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Arkansas Railroad Depot Collection

Identifier: MC 698

Scope and Content Note

A set of 175 black and white picture postcards, all of them photographic prints, of railroad depots in Arkansas. A colored halftone post card of the Camp Pike, Little Rock, warehouses is also included.

All the postcards are 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". All the railroad depot postcards are black and white photographic prints on Kodak (usually) "photo post card" stock. All are identified on the front of the postcard with at least the name of the town. Usually the name of the railroad and the date the depot was photographed are also provided, either on the front of the postcard or handwritten on verso. In a few cases, the date the depot was built is given.

The collection incorporates photographs of standing (though frequently abandoned by the time they were photographed) depots and copies of older photographs or published halftones.

In the descriptions the name of the town (all are in Arkansas) is given first, followed by the name of the railroad and the date of the photograph (when this information has been included on the postcard). Other information, if any, is given in parentheses.


  • Creation: ca 1920-1984


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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)


0.1 Linear Feet (176 items)

Arrangement of the Papers

Arranged alphabetically by location.

Acquisition Information

The Arkansas Railroad Depot Collection was purchased from Mid America Paper Collectibles, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, May 4, 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by Nan Lawler, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in January, 1988.

Arkansas Railroad Depot Collection
Nan Lawler
January 1988
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444