Myrtle McCormick Parks Family Papers

MC 723

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
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Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Parks, Myrtle McCormick
Title
Myrtle McCormick Parks Family Papers
Inclusive Dates
1865-1945
Identification
MC 723
Extent
2 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 Myrtle McCormick Parks Family Papers were donated by Barry and Donald Parks on March 4, 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by Susan Lynn Parks, February 1988. Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Preferred Form of Citation

Myrtle McCormick Parks Family Papers (MC 723), 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

Minnie Myrtle McCormick Parks (1886-1978), the daughter of Dr. E.G. and Mamie McCormick, lived her life in Prairie Grove. Married in 1910, Myrtle McCormick's husband, James Clay Parks, worked for the Prairie Grove Telephone Company and eventually became its president. After his death in 1958, one of his sons, Barry, was named president and Mrs. Parks was appointed vice-president.

Myrtle Parks' father, E.G. McCormick, moved from Virginia to Prairie Grove with his parents and six brothers and sisters in 1875. He later became one of Prairie Grove's family physicians and played an instrumental part in helping the area develop from a community to a small town. Dr. McCormick assisted in the incorporation of Prairie Grove in the 1880's, and together with his brother William, opened the town's first drug store. He also helped organize the canning factory, a local newspaper, and Prairie Grove's Southern Presbyterian Church. Dr. McCormick, along with several others, started the Prairie Grove Telephone Company which was incorporated in 1906.

Scope and Content Note

Papers and photographs of the McCormick and Parks families of Prairie Grove.

The three volumes include a United States Army ledger with incomplete entries recorded by Dr. McCormick's father, James W. McCormick (1833-1886). In the back pages of his ledger, the captured Confederate soldier documented his journey to a Union prisoner of war camp, which was possibly located in Grafton, West Virginia. Private McCormick of Company B, 35th Battalion, Virginia Calvary, was accompanied by his uncle, Joseph I. McCor- mick, and other captured Confederate soldiers. The ledger also contains a daily journal, hymns, and sermons. Two medical ledgers owned by Dr. McCormick record turn of the century visits to his patients, their treatments and payments. Dr. McCormick's own personal expense account is found at the end of Volume I.

This collection also contains a diary that Mrs. Parks kept for three of her sons who were enlisted in the military during World War II. Correspondence, genealogies, and over 130 photographs and photographic post cards of McCormicks, Parks', their rela- tives and friends, complete the collection.

Arrangement of the Papers

Contents of Collection

  1. Series 1. Correspondence, Diary, Genealogy, and Papers. Box 1.
  2. Series 2. Photographs and Photographic Post Cards. Boxes 2-3.
    1. Subseries 1. Folders 1-9: The McCormick Family.
    2. Subseries 2. Folder 10: Grayson College, Whitewright, Texas.
    3. Subseries 3. Folders 11-21: The Parks Family.
    4. Subseries 4. Folders 22-28: Other Photographs.
    5. Subseries 5. Folder 27: Post Cards.
    6. Subseries 6. Folder 30: Unidentified Subjects.
  3. Series 3. Volumes 1-3.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

series 1: Correspondence, Diary, Genealogy, and Papers.

This series contains correspondence of members of the McCormick and Parks families. Many of the items are correspondence from post cards that have been photocopied from the photograph series. Also included is the Myrtle M. Parks diary, Parks genealogical information, a poll book, and McCormick personal belongings.

series I Box 1 Item 1

Correspondence, June 1, 1866-Nov 23, 1929.

series I Box 1 Item 2

Myrtle M. Parks diary, Feb 24, 1940-Aug ?, 1941. (Mar 6-23, 1940 and Apr 14-Jan 22, 1941 missing).

series I Box 1 Item 3

Myrtle M. Parks diary, May 22-Jan 3, 1943. (May 29-June 6 and July 10-19, 1942 missing).

series I Box 1 Item 4

Myrtle M. Parks diary, Jan 4, 1943-Jan 4, 1944. (Jan 19, June 8, and Aug 16-Sept 1, 1943 missing).

series I Box 1 Item 5

Myrtle M. Parks diary, Jan 5-Dec 31, 1944. (No entry on May 15).

series I Box 1 Item 6

Myrtle M. Parks diary, Jan 1-Sept 5, 1945. (Aug 27 and the first part of Aug 28 missing).

series I Box 1 Item 7

Parks family genealogical material, c. 1900.

series I Box 1 Item 8

Poll book of the Democratic Primary Election from Rheas Mill Township, Aug 4, 1894 and a lady's calling card that belonged to Jennie A. McCormick, a sister of Dr. E.G McCormick, c. 1898.

series 2: Photographs and Photographic Post Cards

The photographs in this series are of the McCormick and Parks families, their relatives, friends, or subjects concerning the two families. Photographs were taken in Prairie Grove unless noted. All post card messages have been photocopied and placed in the correspondence file in Series 1.

Parks photographs 65-70 are pasted to cardboard and have been placed in one envelope. Handwritten above 65 and 66; "P.G. Battlefield Reunion." The photographs in this folder are trimmed except 70. Photographs 78-85 are also trimmed and pasted on two pieces of cardboard. All photographs are black and white, unless otherwise noted, and size is listed height first. Copies are in the picture photocopies drawer. Note: Only image numbers (not folder numbers) are given for photographs.

subseries 1: The McCormick Family

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 1

Thomas M. McCormick and his wife Elizabeth Campbell McCormick, c. 1870. 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 octagonal tintype of a formal studio portrait taken in Staunton, Virginia area., c. 1870

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 2

Thomas McCormick, c. 1880. 9 x 7 retouched oval photograph. Handwritten on verso: "Thomas McCormick, Born Sept 2-1809, Died Sept 25-1887." Stamped on verso: "Kind," followed by handwritten "C." Part of word beginning with "G" and "E" with letter "B" underneath., c. 1880

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 3

Three Washington County physicians, c. 1880. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 formal studio portrait. L-R: Dr. Thomas W. Blackburn from Cane Hill, Dr. J. Henry Brewster, and Dr. E.G. McCormick, both from Prairie Grove. Typed name identification sticker on front. On verso: Handwritten "Dr. Tom Blackburn(,) Dr. Henry Brewster(,) Dr. E.G. McCormick.", c. 1880

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 4

Mamie Gilliam McCormick (married to Dr. McCormick), c. 1880. 8 x 6 photograph of a formal portrait., c. 1880

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 5

Lafayette (Faye) Clark McCormick (younger brother of Dr. McCormick), c. 1890. 5 x 3 1/2 formal studio portrait on 6 1/2 x 5 card. Younger brother of Dr. McCormick. Stamped on front: "Conrad and Clark, Extra Finish, Prairie Grove, Ark." On verso: Handwritten "L.C. McCormick.", c. 1890

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 6

Faye McCormick (center, wearing light vest and dark hat), with unidentified men and boys standing in front of building, c. 1890. 4 x 6 on 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 card., c. 1890

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 7

Dr. McCormick and family, 1892. 5 1/2 x 4 formal studio portrait on 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 card. L-R: Dr. McCormick, Arthur A. McCormick, W. Grover McCormick, Myrtle McCormick, and Mamie McCormick., 1892

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 8

Grover and Myrtle McCormick, 1892. 5 1/2 x 4 formal studio portrait on 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 card. Handwritten on verso: "Parks" and reprint date "4/1/87.", 1892

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 9

Dr. McCormick on horseback and Myrtle McCormick standing by fence in front of "old" McCormick home, c. 1898. This house stood two years before being torn down and rebuilt. 2 1/2 x 4 trimmed photograph on 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 card. Handwritten on verso: "Dr. McCormick & Myrtle(,)old house - same lot.", c. 1898

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 10

L-R: Ethel Butler (daughter of Thresa McCormick Butler, sister of Dr. McCormick), Grover McCormick (top), Arthur McCormick, Mamie McCormick, and Myrtle McCormick (foreground), c. 1898. 3 x 4 on 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 decorated matte. Photograph possibly taken in the McCormick home. Handwritten on verso: "Ethel Butler(,) Mother(,) Arthur(,) Grover(,) Grandmother.", c. 1898

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 11

Myrtle McCormick (second from left), and Mamie McCormick, (woman on right), having snowball fight with unidentified children in front of "old" McCormick home, c. 1898. 3 x 4 on 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Handwritten letter "P" on verso., c. 1898

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 12

L-R: Myrtle McCormick, seated on ground beside unidentified girl, and Mamie McCormick standing in front of "old" McCormick home with windmill in background, c. 1898. 3 x 4. Handwritten on verso: "Minnie Mc.", c. 1898

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 13

Myrtle McCormick, second from right, with Frank Hall children in McCormick yard, c. 1899. 3 x 4 on 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 decorated matte. Handwritten on verso: "Frank Hall children & Myrtle.", c. 1899

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 14

Jennie McCormick on the day of her wedding to James Pittman, 1899. 3 x 4 on 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 decorated card. Handwritten on matte: "Aunt Jennie McCormick Pittman on her wedding day(.) Our old home.", 1899

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 15

Myrtle McCormick (far left), and two unidentified girls looking at a book in the McCormick yard, c. 1900. 3 x 4. Lower left corner missing., c. 1900

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 16

Grover McCormick, c. 1900. 5 x 2 1/2 oval photograph on 8 1/2 x 5 decorated matte. Identified on verso., c. 1900

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 17

Frank McCormick, son of Faye and Laura Kidd Parks McCormick, c. 1914. 3 x 3 circular formal studio portrait on photographic post card., c. 1914

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 18

Frank McCormick, when a student at Western Dental College in Kansas City, Missouri, c. 1900. 9 x 4 1/2 formal studio portrait. Stamped logo of photographer on front, "Moore, K.C. MO." Handwritten "Frank McCormick" on front and verso., c. 1900

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 19

Myrtle McCormick, c. 1902. 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 oval formal portrait. Handwritten on verso: "Myrtle M. McCormick(,) 16th birthday.", c. 1902

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 20

Mamie McCormick, c. 1902. 5 x 3 1/2 oval formal studio portrait on 8 x 6 card. Handwritten on verso: "Mrs Mammie (sic) Mc," and possibly instructions for tinter's use: "Dr. E.G. McCormick, Prairie Grove, Ark. Hair dark brown(,) Eyes Gray(,) rose pink delicate(,) leaves green(,) Complexion Fair(,) pin on collar milk opal color surrounded with brilliants (sic)(,) dress delicate cream.", c. 1902

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 21

Senior class at school on Neal Street, 1908. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 photographic post card. Standing, top row, far left: Rollins Wilson, unidentified, Julia Zellner, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Julia Rogers, Arthur McCormick, Ruth Gentry, Mettie Dorman. Bottom row, third from left: Professor O. Calwell, Frank McCormick, T. Simpson. Lower left corner missing., 1908

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 22

Myrtle McCormick, c. 1909. 5 x 2 1/2 oval formal studio portrait. Handwritten on verso: "Mother, Myrtle Parks.", c. 1909

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 23

Grover McCormick, (center, holding hat), with Myrtle McCor- mick directly above, c. 1909. 2 3/4 x 2 photograph on 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 post card. Other individuals unidentified., c. 1909

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 24

Mamie McCormick, c. 1910. 5 x 3 1/2 oval formal studio portrait on 8 x 6 card. Stamped gold lettering of studio on front: "C.E. Watton, Fayetteville, Ark." Handwritten on verso: "Grandmother McCormick.", c. 1910

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 25

Dr. McCormick, c. 1910. 5 x 3 1/2 formal studio portrait on 8 x 6 decorated matte., c. 1910

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 26

Dr. McCormick, c. 1910. 9 x 12 formal studio portrait. Upper left corner missing, upper right corner broken off and in folder. Two ink stains on photograph., c. 1910

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 27

L-R: Judge R.O. Hannah, unidentified, unidentified, Mamie McCormick, unidentified, and Dr. McCormick standing on steps of unidentified house, c. 1910. 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 trimmed octagonal photograph. Handwritten on verso: "Cora" and fragments of two photographs glued on verso. a. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 print on post card. Handwritten notations on verso: "unto the (sic) o Lord do I lift up my soul(.)" "Blessed is he whose" and "Uncle Joe Rogers." Upper left corner missing., c. 1910

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 28

Grover McCormick, c. 1910. 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 oval formal studio portrait on 7 x 5 decorated matte. Stamped studio name on front: "C.E. Watton, Fayetteville, Ark.", c. 1910

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 29

Anne Magruder, wife of Grover McCormick, c. 1910. 5 x 3 oval formal studio portrait., c. 1910

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 30

Sallie McCormick Ferguson, left, and Jennie McCormick Pittman, two of Dr. McCormick's younger sisters, c. 1910. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 oval formal studio portrait. Handwritten on verso: "4-u.", c. 1910

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 31

Grover McCormick in World War I army cadet uniform, c. 1917. 5 x 3 oval formal studio portrait., c. 1917

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 32

Grover McCormick, seated, in World War I army uniform, c. 1918. 7 x 5 oval studio portrait. Other two men unidentified. Handwritten on verso: "Parks" and reprint date "4/1/87.", c. 1918

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 33

Kenneth McCormick, 1919. 4 x 2 1/2 photographic post card of a formal studio portrait. Son of Dorse (younger brother of Dr. McCormick) and Mattie McCormick. Lower right corner missing., 1919

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 34

Formal studio portrait enclosed by brown folder with "BABY" in die-cut embossed cover, c. 1921. 6 x 4. Inside leaf stamped "Name____" and "Age____." Handwritten in blanks, "Frank Grady McCormick II" (Son of Frank and Beatrice McCormick), and "Ten Months." Handwritten notation on photograph: "To Aunt Myrtle and Uncle Jim.", c. 1921

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 35

L-R: Arthur McCormick, possibly Jim Woodruff, Dan Pyeatt and Rollins Wilson, sitting on a bench in Mock Park, c. 1921. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 photographic post card. Upper left corner missing., c. 1921

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 36

Dr. McCormick and Faye McCormick in front of unidentified building in Fort Smith while visiting Faye's daughter, Nettye Stevenson, November 17, 1925. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2. Handwritten on front: "E.G. & L.C. McCormick (,) 11/17/25." On verso: "Clinic." Remainder illegible., 1925

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 37

Dr. McCormick and Faye McCormick in front of unidentified building at Fort Smith, November 1925. 5 x 3. Handwritten on front: "G. & L.C. Mc." Fragment of photograph glued to verso., 1925

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 38

Dr. McCormick and Faye McCormick in front of unidentified house in Fort Smith, November 1925. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2., 1925

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 39

Dr. McCormick and his sister Jennie Pittman at the James Pittman home in Cincinnati, Arkansas, c. 1925. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2., c. 1925

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 40

Faye and Laura McCormick, c. 1925. 5 x 3 snapshot with printed border. Identified on verso., c. 1925

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 41

Clockwise, top left: Unidentified woman, Mrs. C.D. Gilliam (Mamie McCormick's mother), Arthur McCormick, his wife Ruth Fain, Anne McCormick, Berniece McCormick (daughter of Arthur and Ruth), Mamie McCormick and Grover McCormick, 1925. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 photographic post card., 1925

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 42

Class beside school building, 1928. 5 x 7. Top row, left: Maxine Baggett. Fourth from left: Teacher Mallie Dyer. Far right on end: Lulu Wilson. Bottom row, L-R: Harry Delap, Barton Carl, Clarence Davis, Hayden McCormick (oldest son of Dorse and Mattie), and Maupin Cummings. Handwritten on verso: "Parks.", 1928

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 43

L-R: Mamie McCormick, her nephew Gordon Bristow, and Mamie's sister Hattie Bristow on top of Empire State Building, New York City c. 1930. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 photographic post card. Handwritten on verso: "State Empire Building(,)" "Grandmother McCormick," "Gordon (Obie) Bristow," "Aunt Hattie Bristow.", c. 1930

series II: 1 Box 2 Item 44

Mamie McCormick on front porch of her home, c. 1945. 3 1/2 x 6 snapshot., c. 1945

subseries 2: Grayson College, Whitewright, Texas.

series II: 2 Box 2 Item 45

Top to bottom: Ethel Butler, Myrtle McCormick, and Della Ferguson, c. 1906. 5 x 2 1/2 oval formal studio portrait on 8 1/4 x 4 card. Handwritten on verso: "Ethel(,) Della(,) & Myrtle." Stamped on verso: "Hill & Beckman, Prairie Grove, Ark." Upper left missing., c. 1906

series II: 2 Box 2 Item 46

Ruby Yowell Edmiston, student at Grayson College, c. 1906. 2 3/4 x 2 oval formal studio portrait. Identified on verso., c. 1906

series II: 2 Box 2 Item 47

Mabel Leedy , student at Grayson College, c. 1906. 3 x 2 oval formal studio portrait. Identified on verso., c. 1906

series II: 2 Box 2 Item 48

Mabel Trueet, c. 1906. 3 x 2 oval formal studio portrait. Identified on verso., c. 1906

series II: 2 Box 2 Item 49

Della Ferguson, c. 1906. 9 x 4 formal studio portrait. Identified on front and verso., c. 1906

series II: 2 Box 2 Item 50

Ethel Butler Riddle, c. 1908. 9 1/4 x 4 formal studio portrait. Handwritten name of studio on front is illegible, probably taken in Texas. Identified on verso. Also on verso is photographic image of an unidentified man indicated by pencil marks on each corner., c. 1908

series II: 2 Box 2 Item 51

Leta Taylor Murphy, c. 1908. 9 1/2 x 4 formal studio portrait. Handwritten name of Texas (?) studio on front is illegible. Identified on front and verso., c. 1908

subseries 3: The Parks Family

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 52

Houston M. Parks (?), c. 1870. 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 tintype, formal studio portrait. Handwritten on verso: "Parks?", c. 1870

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 53

James Clay Parks (son of Houston and Laura Kidd Parks), c. 1890. 5 1/2 x 4 formal studio portrait on 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 card., c. 1890

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 54

L-R: Dora Shannon Parks (married to Jim Parks' older brother Tandy (Mac) McKee Parks), and unidentified woman. 2 1/2 x 4 formal studio portrait on 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 decorated card. Handwritten on front: "Dora Parks" with arrow, stamped name of studio: "Mrs. Young, Fayetteville, Ark." Written on verso: "July 1896.", 1896

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 55

L-R: Jim Parks, Oscar Bain, and Wallace Pyeatt, c. 1900. 2 1/2 x 2 photographic post card of a formal studio portrait. Handwritten on front: "Jim, Wallace & Oscar.", c. 1900

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 56

L-R: Dan Pyeatt, Jim Parks, and Oscar Bain, c. 1900. 2 1/2 x 2 photographic post card of a formal studio portrait. Handwritten on verso: "Oscar Bain, Wallace Pyeatt, Jim Parks.", c. 1900

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 57

Jim Parks, c. 1905. 5 x 3 1/2 formal studo portrait. Identified on verso with date of reprint: "4/1/87." a. 2 1/2 x 2 photographic post card. Written on front: "Jim Parks." , c. 1905

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 58

Jim Parks and Myrtle McCormick walking down a Prairie Grove street, c. 1905. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2., c. 1905

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 59

Jim Parks in front of barn, c. 1905. 3 1/4 x 4 1/2. Photographed by Jim Parks., c. 1905

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 60

L-R: Jim Parks, Bess Pyeatt, Frank McCormick, Myrtle McCor- mick, and Ethel Butler, c. 1905. 3 x 4., c. 1905

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 61

Jim Parks in horse-drawn buggy on southwest corner of Main Street, c. 1905. 2 1/2 x 4 photographic post card. Handwritten on verso: "P.", c. 1905

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 62

L-R: Julia Zellner, Myrtle McCormick in decorated, horse-drawn buggy and Jim Parks holding horse's bridle, c. 1905. 3 x 5. At reunion of Confederate Soldiers, Battlefield Park., c. 1905

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 63

L-R: Julia Zellner, Myrtle McCormick, and Jim Parks in decorated horse-drawn buggy at Confederate Reunion, c. 1905. 5 x 3., c. 1905

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 64

L-R: Julia Zellner, Myrtle McCormick, and Jim Parks in decorated horse-drawn buggy, Confederate Reunion, c. 1905. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 photographic post card., c. 1905

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 65

Myrtle McCormick at Confederate Reunion, c. 1905. 5 x 2 1/2. Unidentified women in background looking into wooden shelter where food and drink were served., c. 1905

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 66

Myrtle McCormick in wooden shelter serving food at Con- federate Reunion, c. 1905. 5 x 2 1/2. Other people unidentified., c. 1905

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 67

Women on back of Jim Parks' decorated buggy at Confederate Reunion, c. 1905. 5 x 2 1/2. Top, L-R: Myrtle McCormick and Julia Zellner. Other two women unidentified., c. 1905

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 68

L-R: Julia Zellner and Myrtle McCormick in Jim Parks' horse-drawn, decorated buggy, at the Confederate Reunion, c. 1905. 5 x 3. Unidentified woman and two boys in background., c. 1905

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 69

Unidentified baby, c. 1905. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2., c. 1905

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 70

Jim Parks' horse, c. 1905. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2., c. 1905

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 71

Grover and Myrtle McCormick in decorated buggy with Arkansas banner for Confederate Reunion parade, December 4, 1906. 3 x 4 oval photograph on post card. On the front of the card is a message from Myrtle McCormick to Grayson College classmate Della Ferguson. On verso: One-cent stamp, postmarks from Prairie Grove and Whitewright, Texas, and handwritten address., 1906

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 72

Jim Parks in decorated buggy pulled by his horse, Bob, c. 1906. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 photographic post card. Message from Jim Parks in Prairie Grove to Della Ferguson, classmate of "Minnie" Myrtle McCormick at Grayson College. a. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 print, handwritten on front: "Bob." , c. 1906

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 73

Jim Parks in buggy pulled by his horse, Bob, c. 1910. 2 1/4 x 4 photographic post card., c. 1910

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 74

Jim Parks and his horse, Bob. Photograph taken on Mock Street, c. 1910. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 photographic post card. Identified on verso. a. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 print. Identified on verso. -12- Parks Family Papers, c. 1910

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 75

L-R: Virginia Magruder, Mrs. Robert Magruder, and Jim Parks, c. 1910. 5 1/2 x 4 formal studio portrait on 8 x 6 decorated card., c. 1910

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 76

Wedding party of Frank and Ella Fields Wilson, c. 1910. 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 formal studio portrait. Standing, L-R: Oscar McMellon, May Rogers, Jim Parks, Myrtle McCormick Parks, Oscar Bain, Minister Blackburn, Grover McCormick, Lulu Wilson, and Clyde Wilson (sister and brother of the groom). Seated is Frank Wilson and Ella Fields Wilson. Handwritten on verso: "Frank Wilson, Ella Wilson(,) Parks(,)" and reprint date "4/1/87.", c. 1910

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 77

Members of the Daughters of the Confederacy, c.1915. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 photographic post card. Myrtle Parks is fifth from left. Seated, sixth from right: Julia Zellner. Handwritten on verso: "Daughters of Confederacy(,) Parks(,) Ethel Parks(,)" and "Prairie Grove(,) Ark.", c. 1915

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 78

Donald Parks, left, and Barry Parks, twin sons of Jim and Myrtle Parks. Photograph taken in front yard of the Parks home on Neal Street. Spring, 1920. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2. a. 3 1/2 x 5 print. , 1920

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 79

L-R: Donald and Barry Parks. Spring, 1920. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2., 1920

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 80

James Fay Parks, older brother of Donald and Barry Parks, Spring, 1920. 3 1/2 x 4., 1920

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 81

Barry, left, and Donald Parks. Spring, 1920. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2., 1920

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 82

L-R: Barry and Donald Parks in front of the Parks home. Fall, 1920. 3 x 3., 1920

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 83

Barry, left, and Donald Parks held by their father, Jim Parks. Neal Street is in the background. Fall, 1920. 3 x 3., 1920

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 84

Donald, left, and Barry Parks. Fall, 1920. 3 x 4., 1920

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 85

Donald, left, and Barry Parks. Fall, 1920. 4 x 3 1/2., 1920

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 86

Standing, L-R: Mack Parks, his younger brother Jim Parks, unidentified, unidentified, small boy is Mac Stevenson, Dora Parks (married to Mack Parks), Laura Kidd Parks McCormick, Myrtle Parks, Beatrice McCormick. Seated, LR: Donald Parks, James Fay Parks, Frank Stevenson (kneeling), and Barry Parks, c. 1921. 3 x 4., c. 1921

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 87

L-R: Mac Stevenson, James Fay Parks, and Frank Stevenson, c. 1921. 2 1/2 x 4. Handwritten on verso: "James Fay, Mac, Sonny Boy.", c. 1921

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 88

Prairie Grove grade school class photograph, c. 1922. 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 photographic post card. Top row, second from left: James Fay Parks. Second row, far right: Mr. Dorman, teacher. Photograph taken in front of school on Neal Street. Handwritten on verso: "Jas. Fay Parks" and "Parks.", c. 1922

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 89

Standing, L-R: Jim Parks, Frank McCormick, Dr. McCormick, unidentified, Jennie Pittman, unidentified, Myrtle Parks, small boy is Donald Parks, two women on end are unidentified. Sitting, L-R: Grady McCormick, Joy McCormick, Barry Parks, and James Fay Parks. Taken at Dr. James Pittman farm in Cincinnati, (Washington County), Arkansas, c. 1925. 3 1/2 x 4 1/2. Upper left corner missing. Stamped on verso: "Sowder Studio, Fayetteville, Ark.", c. 1925

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 90

Top row, L-R: Mack Parks, Alton Hart, Pearl Hart, and Dora Parks, c. 1925. 2 1/2 x 4. Bottom row unidentified., c. 1925

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 91

Schoolchildren, location unknown, c. 1926. 2 1/2 x 4 1/2. Front row, sixth from left: Donald Parks. Hole in right center of photograph, part of left side missing., c. 1926

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 92

School class, c. 1926. 3 1/2 x 5 photographic post card. Handwritten on verso: "Top row(,) Left to right(?) Lay Stansberry, Maupin Cummings, Irene Abercrombie, Travis Meeks, Eugene Lyler, Joe Pittman(.) 2nd Row(?) L to R. John Baggett, Oletha Lamb, Millard Stone, Frank Maupin, Louise Copenhauer, William Campbell, Phil Weaver, Lyde Skelton. 3rd Row(,) L to R. Lucille Morton, James Owens, Helen Geiger, Ralph Dodson, Jaunita (sic) Neal, James Fay Parks, Opha Morrison." Also on verso: "P," "Parks" and "Property of James F. Parks." Photograph taken beside school building., c. 1926

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 93

Schoolchildren on bleachers, photograph taken on school- ground, c. 1927. 5 x 7. Top row, far left: Teacher Alice McClendon. Sixth from left: Kenneth McCormick. Far right: Berniece McCormick. Bottom row, third from left: Barry Parks and Donald Parks. Handwritten on verso: "Parks.", c. 1927

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 94

Young people in front of house, c. 1929. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2. Handwritten on front: "Young People's Presbyterian Conference, Petit Jean Mt.(,) June 10th." Sixth from right: James Fay Parks. Printed on verso: "Young People's Conference at Petit Jean, Ark. James Fay 6th right (up).", c. 1929

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 95

Standing, L-R: Mack Parks, Nettie Stevenson, Mac Steven-son, Laura Parks McCormick, Dr. Eugene Stevenson, Faye McCormick, Jim Parks, Myrtle Parks, Frank McCormick, Beatrice McCormick. Seated, L-R: Donald Parks, Barry Parks, their younger brother Joe Parks, Grady McCormick and Joy McCormick, c. 1930. 2 1/2 x 4., c. 1930

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 96

James Fay Parks, freshman at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1932. 5 x 3 1/2 formal studio portrait. Handwritten on verso: Parks(,)" "So" and "Straw Sucking Fresh- man.", 1932

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 97

University of Arkansas Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity members with their dates, in front of fraternity house, 1932. 6 x 9. Second row, second from left: James Fay Parks. Bottom row, third from left: Hayden McCormick. Handwritten "BA" on verso and pencil markings., 1932

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 98

Schoolchildren dressed as mice for class play, c. 1932. 2 1/2 x 4. Photograph taken in front of school building on Neal Street. Third from left: Joe Parks. Handwritten "R"s on front, on verso is handwritten "Parks" and stamped "Sowder Studio, Fayetteville, Ark.", c. 1932

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 99

Family gathering in front of W.E.N. Phillips home, northeast of Prairie Grove, c. 1934. 3 1/2 x 5 snapshot of a photograph. Top row, L-R: Dr. E.G. McCormick, Mrs. E.G. McCormick, Mrs. Arthur McCormick, Mrs. W.E.N. Phillips, Jim Parks, Berniece McCormick, Grover McCormick, Hattie Bristow, Mrs. Gordon Bristow, Mrs. Jim Parks, W.E.N. Phillips, Mrs. Grover McCormick, and Gordon Bristow. Bottom row, L-R: Donald Parks, Barry Parks, Gordon Phillips, Joe Parks, Dolly Ann McCormick, and Jonathan Phillips., c. 1934

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 100

James Fay Parks fishing on Illinois River bank, 1943. 5 x 3 1/2 snapshot., 1943

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 101

Donald Parks stationed at Miami Beach, Florida in 1944. 4 x 2 1/2 snapshot. Handwritten notation on verso: "This was taken on the roof of our hotel. That's Pete's hat I am wearing.", 1944

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 102

Dedication of painting at the Latta Barn, Battlefield Park, Prairie Grove c. 1960. 5 x 5 color snapshot. L-R: Un- identified, unidentified, Myrtle M. Parks, Dr. Will H. Mock. Myrtle Parks received an award at this function., c. 1960

series II: 3 Box 2 Item 103

L-R: George Wiswell, publisher of the Prairie Grove Enterprise, and Myrtle M. Parks, in the Latta Barn, Battlefield Park, Prairie Grove, c. 1960. 5 x 5 color snapshot., c. 1960

subseries 4: Other Photographs.

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 104

Thomas McCormick mill and home, c. 1870. 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 on 10 x 12 card. Handwritten on front: "Old McCormick home and mill in Virginia - near Staunton." Right and left upper corners missing on card, as well as the lower right corner., c. 1870

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 105

Dora Shannon, far left, and her sisters, names unknown, c. 1885. 5 x 7 on 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 decorated matte. On verso: Handwritten "P.", c. 1885

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 106

Mallie Dyer, top center, with her sister, left, and mother, 1898. 2 1/2 x 4 formal studio portrait on 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 card. Stamped on front: "Mrs(.) Young, Fayetteville, Ark." who sold out to "C.E. Watton, Successor." Pencil and crayon marks and printed "1898" also on front. Handwritten notation on verso: "Miss Mallie Dyer(,) 14(,) Prairie Grove(,) Ark(.) on N. Mock St. cor(ner) Mock & Graham(.) 4 Blks N. of Bank.", 1898

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 107

L-R: Elva Campbell, Ethel Comer, Prof. Thompson, Bel Rollman(?), Ed Baine(?), Dora Shannon, and Lloyd Baggett of the Hay Seed Club, May 1899. 4 x 5 1/2 formal studio portrait on 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 card. Stamped on front: "Chas. J. Martin, Prairie Grove, Ark." Identitified on verso. Upper right corner missing on card., 1899

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 108

Unidentified campers awaiting celebration at the Confederate Reunion, Battlefield Park, Prairie Grove, c. 1899. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 photographic post card sent to Frank G. McCormick at Western Dental College in Kansas City, Missouri, from his mother, Laura McCormick, October 16, 1900. On verso: Two-cent stamp, postmarked from Fayetteville., 1900

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 109

Dora Shannon, third from left, with unidentified friends at picnic, c. 1900. 2 x 4 photographic post card., c. 1900

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 110

May Campbell, c. 1905. 5 1/2 x 4 oval formal studio portrait. Identified on verso., c. 1905

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 111

Elva Campbell(?), c. 1905. 5 1/2 x 4 formal studio portrait on 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 card., c. 1905

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 112

The Pittman family(?). Jennie Pittman(?) on far left. Location is possibly James Pittman farm in Cincinnati, c. 1905. 4 x 5 1/2 on 5 3/4 x 6 3/4 decorated matte., c. 1905

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 113

Hazel McMillian(?), c. 1910. 5 1/2 x 3 oval formal studio portrait with top of photograph with top missing., c. 1910

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 114

Women with two unidentified men standing in background, c. 1910. 7 x 9 photograph glued to card. Seated, top row, L-R: Clara Shofner, Maggie Kidd Shofner(?), Ella Brewster(?). Other women unidentified. Handwritten "Parks" on verso., c. 1910

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 115

Salesmen at convention, June 1914. 10 1/2 x 13. Grover McCormick was a member but is not pictured. All individuals unidentified. Printed on front: "Convention of Curtis Travelers and District Agents, Philadelphia, Pa., June 18-20(,) 1914" and "Photo by Reily & Way.", 1914

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 116

Mallie Dyer, c. 1915. 5 x 3 1/2 oval formal studio portrait. Identified on verso., c. 1915

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 117

Nettie Stevenson with son, Mac, c. 1915. 8 1/2 x 6 1/2. Handwritten name of studio on front is illegible, lo-cation is "Ft. Smith." Handwritten on verso: "Aunt Nett" and "Aunt Nettie Stevenson & Mac." Upper left and lower right corners missing., c. 1915

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 118

Nettie Stevenson, c. 1918. 6 x 3 1/2 photograph of original. On verso: Pencil marks showing photographs corners., c. 1918

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 119

Dr. E.G. McCormick home, c. 1920. 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 on 10 x 12 decorated matte., c. 1920

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 120

Two unidentified men painting Faye McCormick's flour mill, c. 1920. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 photographic post card. Handwritten on verso: "P.", c. 1920

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 121

Individuals unidentified. 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 photographic postcard. Handwritten on front: "Our Hay Seed band." On verso: One-cent stamp, postmarked from Prairie Grove, March 8, 1921, and message to Dora Parks from Ella Rogers., 1921

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 122

Frank Stevenson, c. 1922. 7 x 5 formal studio portrait. Handwritten on verso: "Sonny Boy" Stevenson.", c. 1922

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 123

Ruth Butler, left, and Grace Blakemore in graduation caps and gowns holding diplomas, c. 1925. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 photographic post card. Handwritten on verso: "Ruth Butler.", c. 1925

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 124

Florence Phillips, c. 1925. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 snapshot. Identified on verso., c. 1925

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 125

L-R: Unidentified boy, Mac Stevenson, Frank Stevenson, and Dr. Eugene Stevenson, c. 1925. Photograph taken outside their home in Fort Smith. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 snapshot., c. 1925

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 126

Dr. Eugene Stevenson's house with two unidentified boys in front yard, c. 1925. 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 snapshot. Handwritten on verso: "Aunt Nettie Stevenson home in Ft. Smith.", c. 1925

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 127

Dr. McCormick's home, c. 1925. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 photographic post card. Handwritten on verso: "grandmother's house" and "P.", c. 1925

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 128

Razorback football field in Fayetteville, c. 1932. 3 1/2 x 5 snapshot. Marching band on left and student-formed "A" in center. Photograph probably taken by James Parks. Handwritten on verso: "Old U of A. Football Field.", c. 1932

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 129

Joan and Robert Nolan, daughter and son of the Prairie Grove Presbyterian minister and his wife, c. 1933. 7 x 5 formal studio portrait. Identified on verso., c. 1933

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 130

Gordon (Obie) Bristow and wife, Estelle, c. 1933. 3 x 2 snapshot taken in Kentucky(?)., c. 1933

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 131

Hattie Bristow, left, and unidentified friends in front of house while visiting San Antonio, Texas, in May 1937. 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 snapshot. Stamped border and pen marks on front, and "Fox-Tone Picture" logo on verso. Identified on verso., 1937

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 132

Hattie Bristow, far left, and unidentified women in front of house in San Antonio, May 1937. 3 x 4 snapshot. Identified on verso. Stamped "Fox-Tone Print" logo also on verso., 1937

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 133

Lon Bristow's grave (Hattie Bristow's husband), in San Antonio, May 1937. 5 x 3 snapshot. Stamped border on front. Handwritten on verso: "Uncle Lon Bristow's grave in Texas(,) later he was moved to Prairie Grove.", 1937

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 134

The Beverly Theatre on main street in Prairie Grove, 1938. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 photographic post card. Arthur McCormick owned the building and his nephews, Barry and Donald Parks, operated the theatre. The Beverly opened in 1937 with the movie "Day of Reckoning." Its marquee was constructed from Havolin motor oil cans. Handwritten on verso: "Beverly Theatre" and "P.", 1938

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 135

Unidentified Air Force soldiers stationed with Barry Parks at Avon Park, Florida, 1944. 4 x 2 1/2 snapshot taken by Parks., 1944

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 136

German prisoners of war in Foggia, Italy, 1945. 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 snapshot taken by Barry Parks. Handwritten on verso: "German POW's in Italy.", 1945

series II: 4 Box 3 Item 137

Jane Cook, niece of Mrs. Grover McCormick, c. 1949. 5 x 3 1/2 formal studio portrait. Handwritten notation on front: "With Love, Jane.", c. 1949

subseries 5: Post Cards

series II: 5 Box 3 Item 138

The Hotel Niagra, Niagra Falls, N.Y., c. 1918. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 photographic post card. Identified on front., c. 1918

series II: 5 Box 3 Item 139

Court House, Blytheville, Arkansas. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 color drawing on a post card. On verso: One-cent stamp, postmarked from Blytheville on November 23, 1929. Also stamped: "E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee." Message written to Donald and Barry Parks from their Aunt Sallie McCormick Ferguson., 1929

subseries 6: Unidentified Subjects

series II: 6 Box 3 Item 140

Schoolchildren in front of building, c. 1895. 4 x 6 on 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 card. Handwritten on verso: "Myrtle.", c. 1895

series II: 6 Box 3 Item 141

Woman in buggy pulled by horse, c. 1900. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 photographic post card., c. 1900

series II: 6 Box 3 Item 142

Men and women at picnic, c. 1900. 2 x 4 photographic post card., c. 1900

series II: 6 Box 3 Item 143

House with dog and chickens, n.d. 3 x 5 photographic post card.

series 3: Volumes

series III Box Volumes 1-3 Volume 1

James W. McCormick's ledger, Dec 10-13, 1864[?], Feb 5-19, 1865 and Jan 1-Aug 11, 1866., c. 1864-1866

series III Box Volumes 1-3 Volume 2

Dr. McCormick's medical ledger, 1894-1896

series III Box Volumes 1-3 Volume 3

Dr. McCormick's medical ledger, 1904-1915

END OF COLLECTION

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