Arthur M. Harding Papers Addendum
Scope and Content Note
Materials in this collection include speeches, typescripts, publications, early editions of University of Arkansas student newspapers, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia. Writings are primarily by Arthur M. Harding; two magazines include articles by his daughter, Mary Frances Harding.
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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Arthur M. Harding was the first Arkansas native named president of the University of Arkansas. Born September 3, 1884, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Harding was raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he attended public schools. After receiving his B.A. degree in mathematics from the University of Arkansas in 1904, Harding joined the mathematics department as an instructor. On August 9, 1905, Harding married Edna Nance and together the couple had two children.
After teaching for a number of years, Harding and his family moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he then earned his master's and doctoral degrees in 1913 and 1916 in mathematics from the University of Chicago, and returned to Fayetteville to accept a position as a professor at the University of Arkansas.
Harding served as the University of Arkansas's first examiner and as registrar during World War I. He was also secretary of the Alumni Association for twenty-five years, founder of the Arkansas Alumnus (which he edited for twenty years), manager and operator of radio station KUOA for ten years, and in 1919 organized the General Extension Service (later to become the Division of Continuing Education), which he administered until 1941. In that year, he succeeded J. William Fulbright as president of the University of Arkansas, a post he held for six years. Harding passed away on December 24, 1947.
2.7 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 OV folder)
Arrangement of the Papers
Materials are arranged by topic.
The Arthur M. Harding Papers Addendum was donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries on August 31, 2012, by Harding's grandson, David Newbern of Little Rock, Arkansas.
Processed by Krista Oldham; completed November 2013.
- Arthur M. Harding Papers Addendum
- Krista Oldham
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.