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Elizabeth Bassett Williams Papers

Identifier: MC 559

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, booklets, and programs primarily concerning the university. Nineteen of the twenty-one photographs are by Fayetteville photographer J.H. Field. The papers also contain broadsides, which have been removed to the broadside collection.


  • Creation: 1882-1982


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

Elizabeth (Betty) Bassett Williams was a 1941 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She was a charter pledge of the Octagon chapter of Mortar Board and a charter member of Orchesis, an honorary dance group. She married Franklin S. Williams, a business professor at the University. After World War II, they lived at Camp Neil Martin, a housing complex for married students and faculty. Mrs. Williams wrote articles for university publications, including The Traveler and The Screaming Eagle. Her mother, Bee Irene Knerr, graduated from the university in 1916, and her younger sister, Dorothy Knerr Bryan, graduated in 1924. Another sister, Ina Helen Knerr, attended the university in the early 1900's and was a charter member of the campus chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. She later became head of the cataloging department at the University Library.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged and described in two series:

  1. Papers and Printed Material
  2. Photographs

Acquisition Information

Elizabeth Bassett Williams of Fayetteville, Arkansas, donated materials to Special Collections pertaining to her family on August 13, 1985 and April 21, 1986.

Processing Information

Processed by Susan Lynn Parks; completed in March 1989

Elizabeth Bassett Williams Papers
Susan Lynn Parks
March 1989
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
(479) 575-8444