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Aydlett Brothers Grocery Company Ledgers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 1858
Scope and Content Note

Three ledger books for Aydlett Brothers, a Fort Smith, Arkansas-based grocery company. The ledgers contain customer records.

Dates: 1869-1893

Jesse C. Bliss Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 1228
Scope and Content Note Letters, documents, and photographs created or collected by Jesse C. Bliss or his granddaughter, Jesse Elizabeth Hill Durrett. The papers consist of fourteen letters written by Bliss from 1862 to 1864 while serving in the Union Army; genealogical documents pertaining to the Bliss family; a small collection of documents gathered by Elizabeth Durrett to supplement her claim to a widow's pension; photographs of Bliss, the Durretts, and unidentified family members and acquaintances....
Dates: 1862-1967

Milton P. Chambers Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MC 795
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of 17 letters written by Milton Chambers while in Helena and Little Rock to his brother, Armory K. Chambers, in Glenwood, Iowa. The earliest is dated June 14, 1863, and the latest December 28, 1864. The majority of the letters describe routine garrison duties and troop morale, but a vivid description of the Red River Expedition accurately documents Milton's combat experience. Milton was a prolific writer, and refers many times to other letters he wrote to members of...
Dates: 1863-1864

Conway Post Office Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MC 1696
Scope and Content Note

The ledger is a 60-page folio, containing the records for post office business and expenses at Conway in the years noted. Most of the entries are in Cox's handwriting and document routine postal transactions. Also included in the collection is biographical information on Cox from Goodspeed's Biographical and Historical Memoirs for Central Arkansas (1889).

Dates: 1885-1893

Currie Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 713
Scope and Content Note Letters, promissory notes, and other miscellaneous documents pertaining to the Currie families of Woodruff County, Arkansas. The letters describe farming conditions, some local politics and race relations, and mostly family gossip regarding health, marriages, and deaths. The promissory notes include sections of ledger books and other financial records from both Arkansas and Tennessee transactions. The miscellaneous documents include some items which do not appear to directly...
Dates: 1852-1891

Episcopal Bishops of Arkansas Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MC 1735
Scope and Content Note

Materials include correspondence and other materials concerning Bishop Henry Niles Pierce, Bishop George Washington Freeman, Bishop Henry Champlin Lay, Bishop William Montgomery Brown, Bishop James Rideout Winchester, Bishop Edward Warren Saphore, Bishop Edward Thomas Demby, Bishop R. Bland Mitchell, Bishop Raymond Richard Brown, and Bishop Christoph Keller Jr.

Dates: 1858-1968

Richard C. Huber Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MC 1689
Scope and Content Note All the correspondence in the collection is addressed to Robert West in Cincinnati, Ohio, an undetermined relation of Richard Huber. One letter, dated December 21, 1942, was written by Private Elmer Floyd Kroger, stationed with the 684th BFTS at Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. The...
Dates: 1942-1945

William Kennedy Correspondence

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Identifier: MC 1345
Scope and Content Note

The William Kennedy Correspondence consists of a series of letters written to John Farrissey from 1916 to 1918.In his letters, Kennedy comments on his training of African-American soldiers. He also discusses the influenza epidemic that struck Camp Pike.

Dates: 1916-1918

Leonard Larsen Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MC 1572
Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of correspondence from Leonard Larsen to his wife Helen during the period February through November 1943.

Dates: 1943-1945

Elihu G. Martin Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MC 797
Scope and Content Note

Letter from Private Elihu G. Martin, Company G, 29th Iowa Infantry, stationed at Helena, Arkansas, to Thomas S. Beall of Mt. Ayr, Iowa. Martin describes camp conditions, sickness among the troops, payment of the army, and the training of "contrabands" by the Union forces.

Dates: 1863

Willis R. McCracken Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MC 1650
Scope and Content Note The collection contains fifteen of McCracken’s diaries spanning the years 1908 to 1932. Daily entries detail his activities, especially those related to farming. Entries also detail financial transactions of his store in Success, his involvement with target shooting, and in 1912 his membership on the Success Baseball Club. He also commented on notable events, including presidential elections, major weather occurrences (floods, tornadoes, snowstorms), and unique events such as America’s entry...
Dates: 1908-1932

John A. Miller Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MC 798
Scope and Content Note Letter, December 3, 1862. Letter from 1st Sergeant John A. Miller, Company G, 4th Iowa Infantry, stationed at Helena, Arkansas, to Thomas S. Beall of Mt. Ayr, Iowa. Miller expresses his condolences to Beall over the death of his mother, briefly describes his participation in the White River Expedition, and tells about excitement in camp over an expected attack. Miller also discusses sickness among the troops, a foray by 20 men across the river into Mississippi, and charges to be...
Dates: 1862

New York Zinc and Lead Company Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MC 1678
Scope and Content Note

The New York Zinc and Lead Company Collection contains items relating to its business activities, including contracts, correspondence, tax records, financial documents and minutes of meetings by its administrative board members.

Dates: 1889-1942

Milton M. Rankin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC 1468
Scope and Content Note The collection is comprised of 428 photographs, including many of military scenes and personnel; a 180-page diary dated January 1, 1945 to December 31, 1945, pertaining to combat missions; 113 letters Rankin wrote to his family in Springdale during WWII; school report cards from grades 1-6; and newspaper clippings. The collection also contains a notebook in which Rankin listed bombing missions, including the Nagasaki raid on August 9, 1945, and one artifact, a military issued fork....
Dates: 1944-1945

Ira Russell Letters

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Identifier: MC 581
Scope and Content Note

Collection is arranged chronologically with letters first followed by a photographic print of Dr. Russell.

Dates: 1862-1863

Brigadier General Frederick Steele Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 876
Scope and Content Note Deposition and Statement Deposition, dated December 26, 1862, signed and notorized by Chaplain J.G. Forman, 3rd Missouri Infantry, accusing Brigadier General Frederick Steele of returning fugitive slaves to their owners near Helena, Arkansas, in September 1862. Additional statement of charges and specifications, circa January 1863, accusing Steele of protecting the property of high ranking Confederates and drunkeness. Steele does not appear to have answered these charges in any...
Dates: 1862-1863

Steven Summers Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MC 1857
Scope and Content Note

Materials include correspondence and a photograph. The letters describe his surroundings and events that occurred while he was in basic training at Camp Robinson.

Dates: 1942-1943

Peter Swereda Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MC 1680
Scope and Content Note

The collection is comprised of 30 letters sent by both Peter and his wife Rose during the two months that Peter was stationed at Stuttgart. The letters date from April 24, 1944, to June 21, 1944, and reflect the experiences of this New Jersey couple living on a military base in Arkansas.

Dates: 1944

Thirteenth Illinois Infantry Regiment Diary

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Identifier: MC 1763
Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a diary and a partial hand-written transcription of the diary concerning the Officer's time in Arkansas.

Entries in the diary are fairly brief usually stating location, weather conditions, the well being of the Officer and his soldiers, and whether the chaplain was preaching or not. Much of what is written concerns the Officer's time spent fighting and marching in Arkansas (Batesville, Jacksonport, and Helena areas).

Dates: 1862-1863

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