Kent Brown Papers

MC 475

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Brown, Kent
Title
Kent Brown Papers
Inclusive Dates
1820-1983
Identification
MC 475
Extent
1.75 linear feet (4 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 Kent Brown Papers were donated by Brown to the Special Collections Department (Division) on September 16, 1983.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu and Ethel C. Simpson, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas in October 1998.

Preferred Form of Citation

Kent Brown Papers (MC 475), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

Biographical Note

Kent Brown became a member of the faculty of the drama department at the University of Arkansas in 1974, and was declared emeritus professor in 1997. He compiled a book, Fayetteville: A Pictorial History (Norfolk, Va., Dunning Publishing Company, 1982) for Dunning's series Portraits of American Cities. A second printing in a paperbound edition was brought out by the North Arkansas Symphony. The McIlroy Bank of Fayetteville brought out a "limited edition of 2500" copies with a label signed by the author, in a hard cover bearing the title A Timeless Epoch ... in harmony with Ozark heritage. The book covers the period 1820-1982, and contains 360 photographs selected from public and private photo collections. The photographs depict the town, the surrounding countryside, and some of its residents. The contribution and influence of the University of Arkansas is an important element of the book.

Scope and Content Note

The papers contain typewritten drafts of the book, page proofs, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Photographs in Box 3, folders 4-6 were not used in Brown's book, though they cover some of the same subject matter. Many are copies of images in the Special Collections Picture Collection, and references to these sources are provided.

Box 4 contains an additional 156 photographs, chiefly copies made during the preparation of Fayetteville: A Pictorial History.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Typewritten manuscript, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 2

Typewritten manuscript with pictures, 1882-1880

Box 1 Folder 3

Typewritten manuscript with pictures, 1881-1899

Box 1 Folder 4

Typewritten manuscript with pictures, 1900-1919

Box 1 Folder 5

Typewritten manuscript with pictures, 1920-1939

Box 2 Folder 1

Typewriten manuscript with pictures, 1940-1959

Box 2 Folder 2

Typewriten manuscript with pictures, 1960-1979

Box 2 Folder 3

Typewriten manuscript with pictures, 1980s

Box 2 Folder 4

Page proofs, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 5

Handwritten and typewritten photographs captions, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 6

Handwritten and typewritten photographs captions, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 7

Newspaper clippings, 1982-1983

Box 3 Folder 1

Photographs in book in page order, n.d. (Images 1-20)

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 1

Map of Northwest Arkansas, page 15, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 2

Fayetteville Female Seminary, page 16, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 3

Fayetteville Polka, page 17, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 4

Document (invitation), page 19, March 20, 1856

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 5

Certificate, page 19, April 7, 1856

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 6

Civil War map of Northwest Arkansas, page 21, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 7

Civil War scene, page 23, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 8

Oath of Allegiance, page 24, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 9

Advertisement-J. Linn Duke, Jeweler, page 25, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 10

New route, advertisement, page 26, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 11

Advertisement, Drugs, Medicines, page 29, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 12

Post Office regulations, page 33, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 13

Old Main, page 36, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 14

"Just University of Arkansas buildings," page 36, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 15

Fayetteville square-stereoscopic view, page 42, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 16

Baum and Bro. Advertisement, page 54, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 17

J.C. Futrall young cadet, page 54, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 18

Mandolin Club, page 55, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 19

Ozark staff, page 55, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 1 Item 20

Alpha Sigma Epsilon, page 56, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2

Photographs in book in page order, n.d. (Images 21-40)

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 21

Confederate Veterans, page 60, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 22

Fayetteville from Old Main, page 67, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 23

University of Arkansas football team, page 74, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 24

Football, page 74-75, 1909

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 25

Tennis, page 75, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 26

Bodily Expression girls, page 76, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 27

Buchanan Hall residents, page 77, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 28

University of Arkansas Band, page 77, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 29

Play-Much ado, page 83, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 30

Certificate-political, page 87, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 31

Jobelle Holcomb, page 92, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 32

X-Ray demonstration, page 92, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 33

Class picture, page 93, 1911

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 34

Farmers Week, page 98, 1916

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 35

University of Arkansas cadet corps, page 104, 1917

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 36

University of Arkansas war exhibit, page 105, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 37

University of Arkansas-semi-centennial, page 116, 1922

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 38

Hill Hall, page 121, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 39

Cadets with artillery, page 123, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 2 Item 40

University Library (Old Main), page 125, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3

Photographs in book in page order, n.d. (Images 41-64)

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 41

Parking circle, page 125, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 42

North Edge of campus, page 125, ca 1920

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 43

Glee club, page 126, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 44

Union (students), page 126, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 45

Zero Mountain, page 127, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 46

Schmidt's Barn, page 135, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 47

Advertisement, page 137, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 48

Advertisement, page 143, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 49

Soda fountain, page 145, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 50

Football, page 147, 1944

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 51

Parade-College Ave, page 149, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 52

Aerial view downtown, page 149, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 53

Old Main-snow, page 150, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 54

Fine Arts Center, page 153, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 55

Stage craft class, page 153, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 56

Dickson Street, page 153, 1952

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 57

Chicken of Tomorrow, page 154, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 58

U-Ark Theater, page 159, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 59

Dancers, page 165, 1960s

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 60

Frank Broyles, page 165, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 61

Sidney Moncrief, 1979

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 62

Eddie Sutton, page 179, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 63

Evelyn Hills Shopping Center, page 193, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3 Item 64

Square, page 196, 1980s

Box 3 Folder 4

Photographs not used in book, n.d. (Images 65-80)

Box 3 Folder 4 Item 65

University of Arkansas photographs-Buildings, Old Main from the east, showing memorial plaque and flagpole. Copy of Picture Collection No. 1525, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 4 Item 66

University of Arkansas photographs-Buildings, Old Main south tower. Advertisement promoting summer school, 1942

Box 3 Folder 4 Item 67

University of Arkansas photographs-Buildings, Old Main from the east, with Tau Beta Pi key in foreground. Copy of Picture Collection No. 1511a, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 4 Item 68

University of Arkansas photographs-Buildings, Old Main from the northeast. Leafy trees, curved walk in foreground, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 4 Item 69

University of Arkansas photographs-Buildings, Old Main. Stereogram "Oldest Photograph", n.d.

Box 3 Folder 4 Item 70

University of Arkansas photographs-Buildings, First Chemistry Building, taken from the south. Unpainted, with plaque showing Chemistry above the entrance. This building, north of Old Main and facing it, later housed law, psychology, and special services. Copy of Picture Collection No. 1022, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 4 Item 71

University of Arkansas photographs-Buildings, Carnall hall from the south. full width, unpainted. Copy of Picture Collection No. 1003, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 4 Item 72

University of Arkansas photographs-Buildings, YMCA hut. Copy of a halftone. Copy of Picture Collection No. 1623a, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 4 Item 73

University of Arkansas photographs-Buildings, Engineering Hall, from south of Dickson Street. Copy of Picture Collection No. 1063, 1926

Box 3 Folder 4 Item 74

University of Arkansas photographs-Buildings, Chemistry Building, from northeast, showing basement entrance and north facade. Copy of Picture Collection No. 1029, 1935

Box 3 Folder 4 Item 75

University of Arkansas photographs-Buildings, Chemistry Building, showing north entrance. Copy of Picture Collection No. 1063, 1935

Box 3 Folder 4 Item 76

University of Arkansas photographs-Buildings, Fine Arts Center from the west, showing theater tower and west entrance. Copy of Picture Collection No. 1102, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 4 Item 77

University of Arkansas photographs-Buildings, Fine Arts Center from the west, showing wall of sculpture court with classroom wing at the back. Copy of Picture Collection No. 1101, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 4 Item 78

University of Arkansas photographs-Buildings, Fine Arts Center from inside the sculpture garden, showing theater complex. Copy of Picture Collection No. 1103, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 4 Item 79

Activities and Students, X-Ray incident. Student demonstration on east campus. Snow, Old Main in background, 1912

Box 3 Folder 4 Item 80

Activities and Students, X-Ray incident. Students, including members of the University band, at the railroad station on Dickson Street, 1912

Box 3 Folder 5

Photographs not used in book, n.d. (Images 81-90)

Box 3 Folder 5 Item 81

Activities and Students, Mandolin Club. Enlargement showing details of clothing and instruments, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 5 Item 82

Activities and Students, Classical tableau. Copied from yearbook. Twelve women in white costumes with fillets or wreaths in their hair., ca 1904

Box 3 Folder 5 Item 83

Activities and Students, Senior and Junior Class day. Students in procession across Center Street, Fayetteville Square. Grabill Photo, 1911

Box 3 Folder 5 Item 84

Activities and Students, Band, the Trav'lers. Seven men in dress clothes with their instruments, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 5 Item 85

Activities and Students, Brass band. Twenty men including leader, in frogged uniforms with their insturments, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 5 Item 86

Activities and Students, Cadets in uniform on parade ground east of Old Main. White trousers and gloves. Grabill photo, 1908

Box 3 Folder 5 Item 87

Activities and Students, Scene from a play. Eleven people seated or standing around a card table, some of them holding cards, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 5 Item 88

Activities and Students, Agricultural exhibit, "Irish Potatoes, a Profitable Arkansas Crop." Interior of unidentified building, 1917

Box 3 Folder 5 Item 89

Activities and Students, Cattle exhibit. Five animals, thirteen men. Copy of a halftone, 1920s

Box 3 Folder 5 Item 90

Activities and Students, Sadie Hawkins Day dance. Men and women in Dogpatch costumes, 1950s

Box 3 Folder 6

Photographs not used in book, n.d. (Images 91-108)

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 91

Activities and Students, Parade. Girls in uniform carrying banner, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 92

Activities and Students, Student elections. Extremely littered walk, campus drive between Old Main and Vol Walker Hall, campaign banners, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 93

Activities and Students, Student anti-war demonstration, Commencement procession, 1971

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 94

Activities and Students, Football team with coach John W. Futrall, 1901

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 95

Activities and Students, Football game. Grabill photograph, October 30, 1909

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 96

Activities and Students, Football game before stadium. Wooden bleachers visible, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 97

Activities and Students, Football game, later than Item 96, but before stadium. Smokestack in background, line of parked cars. Copy of Picture Collection No. 2020, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 98

Fayetteville views, Fayetteville from Mount Sequoyah. Clear view of gap in southwest horizon. Attributed to Leslie Parr Sutton, 1980s

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 99

Fayetteville views, Parade past Lewis Brothers Hardware, Fayetteville square. Shows Mrs. Young Building, horse drawn float. Copied from Lemke papers, ca 1940s

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 100

Fayetteville views, Fayetteville. Frisco Railway station before adoption of Southwestern architectural style. Turreted building of brick and stone. Taken from northwest. Copy of Picture Collection No. 3670, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 101

Fayetteville views, Arkansas Building, Mount Nord, Fayetteville. View of west facade with columns and inscription: 1836 Arkansas 1904, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 102

Fayetteville views, Knights of Pythias Opera House (later Ozark Theater). View from Center Street showing facade and south side, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 103

Portraits of persons, Ella Carnall. Enlargement of portrait with flowers at throat, curled bangs, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 104

Portraits of persons, Lucretia Foster, schoolmistress at Fayetteville Female Seminary. Wearing glasses, dark silken dress, seated near lace-covered table. Image found, much reduced, on school diploma with that of Sophie Sawyer, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 105

Portraits of persons, Walter Lemke reading a New York newspaper. Copied from Razorback, 1937

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 106

Portraits of persons, Amanda Brodie Stone and Stephen K. Stone, seated. Grabill Photo, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 107

Maps, Missouri-Arkansas. 8 x 10 photograph, shows military routes to various Civil War battlefields, 1861-1865

Box 3 Folder 6 Item 108

Maps, Western border of Arkansas. 8 x 10 enlargement of Item 107, showing details of military routes in the area from Fort Scott, Kansas to Fort Smith, and west to Lebanon, Missouri, 1864

Box 3 Folder 7

Negatives, notes, and negative proof sheets, n.d.

Box 4

Fayetteville: A Pictorial History Photographs

Chiefly copies made during the preparation of the book.

END OF COLLECTION

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