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Walter Lee Brown Collection

Identifier: MC 1200

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains papers of the P.G. Henry family, ca. 1861-1892 (store ledger, receipts, letters, special orders, appointment papers signed by the then Governor of Arkansas, Isaac Murphy, and a recipe for magic soap); papers of the Ward, Jones, and Earle Families, ca. 1862-1879 (family letters with typewritten transcripts, last will, bills of sale, receipts, and other papers); papers of Hal L. Norwood, Arkansas Attorney General in the early 1900s, ca. 1896-1915 (correspondence, newspaper scrapbooks, and an incomplete issue of The Arkansas Gazette, July 19, 1899); miscellaneous papers, ca. 1872-1928 (newspaper and magazine articles, non-postal Arkansas stamps, published poem Arkansas by Blanche Chenault Junkin, reunion program, a booklet of admission tickets to the Democratic National Convention, Houston, Texas, June, 1928, and other papers); picture postcards (New Orleans, Louisiana, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, World's Fair 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, San Antonio, Texas, and others), twenty-three photographs (only ten pictures could be identified as Arkansas related: e.g., pictures of flooded Court House in Clarendon, Monroe County, Arkansas, 1927, a river terminal at West Memphis, Arkansas, ca. 1890, and a Conway-Bradley Grave Yard at Walnut Hill, Arkansas, the burial place of James S. Conway, first Governor of Arkansas; the rest of the photographs are either not identified or contain insufficient information to determine their origin); and slides of menus from Arlington and Eastman Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas. One folder of materials contains black-and-white copy prints of photographs taken during the 1919 Elaine Massacre and the subsequent trials.


  • Creation: circa 1861-1928


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).


1.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the Special Collections Division by Walter Lee Brown, University of Arkansas history professor, in June 1992.

Additional materials (incorporated into the collection as Folder 8) were likely received from Brown between 1992-2013.

Separated Materials

A special publication, "Centennial: Faulkner County & Conway, 1873-1973" by The Log Cabin Democrat, April 21, 1973, was removed from the collection to the vertical file in Special Collections. A microfilm is available in the Audio Visual Department.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, April 1996. Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

An additional folder of materials (Folder 8) was incorporated into the collection by Katrina Windon in November 2020.

Walter Lee Brown Collection
Vera Ekechukwu
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Revision Statements

  • November 2020: An additional folder of materials (Folder 8) was incorporated into the collection by Katrina Windon in November 2020.

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