Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Arrangement of the Papers
- Related Materials
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- Whayne, Jeannie
- Wilson, Arkansas, Photograph Collection
- Inclusive Dates
- circa 1930-1986
- MC 2252
- .3 linear feet (1 box)
- Materials are in English.
- Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
- The collection contains photographs of Wilson, Mississippi County, Arkansas, dating from circa 1930-1966.
Please call (479) 575-8444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.
No Use Restrictions Apply.
No Interlibrary Loan.
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).
The Wilson, Arkansas, Photograph Collection was donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on October 13, 2017, by Jeannie Whayne of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Processed by Todd E. Lewis in July 2019.
Preferred Form of Citation
Wilson, Arkansas, Photograph Collection (MC 2252), 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.
Wilson (Mississippi County, Arkansas) was founded in 1886 by Robert E. Lee Wilson to manage local logging and related operations of what would later become R.E. Lee Wilson and Co. Located in the flood plains of the Mississippi River, Wilson initially served as a labor camp. As land was cleared during logging operations, enterprises became more focused on agriculture, especially cotton. With increased prosperity, more workers were needed, and Wilson developed into a town for company employees with amenities including health services, housing, and schools. Wilson remained unincorporated until 1959.
Scope and Content Note
The collection includes more than 40 photographs. Images depict people and buildings in Wilson. Notable subjects include an actress named "Pitty" interacting with talent scouts from MGM Studios; resident Dora Merrill; a minstrel show featuring male performers in black face and women's drag; and the Wilson Theater. It should be noted that only a few photographs have identified dates; all photographs fall within the time span of ca. 1930-1966.
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials are arranged by subject in six folders.
Records relating to the Lee Wilson and Company Records include:
Lee Wilson and Company Records, MC 1289, 1830-1996
R.E.L. Wilson Plantation Photographs, MC 1870, circa 1939
Detailed Description of the Collection
The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection
|Box 1||Folder 1||
|Box 1||Folder 2||
"Pitty" and MGM Talent Scouts, undated
|Box 1||Folder 3||
Minstrel Show, undated
|Box 1||Folder 4||
Buildings and Houses, undated
|Box 1||Folder 5||
Buildings and Houses, undated
|Box 1||Folder 6||
Wilson Theater, undated
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