Maymie Thomas Correspondence

MC 1917

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 Todd E. Lewis, 2011.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Thomas, Mamie, -1937
Maymie Thomas Correspondence
Inclusive Dates
Bulk Dates
MC 1917
.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 Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

The Maymie Thomas Correspondence was donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on June 8, 2000 by Jo Belle Thomas Schrillo of Roseville, California.

Processing Information

Processed by Todd E. Lewis; completed in December 2011.

Preferred Form of Citation

Maymie Thomas Correspondence (MC 1917), 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

Tuberculosis was a major illness that affected the population of the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, ranking second only to pneumonia as a cause of death. Arkansas suffered an average of 3,000 deaths annually due to tuberculosis. To curb the devastation caused by this disease, the Arkansas Tuberculosis Association was founded in 1908. In 1910, the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanitarium near Booneville in Logan County opened its doors. Maymie Thomas of St. Paul, Madison County, Arkansas was a patient and resident at the sanitarium from 1936-1937. Jo Belle Schrillo, who resided in Siloam Springs, Benton County, Arkansas at the time, is her daughter.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, primarily between Maymie Thomas and relatives during her stay at the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanitarium. Also included is correspondence between Jo Belle Schrillo and Laverne Nelson of the University of Arkansas School of Human Environmental Sciences concerning a project by Nelson using the Thomas correspondence. The collection also includes photocopies of the correspondence, created by Schrillo for the project; she also highlighted sections of the correspondence and attached explanatory "post-it" notes.

Arrangement of the Papers

The collection is arranged with original correspondence first, correspondence between Schrillo and Nelson second, and the photocopied correspondence third.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Maymie Thomas Correspondence, August-September 1936

Box 1 Folder 2

Maymie Thomas Correspondence, October-December 1936

Box 1 Folder 3

Maymie Thomas Correspondence, January-March 1937

Box 1 Folder 4

Maymie Thomas Correspondence, April-July 1937

Box 1 Folder 5

Maymie Thomas Correspondence, August-December 1937

Box 1 Folder 6

Jo Belle Schrillo and Laverne Nelson Correspondence, 1998

Box 1 Folder 7

Maymie Thomas Correspondence, 1936 [Photocopies]

Box 1 Folder 8

Maymie Thomas Correspondence Photocopies, 1937 [Photocopies]


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