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Janet Allured Research Materials

Identifier: MC 2320

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of research materials created and compiled as part of Janet Allured's research for her doctoral dissertation, Families, Food and Folklore: Women's Culture in the Post-Bellum Ozarks.

Contents include transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by Allured; topics discussed by interviewees include farming, transportation, shivarees, and family life. In addition, the collection includes photocopies of printed and manuscript research materials; correspondence between Allured and others regarding her research; and microfilm reels, most of which contain copies of Boone County Courthouse records.


  • circa 1986-1999


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Access restrictions apply: One transcript is restricted until the death of the donor due to a Social Security Number; a redacted access copy is available in Box 3, Folder 1.

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

Janet Allured is a historian and academic, and currently a history professor at McNeese State University. Allured earned her bachelor's degree in history from McNeese State in 1982, and her doctorate in history from the University of Arkansas in 1988. Her publications include Remapping Second-Wave Feminism: The Long Women’s Rights Movement in Louisiana, 1950-1997 (2016), "'Holy Boldness: Feminist Methodist Women in the South, 1960-1980'" (Methodist History vol. LIV, No. 3 (April 2016)), Louisiana Women: Their Lives and Times, co-edited with Judith E. Gentry in 2009, and Lake Charles, co-authored with Jessica Hutchings and Debbie Johnson-Houston in 2012.

For Allured's brief biographical notes on interviewees, see biographical notes for individual transcript listings below.


1.76 Linear Feet (3 boxes and 2 folders)

Arrangement of the Papers

Interviews are arranged alphabetically by interviewee. Microfilm reels are arranged by their original reel number, when applicable. Other materials are arranged by format.

Acquisition Information

The Janet Allured Research Materials were initially donated to the Special Collections Department by Janet Allured of Lake Charles, Louisiana, on October 31, 2018.

Additional materials (Boxes 1-2) were donated by Allured in August 2020. Additional materials (Box 3; Restricted Folder; and duplicates added to existing folders in Small Manuscripts Box 1) were donated by Allured in November 2021.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in October 2018.

Updated by Katrina Windon in September 2020 to incoporate additional materials (Boxes 1-2). At this time, the collection was renamed from "Janet Allured Oral History Collection" to "Janet Allured Research Materials" to reflect the expanded scope of the collection. Updated by Katrina Windon in November 2021 to incorporate an additional donation of materials (Box 3; Restricted Folder; and duplicates added to existing folders in Small Manuscripts Box 1) were donated by Allured in November 2021.



Janet Allured Research Materials
Katrina Windon
October 2018
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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
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