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Hugh Anderson Dinsmore Papers

Identifier: MC 1177

Scope and Content Note

Photographs, papers, and artifacts created or collected by Hugh Anderson Dinsmore.


  • Creation: 1883-1930


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

Hugh Anderson Dinsmore (1850-1930) was a Benton County, Arkansas native who served as a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket of Grover Cleveland in 1884; Minister Resident and consul general to the Kingdom of Korea, 1887-1890; and United States Representative from Arkansas, 1893-1905. He also worked as a lawyer in Fayetteville, Arkansas following his congressional career and as a member of the board of trustees of the University of Arkansas. He died in St. Louis, Missouri, on May 2, 1930.


0.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

The materials in this collection have been calendared within three series of papers, photographs, and artifacts.

Acquisition Information

The Hugh Anderson Dinsmore Papers were donated to Special Collections by Jane T. Backstrom of Lakeland, Florida on June 24, 1992.

The Dinsmore material was offered as collateral for a loan by Hamilton Atwood Dinsmore to John Anderson (Jane Backstrom's husband's grandfather) in the early 1930s. The material had remained in the family's possession until 1992 when Jane Backstrom used it for a research paper entitled "An Arkansas Lawyer in the Land of Morning Calm." Following the paper's acceptance by the publishers of Korean Culture in February of 1992, Backstrom donated the Dinsmore material and a draft of her research paper to the University of Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Allen Scott, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in July 1992.


Hugh Anderson Dinsmore Papers
Kim Allen Scott
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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
(479) 575-8444