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Arkansas -- Social life and customs

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Minnie E. Atteberry Papers

Identifier: MC 1235
Scope and Content Note The papers contain diaries, correspondence consisting mostly of Atteberry's draft letters to her relatives and other individuals, and a small number of other papers such as a life insurance policy, a mortgage, personal property assessments, a bill of sale, and others. Atteberry started keeping her diaries in 1934. The early entries for the years 1934-1935 are very short, usually about her son's work schedule and the weather. Her daily accounts of events become more detailed over...
Dates: ca 1934-1972

Emma Stevenson Black Collection

Identifier: MC 759
Scope and Content Note The collection represents a sampling of papers from all the named families which Mrs. Black saved over the years. Dr. Homer C. Wheeler, Emma's cousin, had possession of some of the papers from 1984 to 1986, during which time he transcribed a few of the letters and made identifying notations about some others. Many of the correspondents and creators of other documents are related to either John Foster Wheeler or John Carnall, and a copy of a privately published genealogy book, ...
Dates: 1829-1986

Lola Brown Diary

Identifier: MS B81
Scope and Content Note

Copy of a forty-page transcript of a diary recording the personal and family life of Mrs. Lola Brown of Coal Hill and Clarksville (Johnson County). The time period covered by the diary includes her courtship and early years of married life, from December 26, 1923, to November 29, 1930. The transcript was prepared by Walter Mooney.

Dates: 1923-1930

Camp Family Letters

Identifier: MC 546
Scope and Content Note Six letters pertaining to settling in Arkansas, 1851-1854, and to Camp family genealogy, 1904-1905. Three of the letters were written by George C. Camp from Wileyville, Desha County (now probably Florence, Drew County), Arkansas, to his sister-in-law, Cornelia Camp, and to his brother, William C. Camp, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. They pertain to the George Camp family's new life in Arkansas. The other three letters were written by Julia Camp (widow of George C. Camp) to her...
Dates: 1851-1854, 1904-1905

Currie Family Papers

Identifier: MC 713
Scope and Content Note Letters, promissory notes, and other miscellaneous documents pertaining to the Currie families of Woodruff County, Arkansas. The letters describe farming conditions, some local politics and race relations, and mostly family gossip regarding health, marriages, and deaths. The promissory notes include sections of ledger books and other financial records from both Arkansas and Tennessee transactions. The miscellaneous documents include some items which do not appear to directly...
Dates: 1852-1891

Harriet Bailey Bullock Daniel Correspondence

Identifier: MC 1835
Scope and Content Note Materials include 156 letters to Harriet Bailey Bullock Daniel from friends and family between January 16, 1868 and June 1, 1949, although 49 of these are undated. Folder 6 contains 14 letters, written between December 10, 1857 and March 6, 1867, mainly to and from Samuel Venable Daniel, brother of Harriet Bailey Bullock Daniel’s husband, Nathaniel Beverly Daniel. A map that highlights Person, ...
Dates: 1857-1949

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

Jack E. Hill Papers

Identifier: MC 1968

The Jack Hill Papers consist of videos, correspondence, financial records, grant reports, scripts, and research materials from Hill's life and career.

Dates: 1945-2013

Nannie Stillwell Jackson Diaries Addendum

Identifier: MC 460a
Scope and Content Note

The collection includes two diaries that give an interesting perspective of a woman's experience in ninteenth-century rural Arkansas, and photographs taken in Watson, Arkansas.

Dates: 1889-1890

Nannie Stillwell Jackson Diary

Identifier: MC 460
Scope and Content Note

4 items. Copies and a transcript of a diary kept by Nannie Hudson Stillwell Jackson (1854-1908) of Desha County. Margaret Jones Bolsterli edited and wrote an introduction to the diary which has been published as Vinegar Pie and Chicken Bread: A Woman's Diary of Life in the Rural South, 1890-1891 (University of Arkansas Press, 1982).

Dates: 1890-1891

James H. Langston Papers

Identifier: MC 1319
Scope and Content Note

Collection contains 90 pages of manuscript diary entries, commonplace notes, and penmanship exercises; two letters dated 1857; manuscript poems, and genealogical notes.

Dates: 1855-1857

Mary Hannah Johnston Morrow Papers

Identifier: MS M834 320
Scope and Content Note Dardanelle resident Mary Hannah (Mollie) Johnston Morrow's diary, school essays and related material. The diary is written in several sections; beginning on sheets of loose paper, continued in the back of a bound sales journal, and completed on sheets of loose paper, it comprehends the period June 1, 1864 to November 3, 1866. The bound volume contains, in addition to the diary entries, a record of daily sales, from March 5, 1864 to April 10, 1864, for an unidentified general mercantile...
Dates: 1862-1876; Majority of material found within 1862-1869

Ida Pace Purdue Scrapbook

Identifier: MS P972

Scrapbook of Ida Pace Purdue, a founding member of the Chi Omega Fraternity.

Dates: circa 1888-1958

William Stephen Ray Reminiscence

Identifier: MS R211r 361 Ray
Scope and Content Note 1 item (2, 4, 2, 143 pp.) TS copy. Ray's 143-page unpublished memoir, preceded by 8 pages of prefatory material ("Recognition," 2 pp., "Introduction," 4 pp., "Foreward," 2 pp.) compiled by descendant/donor David W. Ogden. Memoir pertains to: Ray's Confederate States Army servicel to his migration to Sevier County, Arkansas in 1872; to his life in and to social and economic conditions there from 1872 to 1907; to his active role in affairs of the United Confederate Veterans; and to...
Dates: ca 1917

Roy Robinson Literary Manuscript

Identifier: MS R566 351B
Scope and Contents

Pencil-written memoir entitled "Love Will Find a Way," by Roy Robinson, of a Washington County, Arkansas courtship.

Dates: circa 1910

Watson Family Correspondence

Identifier: MC 1739
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters written by Elizabeth Patey Watson and her daughter, Elizabeth “Betty” C. Watson. Within the text, information is given about family members and familial association, daily life in Tennessee and Arkansas, and personal and family health.

Dates: 1848-1854