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Arkansas Photograph and Postcard Collection

Identifier: MC 2188
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of postcards and photographic prints representing a variety of scenes and events in Arkansas.

Dates: circa 1840-2011

Elijah Cheatham Letter and Certificate

Identifier: MS L34 1844 Coe
Scope and Content Note

Letter dated at Napoleon, Arkansas, September 5, 1844, from Col. Cheatham, "Comdt. Desha County Regiment Arks Militia," to Hon. Samuel Adams, Governor of Arkansas, Little Rock, certifying the election, August 31, in Bayou, Bartholomew Township, of Elihu K. James, Charles Beeks, and Israel I. Montgomery as, respectively, captain, first lieutenant, and second lieutenant of the Bartholomew Township company .

Dates: 1844

Irby Family Papers

Identifier: MC 474
Scope and Content Note

Family and business papers pertaining to the Stephen W. Irby family of Desha County, Arkansas.

The Irby family papers consist almost entirely of business papers concerning the agricultural and legal concerns of Stephen W. Irby. Also included are four volumes of poetry written and copied by Mrs. Mattie E. Moore who was an employee of Irby in the early twentieth century.

Dates: 1905-1941

Nannie Stillwell Jackson Diaries Addendum

Identifier: MC 460a
Scope and Content Note

The collection includes two diaries that give an interesting perspective of a woman's experience in ninteenth-century rural Arkansas, and photographs taken in Watson, Arkansas.

Dates: 1889-1890

Nannie Stillwell Jackson Diary

Identifier: MC 460
Scope and Content Note

4 items. Copies and a transcript of a diary kept by Nannie Hudson Stillwell Jackson (1854-1908) of Desha County. Margaret Jones Bolsterli edited and wrote an introduction to the diary which has been published as Vinegar Pie and Chicken Bread: A Woman's Diary of Life in the Rural South, 1890-1891 (University of Arkansas Press, 1982).

Dates: 1890-1891

Joseph Hubbard Jones Family Papers

Identifier: MC 322
Scope and Content Note Materials relating to the family of Joseph Hubbard Jones of Desha County, Arkansas. The bulk of the collection consists of family photographs, and includes images from a 1916 flood in Watson, Arkansas. Also included is a positive photocopy of reminiscences entitled "Sketch of My Army Life from 1861 to 1865," by Corporal Joseph Hubbard Jones, Company D, First Arkansas Infantry. Apparently written in the late nineteenth century, this autobiographical essay by Jones is a thumbnail sketch of his...
Dates: circa 1849-1997

James Merritt Papers

Identifier: MC 1810
Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, maps, research materials, newspapers, photographs, audio cassettes, and other materials created or collected by James Merritt; most relate to the history of Desha County, Arkansas.

Dates: 1810-2006

Napoleon, Arkansas Ordinances

Identifier: MS N16
Scope and Content Note

Reports, resolutions, and ordinances adopted by the town council, February 6, 1841 to February 4, 1843.

Dates: 1841-1843

Charlotte and Melvin Schexnayder Papers

Identifier: MC 1944

The Charlotte and Melvin Schexnayder Papers consist of the personal and professional papers of journalists Melvin and Charlotte Schexnayder; the bulk pertain to Charlotte Schexnayder, who also served as an Arkansas state representative.

Dates: 1939-2013

Williford Family Photographs

Identifier: MC 1624
Scope and Content Note

The collection contains photographs of members of the Williford, Leighty, Roberson and Nuckols families ca. 1910-1920 who lived in Desha County and were presumably all related. The photographs are all identified by family members present, and occasionally by location. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by family.

Dates: ca. 1910-1920