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Clarice Anderson Rose Festival Queen Materials

Identifier: MC 2515
Content Description

Three photographs and two telegrams relating to Clarice Anderson's selection as Rose Festival Queen at Little Rock's 1955 Rose Festival.

Dates: 1955-1956

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

Arkansas Female College Broadside

Identifier: MC 672
Scope and Content Note

Broadside for the ninth annual session of Arkansas Female College, Little Rock, 1882-1883, listing trustees, faculty, costs, and information on examinations and boarding.

Dates: 1882-1883

Baptists. Arkansas. Little Rock Association of Regular Baptists Minutes

Identifier: MS B229L
Scope and Content Note

"Minutes of the Little Rock Association of Regular Baptists,: Held at Salem Church, Clark County, Arkansas Territory, on the first Saturday in November, 1825." Little Rock, William E. Woodruff, Printer.

Dates: 1825

Daisy Bates Papers

Identifier: MC 582
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of twelve boxes of correspondence and other documents, photographs, audio cassettes, and film. The files include correspondence resulting from her work and that of her husband, L.C. Bates, with the NAACP between 1957 and 1974. Significant correspondents include Harry Ashmore, Dale Bumpers, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Orval Faubus, and Roy Wilkins. An index of correspondents is located at the end of this finding aid. Other materials in the collection include honors and...
Dates: 1940-1988

Melba Pattillo Beals Papers

Identifier: MC 1795
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of letters, photographs, magazines, newspaper and other publication clippings, commemorative materials, and related materials regarding Melba Pattillo Beals and detailing the integration of Little Rock’s Central High School in 1957-1958. Also included are materials associated with Beals’ book manuscript and publications titled Warriors Don’t Cry and White is a State of Mind. Family materials include correspondence and materials associated with Lois Pattillo, Melba...
Dates: 1957-2001

Colbert S. Cartwright and Nathaniel Griswold Manuscripts

Identifier: MC 2113
Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of two manuscripts. The first manuscript, Walking My Lonesome Valley, by Colbert S. Cartwright, was privately printed in 1993 in Fort Worth, Texas. The manuscript, described as Cartwright's autobiography, is extensively annotated by an unidentified person. The second manuscript, The Second Reconstruction in Little Rock written by civil rights activist Nathaniel R. Griswold, is unpublished.

Dates: 1993-2006

Fadjo Cravens Photograph and Postcard Collection

Identifier: MC 2539
Content Description

Photographs and postcards, primarily of Arkansas people and places. Additionally, the collection includes photographic negatives that were received in an envelope labeled "Frank S. Robinson"; these negatives, which include images of the San Buena Ventura Mission and Museum, are likely primarily of people and scenes in California and the American West.

Dates: circa 1870-1950

Josephine B. Crump Papers

Identifier: MC 845
Scope and Content Note The personal reminiscences include Josephine B. Crump's accounts of her Civil War years, which include incomplete remembrances of a battle and Joe Wright Crump's unfinished story of a Mr. Fancher's successful escape from Union troops near Harrison; accounts of her experiences during World War I; and accounts of daily life in Harrison. Also in this collection are two short stories, one sheet of correspondence, a poem from Lamar Fontaine, and photocopies of materials related to the Crump and...
Dates: circa 1894-1990

Robert B. Cupples Funeral Notice

Identifier: MS L65
Scope and Content Note

"The friends and acquaintances of Robert B. Cupples are respectfully invited to attend his funeral at 3 o'clock, p.m., from the Methodist Church. Divine service may be expected. Little Rock, May 22, 1847." The earliest funeral notice known to have been printed in Little Rock, Arkansas. Printed broadside, 21.5 cm.

Dates: 1847

Walker Smith Danaher High School Diploma

Identifier: MC 2527
Content Description

Walker Smith Danaher's diploma from Peabody High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Dates: 1898

W. E. Darby Papers

Identifier: MC 1963
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials related to the life and career of W. E. Darby, an Arkansas businessman who served as president and chairman of the board of the National Old Line Insurance Company of Little Rock, Arkansas. Many of the collection materials relate to Darby's posthumous induction into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame in 2001; a scrapbook contains materials relating to celebrations of Darby's reaching the milestone of $100,000,000 in insurance sales with his company in...
Dates: 1953-2001

Leslie W. Edwards, Jr., Photographs of Pike-Fletcher-Terry House, Little Rock

Identifier: MC 1044
Scope and Content Note

Mounted prints, made 1976 by Leslie W. Edwards, Jr., of Pike-Fletcher-Terry House, Little Rock (Pulaski County): exterior, interior, details. Also bust of John Gould Fletcher by Leon Underwood and some prints from Johnswood, the Little Rock home of the Fletchers.

Dates: 1976

Susan Bricelin Fletcher Reminiscence

Identifier: MS F637
Scope and Content Note

Undated account, typewritten, of the personal experiences of Mrs. Henry Lewis Fletcher while resident on a plantation west of Little Rock, Arkansas during the Civil War, and in Little Rock during the years immediately following.

Dates: circa 1908

J. M. Futrell Materials

Identifier: MC 1662
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one scrapbook that contains photographs and newspaper clippings. The photographs are primarily of family members and friends of J.M. Futrell. The newspaper clippings include wedding announcements and other miscellaneous events.

Dates: 1920-1955

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

Frank N. Gordon Papers

Identifier: MC 232
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of Gordon's materials from the Arkansas Conference on Human Relations (founded in 1954), a descendant of the Southern Regional Council of Atlanta, founded a decade earlier. Gordon's papers from such related groups as the Greater Little Rock Conference on Religion and Human Relations and the Greater Little Rock Conference on Religion and Race are included, as are pertinent materials dealing with desegregation, economics, civil rights, and racial and religious...
Dates: 1954-1971

Gray Family Materials

Identifier: MC 1618
Scope and Content Note The collection includes three volumes created by Virginia between 1863 and 1872 while she lived in Princeton and Little Rock, Arkansas. The first volume, her diary, elucidates her experience living in Princeton from 1863 to 1866. The second dates to around 1863 and features her artwork, including pencil sketches, small paintings of flowers, as well as photographs of family and friends. The third tells the story of her son, Carl, which is entitled, "The Diverting History of Little Tarley...
Dates: 1863-2006

E. S. Hewen Papers

Identifier: MC 587
Scope and Content Note Hewen's two journals date from 1881 and 1884; the 1884 journal is numbered "volume XI." The journal from 1881 is not numbered, and no other journals are in the collection. Each is a record of his daily existence for an entire year, functioning additionally as exercises in penmanship, of which Hewen was justifiably proud. Although his home was in Baring Cross, Pulaski County, Arkansas, Hewen made frequent trips by mule and train to Cabot (Lonoke County), Arkansas for shopping, as well as to...
Dates: 1881-1915

Elizabeth Paisley Huckaby Records Pertaining to the Integration of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

Identifier: MC 428
Scope and Content Note The journals, correspondence, notes, school bulletins, memoranda, reports, interview transcripts, programs, school handbook, school directories and other material in this collection were created or collected by Mrs. Huckaby in the course of her administrative duties or as the result of her personal experiences during the academic year 1957-1958. The collection also contains two drafts, rough and revised, of Huckaby's book, Crisis At Central High: Little...
Dates: 1957-1963

Dudley Emerson Jones Papers

Identifier: MC 1305
Scope and Content Note

Papers of Dudley Emerson Jones and some of his descendants. The collection includes many handwritten or typed accounts of incidents in Dudley E. Jones's life, particularly the gold rush and the Civil War. Included also are letters and photographs.

Dates: 1849-1976

Thomas E. Jordon Research Paper

 Collection — Box: Small Manuscript Collections Box 8
Identifier: MC 1163
Scope and Content Note

Jordon prepared the research paper, titled The Collection of Ex-Slave Narratives in Little Rock by the Federal Writer's Project, for the F. Hampton Roy History Award competition sponsored by the Pulaski County (Arkansas) Historical Society.

Dates: 1992

Theodore Kellogg Letter

Identifier: MC 1545
Scope and Content Note

The letter is written in ink in 4 pages on one large folded sheet of lined paper. Kellogg states his dissatisfaction with his situation in Little Rock: climate, supplies, the rumor and desire of the troops to be mustered out soon.

Dates: 1865

Little Rock Racial Integration Collection

Identifier: MC 2495
Content Description

Ephemera and correspondence related to segregation and racial issues in Little Rock, Arkansas around the time of the Little Rock Crisis. Collection includes an Urban League of Greater Little Rock brochure, "How Is Your Platform Appeal...White Speakers before Colored Audiences and Colored Speakers before White Audiences"; an anonymous supportive message mailed to Gov. Orval Faubus; and a political cartoon and a letter produced by the segregationist Capital Citizens' Council.

Dates: 1957-1958

Colter Hamilton Moses Papers

Identifier: MS M852 24
Scope and Content Note

Included are the correspondence, reports, speeches, notes, datebooks, literary manuscripts, photographs, printed material and legal, business and tax records pertaining to the life, career, civic activities, business and financial interests of Colter Hamilton Moses. Correspondents include Thomas Harry Barton, Charles Hillman Brough and John Little McClellan. Contents of nine Colter Hamilton Moses scrapbooks, 1919-1956, were microfilmed and are available as microfilm copies only.

Dates: 1924-1966

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Little Rock Association of Regular Baptists 1
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