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Mary Virginia Ferguson Scrapbook

Identifier: MC 2662

Content Description

Scrapbook created by Mary Virginia Ferguson related to the campaign to save the Buffalo River and to her service on the Governor's Committee on Stream Preservation. The bulk of the scrapbook's contents are newspaper clippings; also included is an April 1963 "Suggested Buffalo National River" map created by the Ozark Society; correspondence from the Ozark Society, including a letter from Secretary Evangeline Archer to Ferguson; correspondence from Charlie Johnson to members of the Governor's Committee on Stream Preservation; and a membership roster of the Governor's Committee on Stream Preservation.


  • Creation: circa 1960-1979


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 Virginia Ferguson (1927-2014) was a founding member of the Ozark Society, an advocate for the preservation of the Buffalo River, a member of the Arkansas Governor’s Committee on Stream Preservation, and a Conway High School history teacher. She was born March 20, 1927, to Virginia Warren Robins and Frank E. Robins, Jr., of Conway, Arkansas. She earned a Bachelor’s in history from George Washington University and a Master’s in history from the State College of Arkansas before becoming a teacher at Conway High School. Ferguson was active in a number of community organizations, including the Ozark Society, the Arkansas Audubon Society, the Arkansas Council of Garden Clubs, the Conway League of Women Voters, and the Faulkner County Historical Society. She and her husband, Hubert Lee Ferguson, had three children. She passed away May 8, 2014, in Conway, Arkansas.


2.1 Linear Feet (1 box)


The collection consists of a single item.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Mary Virginia Ferguson Scrapbook was donated to Special Collections by Ferguson's daughter, Francie Ferguson Bolter of Mayflower, Arkansas, on August 28, 2023.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed August 2023.



Mary Virginia Ferguson Scrapbook
Katrina Windon
August 2023
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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