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Mary Dengler Hudgins Materials

Identifier: MC 2517

Content Description

The collection consists of two scrapbooks, compiled by Mary Hudgins, containing materials relating to her work as a greeting card writer, as well as two items that had been stored at the back of one scrapbook (a postcard of the Arkansas State Capitol and an Award of Distinguished Service certificate granted to Hudgins by the Arkansas Historical Association). Additional materials pertain to Hudgins' estate planning and funeral, and also include a photocopy of a clipping regarding Mary Hudgins Day celebrations in Hot Springs.


  • Creation: circa 1933-1987


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Conditions Governing Use

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Biographical / Historical

Mary Dengler Hudgins (1901-1987), a native of Hot Springs, graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1924. She was a freelance writer, librarian, and collector of materials pertaining to Hot Springs and to Arkansas. She was especially interested in Arkansas composers and musicians. She was active in the American Association of University Women, the Arkansas Folklore Society, and the Arkansas Historical Association. (Biographical note copied from the finding aid for MC 534, the Mary D. Hudgins Collection)


1.44 Linear Feet (1 box)


Materials are arranged by format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Mary Dengler Hudgins Materials were donated to Special Collections by a cousin of Hudgins, Allen E. Johnson of Knoxville, Tennessee, on January 22, 2021. Additional materials (Box 1, Folder 2) were donated by Johnson on June 18, 2021.

Processing Information

The collection was initially processed by Katrina Windon in March 2021 with the title Mary Dengler Hudgins Greeting Card Scrapbooks. An additional donation of materials was integrated into the collection by Windon in June 2021, and the collection title was updated to the Mary Dengler Hudgins Materials.


Mary Dengler Hudgins Materials
Katrina Windon
March 2021
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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