Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Otis Patten papers, MS.000328

Otis Patten, 1821-1893, served as superintendent of the Arkansas School for the Blind in Little Rock, Arkansas, from 1859 to 1885.

The Otis Patten papers contain letterbooks, loose correspondence, legal papers, and published materials related to his tenure as the superintendent of the Arkansas School for the Blind from 1859 to 1885. It includes the annual reports of the board of trustees and materials that concern Mr. Patten's forced resignation from the office of superintendent in 1885.

·         1. Correspondence, 1866-1879 (Box 1)
·         2. Correspondence, 1880-1888
·         3. Liberty Bartlett speech, 1871
·         4. Arkansas School for the Blind account book, 1884-1885
·         5. Arkansas School for the Blind annual reports, 1860-1880 6 volumes
·         6. Papers, reports and petitions regarding 1885 resignation, 1885-1887
·         7. Business and legal papers
·         8. Receipts
·         9. Otis Patten writings
·         10. Letterbooks (Box 2)
o    1. Letterbook, 1869-1870
o    2. Letterbook, 1872-1874
o    3. Letterbook, 1874-1875
o    4. Letterbook, 1875-1879
o    5. Letterbook, 1879-1882
o    6. Letterbook, 1885-1886
o    7. Newsclippings, 1885

o    8. Prize essays, 1877

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