M86-03 – Vestal Nursery Records

Both Financial records and catalogs from the Joseph W. Vestal and Sons Co. depict the financial life of an Arkansas business, 1892-1960 (view finding aid)

M86-06 – W. H. Newton

This collection consists of personal papers, political commissions, and correspondence of Mr. Newton, a Lincoln County farmer and politician, 1862 -1914 (view finding aid)

M86-09 – Mary Caviness

This collection contains personal papers, correspondence, and business papers of Ms. Caviness, a Hot Springs African American benefactress, 1895-1986 (view finding aid)

M86-11 – Hampton Roy

Dr. Roy is a prominent Little Rock, Arkansas ophthalmologist, historic preservation advocate, founder of the World Eye Foundation, author of books on ophthalmology and history, philanthropist, and a 1986 candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas (view finding aid)

M87-02 – Rose Publishing Company Records

This was an Arkansas based publishing company that specialized in Arkansas subjects and titles. This collection contains business records, copyrights, manuscripts, and correspondence, 1973-1981 (view finding aid)

M87-07 – Clayton-Wade Family

The Clayton family was a prominent Conway family, who operated a local grocery store. This collection consists of correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and business papers , 1901-1980 (view finding aid)

M88-04 – Daphine Doster

Daphine Doster was a public health nurse and the first acting Dean of the University of Arkansas school of Nursing, 1951-1972 (view finding aid)

M88-06 – Leo P. Bott

Leo Bott created Bott Advertising and became recognized for his work with direct mail advertising. He also made several trips to Alaska and created some of its earliest promotional material, 1914-1968 (view finding aid)

M88-07 – Diana Sherwood

Diana Sherwood worked as a freelance writer and journalist. She also did research on early settlers in Arkansas, 1936-1951 (view finding aid)

M89-08 – Dr. William G. Holland

Dr. William Holland ran a successful drug storeand left behind store records, physician’s visiting list, and a register from “Friends of Temperance” (Temperance Movement) 1868-1938 (view finding aid)

M89-27 – Arkansas Libraries Association

This collection contains project materials, pamphlets, library directories, and programs for annual conferences, 1945-1986 (view finding aid)

M90-08 – Richard E. Yates Newspaper Columns

Richard Yates was a retired history professor from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas who authored several articles for different Arkansas newspapers (view finding aid)

M90-10 – Arkansas Power and Light Company

The Arkansas Power and Light Company was created by Harvey Couch in 1914. This collection contains annual reports and the Nuclear Plant site announcement press kit, 1939-1969 (view finding aid)

M91-15 – Arkansas Press Association

This collection contains programs and proceedings from their annual APA conventions, 1877-1934 (view finding aid)

M94-02 – Corrine Hodges

Corrine Hodges worked as editor of the Crowley’s Ridge Chronicle and left behind clippings of her career, 1967-1977 (view finding aid)

M94-08 – Harry Steinberg

Harry Steinberg served in both World War I and II; he was also a member of the Free Masons and a prominent lawyer, 1897-1971 (view finding aid)

M95-01 – Cochran Family

The Cochran family papers represent a family experience in Little Rock, Arkansas through correspondence, business and legal papers, and a Civil War Diary, 1859-1975 (view finding aid)

M95-04 – Arthur Stern

Arthur Stern was an architect who worked to improve the inner-city of Pine Bluff through revitalization, restoration, and conservation, 1976-1991. Some research material dates back to the 1940’s (view finding aid)

M96-03 – Midsouth Academy of Economics and Finance

The goal of the Midsouth Academy of Economics and finance was to promote economics and finance in the south, 1966-1995 (view finding aid)

M99-12 – First State Bank Newspaper Clippings

A newspaper collection on the First State Bank in Conway, Arkansas covering the time periods of 1946-1973, 1985-1994, and 1996-1997 (view finding aid)

M01-04 – Weems-Trussel

Weems Trussel was a lawyer, State Senator, State Representative and a banker from Fordyce, Arkansas. He served under Governors Carl Bailey, Ben Laney, Sid McMath, and Orval Faubus, 1936-1975 (view finding aid)

M01-16 – Jim Malone

Jim Malone, a fish farm owner, was President of the Arkansas Fish Farmers Association in 1956 and helped to push for the United States Fish& Wildlife Service (USFWS) Fishing Farming Experimental Station in Stuttgart, Arkansas. He also wrote speeches for Governor Sidney McMath in 1950 and Governor Orval E. Faubus in 1954 and 1956 (view finding aid)

M02-12 – Four Witt Brothers

The Witt brothers were early settlers in Conway and became prominent in the business community. Their collection begins with materials from the 1880’s (view finding aid)

M03-16 – Richard Allin

Richard Allin was a journalist for the Arkansas Gazette and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette from 1963-2003. He wrote the column Our Town (view finding aid)

M03-17 – Charles Allbright

Charles Allbright was a journalist for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette who wrote the column Arkansas Traveler up to his retirement in 2003 (view finding aid)

M04-11 – Wayne Cranford

Mr. Cranford was the Chairman of the President’s Advisory Committee for the Arts. This collection contains personal and professional correspondence and papers in regard to the political campaigns of Senator J. W. Fulbright and President Bill Clinton (view finding aid)

M05-12 – Tom Bonner

Tom Bonner served at KARK Channel 4 Little Rock both in front and behind the camera. His jobs ranged from weather man to station manager. He is currently working as Senior Vice President at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (view finding aid)

M06-01 – Sam Fausett

Mr. Fausett was a professional photographer and the first Master of Photography in Arkansas. He lived from January 29, 1901 to May 9, 1979. He married Alice Spencer on April 26, 1935. His photography studio was located on Parkway Street in Conway, and he also had a studio in Little Rock, Arkansas (view finding aid)

M09-04 – Anne Jansen

Anne Jansen retired as news anchor for KTHV news in 2008 after 25 years of service. Her collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other documents relevant to her career (view finding aid)

M09-19 – Callis Childs / Detco

Callis Childs is a lawyer in Conway and his collection contains material on two civil court cases he participated in. Series I contains materials on the DETCO fire for which he represented the plaintiff, Brenda Alexander and Series II contains records on the Shipman v. Wortman case for which Mr. Childs represented the defendant Bill Wortman (view finding aid)

M10-04 – Arkansas State Police Collection

This collection contains reports annual and biennial reports of the Arkansas State Police Department. It also includes driver’s manuals, analysis and summary of highway accidents, and other miscellaneous material dating between 1940-1982 (view finding aid)

M10-07 – Arkansas Education Collection

This collection contains documents published by the Arkansas Department of Education including handbooks, reports, surveys, and curriculum examples. It covers from the 1890’s to the early 1980’s. Within are documents on the Department of Education for the Department of Education (view finding aid)

M11-03 – Community Development Institute of UCA

Created in 1987, the Community Development Institute is endorsed by the Community Development Society, and international group of development educators and practitioners. The main purpose of the group is to train people in the techniques of modern leadership and management of community development efforts. This collection contains handbooks, enrollment records, yearbooks, board meeting minutes, and other material about the group (view finding aid)

M11-04 – Jim Brewer Collection

James H. Brewer, who is well known for serving 26 years as general manager of Conway Corporation, was a student at UCA, then known as Arkansas State Teachers College. His collection contains personal & professional correspondence, materials on nature and travel, awards from his various organizations, newspaper clippings, photos, Conway Corporation statements & speeches, and telephone directories from 1965-1992. He was also the president of the Arkansas Industrial Development Foundation, past chairman of the Conway Planning Commission, president of the Conway Rotary Club, state board member of the Boy Scouts of America, president of the Conway Development Corporation, and director of Worthen National Bank in Conway (view finding aid)

M12-01 – Conway Corporation Collection

According to retired Conway Corporation Chief Operating Officer Roger Mills, the announcement of electric lights coming to Conway was published in the June 27, 1895 local newspaper.  Although going through many name & technology changes, Conway Corporation has supplied the Conway area with electricity since that time.  This collection contains billing and usage ledgers for their electric, water, and sewage services, plant activity ledgers, miscellaneous business materials, and photographs for Conway Corporation dating from 1909-1990 (view finding aid)