Manuscript Collections

Agriculture Photograph Collection

This collection contains photographs related to Arkansas agriculture.

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Arkansas Egg Company and Arkansas Egg Farm scrapbook

The Arkansas Egg Company and Arkansas Egg Farm scrapbook contains photographs, press coverage, and reports related to the company and its facility in Pulaski County, Arkansas.

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Arkansas Fairs and Festivals Collection

The collection contains oral histories, transcripts, questionnaires, and photographs of interviewees who lived in Arkansas during the Great Depression. It also consists of grant reports and research files related to the project.

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Arkansas Humanities Council Records

This collection contains the administrative and project files of the Arkansas Humanities Council.

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Arkansas Small Manuscript Materials

This collection contains various types of brief published and unpublished materials dealing with Arkansas.

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Barnett Family Collection

This collection contains primary documents, correspondence, and bookkeeping ledgers and journals related to Barnett Bros. Mercantile and other business operations owned and operated by members of the Barnett family, as well as personal financial records and correspondence.

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Colony Harald Newspapers

This collection contains two editions of The Colony Herald, a newspaper published by the Dyess Colony in Mississippi County, Ark., from May 1936 to November 1937.

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Cooperative Extension Collection

This collection consists of cooperative extension publications printed from the 1920s to the present.

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Tom W. Dillard Black Arkansiana Materials

This collection contains materials relating to African-Americans in Arkansas history.

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William D. Downs Jr. Research Collection

The collection contains oral histories, transcripts, questionnaires, and photographs of interviewees who lived in Arkansas during the Great Depression. It also consists of grant reports and research files related to the project.

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William H. Engels Account Book

This collection consists of a book used by William H. Engels of Farmington, Ark., in his grist and sawmill business, along with miscellaneous receipts.

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Gibson Family Papers

This collection includes personal letters, financial records, business and legal documents, photographs and artifacts. The Gibson Family Papers spans from the early 1800s to the late 1980s. This collection covers such subjects as politics, early reminiscences, land surveying, real estate developments, financial and banking interests, religion the Civil War, and other military affairs.

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Grand Prairie Area Demonstration Project Collection

This collection consists of an eleven-volume report prepared by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis Division, regarding land- and water-related concerns for the Grand Prairie region of eastern Arkansas.

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Helen and Worth Photograph Collection

This collection contains photographs taken by the Horton family during their travels around Arkansas. They focus mainly on scenery, farming, industry, and recreation.

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Johnny Holmes Papers

This collection contains documents and photographs related to John Raymond "Johnny" Holmes and his career in agriculture and farm service in Arkansas.

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Matthew W. House Ledger Book

This collection contains a ledger book belonging to Matthew W. House, a Saline county farmer.

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Norborn H. Jackson Jr. Family Papers

This collection contains miscellaneous material from the personal business of Dr. Norborn H. Jackson Jr. of Dardanelle, Ark., and from the family's general merchandise and cotton farming business overseen by his son, Norborn Spencer Jackson.

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Knight-Cobb Family Collection

This collection contains photocopies of letters and other documents from several families of Clay County, Arkansas, during the nineteenth century. Several of the letters and other documents relate to the Civil War.

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Leslie Family Collection

This collection contains the personal and business records of six family generations. The bulk of the collection consists of the papers of James W. "Jim" Leslie (1913-2001). His papers include personal and professional correspondence, financial records, and historical writings and research.

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James W. Leslie Photograph Collection – Agriculture

This collection contains photographs of agriculture, mostly in Jefferson County, Ark., collected by James W. Leslie.

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Jared C. Martin Family Papers

This collection contains correspondence of and other documents related to Jared Carswell Martin, an early Arkansas settler, and his family.

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Parades, Celebrations and Fairs Photograph Collection

This collection contains photographs of parades, celebrations and fairs in Arkansas.

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Portland Arkansas History Project Collection

This collection contains photographs and oral histories detailing twentieth century history in Portland, Arkansas, and the surrounding towns and countryside of eastern Ashley County, Arkansas.

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Progressive Farmer and Southern Ruralist magazines

This collection contains four issues of The Progressive Farmer and Southern Ruralist magazine.

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Pulaski County Agriculture Photograph Collection

This collection contains photographs related to Pulaski County agriculture.

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Mrs. J. F. Richardson Materials

This small collection contains items from Mrs. Richardson's scrapbook; it centers around her Home Demonstration Club activities.

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Smith Family Papers

The papers consist of letters, an autobiography, various publications, photographs, and other materials pertaining to the Smith family.

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Katherine Watson Collection

This collection contains materials related to South Bend Plantation (Lincoln County, Ark.) and the 1927 flood.

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Lucille and Parker Westbrook collection

This collection contains personal papers, including correspondence, photographs, and business records from Lucille Westbrook and Parker Westbrook, as well as some of their family members and neighbors from southwest Arkansas.

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R. E. L. Wilson Plantation Photograph Collection

This collection contains photographs of the R. E. L. Wilson Plantation in northeast Arkansas.

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