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Andrew J. Russell Papers

Identifier: MC 898

Scope and Content Note

The collections contains microfilmed copies of thirteen diaries, a few newspaper clippings, and an undated photograph of Russell. For the most part, the diaries pertain to the day-to-day aspects of Russell's life as a student, teacher, father, publisher, lawyer, and citizen of Green Forest and Berryville (Carroll County) Araksnas. However, Russell's awareness of and involvement with local, state, and national politics is evident throughout his diaries. From time to time Russell comments on local politics (elections of mayors and Carroll County officials), state politics (State Republican and Democratic Conventions), and national politics (including the election of President Harrison, the nomination and eminent election of McKinley and Roosevelt, and the assassination of President McKinley.)


  • Creation: 1886-1956


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).

Biographical Note

Born in Springfield, Missouri on November 20, 1865, Andrew J. Russell was reared in Carroll County, Arkansas, the birthplace of his parents, Willis C. and Mary Ann (Goforth) Russell. After attending Clarke's Academy in Berryville, Russell taught school in the eastern district of Carroll County between 1885 and 1893. Russell then helped publish the Green Forest Tribune until 1906 when he decided to pursue a legal career. Russell practiced law in Carroll County from 1906 until his death in 1938. In addition to practicing law, Russell also was the mayor of Green Forest and Berryville, and served in the Arkansas House of Representatives in 1911. Russell also participated in the activities of the Republican Party, the Baptist Church, and the Masons.


0.05 Linear Feet (1 microfilm reel)

Arrangement of the Papers

Papers are arranged on a single microfilm reel in two series:

  1. Series 1. Diaries
  2. Series 2. Other Papers

Acquisition Information

The Andrew J. Russell Papers were donated to Special Collections for microfilming by Jerry Russell of Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1988. The original papers were returned to the donor.

Processing Information

Processed by Anthony J. Wappel; completed in December 1988.


Andrew J. Russell Papers
Anthony J. Wappel
December 1988
Language of description
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