Hudson Family Papers

MC 2392

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2019.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Hudson family
Hudson Family Papers
Inclusive Dates
1865, undated
MC 2392
0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries
Materials related to the Hudson family of Arkansas, including copies of a personal memoir and Civil War letter.

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 Hudson Family Papers were donated by Cheryl Steffen of Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 4, 2019. Steffen is the granddaughter of Jesse Sullivan Hudson.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in June 2019.

Preferred Form of Citation

Hudson Family Papers (MC 2392), 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

Jesse Sullivan Hudson was born March 25, 1896, to James Monroe Hudson and Edna Frances Jolly Hudson; he grew up in Cabot, Arkansas. James Monroe Hudson was a farmer and later a salesman for Cabot's Murrell Nursery Company and Little Rock's Vestal Company. Jesse Sullivan Hudson attended Hendrix University, served in World War I, and then earned a Master of Science from the University of Oklahoma and a Doctor of Education from Oklahoma State University. He worked as an educator for more than forty years. In 1924, he married Vivian Hollingsworth.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of materials related to the Hudson family of Arkansas: a photocopy of the "Memoirs of Jess S. Hudson," written at some point after 1924 and primarily detailing the early life of Jesse Sullivan Hudson in Cabot, Arkansas, and his service in France during World War I; and a color copy of a letter from J. E. Hudson to his wife Mrs. S. J. Hudson, while Hudson was serving during the Civil War, along with a transcript. In his letter, Hudson mentions fighting in the recent Battle of Shelbyville.

Subject Terms

The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

World War, 1914-1918--Campaigns--France

Cabot (Ark.)

    Detailed Description of the Collection

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

    Box Small Manuscript Collections Box 10

    Box Small Manuscript Collections Box 10 Folder MC 2392 Item 1

    Jesse S. Hudson memoir (copy), undated

    Box Small Manuscript Collections Box 10 Folder MC 2392 Item 2

    Correspondence from J. E. Hudson to Mrs. S. J. Hudson (copy), 1865

    Box Small Manuscript Collections Box 10 Folder MC 2392 Item 3

    Transcript of correspondence from J. E. Hudson to Mrs. S. J. Hudson, undated


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