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Arkansas: Then and Now Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC 2465

Scope and Content Note

Photographic negatives and prints made from a set of slides created or collected by University of Arkansas Geosciences professor Thomas O. Graff circa 1975, along with a sript used in presenting the slides. The slide script notes that the images "depict Arkansas lifestyles and economic environmental relations in 1940 and 1975. The 1940 slides were made from pictures in the collections of the Arkansas History Commission and Mr. J. L. Charlton. The 1975 slides were provided by the Departments of Geography at the University of Arkansas, Henderson State University, John Deere Company, Weyerhauser Company, and Reynolds Metals Company. We want to thank these organizations for the materials used in this set of slides. Unfortunately, color photographic film was not available in 1940. The 1940 slides are black and white. The 1975 shots are in color. These film differences portrayed on the slides. Nonetheless, since 1940 Arkansas lifestyles and environmental and economic relationships have changed dramatically. These slides and prints attempt to give a realistic presentation of the changes."

Locations in Arkansas depicted include the "Grand Canyon of Arkansas" near Jasper; White Rock (near Fayetteville); Ouachita Bottoms (near Arkadelphia); Blytheville; Stuttgart; Conway; Hamburg; Morrillton; Wynne; Fort Smith; Prairie Grove; Gentry; Fayetteville; Nashville; Tontitown; Wheeler; Magnolia; Elkins; Monticello; Crossett; Harrison; Mountain Pine; Delight; Camden; Little Rock; Alma; Jones Mill; St. Charles; Harrison; Hardy; and Parkin.

Dates

  • Creation: 1940-1975

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

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).

Biographical Note

Dr. Thomas O. Graff is a professor in the Department of Geosciences the University of Arkansas; his research focus is human geography.

Extent

0.56 Linear Feet (1 box)

Abstract

Photographic negatives and prints of Arkansas life and industry made from a set of slides created or collected by University of Arkansas Geosciences professor Thomas O. Graff circa 1975, along with a script used in presenting the slides.

Acquisition Information

The Arkansas: Then and Now Photograph Collection was copied by Special Collections staff from original materials loaned by Professor Thomas O. Graff in July 1980.

Processing Information

Original processing and description of collection was completed by Samuel Sizer in July 1980. This description was adapted into a finding aid, and a collection number was assigned, by Katrina Windon in March 2020.

Title
Arkansas: Then and Now Photograph Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Original processing and description of collection was completed by Samuel Sizer in July 1980. This description was adapted into a finding aid, and a collection number was assigned, by Katrina Windon in March 2020.
Date
March 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

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