Friday, October 30, 2015

Arkansas History's Mysteries - Ghost Hollow

In northwestern Arkansas, near Fayetteville, there is a lonesome valley -- a hollow, or as some in the region call it, a “holler”.  The story goes that in the early 1850s a couple from Fort Smith decided to settle in the area after they married.  The area is steeped in the history of Arkansas.  A hill near the hollow is where the Native American Sequoyah invented the Cherokee alphabet.  According to the story, on the night of their wedding, the couple were settling into their new home, a modest log cabin.  The young woman walked over to the dying fire and stirred the coals hoping to warm herself in the late autumn evening.  As she poked at the fire, a spark leapt onto her wedding dressing and instantly ignited.  Horrified, and apparently forgetting the old “stop, drop, and roll” technique, she ran from the cabin off into the hollow.  The next morning, the young groom found his bride burned to a crisp.  Since this horrific accident, people have reported hearing the ghostly screams of the young bride echoing through the hollow, often on chilly fall nights.  For this reason, locals have referred to the valley as “Ghost Hollow.”

Despite its spooky name, Ghost Hollow has been a popular hiking spot for years.  Looking at old issues of the Fayetteville Democrat, one finds scores of reports of church youth groups, civic groups, and families traveling there for Sunday afternoon picnics.  That there might be anything dangerous about the area is never reported.  It seems that, although people have reported hearing the burning bride’s screams at night, locals seem to think of it as just a fun legend.  Despite its grim history, David Walker, prominent attorney and Whig politician, later built a house on the property.  Ida Knerr purchased the property in the 1950s and was well aware of the legends associated with the place, but she doubted that the stories were true.  She claimed that the story was invented by locals who used the area for gambling purposes.  In order to discourage outsiders from coming and catching them at their illicit games, the gamblers invented tales about ghosts.  Indeed, Fred Starr, a columnist for the Northwest Arkansas Times wrote on August 21, 1940, about the local legend, lumping the story of the burning bride with a legend of a headless bride, which had also been seen in the valley.  Starr wrote that one local resident of the area claimed that he was often awoke at night by the sound of horses galloping from people trying to flee the chase of malevolent specters.  Starr, however, doubted the existence of such spirits. 

As if the tale of the headless/burning bride was not enough, there is also a Confederate cemetery in the ravine, which has spawned its own legends.  The Northwest Arkansas Times reported on October 28, 1973, that an anonymous resident who lived near the cemetery reported seeing a statue of a soldier in the cemetery put down its sword during a heavy thunderstorm and cover itself from the deluge.  When the reporter became curious about the story, the Northwest Arkansas Times was lucky enough to receive a typed memo from a resident ghost from the area named ”Jacob”.  According to “Jacob,” he roams the area because he is curious about humans.  “This,” the newspaper reported, “is the penalty imposed on ghosts of the first order by the great ghost council.” 

It could be that our modern world is too sophisticated for ghosts.  Ghosts are no longer things necessarily to be feared.  They are trotted out at Halloween, and for most of us, forgotten until the same time the next year.  There is little mystery left in a world where science can explain so much.  Mr. Starr noted this as far back as 1940 when he wrote, “Our country has become more thickly settled with less territory for ghosts to stalk over.  Perhaps our automobiles are having something to do with the shortage of ghosts… There just doesn’t seem to be any place in the set up for a modern world for honest ghosts.”  Maybe that is so.  We are no longer so moved by such mystery.  But, maybe, just maybe, if one is lucky, one might stroll through a lonesome ravine on a cool October night and hear the faint cries of a burning specter as she runs through the valley.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Richard S. Arnold 1972 campaign records, MS.0002

Richard S. Arnold was born on March 26, 1936, in Texarkana, Arkansas. He was the son of Richard Lewis and Janet Sheppard Arnold. Her father, John Morris Sheppard, served for thirty-nine years in the United States House of Representatives and Senate from Texas, and was Senate Democratic Whip.

Richard Arnold graduated from Yale College in 1957, and Harvard Law School in 1960, graduating first in his class at both schools. Before he became a partner of the law firm of Arnold and Arnold in Texarkana, he served as a law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan of the United States Supreme Court, and was associated with the law firm of Covington and Burling, Washington, District of Columbia. Arnold also worked as a newspaper reporter and editorial writer for the Texarkana Gazette News for the summers of 1955 and 1958.

In 1966, he launched an intensive but unsuccessful campaign for the fourth district seat in the United States Congress, which included south and southwestern Arkansas. Arnold was defeated by David Pryor. In 1972 Arnold ran again and was defeated by Ray Thornton. Arnold was appointed United States District Court Judge in 1978 and to the United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1980.
This collection contains correspondence and campaign materials from Richard S. Arnold's 1972 bid for the fourth district seat for Arkansas in the United States Congress.
  • Correspondence
    • 1. Altheimer, Jefferson County (Box 1)
    • 2. Arkadelphia, Clark County
    • 3. Ashdown, Little River County
    • 4. Bentonville
    • 5. Blytheville
    • 6. Bradley, Lafayette County
    • 7. Camden, Ouachita County
    • 8. Carthage
    • 9. Chidester, Ouachita County
    • 10: Conway County
    • 11. Crossett, Ashley County
    • 12. Dardanelle
    • 13. Dermott
    • 14. DeQueen, Sevier County
    • 15. Dierks
    • 16. Dumas, Desha County
    • 17. El Dorado, Union County
    • 18. Emmet
    • 19. Eudora
    • 20. Fayetteville
    • 21. Fordyce, Dallas County
    • 22. Garland City
    • 23. Glenwood
    • 24. Gould, Lincoln County
    • 25. Hampton, Calhoun County
    • 26. Hope, Hempstead County
    • 27. Horatio
    • 28. Kirby, Pike County
    • 29. Lake Village, Chicot County
    • 30. Lewisville, Lafayette County
    • 31. Lists, form letters
    • 32. Little Rock, North Little Rock
    • 33. Magnet Cove
    • 34. Southern State College
    • 35. Magnolia, Columbia County
    • 36. Malvern, Hot Spring County
    • 37. Manning, Dallas County
    • 38. McGehee
    • 39. Mineral Springs, Arkansas
    • 40. Monticello, Drew County
    • 41. University of Arkansas at Monticello (Box 2)
    • 42. Murfreesboro
    • 43. Nashville, Howard County
    • 44. News releases, newsclippings
    • 45. Okolona
    • 46. Out-of-state
    • 47. Parkdale, Ashley County
    • 48. Pine Bluff, Jefferson County
    • 49. Sheridan
    • 50. Portland, Ashley County
    • 51. Prescott, Nevada County
    • 52. Rison
    • 53. Stamps, Lafayette County
    • 54. Star City, Lincoln County
    • 55. Texarkana, Millier County
    • 56. Tillar, Drew County
    • 57. Warren, Bradley County
    • 58. Wilmot, Ashley County
    • 59. Wilton, Little River County
    • 60. Miscellaneous
    • 61. Royce's letters
  • Campaign materials
    • 62. Arnold for Congress (Box 3)
    • 63. Arnold for Congress pamphlets
    • 64. Receipt book
    • 65. Election statistics
    • 66. Letter of appreciation
    • 67. Voter registration list, Miller county
    • 68. Arkansas Democratic State Committee
    • 69. Pine Bluff Commercial for Richard Arnold
    • 70. State supporters' addresses
    • 71. Texarkana map
    • 72. Ashley County Democratic Committee
    • 73. Lafayette County Democratic Committee
    • 74. Names of supporters
    • 75. Ashley County
    • 76. Dallas County
    • 77. Hempstead County
    • 78. Television advertisements
    • 79. Addresses of potential supporters
    • 80. Map, Miller County (Box 4)
    • 81. 1972 calendar
    • 82. Richard Arnold television commercials
    • 83. Arnold Listens film
    • 84. Miller County list
    • 85. Election returns
    • 86. Precinct totals
    • 87. Cities to campaign in
    • 88. Directory of elementary schools
    • 89. Campaign sign
    • 90. Campaign techniques
    • 91. Blank checks
    • 92. Arkansas Democratic State Committee and county committees
    • 93. Advertising and publicity budget
    • 94. Voter information sheets
    • 95. Arkansas Bus and Truck Association
    • 96. Howard and Jefferson counties
    • 97. Media fact sheets
    • 98. Television commercials
    • 99. Campaign speech
    • 100. Radio commercials
  • 101. Index

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Agnes McDaniel Loewer papers, MS.000147

Agnes McDaniel was born in Searcy, Arkansas, on June 26, 1893. She married Charles F.W. Loewer in Little Rock on August 27, 1919. The Loewers had one son, Charles McDaniel Loewer, who died in 1923. Agnes McDaniel started as an assistant bookkeeper and cashier of the Underwood Typewriter Company before being promoted to manager of the supply and employment department. In 1914, she was appointed assistant secretary to the Mayor of Little Rock, becoming the first office secretary of the Little Rock Young Women's Christian Association the following year.

Agnes McDaniel Loewer was a leader in numerous professional, civic, and social organizations. She served as the president of the Y.W.C.A., superintendent of the women's division of the Arkansas State Fair, secretary-treasurer of the Southern Heritage Foundation, charter member of the Little Rock Women's City Club, the Arkansas Historical Association, and the Arkansas Beautiful Commission. She was also a member of the Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs, Little Rock Federation of Women's Clubs, Arkansas Pioneer Association, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, Confederate Civil War Centennial and Arkansas Territorial Sesquicentennial committees, Arkansas State Pioneers, and the United States Spanish War Veterans Auxiliary.

Through the efforts of Mrs. Loewer and other concerned citizens, the State Legislature established the Arkansas Commemorative Commission in 1947, responsible for the renovation, management, and operation of the Old State House at 300 West Markham in Little Rock, Arkansas's first capitol building. Agnes served as the committee's Executive Secretary and Director from 1947 until she retired in 1972. Agnes McDaniel died on September 18, 1975, and Charles F.W. Loewer died February 20, 1976. They are buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Little Rock.

This collection contains correspondence, professional materials, cards, notes, music, and scrapbooks kept by Agnes Loewer.
  • Personal
    • Correspondence
      • 1. 1918-1921: Charles Loewer to Agnes McDaniel Loewer (Box 1)
      • 2. 1927-1934: Charles Loewer to Agnes McDaniel Loewer
      • 3. 1936 April-May: Charles Loewer to Agnes McDaniel Loewer
      • 4. 1937 March-May: Charles Loewer to Agnes McDaniel Loewer
      • 5. 1937 June-August: Charles Loewer to Agnes McDaniel Loewer
      • 6. 1937 September-November: Charles Loewer to Agnes McDaniel Loewer
      • 7. 1938 January-April: Charles Loewer to Agnes McDaniel Loewer
      • 8. Undated: Charles Loewer to Agnes McDaniel Loewer
      • 9. 1918-1934: Others to Agnes McDaniel Loewer
    • Other
      • 10. 1916-1917: Notebook, miscellaneous notes (Box 2)
      • 11. Biographical material
      • 12. 1923: Charles McDaniel Loewer, birth announcements, correspondence
      • 13. 1923: Sympathy cards and notes, following death of son
      • 14. 1923: Sympathy cards and notes, following death of son
      • 15. Undated: W.G. McDaniel (Agnes McDaniel Loewer's father), obituaries, funeral papers
      • 16. Undated: Genealogy/family history
      • 17. Undated: Financial records
      • 18. Undated: Retirement, correspondence
      • 19. 1923-1974: Guestbook (Box 3)
      • 20. 1937 June 20-30: Vacation scrapbook
      • 21. Undated: Poetry scrapbook
      • 22. Music (Box 4)
      • 23. Music
      • 24. Miscellaneous cards
      • 25. Miscellaneous
      • 26. Audio recording on paper disc, Charles and Agnes Loewer
  • Arkansas Commemorative Commission
    • Civil War Centennial Commission
      • 27. Civil War Centennial Commission, schedule of events, brochures, timelines
      • 28. Civil War Centennial Commission, newsclippings, news release, brochure, and lists
      • 29. 1961 May 6, September 12-13: Centennial dinner and medallion ball, correspondence, programs
      • 30. Re-enactment of secession convention, correspondence, newsclippings, pamphlets (Box 5)
      • 31. Re-enactment of secession convention, correspondence, newsclippings, pamphlets
      • 32. Statewide activities, schedule of events, concert programs
      • 33. Out-of-state activities, invitations, correspondence, newsclippings
    • Other
      • 34. 1958: Butterfield Overland Mail Centennial, newsclippings
      • 35. 1963: Washington commemoration, newsclippings, correspondence
      • 36. Flag gallery/Civil War flags, program, poetry, project outline, pamphlet, Dixie date book
      • 37. Arkansas landmarks/historical survey, correspondence, newsclippings
      • 38. Gowns of Arkansas's first ladies, newsclippings, correspondence
      • 39. Governor and Mrs. Orval Faubus, Christmas cards
      • 40. Christmas cards/stationery
      • 41. Miscellaneous correspondence, newsclippings (Box 6)
      • 42. Subject file: Civil War, correspondence, timeline, map, newsclippings
      • 43. Subject file: Currency, newsclippings
      • 44. Subject file: Flags, newsclippings
      • 45. Subject file: Pea Ridge, newspaper, booklet
      • 46. Subject file: Pea Ridge, newspaper
      • 47. Subject file: Prairie Grove, newspaper, correspondence
      • 48. Subject file: State capitols, newspaper
      • 49. Subject file: Women of the Confederacy, newsclippings, speech notecards
      • 50. Subject file: Miscellaneous historical, newspaper, maps, timeline
      • 51. "Troop Movements at the Battle of Cold Harbor," maps (Folder 1)
  • Professional, civic, and social activities
    • 52. Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs, correspondence, members list (Box 7)
    • 53. Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs, newsclippings, correspondence
    • 54. Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs, newsclippings
    • 55. Arkansas State Fair, newsclippings
    • 56. Better Homes Committee, pamphlets
    • 57. Business and Professional Women's Club, pamphlets
    • 58. Camp and Hospital Council, correspondence, newsclippings
    • 59. Chamber of Commerce, Cultural Affairs Committee, correspondence, reports
    • 60. City Beautiful Commission, pamphlets, correspondence
    • 61. City Federation of Women's Clubs, booklet, correspondence
    • 62. Confederate Home, correspondence, newsclippings
    • 63. 1928: Confederate Veterans Reunion, newsclippings, pamphlets
    • 64. 1949: Confederate Veterans Reunion, newsclippings
    • 65. 1938: Cooperative Camp scrapbook (Box 8)
    • 66. 1936-1938: Council of Social Agencies, Housing Committee, correspondence, newsclippings
    • 67. Garden Club, correspondence
    • 68. Lighthouse for the Blind, correspondence
    • 69. Southern Social Register, invitation
    • 70. 1933-1936: Tour de Books Club scrapbook
    • 71. Underwood Typewriter Company, ad with photo, business cards
    • 72. United Daughters of the Confederacy, report, newsclippings, correspondence
    • 73. Young Women's Christian Association, correspondence, newsclippings
    • 74. Miscellaneous

Monday, October 19, 2015

Jeff's Corner - "Rackensack"

The Rackensack Folklore Society had its origins in Stone County, Arkansas,  in 1963. From that point on, this small group of folks from the Ozarks worked to preserve the traditional folk music and folk heritage of their native mountain country. They would provide support for the early folk festivals in Mountain View, and later provide most of the music and entertainment at the Ozark Folk Center, which  they  helped establish and promote. 

 According to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas, in 1962, Lloyd and Martha Hollister moved from Little Rock to Fox in Stone County to establish Lloyd’s medical practice in Mountain View . In February of 1963, Lloyd met with six other people to establish a local folklore society. The group decided to meet again in a week with more people invited to officially elect officers and set down the goals and rules of their new group. The original seven charter members were Lloyd Hollister, Eddie A. Walker, William P. Morrison, Glenn D. Morrison, Lloyd Westbrook, Otis Johnson and Gerald Cain.   At the second meeting, the group was joined by local musician and songwriter, Jimmy Driftwood. Driftwood suggested the name “Rackensack Folklore Society” for the organization. The name was approved and Lloyd Hollister was elected the president. Jimmy Driftwood was elected vice president. At first, group received permission to use the Stone County Courthouse and grounds for practice  every Friday night. The musical gatherings at the courthouse became a weekly event, open to the public. TheRackensack group began to promote the ides of a larger gathering place for regular public performances began to be promoted in the county.  

Now the name, “Rackensack” has several definitions. The Oxford dictionary simply says: “Having to do with Arkansas.” This is not much help. Other sources refer to a rackensack as a form of rucksack or potato sack that wanderers would fill with their belongings to hit the road. One reference can be found in Volume Nine of the Arkansas Historical Quarterly . Published in 1950, the quote comes from a Civil War Diary of William Williston Heartsill, who served with the company of Lane’s Texas Rangers as they crossed into Arkansas in 1861. On  November 26, 1861, Heartsill wrote:
“A march of 12 miles down the Arkansas River, through as fine country as I ever saw…If this is the “Rackensack” that so much fun is made of, then it is a pity that there is not more “Rackensacks” than one.” 

This use of the word seems to mean a hardscrabble,  backwoods, wilderness region seemingly  worthless landscape not fit for civilization.

Driftwood more than likely meant for it to be a statement of independence and toughness of the Ozark people, which he strove to preserve through their shared folk culture in music, crafts, and lifestyle.

In 1963, a charter group of the Rackensack Society was established in Pulaski County by a group of musicians eager to help preserve traditional Arkansas music. The group included George Fisher, who worked as the political cartoonist at the Arkansas Gazette . The group held monthly concerts at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock on the first Monday  of every month. According to their website, the group is made up of “musicians, storytellers, and friends who are dedicated to the preservation of the performance of old time traditional folk music of the Ozarks.”

The website further defines this traditional music as ,“The  acoustic music in Rackensack is performed with fiddles, guitars, banjos, dulcimers, harmonicas, bass tubs and other instruments of our forefathers.” The group’s present officers include Brode Morgan as President and Jim Munns serving as Secretary.  

The website section titled  “Our Story” was revised in 2015, and includes this definition: “Traditional folk music was the root music for many well-known musicians including such noteworthy musicians as the Carter Family, Doc Watson, Ricky Skaggs, Emmy Lou Harris and most notably, Jimmy Driftwood of Timbo, Arkansas, the founder of the Rackensack Folklore Society of Mountain View, Arkansas. This noted personality was the inspiration for the founding of the Pulaski County Chapter.”

In any event, the group began drawing bigger crowds and more members joined. The group began to promote the establishment of a folk festival for the third weekend of every April. From 1963 until  the early 1970s the Rackensack Society worked with city and county officials to turn the festival into a major tourist attraction for the Ozark region. By the 1970s, the city of Mountain View took over the responsibility of the Ozark Folk Festival and the next step for more political control and money on the state level became the goal. The  need for a central location to permanently house the performances,which  were outgrowing the grounds of the courthouse, brought about the drive for the financing and building of the Ozark Folk Center right outside of the town of Mountain View.
In 1972, two  LPs titled “The Rackensack” were released. The liner notes state: “These LPs were recorded when the players – young and old were at their best.”  ” Some of the musicians listed were: Bookmiller Shannon – Hubert Hinkle, (banjo); Ollie Gilbert, Glen Branscum, (ballad singers); Kermit Moody, Seth Mize, Buddy Lancaster, (fiddle); Lynn Young (autoharp); Kathy Morrison, Mary McSpadden, (dulcimer); Kenneth Gosser, (dobro); Adrian Parks, Marvin Morrison, (mandolin); Kenneth Crymes, (wash-tub bass).

There are many recordings of the Rackensack Society performing live at the Ozark Folk Center available at the Arkansas History Commission as part of the Ozark Cultural Resource Center Collection. Patrons can access these recordings by visiting the research room of the Archives at 1 Capitol Mall in Little Rock, Arkansas. There are examples of the music performed at the Ozark Folk Center online at in the digital collection Ozark Folk Life and Culture under

Friday, October 16, 2015

September 2015 Acquisitions and Accessions

AHC Books

A History of Ashdown, Arkansas, by Little River County Historical Society
Little River County:  The Place and the People, by Little River County Historical Society
Papa Babe’s Stamp Collection, by Gladys T. Turner
Bluford/Turner Family: History and Genealogy, Foot Prints on the Sands, by Gladys T. Turner
Arkansas DAR Genealogical Records Committee Report, Series 2 Volume ARs0v274, Family Bible and Miscellaneous Records
Arkansas DAR Genealogical Records Committee Report, Series 2 Volume ARs0v279, Family Bible and Miscellaneous Records
Arkansas Pioneers and Allied Families Vol. 1
Census Federal Population Schedules, Arkansas Territory, 1830, Mrs. Leister E. Presley
Biographical Index to Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Arkansas (Goodspeed’s) 1890, by Mrs. Leister E. Presley
Federal Population Schedules, Arkansas Census, 1840, by Mrs. Leister E. Presley
Arkansas Census, 1850 Surname Index, by Mrs. Leister E. Presley
Dallas County, Arkansas:  1850 Census, by Ardith G. Foster
Edgefield County, South Carolina:  Abstracts of Deed Books 1-12, 1786-1796, Vol. 1
Abstracts of Old Ninety-Six and Abbeville District Wills and Bonds: As on file in the Abbeville, South Carolina, Courthouse, by Willie Pauline Young
An Index to Deeds of the Province and State of South Carolina, 1719-1785 and Charleston District, 1785-1800
Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants in South Carolina, Toney Draine and John Skinner
Two 1787 Tax Lists Ninety Six District, South Carolina, by Brent Holcomb
Index to the 1810 Census of North Carolina, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley
Index to the 1820 Census of North Carolina, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley
Index to the 1800 Census of North Carolina, by Elizabeth Petty Bentley
Carolina Cradle: Settlement of Northwest Carolina Frontier, 1747-1762, by Robert W. Ramsey
Old Albemarle and Its Absentee Landlords, by Worth S. Ray
Heads of Families, First Census of the United States, 1790, North Carolina
1820 Census of North Carolina, Edgecombe County, by Dorothy Williams Potter
1820 Census of North Carolina, Orange County, by Dorothy Williams Potter
Cavaliers and Pioneers:  Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants: Supplement North Nexk Grants No. 1 1690-1692
Master Index Virginia Surveys and Grants, 1774 – 1791, by Joan E. Brookes – Smith
West Virginia Revolutionary Ancestors, by Anne Waller Reddy
West Virginia Estate Settlements:  An Index to Wills, Inventories, Appraisements, Land Grants, and Surveys to 1850, by Ross B. Johnston
Early Records, Hampshire County, Virginia, Now West Virginia, Clara Sage and Laura Jones
Indiana Land Entries: Vincennes District 1807-1877, by Margaret R. Waters
Knox County Indiana: Early Land Records and Court Indexes, 1783 – 1815, by June B. Barekman
Index 1840 Federal Census Indiana, Genealogy Division Indiana State Library
Early Wills and Estate Settlements, Spencer County, Indiana: Original Record Book 1818-1832, Will Record Book “A” 1833-1839, by Christine Young, Ethel Smith, and Hazel M. Hyde
Early Will Book 1818 – 1831 and Will Book 1853 - 1880 Spencer County, Indiana, by J. Oscar and Opal B. Phillips
Spencer County, Indiana Marriages, Books 1-3, 1818 – 1850, by J. Oscar and Opal B. Phillips
Spencer County, Indiana Marriages, 1818-1855, by Christine Young, Ethel Smith, and Hazel M. Hyde
Census of Indiana Territory for 1807
Abstract of Early Kentucky Wills and Inventories, by J. Estelle Stewart King
First Census of Kentucky 1790, by Charles Brunk Heinemann
Second Census of Kentucky 1800, by G. Glenn Clift
An Index to the 1820 Federal Census of Kentucky, Vol.  1, 2, 3, 4
An Index to the 1810 Federal Census of Kentucky, Vol.  1, 2, 3, 4
Kentucky 1830 Federal Census, Vol.  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
An Historical Atlas of Kentucky and Her Counties, by Wendell H. Rone, Sr.
Christian County, Ky. Census of 1810, by Don Simmons
Livingston County, Ky. Census of 1810, by Don Simmons
Kentucky 1810 Census, by Jackson, Teeples and Schaefemeyer
Kentucky Tax Lists, by The Kentucky Historical Society
Abstract of Early Kentucky Wills and Inventories, by J. Estelle Stewart King
Ohio County, Kentucky 1810 – 1840 Censuses, by Rowena Lawson
Marriages and Early Consents 1799 – 1880 Ohio County, Kentucky, by Bettie A. and Michael L. Cook
Early Settlers of Ohio County, Kentucky, 1799 – 1840: A Comparative Study of Census and Tax Records of Ohio County, by Jerry Long
Index to the 1830 Federal Census: White, Edwards, Wabash, Wayne, Clay, Clinton,  St. Clair, Madison, Bond, Fayette, Lawrence Counties, Illinois, by James V. Gill
Index to the 1830 Federal Census: Crawford, Edgar, Clark, Schuyler, McDonough, Vermillion, Macon, Shelby. Tazewell, Montgomery, and Macoupin Counties, Illinois, by James V. and Maryan R. Gill
Index to the 1830 Federal Census: Alexander, Pope, Union, Johnson, Jackson, Franklin,  Perry, Randolph, Monroe, Washington, Marion, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Callatin Counties, Illinois, by James V. and Maryan R. Gill
Index to the 1830 Federal Census: Greene, Morgan, Sangamon, Calhoun, Pike, Fulton, Knox, Henry, Adams, Hancock, Warren, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Jo Daviess Counties, Illinois, by James V. and Maryan R. Gill
Fincastle & Kentucky County Va. – Ky Records & History, Volume I, by Michael L. and Bettie A. Cummings Cook
Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in Illinois
Roster of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Widows Who Lived in Illinois Counties. 1962, by Mrs. Harold I Meyer
Richland County, Illinois Board Minutes, Volume A, 1841 – 1852, by Richland County Genealogical and Historical Society, Olney, Illinois
1860 Census, Richland County, Illinois, by Richland County Genealogical and Historical Society
1870 Census, Richland County, Illinois, by Richland County Genealogical and Historical Society
1900 Census, Richland County, Illinois, by Richland County Genealogical and Historical Society
Mortality Schedules 1860, 1870, 1880, for Clay, Crawford, Edwards, Effingham, Jasper, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, and Wayne Counties, Illinois, by Richland County Genealogical
1820 Federal Census of Illinois, by Lowell M. Volkel and James V. Gill
1850 Federal Census Wabash County, Illinois, by Chicago Genealogical Society
Index to the 1830 Federal Census:  Greene, Morgan, Sangamon, Calhoun, Pike, Fulton, Knox, Henry, Adams, Hancock, Warren, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Jo Daviess, Counties Illinois, by James V. Gill and Maryan R. Gill
Prairie Pioneers of Illinois, Vol 1, Illinois State Genealogical Society
Wayne County, Illinois Marriages, 1878 – 1916, by Marin R. Brown
Wayne County, Illinois, Newspaper Gleanings, 1855-1875, by Doris Ellen Witter Bland
Tennessee Soldiers in the Revolution, by Penelope Johnson Allen
Early East Tennessee Tax Lists, by Mary Barnett Curtis
Early Tennessee Tax Lists, by Byron and Barbara Sistler
Hardin County Tennessee Records, 1820 – 1860, by Thomas A. Hays
Marriages of Maury County, Tennessee, 1808 – 1852, by Edythe Rucker Whitley
Census Maury County, Tennessee 1820, by Mrs. Leister E. Presley
Census Perry County, Tennessee 1820, by Mrs. Leister E. Presley
Census Shelby County, Tennessee 1820, by Mrs. Leister E. Presley
Census Lawrence County, Tennessee 1820, by Mrs. Leister E. Presley
Census Dickson County, Tennessee 1820, by Imogene Rowe
Hardin County’s People:  Miscellaneous records from the 19th Century, by Tony and Hannah Hays
Biographical Index to the History of Western Tennessee, by Mrs. Leister E. Presley
Biographical Index to the History of Middle Tennessee, by Mrs. Leister E. Presley
Biographical Index to the History of Eastern Tennessee, by Mrs. Leister E. Presley
Pennsylvania in 1780:  A Statewide Index of Circa 1780 Pennsylvania Taxlists, by John D. and E. Diane Stemmons
Heads of Families, First Census of the United States, 1790, Pennsylvania
Index to the 1830 Census of Georgia, by Mrs. Alvaretta Kenan Register
Indexes to Seven State Census Reports for Counties in Georgia, 1838-1845, by Brigid S. Townsend
Early Records of Georgia, Vol’s I and II, Wilkes County
Georgia:  Local & Family History Sources in Print, by Marilyn Adams
Georgia Counties:  Their Changing Boundaries, by Pat Bryant
Washington County Georgia Estate Papers, 1829 – 1903, by Elizabeth Pritchard Newsom
The Mayflower Planters at Plymouth, Mass. 1620 and other Newcomers to Ye Olde Colonie, by Leon Clark Hills
The Land Records of America and Their Genealogical Value, by E. Kay Kirkham
How to Read Old Title Deeds, Julian Cornwall
Index of Revolutionary War pension applications in the National Archives, by National Genealogical Society (SARA)
The Colonial Scotch-Irish of the Carolina Piedmont, by Dr. Chalmers G. Davidson
The Lives, Families, and Descendants of Arnold, Philip, and Benjamin Taylor:  From Pennsylvania and New Jersey to Kentucky, By Walter Kingsley Taylor
Draper Collection:  Preston and Virginia Papers, Calendar Series Vol. 1
Draper Collection:  The Kentucky Papers, Calendar Series Vol. 2
Draper Collection:  George Rogers Clark Papers, Calendar Series Vol. 4
Book of Garrotts, Volume II:  Descendants of John and Susanna Garrott of Amelia County, Virginia, by Hester Elizabeth Garrett
Book of Garretts:  Supplement Number Two, by Hester Elizabeth Garrett
Book of Garretts, by Hester Elizabeth Garrett

AHC Periodicals

Confrontation/Change Review, Vol. 2 No. 1, Spring 1977

AHC Printed Ephemera

Official Program and Magazine, Fourth Annual 250-Mile Grand National Championship, Stock Car 

AHC Collections

Augustine “Gus” Fredrich Papers, 1 cu. ft.
John Pope Collection Supplement, 1 cu. ft.
Arkansas State Land Surveyors Records, 7 cu. ft.


History of Mississippi County, Arkansas, 1962 by Mabel F. Edrington
A World of Beauty: Arkansas by Hubert Smith
The Eureka Springs Story by Otto Ernest Rayburn
UM – Rolla: A History of MSM/UMR by Christensen Ridley
A Place Called Grinnel Flat: An Arkansas Boyhood in the Great Depression by Neal Buffaloe
A History of Greene County, Arkansas by Myrl Rhine Mueller
By the Cypress Swamp: the Arkansas Stories of Octave Thanet, eds. Michael B. and Carol W. Dougan
The Hobo’s Trail: Through the Depression by Earnest L. Best
Sharecropper’s Son: The Rest of the Story by Earnest L. Best
A History of the Current River Baptist Association by Leroy Carson Tedford

NEARA Periodicals

Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Winter 1974 Vol. XXXIII Number 4
Arkansas Historical Quarterly, Spring 1975 Vol. XXXIV Number 1

SARA Books

The Arkansas Journey, by Trey Berry and Ian R. Greaves.

SARA Periodicals

Field Notes:  Newsletter of the Arkansas Archeological Society, No. 386, September/October, 2015.

SARA Collections

Hope/Hempstead County Library Genealogy Room Collection, 270 cu. ft.