A colony funeral" written on lower border. "Walter Common, profile" written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 3

Photographs, 20-27

series V Box 4 Folder 3 Item 20

6 1/2" x 8 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, May 1, 1922. Sixteen girls wearing school uniforms dancing around a maypole. Large frame building visible in right middle ground. Man with pipe watching in the background. "May Day, 1922" written on lower border, 1922

series V Box 4 Folder 3 Item 21

2 3/4" x 4 1/4": Newllano, Louisiana, May 1, 1922. Six people in formal dress walking towards the right side of photo along a dirt road. Large frame church or schoolhouse visible in background with other children and adults walking in front, 1922

series V Box 4 Folder 3 Item 22

2 5/8" x 4 1/4": Newllano, Louisiana, May 1, 1922. Approximately 40 children in school uniforms marching in two ranks across an open field. One boy with back to camera observing in foreground, 1922

series V Box 4 Folder 3 Item 23

2 5/8" x 4 1/4": Newllano, Louisiana, July 4, 1922. 11 adults and children in casual attire standing in front of the Newllano colony hotel. "B.G. [William A. Gilbert?] in front of hotel" written on verso, 1922

series V Box 4 Folder 3 Item 24

2 5/8" x 4 1/4": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Man seated on a four-wheel wagon being drawn by a span of two mules. Large frame structure in immediate background. "Crawford" written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 3 Item 25

3 1/2" x 5 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1927. Photo postal card showing two women standing behind a fabric covered counter top with displays of hand crochet linen and Llano football penants. Black framed portrait of Job Harriman visible on wall behind. "Page 59" written on verso, 1927

series V Box 4 Folder 3 Item 26

8 1/2" x 6 1/2". [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Man standing outside in front of a canvas backdrop against which are displayed carved wooden chains, balls in a cage, and a standing ashtray. "Mr. Eldred and his carvings" written on lower border, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 3 Item 27

4 1/4" x 6 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Six boys in drayage harness pulling an eight-wheeled home-made cart with three logs on it. Two other boys are riding on the log cart holding reins as if driving a team of horses, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 4

Photographs, 28-40

series V Box 4 Folder 4 Item 28

4 1/8" x 2 1/2": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1924. Four people standing in front of a white wood frame building, probably the Newllano colony hospital. Left to right: George T. Pickett, F.M. Goodhue, Kate Richards O'Hare, and Job Harriman. Identifications written on verso, 1924

series V Box 4 Folder 4 Item 29

2 1/2" x 4 1/4". Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s. Two men and three women in comic poses under a large tree. George T. Pickett, standing at center, wields a kitchen knife as if to "sacrifice" the watermelon he is holding in his other hand, while two women kneel with arms outstretched as if in supplication fora slice. A. James McDonald is standing behind Pickett. "Myrtle Kemp (in charge of kindergarten), McDonald, Pickett" written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 4 Item 30

4 3/8" x 2 5/8": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s. George T. Pickett standing in foreground gesturing rapidly with his hands, while William Burton, seated on a porch of a frame structure immediately behind Pickett, looks on. Identification written on upper and lower borders, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 4 Item 31

2 1/2" x 4 1/4": Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s. George T. Pickett and unidentified woman in bathing attire partially visible above the bank of a stream in foreground. Steep, tree-covered opposite bank visible in background, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 4 Item 32

4 1/4" x 2 1/2". Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s. Woman holding a metal pail and wooden pole standing in a treeless field. Newllano industrial building visible in background. "Norgard, colony treasurer, industrial building" written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 4 Item 33

2 5/8" x 4 1/8". [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Man and woman standing on the front porch of a wood frame residence with split shingled siding. Another similar residence visible in background. "Gault" written on lower border, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 4 Item 34

4 1/4" x 2 1/2". [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Walter and Jennie Common standing in front of a wood frame structure with bat and board siding. Identification on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 4 Item 35

4 1/4" x 2 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Man dressed in business suit standing in the middle of a dirt road with trees visible in background. "Physician, Dr. Fr..." written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 4 Item 36

2 1/2" x 4 1/4": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Group of people standing or sitting on the sandy bank of a river. "Sunday picnic on the Sabine" written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 4 Item 37

4 1/4" x 2 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1924] Young woman in formal dress standing under shade trees. "Ivy Van Etten, 1924" written on lower border, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 4 Item 38

4 1/4" x 2 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Two young women in casual attire standing in front of a wood frame structure with split shingled siding. Girl on left is Ivy Van Etten, girl on right is Myrtle Kemp. "Two of the colony young ladies" written on lower border. Identification written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 4 Item 39

2 1/2" x 4 1/8": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Two young women and one young man sitting against a wood frame structure with split shingled siding. Left to right: Lottie Brown, Harold Brown, Ivy Van Etten. Identification written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 4 Item 40

4 1/4" x 2 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Man and girl standing in front of a lumber pile stacked by a large frame building. "Ole Synoground?" written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 5

Photographs, 41-56

series V Box 4 Folder 5 Item 41

4 1/2" x 2 5/8": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Five people holding musical instruments standing and sitting on the porch of a wood frame residence. Girl with clarinet is probably Mabel Synoground girl with violin, Laura Synoground~ girl with guitar, Ruby Synoground~ woman with guitar, Lillie Synoground. Synoground family" written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 5 Item 42

4 1/4" x 2 5/8": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Lillie and Laura Synoground standing in front of a wood frame residence, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 5 Item 43

2 1/2" x 4 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Lillie Synoground feeding a flock of chickens in an enclosed yard. Hen house and outbuildings visible in background. Identification written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 5 Item 44

4 1/4" x 2 5/8": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Ruby Synoground seated on the front porch of a wood frame residence. "Olie Synoground's daughter" written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 5 Item 45

3 3/4" x 2 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Mabel Synoground standing next to a flower planter in front of a wood frame residence, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 5 Item 46

4 1/4" x 2 1/2". Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s. Viola Gilbert in work clothing tending a garden with a hand tool. Newllano industrial building visible in background. Identification written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 5 Item 47

4 1/4" x 2 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Man and woman [William and Viola Gilbert?] standing in front of a wood frame structure with split shingled siding. "Mutt and Jeff" written on lower border, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 5 Item 48

2 3/4" x 4 1/2": [Newllano, Louisiana, circa 1920s] Close-up view of Viola Gilbert with arms resting on a rough cut picket fence. Wood frame structure with split shingled siding visible in background. "V.G. recovering from typhoid" written on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 5 Item 49

2 3/4" x 4 1/2": Ink, Arkansas, circa 1924. Man standing in doorway of a two-story wood frame structure with split shingled siding. Automobile [Model T?] partially visible in middle background. Large white residential structure visible in background. "Ink hotel before completed" written on verso, 1924

series V Box 4 Folder 5 Item 50

2 3/8" x 4 1/8". Ink, Arkansas, circa 1925. Six men and women holding wash buckets and brooms standing to the right side of the structure seen in the background of photo #49. Clothesline visible in right background. Left to right: Eral Rowe, [?] Rood, Cecil Janders, Mrs. J.C. Crawford, Gordon Burch, Jenny Conlin. "Wash day at Ink, 1925" written on verso along with identifications, 1925

series V Box 4 Folder 5 Item 51

2 3/4" x 4 1/2": Ink, Arkansas, circa 1925. Flock of sheep enclosed in a wooden corral. "Sheep ranch at Ink" written on verso, 1925

series V Box 4 Folder 5 Item 52

5" x 3 1/8": [Ink, Arkansas, circa 1920s] Halftone print of an interior family portrait. Kate Richards O"Hare, Frank O"Hare, and children. "Greetings from the O'Hares" stamped on verso, ca. 1920s

series V Box 4 Folder 5 Item 53

6" x 4": [California, circa 1930s] Portrait of Kate Richards O'Hare and Jan Richards. Identification written on verso, ca. 1930s

series V Box 4 Folder 5 Item 54

3 5/8" x 2 5/8": [Mena, Arkansas, circa 1930s] Unidentified young woman in formal dress seated at the base of what appears to be a granite monument. Elaborate printed border surrounding image. "Mail your films to Mena Studio, [?]K Finishing Department, Mena, Arkansas" stamped on verso, ca. 1930s

series V Box 4 Folder 5 Item 55

2 3/4" x 4 1/2": [Eastern Arkansas, circa January, 1935] Seven unidentified people standing or sitting on the front porch of a crude wood frame residence. Woman seated at far right appears to be better dressed than the others and is holding a pen over an open notebook. "Memphis Photo Supply Co., Feb. 1, 1935" stamped on verso, 1935

series V Box 4 Folder 5 Item 56

4 1/2" x 5 1/2". [Leesville, Louisiana, circa 1950s] Photographic Christmas greeting card with portrait of A. James McDonald. "Seasons Greetings" printed next to portrait with caricatures of Christmas ornaments. Identification written on verso, ca. 1950s

series 6: Materials pertaining to the Newllano Cooperative Colony and the Commonwealth Cooperative Colony,

n.d.

Box 5

Mimeograph newsletters, form letters, manuscript documents, and printed materials pertaining to the Newllano, Louisiana, colony and the Commonwealth Community at Ink, Arkansas.

series VI Box 5 Folder 1

Mimeograph newsletters and bulletins

series VI Box 5 Folder 1 Item 1

April 23: Mimeograph petition, unsigned, protesting Newllano Colony's support of the "Rip-Saw Publishing Company.", 1924

series VI Box 5 Folder 1 Item 2

May 16: Mimeograph report on Newllano Colony printing office expenses for producing the American Vanguard submitted by Frank P. O'Hare, 1924

series VI Box 5 Folder 1 Item 3

August 27: Mimeograph form letter and ballot for election of board members for the Commonwealth Community, 1925

series VI Box 5 Folder 1 Item 4

December: Mimeograph bulletin, "The Present Status of Llano Cooperative Colony, Newllano, Louisiana" by A.H. Moore, Los Angeles, California, 1944

series VI Box 5 Folder 1 Item 5

Mimeograph bulletin, "Llano Newsletter #5" by A.H. Moore, Los Angeles, California. (Fragment), ca. 1945

series VI Box 5 Folder 1 Item 6

June 18: Mimeograph bulletin, "Llano Colonist-A.H. Moore Reports," Los Angeles, California, 1947

series VI Box 5 Folder 1 Item 7

April-May: Mimeograph newsletter, "The Llano Reporter: A Successor to the Llano Colonist," volume 1, number 2, Leesville, Louisiana, 1963

series VI Box 5 Folder 1 Item 8

July 1: Mimeograph newsletter, "Llano Colony Newsletter," Los Angeles, California, 1963

series VI Box 5 Folder 1 Item 9

July 1: Mimeograph bulletin, "The Beginning of Llano Cooperative Colony," by Walter Millsap, Los Angeles, California, 1963

series VI Box 5 Folder 1 Item 10

[ca. August]: Mimeograph bulletin, "Llano Colony History," by Walter Millsap, Los Angeles, California, 1963

series VI Box 5 Folder 1 Item 11

September-October-November: mimeograph newsletter, "The Llano Reporter,"volume 1, number 5, Leesville, Louisiana. (Handwritten marginal notations.), 1964

series VI Box 5 Folder 1 Item 12

[December 31]: Mimeograph bulletin, "To the Stockholders of the Llano del Rio Company of Nevada and their Heirs, Assigns(?), Spouses, and Friends," Los Angeles, California, 1964

series VI Box 5 Folder 1 Item 13

June 28, 1968: Mimeograph bulletin, "Llano del Rio Company of Nevada, Special Bulletin #2," Whittier, California, 1968

series VI Box 5 Folder 1 Item 14

Mimeograph bulletin, "To the people of Llano Colony," by Walter Millsap, Los Angeles, California, ca. 1968

series VI Box 5 Folder 1 Item 15

Mimeograph bulletin, "To the Stockholders of Llano Colony and their Friends," Leesville, Louisiana, ca. 1968

series VI Box 5 Folder 1 Item 16

Mimeograph form letter on Llano Colony stationery asking for donations to build a memorial home for George T. Pickett, signed by Dr. Robert K. Williams, n.d.

series VI Box 5 Folder 2

Financial and legal documents

series VI Box 5 Folder 2 Item 1

May 22: Agreement of Employment between the Llano del Rio Company of Nevada and William A. Gilbert. Also signed by George T. Pickett and Walter Conlin, 1922

series VI Box 5 Folder 2 Item 2

November 8-January 3: Statement of charges accrued by Commonwealth Community from the Newllano colony, 1924-1925

series VI Box 5 Folder 2 Item 3

November 24-December 6: Labor record, "distribution of time and costs," [Common- wealth Community, Ink, Arkansas?], 1924

series VI Box 5 Folder 2 Item 4

January 2: Statement of individual accounts of Commonwealth Community members against the Llano del Rio Company of Nevada, 1925

series VI Box 5 Folder 2 Item 5

March 4: Credit statement for Commonwealth Community from the Llano Cooperative Colony, 1925

series VI Box 5 Folder 3

Printed materials

series VI Box 5 Folder 3 Item 1

Article, "Llano Colony," on two leaves torn from Cooperation magazine, New York, New York, ca. 1922

series VI Box 5 Folder 3 Item 2

October 10: Article, "Inside a Cooperative Colony, An American Experiment with Wageless Work," by Ernest S. Wooster. Reprinted fromThe Nationmagazine, 1923

series VI Box 5 Folder 3 Item 3

May 16: Broadside, "Distribution of Print Shop Labor," Llano Colony printing office, 1924

series VI Box 5 Folder 3 Item 4

August: Article, "The Perfidy of Pickett - The Pathological Prevaricator: A Story of Much Misguided Human Relationship," by E.G. Webb. From PINS, (The People's Industrial System), Gainsville, Florida, 1932

series VI Box 5 Folder 3 Item 5

April 23: Prospectus of the Llano Cooperative Oil Corporation, Newllano, Louisiana, 1934

series VI Box 5 Folder 3 Item 6

Broadside, "We Are Going to Tap an Underground Reservoir!" Llano Cooperative Colony, Newllano, Louisiana, ca. 1934

series 7: Materials pertaining to Commonwealth College, Newllano, Louisiana and Mena, Arkansas,

n.d.

Box 5

Pamphlets, mimeograph bulletins, manuscript statements and other printed materials pertaining to Commonwealth College, an experimental resident labor school founded in Newllano, Louisiana, and later moved near Mena, Arkansas.

series VII Box 5 Folder 4

Commonwealth College materials

series VII Box 5 Folder 4 Item 1

September 5, 1932: Brochure, "Preliminary Announcement for 1932-33," - (published as a supplement to Commonwealth College Fortnightly), 1932

series VII Box 5 Folder 4 Item 2

May, 1934: Mimeograph bulletin to students of Commonwealth, 1934

series VII Box 5 Folder 4 Item 3

December 15, 1934: Brochure, academic calander for 1934-35, 1934

series VII Box 5 Folder 4 Item 4

September 12, 1936: Handwritten statement, signed by C.J.Bates, regarding a conspiracy of individuals to destroy Commonwealth College, 1936

series VII Box 5 Folder 4 Item 5

September 12, 1936: Handwritten statement, signed by William A. Gilbert, regarding a conspiracy of individuals to destroy Commonwealth College, 1936

series VII Box 5 Folder 4 Item 6

Mimeograph bulletin to Commonwealth Students, "Hi, Commoners!", ca. 1936

series VII Box 5 Folder 4 Item 7

Mimeograph bulletin, "To All Friends of Free Speech in Arkansas," Commonwealth College, 1937

series VII Box 5 Folder 4 Item 8

Mimeograph bulletin, text of Arkansas House of Representatives Bill 148, introduced by Herman Horton, Craighead County., 1937

series VII Box 5 Folder 4 Item 9

Broadside, "Let no one string barbed wire around our schools," Commonwealth College, 1937

series VII Box 5 Folder 4 Item 10

July 9: Mimeograph form letter announcing the departure of Charlotte Moskowitz, Commonwealth College executive secretary, 1937

series VII Box 5 Folder 4 Item 11

August 31: Mimeograph form letter, "To Commoners and Friends," asking for donations, 1937

series VII Box 5 Folder 4 Item 12

May 4: Mimeograph play script, "We Are Not Alone," by Jules Koslow and the Commonwealth College students of labor drama, 1937

series VII Box 5 Folder 4 Item 13

Mimeograph pamphlet, "$20,000 for 1940: A Lot of Money but Here's What It Will Do," Commonwealth College, ca. 1940

series 8: Socialist Party materials,

n.d.

Form letters, bulletins, brochures, and tracts distributed or published by the Socialist Party of the United States. Those materials found in SubSeries 1 pertain entirely to the national party, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Material in SubSeries 2 pertains to the Arkansas branch of the Socialist Party, especially the Ink, Arkansas chapter of which William Gilbert was a member. The Arkansas materials include typewritten reports dealing with national issues that were probably produced by Gilbert, along with newspaper clippings regarding state and local elections.

subseries 1: Socialist Party, U.S.A.,

1932-1939, n.d.

series VIII: 1 Box 5 Folder 5

Form letters and bulletins, 1932-1939

series VIII: 1 Box 5 Folder 6

Form letters and bulletins, n.d.

series VIII: 1 Box 5 Folder 7

Socialist press releases, 1934-1936

series VIII: 1 Box 5 Folder 8

Socialist pamphlets (19 Items), n.d.

series VIII: 1 Box 5 Folder 9

Socialist pamphlets (14 Items) , n.d.

series VIII: 1 Box 5 Folder 10

Socialist pamphlets, n.d. (15 Items)

series VIII: 1 Box 5 Folder 11

Socialist pamphlets, n.d. (5 Items)

subseries 2: Arkansas Socialist Party,

n.d.

series VIII: 2 Box 5 Folder 12

Arkansas Socialist Party (11 Items), n.d.

series 9: Communist Party materials,

1939-1940

Box 5

Form letters, tracts, and pamphlets produced by the Communist Party, U.S.A. Materials in Folder 13 were published by the Party headquarters in New York and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Materials in Folder 14 are from the Arkansas Communist Party, circa 1939-1940.

series IX Box 5 Folder 13

Communist Party, U.S.A. (19 Items)

series IX Box 5 Folder 14

Arkansas Communist Party. (3 Items)

series 10: Southern Tenant Farmer's Union materials,

Box 5

Printed brochures and form letters dealing with the Southern Tenant Farmer's Union.

series X Box 5 Folder 15

S.T.F.U. (5 Items), n.d.

series 11: War resistance materials,

ca 1939-1940

Box 5

Printed form letters and brochures produced by the War Resister's League of New York, New York, and other pacifist groups.

series XI Box 5 Folder 16

War resistance materials (14 Items)

series 12: Utopian movement materials,

ca 1930-1939

Box 5

Printed brochures, form letters, and newsletters produced by Technocracy, Inc., of Hinkley, California, and other utopian and cooperative social organizations.

series XII Box 5 Folder 17

Utopian movement materials (16 Items)

series 13: Religious and health materials,

n.d.

Box 5

Printed brochures, newsletters, and advertisements for religious and health organizations. Some of the materials were produced by the National Labor and Religion Foundation, New Haven, Connecticut, an organization of religious people calling for social reform

series XIII Box 5 Folder 18

Religious and health materials (27 Items)

series 14: Miscellaneous labor movement materials,

n.d.

Box 5

Printed broadsides, tracts, pamphlets, and other materials produced by a variety of smaller labor organizations around the United States. Some of the materials pertain to agitation for the "Worker's Rights Amendment," a bill pending in the United States Congress in 1935. Also included are mimeographed lyric sheets for worker's songs.

series XIV Box 5 Folder 19

Miscellaneous labor movement materials (32 Items), n.d.

series 15: Miscellaneous advertising materials,

ca 1930-1939

Box 5

Printed broadsides, pamphlets, newsletters, and business cards from various businesses in and around Mena, Arkansas, ca. 1930s.

series XV Box 5 Folder 20

Miscellaneous advertising materials, n.d.

series 16: Political campaign materials,

ca 1930-1939

Box 5

Broadsides, pamphlets, and cards produced for candidates of various political offices in Arkansas and California. Included are broadsides for Upton Sinclair's attempt for the office of Governor in California, 1934.

series XVI Box 5 Folder 21

Political campaign materials, n.d.

END OF COLLECTION

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