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Universities and colleges -- Arkansas

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Arkansas College Receipt

Identifier: MC 650
Scope and Content Note

Handwritten receipt for tuition signed by James H. Stirman, Treasurer of Arkansas College, Fayetteville.

Dates: 1857

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

Arkansas Industrial University Recruiting Folder

Identifier: MS Ar4i
Scope and Contents

Recruiting folder: "Arkansas Industrial University, Fayetteville, Ark. For both sexes. Attendance large. Increased facilities. Next term begins Tuesday, March 1, 1892. Send for the new catalogue...," describing University and listing courses offered, fees and tuition, etc.

Dates: circa 1892

Bentonville College Record Book

Identifier: MC 1035
Scope and Content Note

Secretary's record book of Bentonville College containing articles of association, bylaws, and minutes of trustees meetings, 1894-1901.

Dates: 1894-1901

Cane Hill College Catalog

Identifier: MC 1006
Scope and Content Note

Typed carbon copy of catalog for Cane Hill College (Washington County), 1876/77, and printed program for "Historical Pageant" for Cane Hill Centennial, 1927. Catalog includes lists of students and courses of study. Program contains some handwritten comments.

Dates: 1876/77, 1927

Cane Hill College Catalogues

Identifier: MS C16
Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of printed catalogues, "The First Annual Catalogue of the Officers and Students in Cane Hill College, Located at Boonsboro, Washington County, Arkansas, and of the Officers and Students in Cane Hill Female Seminary, Located One Mile South of Boonsboro, Arkansas, for the Collegiate Year 1858-'59" (Fort Smith, 1858); together with, "Catalogue...for the Scholastic Year, 1877-8" (Fayetteville, 1878), and, "Catalogue...for the Scholastic Year 1883-4" (Fayetteville, 1884).

Dates: 1858-1884

Alida Clawson Clark Diary

Identifier: MC 2363
Scope and Content Note Diary belonging to Alida Clawson Clark, a founder of Arkansas' Southland College. The diary includes several diary entries dating between April and May 1873; lists of correspondents in 1873 and 1874; and budget notes, including on school fees, donations, and aid to students, dating from 1873-1876. One budget entry is signed by Alida Clark, and a diary entry mentions "our dear son-in-law, T. F. Wright," so the diary has been attributed to Clark, but some entries may also have been written by...
Dates: 1873-1876

Cleo Tucker Collection

Identifier: MC 2466
Scope and Contents The collection contains materials, particularly related to Commonwealth College and to Mena, Arkansas, collected by Cleo Tucker. Included are correspondence, clippings, a Mena High School yearbook, and issues of the Commonwealth College Fortnightly newspaper.A cotton sales ledger belonging to George W. Petty of Mena, Arkansas, is included, as are receipts and other business documents that had been enclosed in the ledger.The collection also...
Dates: circa 1898-1987

William Henry Cobb Papers

Identifier: MC 2222
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists primarily of William Henry Cobb's research and writings on the history of Commonwealth College, including essays, correspondence, newspapers, and photographs. Also included are materials regarding his related research on the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union and regarding his efforts to encourage the University of Arkansas to honor the memory of former professor Dr. Walter Lee Brown.

Dates: ca 1927-2009

Minnie Dudney Autograph Album

Identifier: MC 700
Scope and Content Note

Album of Minnie Dudney, signed by relatives and friends, many of them classmates at A[?] M[?] College, McNeil, Arkansas.

Dates: 1880s-1890s

Paul and Ann Faris Papers

Identifier: MC 2612
Content Description The collection contains the photography, writings, and other personal and professional papers of Paul and Ann Faris. Series 1 contains personal and professional papers, including correspondence, biographical materials, and materials related to Paul Faris' work as a professor at Hendrix College. Series 2 contains research materials, photographs, drafts, and other materials related to Paul Faris' 1983 book Ozark Log Cabin Folks: The Way They...
Dates: circa 1933-2022

Fayetteville Business College Fan

Identifier: MC 1500
Scope and Content Note Color-printed cardboard fan bearing an advertisement for the Fayetteville Business College. The fan is vase-shaped, with the handle an integral part of the fan and reinforced by an overlay of brown cardboard. On the face of the fan is an image of a daydreaming schoolboy seated at his desk. His daydreams include images of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The verso of the fan contains a promotional message "Compliments of Fayetteville Business College, 'The School You'll...
Dates: ca 1940

Fayetteville Commercial College Notebook

Identifier: MC 1586
Content Description

Fayetteville Commercial College notebook containing handwritten notes on travel in the United States, including in Arkansas and California. Entries consist primarily of place names, rather than detailed descriptions. Handwritten on the cover is "Mrs. W. S. [or D.] Wilson."

Dates: 1936

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Commonwealth College Files

Identifier: MC 1323
Scope and Content Note Files comprise 182 copies of documents from FBI records pertaining to Commonwealth College, Mena, Polk County, Arkansas, ca. 1920s-1930s. Contains correspondence and memoranda from the United States Department of Justice, United States Senate, Arkansas House of Representatives, Arkansas Chamber of Commerce, Mena, Arkansas, Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs, and private citizens from Mena and neighboring communities, regarding the college's allegedly anti-American and immoral practices;...
Dates: ca. 1920s-1930s

Bill E. Hahn Collection of College and University Photographs

Identifier: MC 1859
Content Description

The collection contains photographic slides of Arkansas and Missouri colleges and universities. These photographs, taken by Bill E. Hahn, include campus buildings, signs, students, dormitories, and classroom scenes. Folder 14 includes images from a Southern State College homecoming parade.

Dates: circa 1963-1973

Mary Ng'ayu Photograph Album

Identifier: MC 2647
Content Description Photograph album created by Mary Njeri Ng'ayu, an international college student from Kenya, while she was in the United States between 1960-1963. The album includes a number of photographs on the campus of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas, including of the Cox Administration Building, dormitories, the Library and Fine Arts Building, a graduation ceremony, and a parade.Other scenes in Little Rock include the “colored entrance” to a building with Cook’s...
Dates: 1960-1963

Nathan Oser Letter

Identifier: MS L34 Oser
Scope and Content Note

Typewritten transcript of letter dated December 24, 1939, from Oser, Industrial Manager of Commonwealth College, Mena, Arkansas, to John Steinbeck, Los Catos, California, regarding affairs of the college and soliciting an additional money contribution from Steinbeck for the Commonwealth College Association.

Dates: 1939

Southland College Papers

Identifier: MC 577
Scope and Content Note The collection includes correspondence, predominantly during the last years from 1922 to 1925; student records from 1876 to 1925; financial records from 1882 to 1925; minutes of the Missionary Board of the Indiana Yearly Meeting from 1872 to 1918; minutes and records of the Southland Monthly Meeting from 1873 to 1922; and photographs, circa 1900 to 1925. Although these materials provide keen insight into the history of Southland College, many large gaps exist in the written record....
Dates: circa 1872-1930

Richard W. St. John Commonwealth College Collection

Identifier: MS Sa235 196
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, minutes of proceedings, bulletins, pamphlets, newspapers, clippings, and other material pertaining to the history of the radical labor school at Mena, Arkansas. Correspondents include Cedric Belfrage, Wilbur Clarke Benton, Douglass Carr, Winifred L. Chappell, J. Vance Clayton, Kenneth C. Coffelt, William Fadjo Cravens, Samuel W. Eiges, Henry Pratt Fairchild, Mabel Fulks, Nathan Green Gordon, Laura Ley Gray, Claris G. "Crip" Hall, Arthur...
Dates: 1924-1949

The Arkansas College Typescript

Identifier: MC 1341
Scope and Content Note

This consists of the typescript of The Arkansas College, authored by Reverend R. N. Ragland.

Dates: undated

Mildred E. White Essay

Identifier: MC 2163
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two copies of a typescript of an autobiographical essay by Mildred E. White, "My Year at Southland Institute" (3 pages). The essay discusses White's experience as a volunteer teaching at Phillips County, Arkansas' Southland Institute, a Friends-run college for African-Americans, from 1918-1919.

Dates: undated