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Cora Pinkley Call Papers

Identifier: MC 727

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains manuscripts, essays, poems, drafts, notes, photographs, genealogical information, and clippings that Call wrote or used for her research and writings. Broadsides are also included in this collection. A significant portion of the collection is comprised of manuscript drafts of her writings. Of special note are her personal and nature diaries, late nineteenth century photographs of Eureka Springs and Fayetteville (Washington County), and a scrapbook of Eureka Springs lyceum performer Thomas Elmore Lucy. Call's two scrapbooks contain clippings and other material relating to the Ozark Writers and Artists Guild, and items belonging to her daughters, Peggy and Betty.

Contains correspondence, papers, and photographs.


  • 1885-1977


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

Cora Pinkley Call(1892-1966) was born in Winona Springs (Carroll County), the youngest of George Washington and Mary Jane Harp Pinkley's ten children. Due to a rare illness, Call was taken out of school at an early age and spent most of her time out of doors studying plant and animal life. In 1925 Call began contributing articles that primarily dealt with nature and gardening to national newspapers and magazines. She later began using three pen names; Karel Lowe, Sallie Green, and Marjorie Thorn, as well as her own. Call founded and was life president of the Ozark Writers and Artists Guild of Eureka Springs. In 1953, she and Edith Bestard began Ozark Gardens, a nationally distributed newspaper that was devoted to gardening and birds. Call was married to Miles Oliver Call and had five children; Peggy Joyce, George Patrick, Paul, Philip Dale, and Betty Jane.


5 Linear Feet (15 boxes)


The collection is arranged in seven series:
  1. 1. Correspondence (Boxes 1-3)
  2. 2. Essays, Short Stories, and Poems (Boxes 4-12)
  3. 3. Personal and Family Papers (Box 13)
  4. 4. Booklets, Arkansas Material (Box 13)
  5. 5. Clippings (Box 13)
  6. 6. Photographs, Post Cards and Artwork (Box 14)
  7. 7. Scrapbooks (Box 15)

Acquisition Information

Papers and photographs of Cora Elizabeth Pinkley Call (1892-1966) of Eureka Springs (Carroll County), Arkansas, were donated by the Eureka Springs Preservation Society to Special Collections in April, 1987.

Related Materials

Records relating to the Cora Pinkley Call Papers include:

MC 1090 Cora Pinkley Call Papers Addendum

Records relating to the Cora Pinkley Call Papers include:

MC 667 Thomas Elmore Lucy Narrative

MC 801 Ozark Gardens Records

Processing Information

Processed by Susan Lynn Parks, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in January, 1989.
Cora Pinkley Call Papers
Susan Lynn Parks
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