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Minnie E. Atteberry Papers

Identifier: MC 1235

Scope and Content Note

The papers contain diaries, correspondence consisting mostly of Atteberry's draft letters to her relatives and other individuals, and a small number of other papers such as a life insurance policy, a mortgage, personal property assessments, a bill of sale, and others.

Atteberry started keeping her diaries in 1934. The early entries for the years 1934-1935 are very short, usually about her son's work schedule and the weather. Her daily accounts of events become more detailed over time. By 1954, Atteberry evidently kept a separate record of her own daily activities, as well as a record of those of her son Lawrence, with few exceptions when he wrote the diary himself. Both diaries are written in the third person.


  • ca 1934-1972


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

Minnie E. Atteberry, a native of Zack, Searcy County, Arkansas, lived on a farm with her son, Lawrence Harry Gardner, and two grandchildren, LeRoy and Christie Marie Rea, the children of her deceased daughter.


1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format; diaries are further arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

The Minnie E. Atteberry Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department by James Johnston of Fayetteville, Arkansas, on March 1, 1993.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in November 1998.



Minnie E. Atteberry Papers
Vera Ekechukwu
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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
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