Thursday, June 27, 2019

Archives Adds New Accessions

Wabbaseka School Group, Courtesy of Arkansas State Archives

Our new accessions for June included family newsletters, photos and posters! Come discover, research or explore your Arkansas State Archives. We have thousands of books, records and artifacts to help you find your family stories.

Archival Collections

·         Wensil Clark Collection: Materials were collected by Wensil Clark and mostly relate to genealogical and heritage organizations. The collection, which dates from 1932 to 2011, includes several genealogy and family history newsletters and several copies of her book, “1890 White County Arkansas Census.” Clark, who died in 2012, was a historian and genealogist and was active in many historical societies, such as the Arkansas Genealogical Society and the Arkansas Pioneers Association. The collection was donated by her daughter, Marsha Hylton.

·         Mary Jean Hall Collection: The collection contains material related to Scotland, Arkansas, including school memorabilia, news articles, plaques, posters, photographs, a wedding dress, a uniform and various textiles.    

·         Marion High School Newspaper Collection: The collection, which was donated by John Fogleman, includes high school newspapers from 1937 to 1944.

Benton Baptist Church Records,
Courtesy of the Arkansas State Archives
·         Benton Baptist Church Records, 1890-1901: The donation is a book of church records, which includes membership rolls and council minutes.

·         Arkansas Baptist College Grant Report: The documents spotlight the final grant report for a project, “Preserving Our History/Archives,” which was funded by the Black History of Arkansas Commission’s Curtis H. Sykes grant this year.

·         Judie Fite King Collection: The collection, which dates from the early 1900s through the 1930s, includes one photograph of a school group in Wabbaseka, Arkansas. The photo shows Willie K. Hocker, designer of the Arkansas state flag. The Arkansas General Assembly adopted her design in 1913. Another photo shows a school group in Altheimer, Arkansas. Two other photographs show the Cut Price Store in Wabbaseka, Arkansas. Judie Fite King donated the photos, which were given to her by her mother-in-law.

·        Arkansas Secretary of State Records: The Secretary of State’s Office has transferred 226 boxes of election records that include statements of financial interest, election results, general election files, lobbyist files and PACs to the State Archives. The records are part of an ongoing transfer.

Printed Material
·         “308th Strategic Missile Wing: End of an Era 1962-1987,” a yearbook for the Little Rock Air Force Base, donated by April Goff, administrative specialist for the Arkansas State Archives
·         “Arkansas: A Concise History,” by Jeannie M. Whayne, Thomas A. DeBlack, George Sabo and Morris S. Arnold, 2019
·         “First Amendment Studies in Arkansas: The Richard S. Arnold Prize Essays,” by Stephen Smith, 2016
·         “The First Twenty-Five: An Oral History of the Desegregation of Little Rock’s Public Junior High Schools,” by LaVerne Bell-Tolliver, 2018
·         “The Education of Ernie Dumas: Chronicles of the Arkansas Political Mind,” by Ernest Dumas, 2019
·         “Arkansas Beauty,” by Tim Ernst, 2017
·         “Sloan: A Paleoindian Dalton Cemetery in Arkansas,” by Dan Morse, 1997
·         “Ozark Coverlets: The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History Collection,” by Martha L. Benson and Laura Lyon Redford, 2015
·         “True Faith, True Light: The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley,” by Kelly Mulhollan, photos by Kirk Lanier and introduction by Robert Cochran, 2015
·         “The Arkansas Post of Louisiana,” by Morris S. Arnold, 2017