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Orville Hall, Sr. Papers

Identifier: MC 1505

Scope and Content Note

The Orville Hall, Sr. Papers comprise papers relating to his military service, education, and employment, as well as materials from the travels of Orville and his wife, Jane Haigh Hall.

The collection includes personal papers, correspondence, family photographs, education and professional work, vitae, and personal writings/publications, as well as papers relating to Hall’s involvement with the Fayetteville Lions Club. In addition the collection contains materials concerning his involvement with the military, most importantly the proceedings from the case concerning his retirement benefits and a large collection of World War II military manuals on varying topics.


  • 1897-1985


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

Use Restrictions Apply: Educational Records in Box 1 are Restricted.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Biographical Note

Orville Hall, Sr. was born in Freeport, Illinois on November 6, 1903 to George W. and F. Jennie Hall. He graduated from Springdale High School in 1921, and from the University of Arkansas in 1925 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. On September 21, 1929, he married Jane Haigh, with whom he had a son, Orville J. Hall, Jr..

Hall continued his studies at the University of Minnesota, where he received his Master of Science in 1928 and a Ph.D. in 1949. He also briefly studied at Harvard University during the 1929-1930 school year. He began teaching at the University of Arkansas in the College of Agriculture in 1928, transferring to the College of Business Administration in 1947, frequently publishing on topics relating to Arkansas agriculture and logging. He was a member of the ROTC while attending the University of Arkansas and served as a teacher of military tactics during World War II at Fort Benning, Georgia and Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Hall was also a member of Alpha Kappa Psi and Lambda Chi Alpha fraternities, Washington Masonic Lodge No. One, and the Fayetteville Lions Club, of which he was president in 1950-1951. He attended Central Methodist Church and was a member of the board that arranged for the land purchase and construction of Fayetteville General Hospital. He died Wednesday, September 27, 1961 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


6.75 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged in by topic.

Acquisition Information

The Orville Hall, Sr. Papers were purchased by the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on July 9, 2003 from Mr. and Mrs. Orville Hall, Jr. of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Krista Jones and Matthew Lammers; completed in August 2009.

Orville Hall, Sr. Papers
Krista Jones and Matthew Lammers
Language of description
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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