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Emma Byrnes Barnes Papers

Identifier: MC 1112

Scope and Content Note

The collection, comprising personal papers and memorabilia of Emma Byrnes Barnes and her daughter, Elizabeth Byrnes, University of Arkansas alumna, class of 1938, contains newspaper clippings pertaining to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas; letters; term report card; AAUW yearbooks; 1900 Kappa Alpha reception and 1905 Sigma Alpha Epsilon banquet programs; personal portraits and group photographs; and other documents. It also contains the obituary announcement of A.M. Byrnes.


  • ca 1895-1950s


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

Emma Byrnes Barnes (1885-1976), University of Arkansas graduate, was house mother in Carnall Hall, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Arkansas, for 18 years before her retirement in 1950.


1.2 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

These materials are arranged in chronological order in one box.

Acquisition Information

The papers were donated to the Special Collections Division by Elizabeth Byrnes Messner on March 8, 1991.

Processing Information

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



Emma Byrnes Barnes Papers
Vera Ekechukwu
August 1998
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