Friday, August 30, 2019

Dr. Richter Retires as Archives Director, State Historian

Dr. Wendy Richter
After a long struggle with her health, Dr. Wendy Richter has retired as the state historian and director of the Arkansas State Archives.

“This is my dream job,” Dr. Richter said earlier this year. But, after rounds of chemotherapy and radiation followed by a serious car wreck, Dr. Richter said she found it necessary to focus on her own health.

“I'm very grateful that I had the opportunity to lead the effort in protecting and preserving Arkansas's past. The Archives staff and I take very seriously the responsibility to ensure that Arkansas history is not lost,” Dr. Richter wrote in an Aug. 22 column for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Dr. Richter had served as director once before between 2005 and 2012. She returned to the head Archives position about 15 months ago and paved the way for acquiring new collections, equipment and funding for the division.

“Our Arkansas State Archives has blossomed under the leadership of Dr. Wendy Richter, and we are sad to see her leave,” said Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. “Wendy’s spirit and love for the history and heritage of Arkansas has remained strong and apparent. We wish her all the best.”

Under Dr. Richter, the State Archives began a project to create a new website, the Arkansas Digital Archives, to expand the Archives’ online digital collections and create unified searches of various collections and databases. New equipment recently was installed in the research room and new collections, including the U.S. Western District of Arkansas Court Records were acquired throughout Dr. Richter’s tenure.

Staff also have increased outreach efforts, including lectures, webinars and conferences. Staff traveled to several counties this year to help them better preserve their records or transfer historical records to the State Archives. Some of those records date back to 1815.

The State Archives also celebrated the Arkansas Bicentennial and produced a traveling exhibit on the Arkansas Territory this year. The exhibit was so popular a second copy was created to meet demand. Both exhibits are reserved through 2020.

Dr. Richter has always believed in reaching out to and honoring volunteers. In July, she held a thank you reception for volunteers and has constantly expressed gratitude. Under Dr. Richter, volunteer participation increased and archival donations rose 71 percent in fiscal year 2019 over the same time a year ago.

“We are proud of the achievements the Arkansas State Archives saw under the direction of Dr. Richter,” said Julienne Crawford, interim director. “We will continue her good work by focusing on making documents more easily accessible to the public while maintaining and preserving Arkansas’s unique heritage and history.”


Thursday, August 29, 2019

New Grant Funds Digitizing More Newspapers


A project that has put over 100,000 historical, Arkansas newspaper pages online already will continue, thanks to another grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, said Brian Irby, archival assistant and project director.

“This grant will allow us to give the public greater access to historical newspapers,” Irby said. 

The Archives was awarded a $250,522 grant for a two-year cycle of 2019-2021 earlier this month. The award makes it possible for the Archives to continue to be part of the National Digital Newspaper Program, which is a joint effort by NEH and the Library of Congress. The program is building a national digital resource of historically significant newspapers that were published between 1690 and 1963.

“Having free access to those newspapers will help expand people’s ability to use them,” Irby said of the project. “Also, for educators, it will help bring primary source material from newspapers into the classroom.”

The grant is a continuation of another NEH grant the Archives received for 2017 to 2019. That grant, which was funded at about the same level, helped the Archives add 40 newspaper titles, or about 103,000 pages, to Chronicling America, which is the program’s free, open-source website. Not all the newspapers digitized in the first grant cycle are available online yet but will be soon.

The Newspapers Program is a long-term effort to develop an internet-based, searchable database of U.S. newspapers. Institutions from across the country are participating in the project. To continue to receive the grant, agencies must reapply. The Arkansas State Archives, which applied for the grant earlier this year, was notified Aug. 12 that its application was accepted.

The process to digitize newspapers will operate the same as before. To make sure the process runs smoothly, the Archives has partnered with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to help with technical aspects of creating and sending quality images that will be uploaded to Chronicling America. Apex CoVantage, the vendor the Archives uses, has been duplicating microfilm and digitizing newspapers from the duplication. Using the duplicated film protects the originals, staff have said. The new grant will fund putting at least another 16 newspaper titles online, Irby said.

“Our patrons are always asking us why we don’t digitize more, but we have multiple efforts underway to increase online access to historical records,” Irby said. “This grant expands our resources to allow us to digitize historical newspapers and to increase the public’s access to these important, historical documents.”

NEARA Symposium Captivates Crowd


Dr. Fatme Myuhtar-May, archival manager,
at the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives
makes a presentation Aug. 10 during the
annual symposium.

About 46 people gathered on a recent Saturday morning to learn how the history of transportation in Arkansas impacted the development of the state.

“The evolution of transportation in Arkansas greatly impacted the state’s economic development, cultural make up and diversity by providing different, easier and newer means of moving goods and people,” said Dr. Fatme Myuhtar-May, archival manager. “NEARA holds a symposium every year in August on a topic that is of historical significance to Northeast Arkansas. This topic, however, was also relevant to the state overall.”

“Moving About: The History of Transportation in Arkansas” was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Arkansas State University’s student union in Jonesboro. This year’s symposium addressed transportation and the various ways people moved into and about in historic Arkansas. Special speakers Joan Gould, Robert Craig, and Dr. Michael Dougan addressed the topics of trails, river transportation and railways.

For most of its early history, the state, especially the Delta region, was difficult to navigate by land due to the swampy terrain, so rivers were the Arkansas highways for most of the 1800s. With the emergence of the railways in the late 1800s and the building of drainage ditches, transportation vastly improved. Railroads provided an easier way to transport goods and improved the Arkansas economy.

Various modes of transportation played a pivotal role in shaping the state of Arkansas throughout its history. For example, the transportation of goods moved from the railroads to highways and interstates, changing where people lived, how goods were delivered and how people traveled.

Dr. Michael Dougan, a renowned history professor, talked about the history of railroads and highways in Arkansas and the way their emergence and development impacted the state economically, socially and politically. He presented original photographs and documents from his personal archives collected over three decades.

Robert Craig, an award-winning historian, discussed the history of transportation on the White, Black and other rivers in Arkansas, especially the use of flatboats and keelboats as an early mode of river transport.

Joan Gould, a longtime preservation consultant, gave a spellbinding talk on the use of trails and ancient pathways by Native Americans, Euro-American and African American farmers who settled in the state and developed its economy.

Audience members said they were captivated by the lectures. During and following the symposium, participants asked whether the lecture materials would be available online for further references and expressed interest in attending NEARA’s next year’s symposium, which will be held in Walnut Ridge.

“This symposium was a chance for Arkansans who are interested in the history of transportation to see, hear and learn how advances in and access to transportation technology affected Arkansas’s people, quality of life and economy,” Myuhtar-May said. “How great is it that NEARA and the Arkansas State Archives hold events, including this symposium, that showcase and explore different aspects of our collective history and identity? Our history and heritage is unique, rich and diverse.”




SARA Genealogy Lecture Planned at State Park


Melissa Nesbitt, archival manager at the
Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives
lectures to students at Red Lick Middle School
in Texarkana in 2017. Photo courtesy of the
Arkansas State Archives.
The Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives will present a free, genealogy workshop 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Queen Wilhelmina State Park.

Have you ever wanted to find out who your ancestors were?  Then, this workshop is for you!

SARA Archival Manager Melissa Nesbitt will present “Behind the Scenes: How to Start Researching Your Family History.” The workshop is an introduction into basic genealogy research. Attendees can bring family information, such as family members’ full names, place of residency and dates of birth, marriage and death for help researching. Participants will have the chance to ask questions and practice research skills gleaned from the workshop!

Nesbitt will talk about techniques and tips, including:

1.       Start your research sooner rather than later. Ask older relatives what they remember about your family.
2.       Don’t just focus on your parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. Extended family members often migrated together. This means you can trace siblings to find and verify you’re tracking the right family.
3.       In genealogy research, you always start with what you know and work backward. Don’t make the mistake of trying to start with a famous person you’ve heard you’re related to. Start with yourself.

Nesbitt, who joined the Arkansas State Archives in 2014, is a skilled genealogy researcher whose methods bring results. She has a bachelor’s degree in history from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, was the curator at Ace of Clubs House at Texarkana Museums System and is a member of the Arkansas Genealogical Society. She has held genealogy research lectures, workshops and symposium events for years.

For more information about the workshop or SARA, contact Nesbitt at melissa.nesbitt@arkansas.gov or at 870-983-2633. Tickets are available for free via Eventbrite.

Civil War Lecture Draws Crowd


Mark Christ speaks about Jacob Haas, a Civil War soldier,
during Pen to Podium on Aug. 20 at the Department of
Arkansas Heritage in Little Rock. 
Young men who signed up to serve during the Civil War faced a brutal reality, said local historian and author Mark Christ during a recent lecture at the Department of Arkansas Heritage. The grittiness of the war was captured in the diary of Jacob Haas, a 22-year-old German immigrant.

“The Jacob Haas diary is one of the most comprehensive, first-person accounts of a common soldier's experience in the Trans-Mississippi, including military activities in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and the Indian Territory, which is now modern-day Oklahoma,” Christ said.


More than 50 people turned out Tuesday, Aug. 20, to hear Christ discuss his book, “This Day We Marched Again: A Union Soldier’s Account of the War in Arkansas and the Trans-Mississippi” during the Pen to Podium: Arkansas Historical Writers’ Lecture Series. Christ’s book follows Haas who enlisted with the Union Army.

The diary was kept in Haas’ family and transcribed into English by a family member. The family eventually contacted Christ, who expanded the story by researching Haas’ accounts. The lecture included historical maps and old photos of Haas.

“We’ve heard Mark talk about the Civil War before,” said Gwen Moritz, of North Little Rock. “He’s such an expert.”

The Arkansas State Archives' Pen to Podium lectures are meant to give residents a unique experience in Arkansas history. Authors have the chance to talk about their research and their books, attendees hear stories and little-known historical facts about Arkansas and the Friends of the Arkansas State Archives host a reception that brings people together.

Several attendees at Christ’s lecture said they were impressed by how expressive and detailed the diary and Christ’s research were. Attendees lined up after the speech to buy a book.

“For those of us who are interested in history, how else would you get this kind of experience?” asked Moritz about Pen to Podium. The lecture series is a chance to hear experts’ thoughts, she said.

Other attendees wanted to hear the personal stories, such as those Christ uncovered during his research. Haas wrote about the earth exploding around him, about men whose gums bled from scurvy, about endless marching and hunger and about freeing African Americans from slavery.

“I loved that it was a personal account ­– I loved that,” said Jan Badeaux, of Little Rock.  She said it was interesting how Haas talked about fields and flowers in Arkansas but then wrote that even beauty becomes mundane after a while.

George Grayson, another audience member, said his family recently emigrated from Croatia to the U.S., so he related to Haas’ accounts. Grayson is the first in his family to be born in United States, he said.
Christ’s lecture presented a historical account that was fascinating on multiple levels, Grayson and Badeaux said. 

“We want to learn about the place we live because it’s rich in history and colorful people,” Badeaux said. “We want to be a part of that.”

The next Pen to Podium event will be Tuesday, Nov. 12, and will feature Joe David Rice, a native Arkansan and former tourism director. He is the author of “Arkansas Backstories, Volumes 1 and 2,” which highlights lesser-known aspects of Arkansas history.

For more information, contact the State Archives at state.archives@arkansas.gov or at 501-682-6900.



Opa! A History of Greek Foodways


The Arkansas State Archives, along with the Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, is pleased to announce the sixth annual Arkansas foodways symposium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute at the University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College at 13000 Interstate 30 in Little Rock.
“Our annual foodways symposium celebrates the historical, cultural diversity in Arkansas by showcasing our state’s rich heritage through food,” said Julienne Crawford, curator and interim director of the Arkansas State Archives. “We are thrilled to focus this year’s symposium on the fascinating history and delicious foods of Greek communities in Arkansas.”
The foodways symposium’s theme is “Opa! A History of Greek Foodways” with a free lunch prepared and served by students and staff at the college’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. This year’s event will include presentations by Jeanne Spencer on the History of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and Gus Vratsinas on Little Rock’s Greek Food Festival. Eva Sargant and Peri Leak will demonstrate preparing Greek pastries.
The event is free, but seating is limited. Seats must be reserved by Sept. 10. Tickets are available online or by calling 501-682-6900.
Teachers can earn up to three professional development credit hours by attending the event.
The annual foodways symposiums, which the Arkansas State Archives organizes, connect hundreds of people with Arkansas’s culture, history and food every year. Special speakers talk about the history of the food and the communities from which they came, chefs demonstrate cooking techniques and the ethnic-themed lunch brings audiences taste-experiences.
Past symposiums include: Everything Old is New Again: The Arkansas Foodways Movement (2014,) The Roots of African American Foodways in Arkansas (2015,) Southern Fried Schnitzel: German Food and Culture in Arkansas (2016,) Fruit of the Vine: Arkansas’s Italian Communities and Foodways (2017) and From China’s Farmland to Arkansas’s Delta: A History of Arkansas’s Chinese Immigrants (2018.)
“The symposiums allow Arkansans the chance to see history through food and to discuss influential ethnic groups,” said Stacy Hurst, secretary of the department. “Food is of tremendous historical importance because it is a window into how people lived and a connection to our past."
For more information, visit www.archives.arkansas.gov or call 501-682-6900.

Staff Lectures Showcase State Archives

Jane A. Wilkerson, archival assistant, presents a lecture for the
Johnson County Historical Society in Clarksville on Aug. 1.
What exactly does the Arkansas State Archives do?

In addition to our efforts to preserve and make available the historical resources at the Arkansas State Archives and its two branches, our staff is dedicated to reaching out to communities across the state through various types of programs and consultations. Arkansas State Archives staff has been traveling across the state to give presentations, lectures and discussions to societies, associations, groups and communities interested in Arkansas history, preservation, research and genealogy.

“We are committed to making our records accessible and to reaching out to our communities to make sure they know what historical material and documents we possess. We want people to be able to understand and use their State Archives,” said Jane A. Wilkerson, archival assistant. “These lectures are an important part of what we do.”

Wilkerson presented information about the Archives during an Aug. 1 presentation to the Johnson County Historical Society in Clarksville. She gave a brief history of the division, which is now part of the Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, and introduced the crowd to the branches of the State Archives – The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives and the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives. Those branches house specific collections.

Wilkerson emphasized the unique items Archives has related to Johnson County, including newspapers, archival collections, books and county records. She also discussed the new and exciting changes that were coming in the research room, online and our volunteer projects.  Attendees were particularly interested volunteering to index historical records.   

After the presentation, Wilkerson spoke with Mark Hodge about county records housed at the historical society. The society rescued records from the courthouse and are interested in transferring them to the archives for preservation. 

“We are always interested in talking with groups and helping preserve records,” Wilkerson said. Staff have met with county officials, including Lee and Hempstead counties, to talk about preservation and transfers of records.

For information about staff presentations, volunteering or on how to donate historical material, please contact the Arkansas State Archives at 501-682-6900 or by email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.


Archives Presents Webinar

Jane A. Wilkerson, archival assistant
Archival Assistant Jane A. Wilkerson recently presented “Arkansas and Its People” in a pre-recorded webinar that spotlights resources at the State Archives. The webinar video is available online.

“This webinar is a great way for people to find out how to start researching their family roots,” Wilkerson said. “The reception to the webinar has been spectacular. The presentation was recorded July 22, and in just a month, it was viewed 1,015 times.”
The webinar was made in partnership with the Arkansas Genealogy Society, Legacy Family Tree Webinars and the Archives. The society asked Wilkerson to make the presentation because of her in-depth knowledge on genealogy subjects. Specifically, the presentation highlighted research for time periods that include colonial, territory and early statehood.
Arkansas became a U.S. territory in 1819 and achieved statehood in 1836. Wilkerson discussed types of records available and showed examples and locations.
Legacy Family Tree Webinars members can see the entire presentation on the company website, but non-members will see only the preview, Wilkerson said. Subscriptions are required for ongoing viewings of the company’s 964 online classes for genealogy education.
Wilkerson’s webinar has been so popular that the Archives has submitted a proposal for another one next year.
“The webinar is a great, educational tool that people can access from pretty much anywhere,” Wilkerson said. “I am excited by the possibilities!”

New Accessions in August

Mount Holly Cemetery plot deed, 1854.
Courtesy of the Arkansas State Archives

Our new accessions include state plans, Ouachita Baptist University yearbooks and an 1854 deed for a lot at Mount Holly Cemetery! We house hundreds of thousands of historical records, more than 20,000 books connected to Arkansas history and countless stories and news articles. Visit your Arkansas State Archives and start discovering your Arkansas history!

Archival & Artifacts Collections

·         A.R. Schultz collection: Christopher Schultz donated a deed for a cemetery lot at Mount Holly Cemetery, dated March 6, 1854, to the Arkansas State Archives after he found it with family papers.
·         New Freedom Baptist Church collection: Dr. Wendy Richter, former state historian and State Archives director, recently donated 31 programs from the New Freedom Baptist Church in Malvern, Arkansas. The new programs will be added to previously donated records related to the church.
·         Africa Day Fest Curtis H. Sykes Report: The Arkansas State Archives received the final report, photographs, video and publicity material related to the 2018 Africa Day Fest in Little Rock. The Black History Commission of Arkansas approved Africa Day Fest for a Curtis H. Sykes Grant in 2018.
·         Arkansas Pennants collection: Joe David Rice, former state tourism director, donated a collection of pennants advertising Arkansas.

State Record Transfers
·         Arkansas Department of Career and Technical Education records: The department recently transferred documents to the State Archives. Records include: vocational technical education historical documents (1941-1994 and 1982-1999;) five-year state plans (1917-1922;) advisory council tapes (1917-1922;) annual reports (1917-1948;) newspaper clippings (1981-1994;) board minutes (1981-1997;) undated vocational technical education historical documents; and two ledger books.

Printed Materials

·         “All About Arkansas,” published in 2016, was donated by Joe David Rice. The limited-edition book was created to promote tourism as a means of economic development in Arkansas.
·         Three Ouachita Baptist University yearbooks were donated by Dr. Wendy Richter. The yearbooks cover 2014, 2015 and 2017 years.
·         “Early History of Sharp County” by Caruth Shaver Moore was donated by the Friends of the Arkansas State Archives. The book was first published in 1909 but had been out of print since 1979. The Sharp County Historical Society sponsored a reproduction of the book this year.

For more information, contact the Arkansas State Archives at state.archives@arkansas.gov or at 501-682-6900.

A Conversation with April Goff



April Goff, administrative specialist
April Goff is an administrative specialist at the Arkansas State Archives. She attended Arkansas State University before joining the U.S. Army in the military intelligence field. She was stationed in Germany before she and her husband settled in Arkansas. Goff joined the Arkansas State Archives in 2003 and is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has transcribed articles and combed through countless records at the State Archives. Several authors recognized her work and abilities with special thanks in the forwards of their books. Goff has worked on historical projects with the MacAuthur Museum of Arkansas Military History and the Central Arkansas Library System Encyclopedia of Arkansas. She took time from her busy schedule to talk about the Arkansas State Archives.

Q: What’s your job title, and how long have you worked at the Arkansas State Archives?
A: I’ve been with the Arkansas State Archives 16-and-a-half years and am currently the administrative specialist III.

Q: What do you do on a typical day at Archives?
A: I handle business paperwork, including purchasing, accounts receivable, time entry and other records. I help make sure operations run smoothly and efficiently. Part of my job, too, is to make sure the Black History Commission of Arkansas and the Arkansas History Commission have all the budget information they need. Also, I am part of the Special Projects Team, which meets to talk about ideas for and execution of new projects, events or initiatives at the State Archives. I also help out with assorted archival projects that the director assigns me. For example, I am currently helping make the U.S. Western District Court of Arkansas records, which we acquired this year, easily accessible and searchable for the public. These records are related to “Hanging Judge” Isaac Parker’s court in Fort Smith.

Q: How did you become interested in Arkansas history or working at the Arkansas State Archives?
A: I started out 23 years ago as a researcher here, and I stuck around long enough that they decided to give me a job. I’m joking, but I know my work here before I was hired made the rest of the staff understand how much I love this place.

Q: What’s the most important or interesting thing you’ve discovered while working at Archives? Why?
A: As a veteran military, military records interest me. I was looking at something called “company orders” but realized the orders were just the first couple of pages of the material. The rest was the journal of a Missouri man who was a captain in the Confederate Army and who spent most of the Civil War at locations here in Arkansas. After the Civil War, Capt. Henry Brockman and his family settled in Arkansas. The State Archives ended up publishing his journal, which had been in our collection since we opened in 1905. The publication is now online at the Arkansas State Archives.

Q: Why do you think the Arkansas State Archives is important for Arkansans?
A: The Arkansas State Archives is a valuable resource. It has the important job of preserving documents and making them accessible to the public. The State Archives maintain records on the history of our state and its people.

Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A: The most rewarding part of my job is when I come across one of our treasures – information that fills in a gap in someone’s research. I love helping people find what they’ve been searching for.

Q: How do you see archiving evolving in the future?
A: I think there will be a fine line between giving people instant access to records versus preservation of historical records. Everyone wants things at the click of a mouse, but we have to balance that with the best long-term plan for the preservation of items. We want records to be accessible, but we also want to make sure records are maintained for future generations.

Q: What do you wish people knew about Archives?
A: I wish people understood more about what we do and where we are located. We are here to preserve historical material, not just documents, but also a wide variety of artifacts, including World War I items collected from battlefields. Also, we are located on State Capitol grounds. When I travel the state, I constantly meet people who have no idea that we are here and what we can offer. I want the public to know they are welcome to come to our research room, which has recently installed new equipment, and start researching the fascinating history of Arkansas.


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Herbert L. Thomas Sr. papers, MS.000338

Herbert L. Thomas, Sr., was a prominent Arkansas businessman with interests in insurance, banking, and real estate. He was born in Lone Prairie, Ashley County, Arkansas, on February 14, 1899. Thomas founded the First Pyramid Life Insurance Company in 1925 and served as its president until 1960. In 1961, Thomas purchased 500 acres of land near Heber Springs on Greers Ferry Lake in Cleburne County. During the next decade, he helped develop Eden Isle resort along with Red Apple Inn Country Club and Conference Center. In 1953, as President of First Pyramid Life, Thomas helped purchase the City National Bank of Fort Smith, and in 1963, also bought the Citizens Bank of Booneville. He died on March 11, 1982.
This collection contains records pertaining to First Pyramid Life Insurance Company, Eden Isle, Red Apple Inn, Citizens Bank of Booneville, and City National Bank of Fort Smith, as well as personal papers.
·         Eden Isle
o    1. Advertising (Box 1)
o    2. Architectural committee
o    3. Architects partnership
o    4. Bill Brady
o    5. Jim Briggs
o    6. Jim Briggs
o    7. Brochures and published materials
o    8. James C. Buckner
o    9. Budgets
o    10. Cluster homes
o    11. Condominiums (Box 2)
o    12. Co-operative apartments
o    13. Corporation
o    14. Rudy Del Donno
o    15. Development
o    16. Downtowner Corporation
o    17. Drawing plans
o    18. Golf course
o    19. Guest questionnaire analysis
o    20. John Hampton
o    21. John Hampton
o    22. Happenings
o    23. Roy Harris, marketing coordinator
o    24. Hodges, Vines, Fox, Castin, and Associates
o    25. Homeowners (Box 3)
o    26. HUD
o    27. Interiors
o    28. Elbert Jean
o    29. Landscaping
o    30. Lot loans
o    31. Lot prices
o    32. Marina
o    33. Master plan summary
o    34. Jerry Morrissey
o    35. Nursery
o    36. Police protection
o    37. Private club
o    38. Printing requisition
o    39. Reports and surveys
o    40. Sauna
o    41. Security
o    42. Sewer system
o    43. Shady Grove condos
o    44. Specification houses
o    45. Tennis courts
o    46. Villa inventories
o    47. General correspondence
o    48. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1972-1973
o    49. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1980 (Box 4)
·         Red Apple Inn
o    50. Accountant, Tom Moorman (Box 4)
o    51. Account job description
o    52. Accounting search
o    53. Advertising
o    54. Chef John Bailey
o    55. Robert Berry
o    56. Budgets
o    57. Conference center, Bonnie Carter
o    58. Conference center newsclippings
o    59. Conference center
o    60. Country club membership
o    61. Cranford-Johnson-Hunt
o    62. Golf pro, Mark Brugner
o    63. Executive chef, Stephen Lunden
o    64. Manager
o    65. Menus
o    66. Jerry Myers
o    67. Jack Mynett
o    68. Personnel
o    69. Recipes
o    70. Safety and maintenance
o    71. Gordon C. Scott
o    72. Sick leave and holiday policy
o    73. Carl Smith
o    74. Snack bar reports
o    75. Miscellaneous materials (Box 5)
o    76. Miscellaneous materials
o    77. Miscellaneous materials
o    78. Miscellaneous materials
o    79. Correspondence (Box 6)
o    80. Correspondence
o    81. Correspondence
o    82. Correspondence
o    83. Correspondence
·         First Pyramid Life Insurance Company
o    84. Advertising and marketing
o    85. Advertising
o    86. Annual report, 1974
o    87. Annual report, 1977
o    88. A.M. Best report
o    89. Bond portfolio
o    90. Board meeting, 1977
o    91. Bill Brady
o    92. Glen Cary
o    93. Clare and company
o    94. Convention costs
o    95. Manley Denton
o    96. Employee stock option plan
o    97. Executive committee
o    98. Financial statements, 1975-1976 (Box 8)
o    99. Financial statements
o    100. Jerry Ford
o    101. Frank Gordon
o    102. Roy Harris
o    103. Investment committee
o    104. John Hampton
o    105. Legal papers
o    106. Marketing vice-president position description
o    107. Frank McGehee
o    108. Frank McGehee, Jr.
o    109. Mortgage company
o    110. October campaign
o    111. Organization chart
o    112. Forrest Penny
o    113. Perkins Foods, Incorporated
o    114. Stock ownership (Box 9)
o    115. Miscellaneous stock papers
o    116. Herbert Thomas, Jr.
o    117. Herbert Thomas, Jr.
o    118. Gerald Vader
o    119. Betty Wineland
o    120. Miscellaneous materials (Box 10)
o    121. Miscellaneous materials
·         Citizens Bank of Booneville
o    122. Advertising (Box 11)
o    123. By-laws
o    124. Citizens Investment Corporation
o    125. Employee stock option plan
o    126. Jeral Hampton
o    127. Landscape drawings
o    128. Stock correspondence
o    129. Stock option agreements
o    130. Misellaneous materials
·         City National Bank of Fort Smith
o    131. Advertising (Box 12)
o    132. Automobile policy
o    133. Comparative figures
o    134. Jim Harwood
o    135. Harold E. Henson, Jr.
o    136. Key ratios
o    137. Jerl Looper
o    138. Office salary analysis
o    139. Photographs
o    140. Stock options
o    141. Miscellaneous correspondence
o    142. Miscellaneous materials
·         Personal correspondence
o    143. A (Box 13)
o    144. American Chesapeake Dog Club
o    145. Antiques
o    146. Arkansas Highway Department
o    147. B
o    148. Dale and Betty Bumpers
o    149. C
o    150. Bill Clinton
o    151. D
o    152. Dudley Dowell
o    153. Ernie Deane
o    154. Dogs
o    155. Melvin Dunn agencies
o    156. E
o    157. F
o    158. Financial statements
o    159. Fortnum and Mason, Limited
o    160. Mazie Fuess
o    161. G
o    162. Bishop Paul Galloway
o    163. H (Box 14)
o    164. Al Haig
o    165. John T. Hampton
o    166. Brooks Hays
o    167. Heber Springs
o    168. Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce
o    169. Heber Springs Public School court case
o    170. Heifer Project International
o    171. Honduras
o    172. J
o    173. K
o    174. Jack Kemp
o    175. L
o    176. Roger Langster
o    177. Land development project
o    178. Legislation
o    179. M
o    180. Maps
o    181. Jim NcGehee contract
o    182. McGhee, Potts and Associates status report
o    183. N (Box 15)
o    184. O
o    185. Tom Olmstead
o    186. P
o    187. Paintings
o    188. Pleasant Valley stockholders meeting
o    189. Portrait Specialists, Incorporated
o    190. R
o    191. Retired Teachers Housing, Incorporated
o    192. S
o    193. Schools
o    194. Robert Shaheen
o    195. Speeches
o    196. Slate and Flagstone
o    197. T
o    198. Thomas family
o    199. Tile
o    200. Travel editors
o    201. U
o    202. University of Arkansas
o    203. United States Corps of Engineers
o    204. United States Corps of Engineers, Carl Garner
o    205. V
o    206. Bronson Van Wyck
o    207. W
o    208. Warden-Brooks, Limited
o    209. X-Y-Z
o    210. Miscellaneous (Box 16)
o    211. Miscellaneous
o    212. Miscellaneous photos