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Bess Wolf Romans Collection

Identifier: MC 1382

Scope and Content Note

The scrapbook was created by Bess Wolf to contain mementos of her University experiences, her career as a schoolteacher, and other early experiences. Other materials were inserted into the book throughout her life.

The collection consists of Bess Wolf's scrapbook, three letters written by her parents shortly before their marriage, and a card index of the contents of the scrapbook created at the Fayetteville Public Library.


  • Creation: 1874-1971


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

RESTRICTIONS APPLY. Letters are fragile and have been encapsulated in Mylar. Photocopies, if needed, must be made without removing the letters from their sleeves.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Biographical Note

Bess Pauline Wolf (1892-1989) attended the University of Arkansas and graduated in the Class of 1911. She was an enthusiastic member of the girls' basketball team and participated in dramatic productions and the usual student activities. Her first teaching job was presumably at Parkdale, Arkansas, where she taught Expression and literature in 1911-12. By 1914 she had received an Arkansas teachers' certificate for Normal Training and taught at Mena, Arkansas. In 1918 she married E. L. Romans in Checotah, Oklahoma, where she might have been teaching English. The couple settled in Fayetteville, and eventually they celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Acquisition Information

The Bess Wolf Romans Collection was transferred to the University Libraries by the Fayetteville Public Library on May 15, 1998. The scrapbook was found in the book drop at the public library "in late September or early October 1991. The donor was not identified." --note kept with scrapbook.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in July 1998.

Bess Wolf Romans Collection
Special Collections Division
Language of description
Script of description
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