Benton Mackie Kitchens Documents

MS K64

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

Kitchens, Benton Mackie
Benton Mackie Kitchens Documents
Inclusive Dates
1880, 1900-1905
MS K64
2.5 linear feet (1 folder, 3 items, and 1 oversized item)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Acquisition Information

The Benton Mackie Kitchens Documents were donated to the Special Collections Department by his widow, Medora Hampton Kitchens, of Paragould, Arkansas, in December 1969.

Processing Information

Processed by Samuel A. Sizer; completed in December 1969.

Preferred Form of Citation

Benton Mackie Kitchens Documents (MS K64), 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

Benton Mackie Kitchens was born March 29, 1885 in Paragould, Arkansas, the son of Thomas Benton Kitchens and Alice Burton Kitchens. In 1900, at the age of 15, he entered the University of Arkansas, where he was for a time manager of the University baseball team. Graduating in 1905 with the degree of bachelor of arts, he was subsequently offered, by Governor Charles Hillman Brough, who had been one of his teachers in the University, the post of State Controller. He declined the offer, however, because he did not wish to leave Paragould, and the position was conse­quently given to his father. Kitchens married Medora Hampton on January 1, 1910, and made his home in Paragould until his death on April 10, 1969. Employed for a time as office manager for the firm of Bertig Brothers, in Paragould, he later became local manager of the Arkansas Employment Secur­ity Division office there, retiring from that position at the age of 70.

Scope and Content Note

Documents pertaining to the University of Arkansas.

Detailed Description of the Collection

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

Box LOC 169

Box LOC 169 Item 1

Diploma, June 10, 1880 approx. 22" x 17"

The president and faculty of Arkansas Industrial University confering on Thomas Benton Kitchens the degree of Baccalaurealem in Artibus.

Box LOC 169 Folder MS K64 Item 2

Photograph, ca September 1900 approx. 6" x 4" mounted.

Benton Mackie Kitchens at the time he entered University of Arkansas.

Box LOC 169 Folder MS K64 Item 3

Photograph, ca September 1900 approx. 9" x 7" mounted.

Benton Mackie Kitchens and unidentified room-mate, posed in dormitory room at University of Arkansas.

Box LOC 169 Item 4

Photograph, Summer 1904 approx. 13½" x 10 1/2" mounted.

Benton Mackie Kitchens, manager of University of Arkansas baseball team, posed in group picture with 10 team members and one other uni­ dentified person.

Item 5

Photograph, June 1905 approx. 28" x 22" mounted & framed.

Mounted individual photographs of Benton Mackie Kitchens and 10 other identified members of the University of Arkansas class of 1905: (John S.) Grubbs, (Ray H.) Legate, (Alvin S.) Irby, (Coulter W.) Jones, (Claude) Mertal, (Alexander Dixon) Whitehead, (Charlie M.) Cooke, Jr., (Lee Sedwick) Olney, (Edward L.) Carter, (Charles W.) Cromwell.

Box LOC 169 Item 6

Diploma, June 14, 1905 approx. 21 1/2" x 17 1/2"

The Trustees of the University of Arkansas conferring on Benton Mackie Kitchens the degree of Bachelor of Arts.


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