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Fort Smith (Ark.)

Subject Source: Naf

Found in 39 Collections and/or Records:

Ashley-Cockrill Family Materials

Identifier: MC 1666
Scope and Content Note

The collection includes material collected by Chester Ashley and Sterling R. Cockrill.

Dates: 1845-1918

Aydlett Brothers Grocery Company Ledgers

Identifier: MC 1858
Scope and Content Note

Three ledger books for Aydlett Brothers, a Fort Smith, Arkansas-based grocery company. The ledgers contain customer records.

Dates: 1869-1893

William Norton Ayers Daybook

Identifier: MS QL58.F77 1
Scope and Content Note

Sales journal of unidentified general merchant in Fort Smith, Arkansas for period August 30, 1866 through March, 1868.

Dates: 1866-1868

Margaret Bebee Scrapbook

Identifier: MC 912
Scope and Content Note

Fort Smith Senior High School scrapbook of 1930 graduate Margaret Bebee. Scrapbook includes some family photographs.

Dates: 1929-1930

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

Mary Frances Drake Cooley Film Recordings

Identifier: MC 1251
Content Description The collection contains film recordings of home videos created by the family of Mary Frances Drake Cooley, as well as VHS and DVD access copies of the film recordings.Footage is primarily of children and other family members, and also includes footage of cityscapes and landscapes taken from a moving vehicle. According to the donor, footage includes a Southern Methodist University vs University of Arkansas football game (likely the football game that occurs around 58:38 on the...
Dates: circa 1940-1960

Fadjo Cravens Photograph and Postcard Collection

Identifier: MC 2539
Content Description

Photographs and postcards, primarily of Arkansas people and places. Additionally, the collection includes photographic negatives that were received in an envelope labeled "Frank S. Robinson"; these negatives, which include images of the San Buena Ventura Mission and Museum, are likely primarily of people and scenes in California and the American West.

Dates: circa 1870-1950

Micah S. Crosswell Papers

Identifier: MC 979
Scope and Content Note Letters written from Fort Smith, Arkansas, by Rev. Micah S. Crosswell, an employee of the Freedmen's Bureau, his wife Mary, and a cattle dealer named M. Ferguson, to Crosswell family members in Farmington Falls, Maine. The letters pertain to the disposition of cattle overseen by Micah and Ferguson, the issuance of rations to black refugees, and living conditions in post-war Fort Smith. Persons to whom the letters refer include General John B. Sandborn and Colonel Marshal LaRue Harrison,...
Dates: October 5, 1865-June 1, 1866

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Eta and Alpha Pi Chapter Records

Identifier: MC 2571
Content Description

The collection consists of records of the Eta and Alpha Pi chapters (Fort Smith, Ark.) of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a professional organization of women educators. Materials include chapter yearbooks, an Alpha Pi chapter history, event programs, and newspaper clippings, as well as some materials related to the state-level and international organizations.

Dates: circa 1946-1973

Clyde David Dollar: Fort Smith Historic Building Photographs

Identifier: MC 489
Scope and Content Note

Views of various historic sites and buildings in Fort Smith photographed in ca. 1975 by Arkansas anthropologist and historian Clyde David Dollar. Slides numbered 1-25 are described on an accompanying manuscript inventory by Dollar.

Dates: ca. 1975

Albert Dunlap Ledger and Journal

Identifier: MS D92
Scope and Content Note Financial records and medical notes of Fort Smith, Arkansas physician and surgeon, pertaining to his war-time service as Confederate States Army surgeon and to his post-war practice. One volume contains weekly "Accounts Current" and monthly financial statements compiled by Dunlap in his capacity as Surgeon-in Charge of the Confederate Army's general hospitals at Monticello, Arkansas, July 23, 1864 to October 7, 1864, and at Washington, Arkansas, October 15, 1864 to May 22, 1865....
Dates: 1861; 1864-1865; 1867-1870

Benjamin T. DuVal Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1212
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of personal and professional papers created or collected by members of the Benjamin T. DuVal family. The DuVal family papers represent the combined collections of at least three of the six children of William DuVal, an early settler of Fort Smith, Arkansas. Benjamin, Catherine, and Susan DuVal were the creators and collectors of most of the papers which were afterwards passed on to Marie DuVal Johnston, the daughter of Benjamin DuVal and his second wife,...
Dates: 1816-1957

William P. Floyd Journal

Identifier: MC 172
Scope and Content Note

Journal written by William P. Floyd, a surgeon with Edward Fitzgerald Beale's wagon road expedition who documented his trip from Virginia to Fort Smith, then on to the Colorado River.

Dates: 1858-1859

Edsel Ford Papers

Identifier: MS F75
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, literary manuscripts, scrapbooks, photographs, printed material and other papers of the Arkansas prize winning poet and University of Arkansas Distinguished Alumnus Edsel Ford. Correspondents include Kenneth L. Beaudoin, Thomas Stuart Cleworth, Everett McKinley Dirksen, Beverly Githens Dresbach, Glenn Ward Dresbach, Orval Eugene Faubus, Walter John Lemke, Rosa Zagnoni Marinoni, Archibald MacLeish, Harriet Monroe, Thomas Moult, David Wiley Mullins, James Purdy, Otto Ernest...
Dates: 1928-1982; Majority of material found within circa 1950-1970

Fort Smith and Interurban Railroad Company

Identifier: qMS F771
Scope and Content Note

Corporation Comments

Prospectus, copy of application for incorporation, record of action taken on application by Arkansas State Board of Railroad Incorporation, articles of incorporation, list of subscribers to stock, and minutes of first stockholders' meeting of Fort Smith, Arkansas corporation. Documents are dated February 7 to February 11, 1910.

Dates: 1910

Fort Smith, Arkansas Collection

Identifier: MS F77
Scope and Content Note

Deeds, promissory notes, receipts, statements of account, memoranda, and other collected documents, dated 1848, 1851-1857, 1859-1861, 1871, 1875, 1886-1887, and 1908, relating to the several aspects of the history of Fort Smith, Arkansas and adjacent areas in Arkansas and the Indian Territory. 28 items.

Dates: 1848-1908

Fort Smith Business and Professional Women's Club Records

Identifier: MC 1121
Scope and Content Note The records consist of the club's constitutions; bylaws; minutes of the meetings; membership lists; correspondence; financial and other reports; local, regional, state, and national programs; newspaper clippings; newsletters; three issues, 1973, of Widening Horizons, the official publication of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women; publications of the Arkansas and National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., miscellaneous printed material;...
Dates: ca 1913-1974

Fort Smith Business Men's Club Leaflet

Identifier: MC 658
Scope and Content Note

4-page folded leaflet describing Fort Smith's assets and encouraging immigration, issued by the Business Men's Club of Fort Smith.

Dates: circa 1910-1919

Fort Smith Commercial League Booklet

Identifier: MC 659
Scope and Content Note

12-page booklet "To The Investor, The Manufacturer and Agriculturist," describing Fort Smith, its "Municipal and Commercial Improvements," and "What Fort Smith Wants In Factories," issued by The Commercial League, Fort Smith.

Dates: circa 1908

Fort Smith Country Club Materials

Identifier: MC 1912
Scope and Content Note

This collection includes biographical information of the earliest people involved in the Fort Smith Country Club as well as newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1903-1955

Fort Smith Fortnightly Club Papers

Identifier: MC 775
Scope and Content Note

The Fortnightly Club Papers include correspondence, minutes, yearly calendar events, a scrapbook, study papers, poems, photographs, clippings, microfilm, and other papers relating to Fortnightly Club activities.

Dates: 1888-1986

Fort Smith National Historic Site Records

Identifier: MC 216
Scope and Content Note The records pertain to the establishment of the Fort Smith National Historic Site in 1961 and its restoration in the 1970s. Records include correspondence to Fort Smith Judge Paul Wolfe and Restoration Committee Chairman R. K. Rodgers from Congressmen Jim Trimble and John Paul Hammerschmidt, Senators J. William Fulbright and Dale Bumpers, and officials of the National Park Service. Records contain an audiocassette tape of the January 27-28, 1975 conference on Fort Smith history,...
Dates: 1953-1976

Gallaher, Rhyne, and Wilkerson Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1057
Scope and Content Note This collection contains handwritten papers of the three family's complex connections. They are placed in the beginning of the collection to orientate the researcher. Financial materials concerning Menone Wilkerson, Wyatt Wilkerson, and the Gallahers are included. Other materials include school and graduation materials for Wyatt Wilkerson, newspaper clippings about the three families, photographs, certificates,...
Dates: 1847-1978

General Federation of Women's Clubs of Arkansas Papers

Identifier: MC 1395
Scope and Content Note The collection contains materials related to the activities and organization of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Arkansas, as well as to the national General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) and to the South Central Region of the GFWC. Materials include correspondence, constitutions and by-laws, directories, administration program books, guides and handbooks, miscellaneous administration and financial reports, budgets, minutes of the meetings, announcements, invitations, programs...
Dates: circa 1942-2014

Katie Emrich Jewett Materials

Identifier: MC 2194
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a scrapbook belonging to Katie Emrich of Fort Smith, Arkansas, as well as enclosed ephemera and correspondence. The scrapbook primarily contains clippings of poetry and of newspaper articles regarding Emrich's family members.

Dates: circa 1865-1899