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Jessie Angeline Evans Benham Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 2265
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of materials, predominately correspondence and press coverage, regarding Jessie Angeline (Angie) Evans, with the bulk focusing on her support of school integration while student council president at Van Buren High School in Van Buren, Arkansas. Her remarks at a school board meeting in 1958 made national and international news, and she was featured in publications such as Life, Time, and ...
Dates: ca 1935-2017; Majority of material found in 1958-1959

Bob and Patty Besom Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC 1758
Scope and Content Note The collection contains Arkansas historical materials collected by Bob and Patty Besom. Series I, The University of Arkansas News Bureau files, contains a variety of material focused on contemporary University activities. Included are printed, typed, or hand-written press releases, communications from faculty, staff and media, newspaper clippings, research material, and drafts of stories. Series II, Union Saw Mill Material, contains materials pertaining to the Union Saw Mill...
Dates: circa 1759-2019

Mary Virginia Vincenheller Byroade Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 634
Scope and Content Note

The Byroade collection is arranged in four series and consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, slave bills of sale, Civil War papers, wedding and funeral memorabilia, school records, photographs, and business, financial, legal, and political papers.

Dates: 1830-1949

Clara B. Eno Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS En6
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, bills of lading, invoices, statements of account, receipts, legal documents and other materials collected by Clara B. Eno which pertain to the history of Arkansas, especially in and around the city of Van Buren and in Crawford County. Most of the material relates particularly to the steamboat trade on the Arkansas River and to the commercial activities of Van Buren merchants Edward Cunningham, John Henry, and David C. Williams, 1842-1868. Correspondents include Stephen K....
Dates: 1830-1947

David Fitts Main Street Restoration Concept Drawings

 Collection
Identifier: MC 2516
Content Description

26 Main Street Restoration Concept drawings of Van Buren, Arkansas, created by David Fitts for the Arkhoma Regional Planning Commission.

Dates: June 1976

Henry and Cunningham Business Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS H396j 392
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, statements of account, orders, receipts, bills of lading, freight bills, and other business records collected by Zillah Cross Peel and pertaining primarily to the general mercantile company of Van Buren, Arkansas known successively as Henry and Cunningham; Henry and Williams; and D. C. Williams and Co., Agents. Includes miscellaneous other business records. 33 items.

Dates: 1842-1870; undated

Henry & Cunningham (Van Buren, Ark.) Journal

 Collection
Identifier: MS H396a
Scope and Content Note

Daily sales journal of general merchants (John Henry and Edward Cunningham of Van Buren, Ark. ) for period March 3, 1853- February 25, 1856.

Dates: 1853-1856

Donovan Marshall Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: MC 1530
Scope and Content Note Album of mainly black-and-white snapshots. The album has been "repaired" with plastic tape and clear plastic along the cover and the front hinge, but is in good condition for its age. Some pages clearly pertain to Erwin Funk circa 1918 and later, and others may be assumed to do so. Some of the photographs in the album are labeled and dated and depict Arkansas subjects, including Erwin Funk. Mr. Funk died in 1960. Labeled photographs of Arkansas subjects include Van Buren (1912); Hope;...
Dates: 1903-1960s

John B. Ogden Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: q MS L58 Og2
Scope and Content Note

Financial records, November 28, 1848 to March 6, 1851, of attorneys John B. Ogden and John B. Luce, partners in the Van Buren, Arkansas law firm of Ogden and Luce.

Dates: 1848-1851

Phillip Pennywit Receipts

 Collection
Identifier: qMS L58.P37
Scope and Contents

Receipts given to Pennywit & Co., Van Buren, Ark. grocers and commission merchants, May 13, 1853-1859, and to Pennywit, Scott & Co., 1859-Feb. 8, 1862, for monies paid. Entries relate to John Drennen, Jonathan McGee, John B. Ogden, Charles G. Scott, Henry Wilcox, and D. C. Williams.

Dates: 1853-1862

Wilda Plymale Works Progress Administration Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MC 2556
Content Description Scrapbook documenting the Works Progress Administration Division of Professional and Service Projects' "This Week Pays Your Community" programming in Arkansas in 1940; the week was designed to highlight the benefits of WPA projects to local communities. The scrapbook includes clippings, photographs, programs, speech transcripts, bookmarks, and county committee reports. The scrapbook was compiled by Wilda Plymale, a stenographer in the Fort Smith WPA office, likely for Eva B. Patterson, the...
Dates: 1940

Quesenbury Family Papers

 Collection — Box: Small Manuscript Collections Box 7
Identifier: MC 1003
Scope and Content Note The materials in this collection include a scrapbook consisting of a series of newspaper articles about William Minor Quesenbury published in the Arkansas Gazette in 1932 and 1940. Two photographs, taken in 1940, of original sketches drawn by Quesenbury in the 1870s, are also included, along with a portrait of Emily Lynch, a resident of Van Buren in the 1870s who married a member of the Quesenbury family. An undated courtship note to Emily signed by "Mr. Cush," a page of clippings from the...
Dates: circa 1853-1950s

Rhodes Chevrolet Company Photographs

 Collection — Box: Small Manuscript Collections Box 6
Identifier: MC 895
Scope and Content Note

Photographs of the Rhodes Chevrolet Company. Most of the photographs were made by Riggs Studio or by McCann Photo Co., both of Fort Smith, apparently for publicity, from about 1938 to 1960. Six of the photographs have been published in The Press Argus (Van Buren), 21 July 1984 ("125th Anniversary Issue").

Dates: circa 1938-1960

Roy Edwin Thomas Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC 465
Scope and Content Note

Thomas' research materials regarding the September 19, 1980, explosion of a Titan II missile near Damascus (Van Buren County), Arkansas, killing one Air Force soldier and injuring twenty-one others. Dr. Thomas collected clippings on the explosion from ten newspaper sources. Also included is one folder of his correspondence and notes on the explosion.

Dates: 1980-1984

Samuel Foster and Company Sales Journal

 Collection
Identifier: q MS L58 F81
Scope and Content Note Sales record of the retail merchandizing firm of Samuel Foster & Co. of Port Gibson, Mississippi and Van Buren, Arkansas. Volume 1, for business conducted at Port Gibson December 1, 1836 to June 12, 1837 and at Van Buren August 19, 1837 to December 31, 1839, contains the preface, "Port Gibson December the 1st 1836. Saml Foster & James Foster commenced Merchantdizing in Joint copartnership To which James Foster is to Furnish what Funds that is nescessary To Carry on the...
Dates: 1836-1841

Thomas L. Spencer and John B. Ogden Account Book

 Collection
Identifier: q MS L58 Sp34
Scope and Content Note

Financial records, April 1, 1884 to August 15, 1885, of the firm of Spencer and Ogden, Van Buren, Arkansas contractors and builders. Material pertains, in part, to the construction of the Van Buren Public School, and to Addison McArthur Bourland, Nicholas F. Cornelius, M. W. Drewrey, T. W. Edmonson, James D. Hawkins, Robert S. Hynes, Henry F. Meyer, John B. Ogden, Jr., William Henry Harrison Shibley, George C. Thayer, John A. Thayer, Jesse Turner, and George R. Wood.

Dates: 1884-1885

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