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Arkansas Commemorative Commission Oral History Transcripts

Identifier: MS Ar4com 328
Scope and Content Note

Typewritten transcripts (xerox copy) of interviews conducted by staff members of the Commission, with 105 persons who worked, from time to time in the period 1911-1947, in the First State Capitol (Old State House, War Memorial Building), and who recall something of the history of the building and, especially, of the several state and federal governmental agencies or patriotic, civic, and other organizations housed there over the period.

Dates: 1977-1978

Garland County Historical Society Collection

Identifier: MC 2278
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of materials primarily pertaining to the University of Arkansas and to Little Rock. These include a scrapbook compiled by University of Arkansas student Amy Wright; SPA News Bureau and Arkansas Resources & Development Publicity Division photographs of Little Rock, and card-mounted photographs of the 1912 Labor Day Marathon in Little Rock.

Dates: circa 1912-1960

Mary Kwas Old State House Research Materials

Identifier: MC 2087
Scope and Content Note This collection contains Kwas's research materials for her 2010 book, A Pictorial History of Arkansas's Old State House: Celebrating 175 Years, regarding the construction and history of Arkansas’ Old State House. A focus of the research is on individuals involved with the building, including newspaper clippings, articles, and notes describing their roles, such as overseeing construction and decoration of the building. Dates referred to in the collection and...
Dates: 1800-2010

William F. and Catherine D. Norrell Papers

Identifier: MC 1236
Scope and Content Note The collection contains some personal materials, including correspondence between the Norrells and their daughter, their obituaries, and funeral memorials. However, the bulk of the collection relates to the professional lives of the Norrells. Especially noteworthy are items pertaining to Mr. Norrell's activities as a member of the Subcommittee on Military Appropriations. These include first-hand materials from Operation Crossroads in 1946; the ships sunk in that operation included the...
Dates: 1932-1981

Larry Obsitnik Photo Archives

Identifier: MC 1280
Scope and Content Note Materials in this collection include almost 700 prints and more than 10,000 negatives. They include items spanning the entire length of Obsitnik's career as a photographer. One series features photographs taken while he was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. The collection includes approximately one hundred prints of prominent persons, including American presidents, Arkansas politicians, and celebrities; it contains a substantially larger number of negatives depicting these subjects. Several...
Dates: 1918-1984