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Arkansas Lumber Company Photographs

Identifier: MC 600

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of the Arkansas Lumber Company of Warren, Arkansas, and its parent company, Rittenhouse and Embree, of Chicago, Illinois.

The photographs were taken in October, 1906 (Arkansas Lumber Company) and 1907 (Rittenhouse and Embree) by a photographer for the American Lumberman magazine. They were given to the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce by a descendant of Moses F. Rittenhouse early in 1986.

The photographs were apparently mounted in a scrapbook, together with a "Catalog of Arkansas Lumber Company Pictures," which identified each photograph. The numbers in parentheses following the descriptions of the photographs refer to the numbers from the "Catalog." Additional information was taken from captions of the photographs as published in the (Warren, Arkansas) Eagle Democrat, July 2, 1986. Several of the photographs listed in the "Catalog" are no longer part of the collection. All are black and white prints, approximately 6" x 8" (except for a number of copy prints, each 8" x 10" and identified as copy prints in the inventory). Negatives (35 mm) were made for many of them in 1986 and are included in the collection.


  • 1906-1907


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

The Rittenhouse and Embree Company of Chicago, Illinois, was formed by Moses F. Rittenhouse, Jesse R. Embree, and John W. Embree in 1892. Moses Rittenhouse and John Embree bought out Jesse Embree's stock in the company in 1895 and formed the Arkansas Lumber Company in 1901. The Arkansas Lumber Company, according the American Lumberman in 1906, had one of the best equipped and largest lumber operations in the South. It cut all of its 83,000 acres of timberland and went out of business in 1928.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Acquisition Information

Photographs of the Arkansas Lumber Company of Warren, Arkansas, and its parent company, Rittenhouse and Embree, of Chicago, Illinois, were donated to Special Collections by the Bradley County Chamber of Commerce, Warren, Arkansas, August, 1986.

Processing Information

Prepared by Nan Lawler, Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in August 1987.

Arkansas Lumber Company Photographs
Nan Lawler
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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