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Shirley Abbott Papers

Identifier: MC 1353
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the papers of Arkansas writer Shirley Abbott; the bulk of the materials are related to her books The Bookmaker's Daughter and Womenfolks: Growing Up Down South, as well as to a Garland County Historical Society project about Hot Springs mayor Leo McLaughlin that Abbott was involved with. Materials include manuscripts, correspondence, reviews, research materials, and interviews.

Dates: circa 1927-1997

Bernie Babcock Papers

Identifier: MC 2186
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other materials created by and regarding Arkansas writer Bernie Babcock and her family.

When noted, collection materials are photocopies rather than originals, and are likely to have been made from originals now held by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Center for Arkansas History and Culture.

Dates: circa 1870-2013; Majority of material found within 1886-1962

Cora Pinkley Call Papers

Identifier: MC 727
Scope and Content Note This collection contains manuscripts, essays, poems, drafts, notes, photographs, genealogical information, and clippings that Call wrote or used for her research and writings. Broadsides are also included in this collection. A significant portion of the collection is comprised of manuscript drafts of her writings. Of special note are her personal and nature diaries, late nineteenth century photographs of Eureka Springs and Fayetteville (Washington County), and a scrapbook of Eureka Springs...
Dates: 1885-1977

Cora Pinkley Call Papers Addendum

Identifier: MC 1090
Scope and Content Note

Additional letters, business papers, literary manuscripts, newspaper clippings and photographs created or collected by Call during her career as a Eureka Springs, Arkansas, writer and life president of the Ozark Writers and Artists Guild. Correspondents include John Gould Fletcher, Charlie May Simon, Charles H. Brough, and Orval Faubus. Manuscripts include those by Thomas Elmore Lucy and Bonnie Lela Crump.

Dates: 1930-1966

Ellen Maria Harrell Cantrell Literary Manuscripts

Identifier: MS G12
Scope and Content Note

Four manuscripts of speeches and articles, including an article Ellen Maria Harrell Cantrell of Little Rock (Pulaski County) prepared for the woman's edition of the Arkansas Democrat, November 18, 1895, and the paper she presented on Arkansas Day at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897.

Dates: 1895-1897; undated

Ruth Carr [pseud.] Scrapbook

 Collection — Box: LOC 128
Identifier: MS C23
Scope and Content Note Contains twenty-nine pages of clippings, most of which are stories and articles published by Martha Alice Caruth Robertson (1864-1929). A copy of an undated paper about Ruth Carr read by Mrs. Shearer at the Woman's Club in DeValls Bluff (Prairie County) indicates that Robertson was born in Washington (Hempstead County). Robertson's articles appeared in several publications including the Western Methodist and Epworth Era. The only dated article in this collection appeared in the March 22,...
Dates: circa 1911

Eleanor de la Vergne Risley Papers

Identifier: MC 485
Scope and Content Note

The papers contain handwritten and typed manuscript fragments of Risley's unpublished novels, short stories, plays, and poems. Except for a novel, The Jackson Family, a few plays, and several poems, the papers do not contain a complete version of any of Risley's writings. Most of the manuscripts are not dated but they appear to be from the 1895-1935 time period. Note that Risley often used the pen name Dosia Philips.

Dates: ca 1895-1945

Charlie May Fletcher Papers

Identifier: MC 283
Scope and Content Note The collection contains Charlie May Fletcher's correspondence and manuscripts. The correspondence dates from 1950 and consists primarily of letters from publishers and John Gould Fletcher scholars expressing interest in her husband’s works and in his literary collection. Additional correspondence to and from Fletcher can be found in the John Gould Fletcher collection. Manuscript notes for Johnswood, typescripts for the short story collection of "African...
Dates: 1945-1973

Isabel France Papers

Identifier: MC 1407
Scope and Content Note The collection contains professional, personal, and family correspondence. Correspondents include Booth Campbell, Orval Faubus, Walter J. Lemke, Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni, Sid McMath, Vance Randolph, Otto E. Rayburn, and others. The collection further contains personal papers; photographs; newspaper clippings of France's column Hills of Home (ca 1936-1961) as well as its manuscript and typewritten form; newspaper clippings of her column Shepherds Springs (ca...
Dates: 1906-1963

Isabel France Papers Addendum

Identifier: MC 1407a
Scope and Content Note

Materials consist of certificates, membership cards, and photocopies of France’s will, obituary, and early writings. This addendum to the Isabel France Papers (MC 1407) also includes manuscripts of Frances’ writings, photographs documenting her personal life, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1914-1978

Ellen Gilchrist Materials

Identifier: MC 1833
Scope and Content Note

Collection includes correspondence, photographs, and book materials.

Dates: 1981-1990

Cora Anne Stroud Jenkins Papers

Identifier: MC 729
Scope and Content Note Contained are the personal papers pertaining to Cora Anne Stroud Jenkins' life; her literary works including poetry, short stories, song lyrics, autobiography and a manuscript of an unpublished book Our American Vernacular; genealogy material of Stroud, Hill, Carlock, and Cline families and the correspondence generated as a result of the research; personal papers of her parents, John Walter Stroud and Mary Jane Hill Stroud and the grandparents, James Thomas Stroud and Margaret Ann Carlock...
Dates: 1850-1984

Lida W. Pyles Papers

Identifier: MC 722
Scope and Content Note In addition to a photocopy of Sense and Nonsense in Verse and her newspaper articles, the collection also contains two newspaper items pertaining to Pyles, an article about her husband, Elba Pyles, papers concerning the Ozark Writers and Artists Guild, materials about the Ozark Creative Writers, Inc., and a collection of photographs of Pyles, Cora Pinkley Call of Eureka Springs, Carroll County, Arkansas, the Ozark Writers and Artists Guild, in which both...
Dates: 1948-1986

The Lost Roads Project

Identifier: MC 1391
Scope and Content Note

The Lost Roads Project: A Walk-in Book of Arkansas. Providence : Lost Roads Project, Brown University, 1994. "Printed by Walter Feldman for the Lost Roads Project in an edition of [18] numbered and signed copies of which this is number [15]"

The collection consists of 1 copy of the portfolio (21 broadsides), containing the following texts. Each sheet (56 x 48 cm.) is printed in black, red, and/or blue on cream paper, with the same illustration printed in various colors.

Dates: 1994-1996

Margaret J. Mullen Papers

Identifier: MC 1129
Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of literary manuscripts and printed material, including the preliminary draft of her book An Arkansas Childhood. A monograph Second Harvest, 1987, containing Mullen's short story "Dixon Street" was removed from the collection and placed in the library's holdings. All the manuscripts are typewritten with the exception of No. 1, which is in longhand.

Dates: 1968-1985

Oda Mulloy Papers

Identifier: MC 1663
Scope and Content Note

Materials include nine booklets and three compact discs.

Dates: ca. 1993-ca. 2008

National League of American Pen Women, Northwest Arkansas Branch Records

Identifier: MC 1655
Scope and Content Note

The collection includes various documents pertaining to the group's functions, in addition to materials from exhibitions, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and publications from the national branch.

Dates: 1952-2007

Rebecca Newth “Arkansas Voices” Oral History Interview Collection

Identifier: MC 1266
Scope and Content Note “Arkansas Voices” was a series of interviews conducted by Newth for Fayetteville radio station KUAF between 1991 and 1998. Subjects were generally people who were visiting Fayetteville to lecture, perform, or exhibit their works. Other interviews with local academics concerned books they had published or other research or creative activity in which they were engaged. Newth herself was interviewed by Kyle Kellams of the KUAF staff. The collection consists of Newth's audiocassette...
Dates: 1991-1998; 2020

Ruth Polk Patterson Papers

Identifier: MC 903
Scope and Content Note The collection contains manuscript versions of her articles and book and other related material such as grant applications, research notes, and correspondence; papers pertaining to professional organizations and activities such as the Arkansas Commemorative Commission, the Arkansas Sesquicentennial Commission, and the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History; papers pertaining to a lawsuit filed against the Little Rock School District concerning discriminatory employment...
Dates: 1954-1988

Ruth Polk Patterson Papers Addendum

Identifier: MC 903A
Scope and Content Note Materials in this collection are various draft manuscripts of Ruth Polk Patterson’s books about her grandfather’s life and work as a slave in Arkansas. Spencer Polk, Patterson’s grandfather, was born to an African slave, Sally, and the slave master Taylor Polk. While it was a common event for slave masters to father children on female slaves, Spencer Polk’s life was exceptional. Instead of ignoring the situation, as most slave owners would have done, Taylor Polk took Spencer and Spencer’s...
Dates: 1971-1986

Lily Peter Interview

Identifier: MC 1158
Scope and Content Note

Lily Peter (1891-1991), interviewee. Ms. Peter was an Arkansas poet, farmer, and philanthropist. Oral history interview conducted by Pamela Carmell at the Peter home in Marvell (Phillips County), Arkansas, July 19-20, 1986.

Dates: 1986

Diane Rowland Research Materials on Bernie Babcock

Identifier: MC 2293
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of materials collected and produced by scholar Diane Rowland, primarily as part of her research and writing on Arkansas writer Bernie Babcock. These materials include drafts and publications by Rowland regarding Babcock; writings by others on Babcock; correspondence to and from Babcock, including with politicians and with other writers; copies of Babcock's diaries and transcriptions; copies of writings by Babcock; newspaper clippings about Babcock; and...
Dates: 1843-2018

Maggie Aldridge Smith Collection Addendum

Identifier: MC 6b
Scope and Content Note Materials include poetry, articles, and books written by Maggie Smith. Also included is correspondence by Smith and her extended family, and newspaper clippings pertaining to Smith and topics of interest. Genealogical materials pertain to relations of Smith, including the Aldridge, Chastain, and Sager families, as well as efforts to preserve the Simon Sager cabin. Other genealogical materials relate primarily to families from Benton County, Arkansas, including the diary and photo album of...
Dates: 1828-2006

Constance Wagner Papers

Identifier: MC 838a
Scope and Content Note Materials include correspondence between from Vance Randolph, assorted poetry by Vance and Glenn Ward Randolph, an unfinished short story by Belschnickel, KarlKarl Belschnickel, and a Supplement to a Constance Cassady/Wagner Reader by ...
Dates: 1940-1980, 2013

Constance Wagner Tapes

Identifier: MC 838
Scope and Content Note

Three audio cassette recordings of an interview of Eureka Springs novelist Constance Wagner, conducted by Ellen Shipley in November 1977; interview notes and bibliography cards; 1 audio cassette recording of Constance Wagner's comments to the November 1977 Women's Literature at the Regional Level class at the University of Arkansas.

Dates: 1977

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Wagner, Constance, 1903-1984 2
Wright, C.D. (Carolyn Davis), 1949-2016 2
Arkansas Commemorative Commision (Little Rock, Ark.) 1
Arkansas Folklore Society 1
Arkansas Sesquicentennial Commission 1
Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History 1
Blair, Diane D., 1938-2000 1
Bolsterli, Margaret Jones 1
Brody, Myron 1
Campbell, Booth 1
Cantrell, Ellen Maria Harrell, 1833-1909 1
Carr, Ruth 1
Compton, Ellen 1
Derringer Books 1
Duncan, Maud Dunlap, 1873-1958 1
Eureka Springs Preservation Society (Eureka Springs, Ark.) 1
Faubus, Orval Eugene, 1910-1994 1
Faust, Rhoda K. 1
Fox, Morgan 1
France family 1
Freid, Laurel LaVerne Jenkins 1
Freund, Louis, 1905-1999 1
Gatewood, Willard B., Jr. (Willard Badgett), 1931- 1
Hall, Gladys, 1891-1977 1
Harington, Donald 1
Huckleberry, Vicki 1
Jenkins, Cora Anne Stroud 1
League of American Pen Women. Arkansas Branch 1
Lisk, Peggy Call 1
McLaughlin, Leo Patrick, 1888–1958 1
Mullen, Margaret Jewell, 1909-1998 1
Mulloy, Oda 1
National League of American Pen Women. Northwest Arkansas Branch 1
National League of Pen Women. Arkansas Branch 1
Newth, Rebecca 1
Peter, Lily 1
Pillet-Will, Carol Reavis 1
Pyles, Lida Wilson, 1906-2000 1
Randolph, Vance, 1892-1980 1
Reed, Roy, 1930-2017 1
Risley, Eleanor De La Vergne, 1867-1945 1
Rowland, Diane 1
Smith, Maggie Aldridge, 1913-2006 1
Teller, Joan W. 1
Tomboulian, Norma 1
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Libraries 1
Whitehead, James 1
Winegard, Richard C. 1
Winslow, Thyra Samter, 1893-1961 1
Woman's Christian Temperance Union 1
Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Arkansas 1
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