Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Arkansas Historic Preservation Program records: Ghost Signs of Arkansas, MS.000912

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) is an agency under Arkansas Heritage. Its mission focuses on documenting, registering, and preserving places, landmarks, and structures that encompass historical and cultural significance for the state of Arkansas and its residents.

The AHPP began documenting ghost signs of Arkansas in the 1990s. The project culminated in an exhibit called "Ghost Signs of Arkansas: Off-The Wall Relics, which debuted at the Old State House Museum in 1994. The exhibit featured photographs by Jeff Holder and text by Cynthia Haas, both employed by the AHPP. Fading signs from locations all over Arkansas were featured including Trumann, Fordyce, Conway, Pine Bluff, Prescott, and more. In 1997, The University of Arkansas Press issued a publication called Ghost Signs of Arkansas, which expanded on the exhibit. The exhibit stayed in the offices of the Arkansas Senate for several years before going into storage.
This collection contains photographs and negatives taken for the Ghost Signs of Arkansas exhibit produced by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. It also includes correspondence and articles related to the project.
·         Correspondence and Notes
o    Email from Kelli Peters, Registrar, AHPP, to Jeff Holder concerning ghost sign in El Dorado, Arkansas (Box 1)
o    Photograph envelope with written note 1993 December 17
o    A.J. Payne and Company Photography Services envelope with notes
o    1996 April 4: Letter from Elizabeth Merrell Seeba, Bozman, Maryland, to Historic Preservation Program, Little Rock, Arkansas, discussing sign in Carlisle, Arkansas
o    1996 April 17: Letter from Jeff Holder, Grants Coordinator, AHPP, Little Rock, Arkansas, to Elizabeth Merrell Seeba, Bozman, Maryland, discussing ghost sign in Carlisle, Arkansas
o    1996 May 21: Letter to "whom it may concern" from Tracy J. Albright, Ft. Myers, Florida
o    AHPP Survey Sheet for Emerson Mercantile, Emerson, Arkansas
·         News Clippings and Articles
o    Arkansas Postcard Past news clipping for Berryville, Arkansas
o    Photocopy of page from "Texarkana-A Pictorial History"
o    "Coca-Cola Painted Wall Signs" article from The Coca-Cola Collectors News 1988 February
o    Sprite history article
o    Miscellaneous sign painting articles
·         Scripts
·         Wynne, Arkansas, Ghost Signs
o    Wynne, Arkansas old signs, 1995 (two small albums of photographs)
o    1995 November 27: Letter to Mr. Holder from Marguerite L. Burt, Wynne, Arkansas
·         Photographs and Negatives
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0001: Photograph of sign on old store building for Beard's Temple of Music, Paragould, Arkansas - Sign is at Halliday (Greene County) Arkansas.
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0002: Photograph of basketball player and Reebok sign, Kansas City, MO - Jeff Holder
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0003: Photograph of Orange Crush sign, 216 East 2nd Street, building built in 1924, Prescott, Ark., Kath Hinson 1994 January 24
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0004: Copy of two negatives on photograph paper of Star Tobacco sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0005: Photograph of partial face painted on wooden wall, location unknown 1994 October
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0006: Photographs of Grapette Soda sign and Fones sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0007: Photographs of tall building with various signs
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0008: Photograph of building with ghost sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0009: Photograph of Coca-Cola sign, New Blaine, repainted
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0010: Photograph of fisheries sign, Clarendon
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0011: Photograph of Coca-Cola sign, Berryville
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0012: Photograph of Encore Clothes sign, Lewisville
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0013: Photograph of illegible ghost sign, Columbus
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0014: Photograph of antique furniture store sign, Lewisville
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0015: Photograph of ghost sign, Berryville
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0016: Photograph of Orange Crush sign, Lewisville
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0017: Photograph of building with three signs, Meridian, Mississippi 1993 April
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0018: Photograph of illegible ghost sign, Lewisville
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0019: Photograph of ghost sign on wooden building, Columbus
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0020: Photograph of Paul Undertaking sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0021: Photograph of ghost sign on wooden building, Columbus (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0022: Photograph of south end of Beard's Temple of Music, sign on old store building, Halliday (Greene County) Arkansas
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0023: Photograph of Big Smith sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0024: Photograph of Beard's sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0025: Photograph of three unidentified people outside store front with horse and carriage
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0026: Photograph of Wellner Motors Inc. ghost sign, New York City
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0027: Photograph of illegible ghost sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0028: Photograph of Coca-Cola sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0029: Photograph of Rose Drug Co. sign refurbishing
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0030: Photograph of basketball player and Reebok sign, Kansas City, MIssouri - Jeff Holder
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0031: Copies of various negatives on photograph paper
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0032: Photograph of four buildings with ghost signs
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0033: Photograph of four buildings with ghost signs (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0034: Photograph of hardware company sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0035: Photograph of Blocksom and Co. Undertakers and Embalmers sign, Eureka Springs
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0036: Two photographs on one photograph paper sheet of Star ghost sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0037: Photograph of ghost sign on tall brick building
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0038: Photograph of Wrigley's Spearmint sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0039: Photograph of drug store sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0040: Photograph of McArthur Meat Market sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0041: Negatives of buildings with ghost signs
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0042: Photograph of Fones sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0043: Photograph of "Are You a Woman" sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0044: Photograph of ghost sign and Arkansas Coin and Pawn sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0045: Photograph of ghost sign and Arkansas Coin and Pawn sign (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0046: Photograph of no tresspassing sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0047: Photograph of hardware company sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0048: Photograph of Falstaff sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0049: Photograph of ghost sign on metal building, Stamps, 1989
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0050: Photograph of Snow Flake Flour sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0051: Photograph of the Cotton Seed Buyer sign, Conway, 1991
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0052: Photograph of Dr. Pepper sign, Dumas, 1992
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0053: Photograph of "standard of the world" sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0054: Photograph of "a thought in every chew" sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0055: Photograph of "a thought in every chew" sign, Benton, 1991 (closeup)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0056: Photograph of ghost sign on brick building, possibly Pine Bluff, 1992
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0057: Photograph of Paul Undertaking, McGehee, 1991
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0058: Photograph of Coca-Cola sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0059: Photograph of partial sign, Little Rock
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0060: Photograph of Blocksom and Co. Undertakers and Embalmers sign (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0061: Photograph of no trespassing sign on white building, Halliday, 1991
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0062: Photograph of partial sign (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0063: Photograph of ghost sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0064: Photograph of the Twice Week Record sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0065: Photograph of ghost sign on brick building, Rogers, Benton Co., W. 2nd Street
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0066: Photograph of Elsey Harris sign, Ozark
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0067: Photograph of Beard's sign, Halliday, 1990
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0068: Photograph of City Seed House sign, Fort Smith
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0069: Photograph of Benton Hardware Co. sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0070: Photograph of faded sign on brick wall
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0071: Photograph of five cent sign on brick wall, Jonesboro, 1991
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0072: Photograph of Benton Hardware Co. sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0073: Photograph of Holt Builders Supply sign, Fordyce, 1991
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0074: Photograph of Owl Cigar Pianos sign, Fort Smith
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0075: Photograph of hay grain feed sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0076: Photograph of signs on tall brick building
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0077: Photograph of the Cotton Seed Buyer sign (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0078: Photograph of Falstaff sign (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0079: Photograph of Elsey Harris sign (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0080: Photograph of Snowdrift Perfect Shortening sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0081: Photograph of United States Tires sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0082: Photograph of City Seed House sign (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0083: Photograph of the Cotton Seed Buyer sign (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0084: Photograph of phone 10 sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0085: Photograph of "Are You a Woman?" sign (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0086: Photograph of Coca-Cola sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0087: Photograph of W.J. Murphy sign, Fort Smith
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0088: Photograph of hay grain seed sign (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0089: Photograph of hay grain seed sign from a distance
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0090: Photograph of Enjoy Grapette Soda sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0091: Photograph of Emerson Mercantile Co. sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0092: Photograph of Emerson Mercantile Co. sign (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0093: Photograph of Star Brand Shoes Are Better sign, Emerson, 1991
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0094: Photograph of Oshea Hinch Hardware Co. sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0095: Photograph of ghost sign on brick wall
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0096: Photograph of hardware company sign on brick wall
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0097: Photograph of Enjoy Grapette Soda sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0098: Photograph of ghost sign and Arkansas Coin and Pawn sign (large size)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0099: Photographs of ghost signs and buildings
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0100: Photographs of ghost signs and buildings
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0101: Photographs of ghost signs and buildings
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0102: Photographs of ghost signs and buildings
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0103: Photographs of ghost signs and buildings
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0104: Photograph of ghost sign on brick
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0105: Photograph of Star Tabacco sign (large size)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0106: Photograph of ghost signs and buildings
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0107: Photograph of ghost sign on tall brick building (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0108: Photograph of drug store ghost sign (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0109: Photograph of war bonds and Coca-Cola sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0110: Photographs of ghost sign on brick wall
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0111: Photograph of Oshea Hinch Hardware Co. sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0112: Negative of building with ghost sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0113: Photograph of Grapette Soda sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0114: Photograph of Wrigley's Spearmint sign, Malvern
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0115: Photograph of Grapette Soda sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0116: Negative of Star Tobacco sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0117: Negative of Star Tobacco sign (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0118: Photograph of Wrigley's Spearmint sign (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0119: Photograph of Coca-Cola sign, Pocahontas
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0120: Photograph of Wrigley's Spearmint sign (large size)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0121: Photograph of Cockrell's Shoes and Accessories sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0122: Photograph of Cliffords TV and Radio Sales and Service sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0123: Photograph of Carson's Grocery and Market, possibly Gould, Arkansas
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0124: Photograph of Cohen's Department Store sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0125: Photograph of Walls Customer Cash Furniture sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0126: Photograph of B.F. Goodrich sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0127: Photograph of Central Pharmacy sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0128: Photograph of Central Pharmacy sign from side
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0129: Photograph of Cherry St. Liquor sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0130: Photograph of IGA sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0131: Photograph of Conery Drugs sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0132: Photograph of Joe Goolo sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0133: Photograph of faded market sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0134: Photograph of Conery drugs sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0135: Photograph of street scene painted on building, Pine Bluff, 1992
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0136: Photograph of Enjoy Coca-Cola sign, possibly Pine Bluff, 1992
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0137: Photograph of Roy Reid's Garage sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0138: Photograph of Blogh Bros. sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0139: Photograph of Blogh Bros. sign (closeup)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0140: Photograph of Blogh Bros. sign (closeup)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0141: Photograph of Mail Pouch Tobacco sign, from David Rose, Missouri
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0142: Copies of negatives on photograph paper of Ft. Smith owl sign (with negatives)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0143: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0144: Photograph of Bob Adair (with negatives)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0145: Photograph of Henry George sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0146: Photograph of Henry George sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0147: Photograph of Conway Hatchery sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0148: Photograph of Benton County Record sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0149: Photograph of Benton County Record sign (large size)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0150: Photograph of Russellville Ritz Theater
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0151: Photograph of Russellville Ritz Theater (large size)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0152: Photograph of Dixie Theatre sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0153: Photograph of Snow Flake Flour sign (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0154: Photograph of Model Drug Shop sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0155: Photograph of Henry George sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0156: Photograph of Ft. Smith owl sign (large size)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0157: Photograph of Lynn White and A.J. Anderson (with negatives)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0158: Photograph of Bob Adair (duplicate)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0159: Photograph of Lynn White and A.J. Anderson (Box 2)
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0160: Photograph of Lynn White and A.J. Anderson
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0161: Photograph of Lynn White and A.J. Anderson
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0162: Photograph of Lynn White and A.J. Anderson
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0163: Photograph of Lynn White and A.J. Anderson
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0164: Photograph of Lynn White and A.J. Anderson
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0165: Photograph of Lynn White and A.J. Anderson
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0166: Photograph of Lynn White and A.J. Anderson
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0167: Photograph of Lynn White and A.J. Anderson
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0168: Photograph of Lynn White and A.J. Anderson
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0169: Photograph of Lynn White and A.J. Anderson
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0170: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0171: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0172: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0173: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0174: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0175: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0176: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0177: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0178: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0179: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0180: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0181: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0182: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0183: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0184: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0185: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0186: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0187: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0188: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0189: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0190: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0191: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0192: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0193: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0194: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0195: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0196: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0197: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0198: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0199: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0200: Photograph of Bob Adair
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0201: Copies of negatives on photograph paper
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0202: Copies of negatives on photograph paper
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0203: Photograph of Snow Flake Flour sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0204: Photograph of "a thought in every chew" sign
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0205: Photograph of barn with signs
o    PH.AHPPGhost.0206: Photograph of Benton County Record sign
o    M. Boyd note and negatives
o    Memo from Liz Lester, Production, The University of Arkansas Press to Cynthia Haas and negatives
o    Negatives
·         Slides
·         Slides (Box 3)
·         Arkansas State Highway Map 1991


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