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Hot Springs (Ark.)

Subject Source: Naf

Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

Frank L. Borland Reminiscences

Identifier: MS B64
Scope and Content Note

Borland's typewritten reminiscence, 1935, together with related clipping and memorandum, 1884 and 1922, pertaining to gamblers and gambling in Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1878-1900, and especially to the "Flynn-Doran feud" and the shooting of Frank Flynn in 1884.

Dates: 1884; 1922; 1935

Ellsworth Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1162
Scope and Content Note The material in the first accession (Boxes 1-14) was largely collected and saved by Sarah Van Patten Ellsworth and her daughter Bessie Graham Ellsworth. Many of the pictures and scrapbooks were used as exhibit material when the Ellsworth house, "Wildwood," was opened as a private museum in 1963. The Ellsworth family papers include correspondence, journals (including one kept by Sarah Van Patten Ellsworth in 1865-1866), scrapbooks, albums (including an autograph album of visitors...
Dates: 1858-1979

Fordyce Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1311
Scope and Content Note The collection includes business records of the Fordyce Bath House (1913-1985), clippings about various family members and their activities, correspondence, journals, and much genealogical material. Some of the items pertain to families linked to the Fordyce family by marriage. Of particular note are a Civil War diary (1862-1865) kept by Mary Jane (Mrs. W. D.) Chadick, mother- in-law of Samuel Wesley Fordyce; a typescript of an overland journey diary (1853-1854) kept by David Sloan Stanley,...
Dates: circa 1400-1992

John Rison Fordyce Papers

Identifier: MS F759 367r
Scope and Content Note Correspondence and related records created, received, or collected by Arkansas manufacturer, entrepreneur, amateur historian, soldier, engineer, and inventor John Rison Fordyce. Records pertain primarily to Fordyce’s personal, familial, business, military, and avocational interests and activities and incidentally to his professional activities. Principal areas to which records relate include: Fordyce family genealogy; the college education of Fordyce’s son, Edward Winfield;...
Dates: 1880-1935; Majority of material found within 1925-1931

Verna Cook Garvan Papers

Identifier: MC 1914
Scope and Content Note The Verna Cook Garvan papers comprise family records that include materials pertaining to Garvan’s parents, Arthur Bacillius and Essie Bordis Cook; her sister, Dorothy Cook Baker; Alonzo Bernard Alexander and Francis Patrick Garvan, her first and second husband, respectively; personal correspondence; legal and financial materials; newspaper clippings; and handwritten notes. Contained also are the business records of A.B. Cook, Wisconsin and Arkansas Lumber, and Malvern Brick and Tile...
Dates: 1913- 2008; Majority of material found within 1950- 1993

Bert Hanor Sketch

Identifier: MC 506
Scope and Content Note

Pen and ink illustration by Bert Hanor of the 1884 gambling feud between S.A. Doran and Frank Flynn in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The drawing was printed in the 1973 issue of The Record, published by the Hot Springs, Garland County Historical Society.

Dates: circa 1973

Hot Springs Street Railway Company Journal

Identifier: MC 578
Scope and Content Note

Monthly accounts of Hot Springs Street Railway Company, January 1, 1913-December 31, 1918.

Dates: 1913-1918

Mary D. Hudgins Collection

Identifier: MC 534
Scope and Content Note

Manuscript materials, sheet music, and Arkansiana, mostly pertaining to Hot Springs and Garland County.

Manuscripts, pictures, and printed items were collected and maintained by Hudgins in her home, mainly as research material for her free-lance writing. The collection also includes material assembled by other people similarly engaged, as well as manuscripts and printed articles written by Hudgins and others.

Dates: 1800-1987

Mary Dengler Hudgins Materials

Identifier: MC 2517
Content Description The collection consists of two scrapbooks, compiled by Mary Hudgins, containing materials relating to her work as a greeting card writer, as well as two items that had been stored at the back of one scrapbook (a postcard of the Arkansas State Capitol and an Award of Distinguished Service certificate granted to Hudgins by the Arkansas Historical Association). Additional materials pertain to Hudgins' estate planning and funeral, and also include a photocopy of a clipping regarding Mary Hudgins...
Dates: circa 1933-1987

Mary Dengler Hudgins Research Files

Identifier: MS H886
Scope and Content Note Correspondence; literary manuscripts; notes; musical scores; lists and bibliographies; newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other printed material; photographs; scrapbooks; and other materials principally collected but in part created by Hudgins and pertaining or relating to her interests in: Arkansas-related music, literature, composers, writers, and performing artists, especially Laurence Powell, Scott Joplin, Charles Joseph Finger and Fay Templeton; Charles Cutter's ...
Dates: 1861-1978; Majority of material found within 1930-1948, 1965-1975

Kloethe & Company Advertising Kit

Identifier: MC 2254
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of an advertising kit belonging to Kloethe & Company, a Hot Springs, Arkansas-based men's clothing store. Materials include a fold-out advertising display box, price cards, correspondence, advertising copy, promotional materials, and a scrapbook with newspaper clippings of the company's advertisements.

Dates: 1909-1919, undated; Majority of material found within 1909-1910

Sidney S. McMath Papers

Identifier: MC 899
Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, law material, speeches, papers, photographs, tape recordings, awards, certificates, and clippings from McMath's political and military careers, as well as his personal life. The papers also contained broadsides, which have been removed to the broadside collection.

Dates: circa 1880-1989

Maude Vincent Noel Correspondence

Identifier: MC 1900
Scope and Content Note

This collection contains photocopies of letters written by Maude Vincent Noel to various family members, as well as photocopies of family photographs.

Dates: 1908-1979; Majority of material found within 1908-1916

Oaklawn Park Materials

Identifier: MC 2019
Content Description

Press release draft, white paper, programs, brochures, and other materials related to Oaklawn Park, a thoroughbred race track in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Dates: circa 1941-1996

Mrs. Eugene Sheer Letter

Identifier: MC 2403

Letter from Mrs. Eugene Sheer to Miss Mary Atkins and Mrs. Atkins of Lincoln, Illinois, handwritten on illustrated Buckstaff Bath House Company stationery.

Dates: 1919

Nancy K. Smith Postcard Collection

Identifier: MC 2436

85 photographic and illustrated postcards of places in Arkansas, primarily hospitals and medical facilities.

Dates: circa 1908-1953

Ray S. Smith Papers

Identifier: MC 1837
Scope and Content Note

Materials in the Ray S. Smith Papers include correspondence, congressional activities, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, plaques, and various ephemera materials.

Dates: 1950-2007

Mildred Tisdale Scrapbook

Identifier: MC 2227
Scope and Content Note The scrapbook was kept by Mildred Tisdale of Hot Springs, Arkansas from 1924-1929, and contains photographs, correspondence, notes and reminiscences, newspaper clippings, programs, and ephemera documenting her life and social activities as a Hot Springs High School student and, later, as an undergraduate at Central College in Conway, Arkansas. Tisdale was involved in local theater and her high school's orchestra; the scrapbook contains cast lists of performances she participated in as well...
Dates: 1924-1928

United States National Park Service Business Records of Hot Springs, Arkansas Bathhouses

Identifier: MS Un3nps 367
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, memoranda, reports, payrolls, contracts, charts, certificates, tax returns, invoices, financial statements, architectural drawings, personnel files, bulletins, registers, minutes of meetings, printed advertising and promotional materials, and other records documenting the management, maintenance, operation, business and financial affairs, personnel administration, and patron relations of three of the larger and more popular former establishments of Hot Springs' celebrated...
Dates: 1903-1975; Majority of material found within 1925-1969

Joann Baxter Zeisel and Sarah Kathalane Baxter McCool Postcard Collection

Identifier: MC 2434

Illustrated and photographic postcards of Arkansas and the Ozarks, collected by Joann Baxter Zeisel and Sarah Kathalane Baxter McCool.

Dates: circa 1900-1981