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Garland County Extension Homemaker's Club Records

Identifier: MC 1117

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content Note

The Garland County Extension Homemaker's Club records contain correspondence, minutes of the meetings, programs, brochures, pamphlets, flyers, newsletters, yearbooks, reports, mailing lists, Secretary's Record Books, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other material pertaining to the Council's and Clubs' activities. The records also contain thirty-six scrapbooks. Nineteen of them chronicle primarily the Council's activities but contain highlight reports from respective Home Demonstration Clubs as well. These clubs are: Bethlehem, Bonnerdale, Cedar Glades Road, Center Valley, City, Daniel, Forest Hills, Fountain Lake, Gardner, Hempwallace, Harmony, Hill and Dale, Jessieville, Lake Hamilton, Lakeside Road, Lonsdale, McClendon, Meyers, Mountain Pine, Mountain Valley, Mountain Valley Springs, New Hope, Oak Hill, Pinewood, Pleasant Valley, Red Oak, Royal, Sour Rock Springs, Sulphur Hill, Sunny Fork, Sunshine, and Whittington. The other sixteen scrapbooks were prepared by individual Home Demonstration and 4-H Clubs. The contents of the scrapbooks range from letters, greeting/thank you cards, announcements, circulars, programs, yearbooks, certificates and awards, reports, minutes of the meetings, newspaper clippings, and photographs, to miscellaneous memorabilia.


  • circa 1940-1989


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 Garland County Council of Home Demonstration Clubs, organized in the early 1930s, became the Garland County Extension Homemaker's Council of Clubs on January 1, 1966. There are no records available from the Council's early time period. The Council's first history scrapbook was made by Mrs. W.C. Hawbecker of the Harmony Home Demonstration Club in 1947 Sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, the Clubs' primary emphasis was on home management, food and nutrition, and human relations.


8.5 Linear Feet (14 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

These materials are arranged by format in chronological order. Boxes 12, 13 and 14 contain oversize material, as indicated by "See Also" notes in the container list.

Acquisition Information

Susan Neeper of Hot Springs, Arkansas, donated the Garland County Extension Homemaker's Club records to the Special Collections Division on August 31, 1989.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in September 1998.

Garland County Extension Homemaker's Club Records
Vera Ekechukwu
September 1998
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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