Table of Contents
- Descriptive Summary
- Access Information
- Use Information
- Acquisition Information
- Processing Information
- Preferred Form of Citation
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Detailed Description of the Collection
- 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
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The Benton Mackie Kitchens Documents were donated to the Special Collections Department by his widow, Medora Hampton Kitchens, of Paragould, Arkansas, in December 1969.
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.
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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.
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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