Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - T.W. Hardison Papers

T.W. Hardison Papers, MS.000120

Thomas William Hardison, a Petit Jean Mountain physician, was born in 1884 at Richland, Columbia County, Arkansas. He was the son of William Harvey and Caroline Peavy Hardison. Thomas attended Hendrix College in 1902-03. He obtained his medical training at the Memphis Hospital Medical College.
In 1907, Hardison married Julia Hutto of Springfield, Conway County, Arkansas. 
Hardison was also an author and geologist. He was instrumental in the creation of a state parks system in Arkansas. He served as a member of the Arkansas State Parks Commission and was at one time chairman. Other memberships included the Methodist Church, the Masons, the Arkansas Medical Society, the American Medical Association, and the Conway Medical Society, which he served as President. Hardison held an honorary doctorate of laws from Hendrix and received the Cornelius Amory Pugsley Medal from the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. T.W. Hardison died in April 1957.

Correspondence (Reel MG04953)
  • General
    • 1927 April 18: [T.W. Hardison] to The Editors, The Ladies Home Journal, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Includes a copy of “My Neighbors and Myself, By a Country Doctor”
    • 1933 May 16: [T.W. Hardison] to Raymond H. Torrey, New York, New York
    • 1933 August 1: [T.W. Hardison] to Carl Brandt of Brandt and Brandt, New York, New York. This letter includes a copy of an article entitled “These Changing Hills” by T. W. Hardison
    • 1957 March 14: J.T. Herron, M.D., State Health Officer, Little Rock, Arkansas, to T.W. Hardison, Morrilton, Arkansas. Includes a certificate of appointment as Conway County Health Officer
    • Undated: [T.W. Hardison] to The Editors of The Country Gentleman, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Includes a copy of “The Shoestring Farm” by Hardison
    • Undated: [T.W. Hardison] to George Horace Lorimer, Editor, The Saturday Evening Post, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Undated: William T. Strauss, M.D., Ciba, Summit, New Jersey, to Thomas W. Hardison, M.D., Morrilton, Arkansas
  • Public Welfare Foundation, Incorporated
    • 1952 October 14: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia E. Haines, New York, New York
    • 1952 December 8: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia E. Haines, New York, New York
    • 1953 January 23: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia E. Haines, New York, New York
    • 1953 March 30: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia E. Haines, New York, New York
    • 1953 July 28: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia E. Haines, New York, New York
    • 1953 October 1: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia E. Haines, New York, New York
    • 1953 November 10-December 12: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia E. Haines, New York, New York
    • 1954 January 20: [T.W. Hardison] to Damon G. H. Martin, Adona, Arkansas
    • 1954 February 10: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia E. Haines, New York, New York
    • 1954 May 21: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia Haines Marsh, New York, New York
    • 1954 September 15: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia Haines Marsh, New York, New York
    • 1955 January 16: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia Haines Marsh, New York, New York
    • 1955 January 17: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia Haines Marsh, New York, New York
    • 1955 June 2: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia Haines Marsh. New York, New York
    • 1955 July 27: T.W. Hardison to Henry Rogers, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 1955 September 22: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia Haines Marsh, Washington, Virginia
    • 1956 January 26: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia Haines Marsh, Washington, Virginia
    • 1956 August 16: [T.W. Hardison] to F. Douglas Lawrason, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • 1956 July 7: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia Haines Marsh, Washington, Virginia
    • 1956 August 18: F. Douglas Lawrason, M. D., University of Arkansas Medical Center, Little Rock to T.W. Hardison, Morrilton, Arkansas
    • 1956 August 28: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia H. Marsh Washington, Virginia
    • 1956 December 1: T.W. Hardison to Claudia H. Marsh, Washington, Virginia
    • 1957 February 15: [T.W. Hardison] to Claudia H. Marsh, Washington, Virginia
  • Writings
    • “Apples,” by Thomas W. Hardison
    • “Ashes,” by Thomas W. Hardison
    • “Castles in the Hills,” by Thomas W. Hardison
    • “Hard Times in the Hills,” by T.W. Hardison
    • "Mountain Horizons by a Country Doctor”
    • Radio Address, KTHS, Hot Springs, 1931 November 24
    • “A few weeks ago a letter came to me from a woman in Connecticut inquiring about a family that I had introduced in an article in the Ladies Home Journal...”
    • “A pleasing way to begin would be to say that as I drove silently...”
    • “Some years ago a man stood on the brow of the mountain in front of my house...” (Hendrix College, 1938 March 29. A revised copy was sent to the college at Dr. Reynolds' request on June 8.)
    • “When our forebears came to Arkansas, it was a place of deep forest...”
    • “A call to attend a minor ailment had taken me to the Point...”
    • Miscellaneous (four items)
  • Julia Hutto (Mrs. T.W.) Hardison writings
    • “Isolation, By a Country Doctor’s Wife”
  • Miscellaneous
    • 1921 notes taken from "Basic Course of Reading" by Warren Hilton, Society of Applied Psychology, New York
    • Undated folder: Lilly-Advertising, ‘Sandrill’
  • T.W. Hardison diaries
    • 1923 (Reel MG04954)
    • 1927
    • 1928
    • 1929 (Reel MG04955)
    • 1930
    • 1931 (Reel MG04954)
    • 1932
    • 1933
    • 1934 (Reel MG04956)
    • 1935
    • 1936 (Reel MG04957)
    • 1937
    • 1938
    • 1939 (Reel MG04958)
    • 1940
    • 1941
    • 1942 (Reel MG04959)
    • 1943
    • 1944
    • 1945 (Reel MG04960)
    • 1946
    • 1947
    • 1948 (Reel MG04961)
    • 1949
    • 1950
    • 1951 (Reel MG04962)
    • 1952
    • 1953
    • 1954 (Reel MG04963)
    • 1955
    • 1956
    • 1957
  • T.W. Hardison's published articles
    • “My Neighbors and Myself, By a Country Doctor,” Ladies Home Journal, 1928 February (Reel MG04964)
    • “My Neighbors and Myself, By a Country Doctor,” Ladies Home Journal, 1928 March
    • “Rockfield-An Experiment in Taking a Wife’s Advice,” by William Hardison, The Country Gentleman, 1915 November 6
    • “Rockfield-No Cotton-No Money From the Banker or the Merchant,” by William Hardison, The Country Gentleman, 1915 November 13
    • “Rockfield-What to do With the Crops--Buy Livestock,” by William Hardison, The Country Gentleman, 1915 November 20
    • “Rockfield-Disaster That Made a Shining Example” by William Hardison, The Country Gentleman, 1915 November 27
    • “The Shoestring Farm” by William Hardison, The Country Gentleman, 1917 June 2
    • “The Shoestring Farm” by William Hardison, The Country Gentleman, 1917 June 9
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