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Henry Simms Hartzog Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC 604

Scope and Content Note

Biographical information and microfilm of scrapbook (1818-1971) containing Confederate bonds and money, letters, photographs, military papers, cards, programs, and other papers.

Biographical information on the life and work of the former University of Arkansas president (1902-1905), donated by Hartzog's daughter-in-law, Catherine Gibbons Hartzog, St. Louis, Missouri, January 1972.--Microfilm is copy of original owned by Clemson University Libraries (MSS 78).

Dates

  • Creation: 1972

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

"Photocopies of microfilm are not permitted without permission of Clemson University Libraries.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Biographical Note

Henry Simms Hartzog was born in South Carolina on July 17, 1866. He obtained a bachelor's degree from the South Carolina Military Academy in 1886 and would receive another degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received his Doctor of Laws from Mercer University in 1900 after which he became a teacher and then elected president of Clemson Agricultural College. In 1902, he became president of the University of Arkansas.

Hartzog oversaw the appropriation of funds for several prominent buildings of the University of Arkansas campus including the 1903 Engineering Hall, Carnall Hall, original Chemistry Building, and the Agriculture Building. Hartzog left the university in 1905 and would later go on to become president of Ouachita Baptist University in 1907. He moved to St. Louis, Missouri to enter the educational publishing industry. He passed away in St. Louis on December 15, 1953.

Extent

.001 Linear Feet (3 items)

Arrangement of the Papers

The collection consists of a single folder, housed in a box with other smaller manuscript collections.

Acquisition Information

The Henry Simms Hartzog Collection were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries by Katherine Gibbons Hartzog.

Processing Information

Nan Lawler; completed in October 1991.

Title
Henry Simms Hartzog Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Nan Lawler
Date
October 1991
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