M05-05 - UCA / OZARK HERITAGE COLLECTION

In 1981, in recognition of the generous gift to the University of Central Arkansas by Jimmy and Cleda Driftwood, and in anticipation of future mutually beneficial programs in Ozark Culture, a proposal to establish an Ozark Heritage Institute was submitted. This proposal requested (1) an Oral History Office, (2) an Archives and Records Management Program, and (3) an Education Museum.

The Ozark Heritage Institute was charged with developing a program to collect sources and artifacts illustrating Ozark life and culture, as well as promoting public awareness of the significance of the people of the region.  Additionally, the Institute was expected to encourage scholarly study of the history, literature, folklore, art, crafts, geography, and horticulture of the area.

Dr. Waddy Moore was officially named director of the Ozark Heritage Institute in 1983.  Afterwards, the UCA Archives was established in 1986 with the purpose of promoting the use of these collections, arts, crafts, literature, and artifacts in order to encourage both scholarly research and public interest in the heritage of the State of Arkansas.

Due to the extraordinary efforts of the Driftwoods and UCA, this institution has provided us with a greater knowledge of our past and deeper understandings of the present.  And with the exception of a museum at a physical location, the academic goals for this institution were met and currently being expanded upon.

 

Box 1

File 1 - History of the Ozark Heritage Institute (undated)

File 2 - Ozark Newspaper Clippings (1983)

File 3 - Long Range Plan for the Ozark Heritage Institute (undated)

File 4 - The Ozark Heritage Institute Summer Scholar Program, Grant (1994)

File 5 - “Ozark Celebration” Sub-Committee (Jan.-Sept. 1987)

File 6 - Ozark Heritage Advisory Council Meetings (1988-1989)

File 7 - Ozark Heritage Institute and OHI Advisory Council Meetings (1990-1994)

File 8 - Ozark Heritage Institute Bookbindery Receipts (undated)

File 9 - Ozark Heritage Institute Inventory (1977-1989)

File 10 - Ozark Heritage Institute Yearly Inventory (1990-1996)

File 11 - Ozark Heritage Institute Inventory (1997-1998)

File 12 - Ozark Heritage Institute Annual Reports (1983-1984, 1991-1992)

File 13 - Ozark Heritage Institute Fund (1993-1995)

File 14 - New copier (1997)

File 15 - Ozark Heritage Institute Invoices (1995-2000)

File 16 - Ozark Heritage Institute Telephone Log Forms (undated)

File 17 - Ozark Heritage Institute Graduate Assistant Work Forms (undated)

File 18 - UCA Travel Procedures (1999)

File 19 - UCA Inventory Procedures and Forms (2000)

File 20 - UCA instructions for purchasing (2000)

File 21 - Evaluation guidelines of the Oral History Association (1985)

File 22 - Arkansas Historical Association’s Annual Conference (Apr. 1997)

File 23 - Material pertaining to folklore, artists, etc. (undated)

File 24 - University of Central Arkansas’ 6th President-Jefferson Davis Farris, Inaugural Convocation Transcript (Mar. 24, 1976)

File 25 - Beginning of the Jimmy Driftwood Project; Elder Hostel, Weekend Retreats, and summer in-service courses for teachers (1982-1983)

File 26 - Photos

Envelope 1- Ozark Heritage Institute and Jimmy Driftwood, negatives (undated)

File 27 - Correspondences regarding the use of Mountain View property by UCA groups (1982-1992)

File 28 - Correspondences with Jimmy Driftwood regarding professorship, using property, etc. (1983-1992)

File 29 - Information specific to “The Rock House” (1983)

File 30 - Museum information and correspondences (1980’s)

File 31 - Exhibit Crates for Sunbelt Convention and Exhibit Services (1997)

File 32 - Arkansas Humanities Council Grant (1997)

File 33 - “Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Guide to Grant Applications” (1996-1999)

File 34 - Newsletter, “The Butler Banner” of the Richard C. Butler Sr. Center for Arkansas Studies (1998-2000)

File 35 - Newsletter, “Reflections” the Arkansas Humanities Council (1997-1999)

File 36 - Newsletter, “Sedalia Rag” Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation, Inc. of Sedalia, Missouri (1998-2000)

File 37 - My Heart Soars by Chief Dan George and Helmut Hirnschall (1974)

End of Box 1

 

Box 2

File 1 - Folk Artist Exhibit at Torreyson Library on the UCA campus in Conway, Arkansas (Apr. 25, 1988)

File 2 - OHI / AETN Production “Who Shot John Clayton?” by Dr. Ken Barns (1997)

File 3 - OHI / Ken Barnes’ available materials, price lists, and invoices (1997-2000)

File 4 - Cajun Heritage; Mark de Basile, Bob Latiolais, and Harry LaFeur’s Concert (Apr. 18-19, 1996)

File 5 - Mike Casey and David DiGiuseppe are “Artists in Residence” (Sept. 25-27, 1995)

File 6 - Arkansas Civil Rights Movement, interviewee Robert L. Broadwater (1977)

File 7 - Arkansas Civil Rights Movement, Dr. J.F. Cooley (Feb. 1977)

File 8 - OHI, Arkansas Historical Dance Series produced by AETN (1991-1992)

File 9 - Newspaper articles on Jimmy Driftwood and the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas in Stone County (1950’s – 1990’s)

File 10 - Jimmy Driftwood’s accomplishments and awards (undated)

File 11 - Interview with Jimmy Driftwood in Timbo, Arkansas of Stone County and a tape index of the Wichita, Kansas trip (May 20-21, 1981)

File 12 - Invoices and other materials concerning the Jimmy Driftwood project completed by Betsy Ross (1993-1995)

File 13 - David Peterson to interview Jay Morris regarding his uncle James Corbit Morris otherwise known as Jimmy Driftwood (Sept. 29, 1999)

File 14 - Newspaper articles describing the controversy surrounding the Ozark Folk Center at Mountain View (1983-1992)

File 15 - Beginning of the Rackensack Project (Feb. 1983)

File 16 - Rackensack Brochure Bid (1997)

File 17 - Transcript, “People of the Rackensack Opening Exhibit- ATR, Aug. 17, 1997” by David Peterson, George Fisher, and Kay Brewer Burton (Aug. 17, 1997)

File 18 - People of the Rackensack, AHC Major Grant (1997-1998)

File 19 - Jimmy Driftwood songs and song index (undated)

File 20 - Rackensack Tapes Master Index, 705A – 765H

File 21 - Rackensack Indexes; People, places, songs, and topics

File 22 - Rackensack Review Newspaper (Nov. 1993 – Aug. 1994)

File 23 - 97th Regimental String Band (Sat., Apr. 8, 1995 or 2000)

File 24 - Roy E. Thomas Oral History Collection (1997)

File 25 - Correspondence, Richard R. Whittington of Mt. IDA, Arkansas / Ouachita Mountain region tapes (1996)

File 26 – Betsy Ross Transcription work

End of Box 2

 

Box 3

Item 1 - Notebook Binder, “Guide to Proposal Writing” (1996)

Item 2 - Notebook Binder, “Jimmy Driftwood: A Living Legend of the Ozark Mountains”

Item 3 - Notebook Binder, “Finale Transcribed Jimmy Driftwood Song Book”(1995-1996)

Item 4 - Notebook Binder, “Finale Reference Materials”

Item 5 - Spiral binder, “Guide to Proposal Writing” (1996)

Item 6 - Information map for Stone County, Arkansas, undated

End of Box 3

 

Box 4 - Oral History and Slides

File 1 – Harmon Avery

File 2 – Lonnie Avery (Slides)

File 3 – Ida Balentine

File 4 – Mary Ethel George Balentine

File 5 – William Balentine

File 6 – Willadean Barnes

File 7 – Glen Branscum (Slides)

File 8 – Percy Copeland (Photographs)

File 9 – Jim Driftwood (Slides)

File 10 – ETSU Folklore Class (Slides)

File 11 – Rod Farris

File 12 – Ella Fletcher (Slides)

File 13 – Essie Ford (Photographs)

File 14 – Austin Gammill

File 15 – Claudia Gammill

File 16 – Hoover Gilbert

File 17 – Ollie Gilbert

File 18 – Oscar Gilbert

File 19 – Garlin Green

File 20 – Lyle Heddrick (Slides and Photographs)

File 21 – Floyd Holland (Slides and Photographs)

File 22 – Berry Horton (Slides and Photographs)

File 23 – Lucy Johnson (Photographs)

File 24 – Waco Johnson (Slides and Photographs)

File 25 – Susan Kemp

File 26 – Lillie Lancaster (Slides)

File 27 – Lonnie James Lawrence

File 28 – Lottie and John Lee

File 29 – Carroll Linn (Photographs)

File 30 – Gilbert Malloy (Slides and Photographs)

File 31 – Floyd Mitchell (Slides)

File 32 – Kermit Moody

File 33 – Samuel N. Moore

File 34 – Lloyd Nesbitt (Photographs)

File 35 – Glenn Ohrlin

File 36 – Adrain Parks (Slides)

File 37 – Dalpha D. M. Passmore and Lester Passmore

File 38 – Rackensack Folklore Concert (Slides and Photographs)

File 39 –Lloyd Richardson (Slides and Photographs)

File 40 – Raymond Ruseau Sanders (Slides)

File 41 – Oscar Scholes (Slides)

File 42 – Walter Allen Shanks (Slides)

File 43 – Carlos “Bookmiller” Shannon (Slides and Photographs)

File 44- Lillie Shipman

File 45 – Singing School with L. Richardson as Teacher (Slides)

File 46 – Marion Horance Smith

File 47 – Aaron Stevens (Slides)

File 48 – Forrest Taylor (Slides and Photographs)

File 49 – Stonewall Treat (Slides)

File 50 – Johnny Tuttle

File 51 – Mary Tuttle

File 52 – Howard Wade

File 53 – Billie Younger

File 54 – Bill and Dessie Zinn (Photographs)

File 55 – Clarence Zinn (Slides)

File 56 – Gertie Morrison Zinn (Slides)

File 57 – Correspondence, 1980

End of Box 4

 

Box 5

File 1 – Correspondence, Plan to Establish Ozark Heritage Institute, 1981-1983

File 2 – Arkansas Museum Association Annual Meeting, 1982

File 3 – Ozark Heritage Museum Feasibility Study, the Bureau of Legislative Research, September 13, 1982

File 4 – Appropriation Requests, Ozark Heritage Institute, 1989-1991

File 5 – Ozark Heritage Institute, Department Information, 1993

File 6 – Summary Reports, Ozark Heritage Institute, 1993-1997

File 7 – Personal Correspondence and Items of Dr. David Peterson Ozark Heritage Institute, 1993-1999

File 8 – Historical Anecdotes for UCA Alumni Newspaper, November 12, 1995

File 9 – Alternates Lists for Grants Scheduling, 1996-1998

File 10 – Scheduling Calendars, Ozark Heritage Institute, 1996-1998

File 11 – Travel Expenses, Ozark Heritage, 1996-1998

File 12 – Ozark Heritage Institute Fund, 1996-2000

File 13 – Purchasing Log, Ozark Heritage Institute, July 1, 1997 – June 30, 1998

File 14 – Background Information and Correspondence with Richard Zimmerman, Ragtime Pianist, 1996-1997

Envelope 1 – Richard Zimmerman

Envelope 2 – Richard Zimmerman

File 15 – Information on Concert and Lectures at UCA by Richard Zimmerman, 1997

File 16 – Ticket Sales Richard Zimmerman Concert, March 5, 1997

File 17 – Museum Information and Correspondences, 1997

File 18 – Exhibit Guidelines and Information, 1997

File 19 – People of the Rackensack Exhibit, Fort Smith Public Library, 1997

File 20 – People of the Rackensack Exhibitor Correspondence, 1997-1999

File 21 – People of the Rackensack, AHC Grant, 1998-1999

File 22 – Invoices for Rackensack Exhibit, May – April 1999

File 23 – Grand Travel Expenses Ozark Heritage Institute, 1998-1999

File 24 – Announcements for AHC Grants, 1998-1999

File 25 – Publicity for people of the Rackensack, 1998-1999

File 26 – People of the Rackensack Exhibitor Evaluations and Information, 1998-1999

File 27 – People of the Rackensack, AHC Grant, 1999-2000

File 28 – Photographs on Discs of Rackensack Exhibits

File 29 – Mailing labels

File 30 – Address labels for the Grand Exhibitors

File 31 – Miscellaneous Material 1980s-1990s

File 32 – Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1983-2000

End of Box 5

 

Box 6

File 1 – “An Ozark Mountain Baptism at Sam’s Creek”

File 2 – “A pioneer Tradition-Hog-Killing in the Ozarks”

File 3 – “A Pioneer Tradition-Hog-Killing in the Ozarks” (copy #2)

File 4 – Floyd Avey, September 7, 1899-August 26, 1940

File 5 – Floyd Avey, September 7, 1899-August 26, 1940 (copy #2)

File 6 – Percy and Ida Griffin Copeland

File 7 – Percy and Ida Griffin Copeland (Copy #2)

File 8 – Jimmy Driftwood, Page 1

File 9 – Jimmy Driftwood, Page 2

File 10 – “Fiddling, A Family Tradition”

File 11 – “Ella Balentine Fletcher and Her Quills,” Rackensack Music on Homemade Instruments (Copy 1)

File 12 – “Ella Balentine Fletcher and Her Quills,” Rackensack Music on Homemade Instruments (Copy 2)

File 13 – Claudia Gertrude Gammill (Copy #1)

File 14 – Claudia Gertrude Gammill (Copy #2)

File 15 – Waco and Lucy Johnson, Page 1 (copy #1)

File 16 – Waco and Lucy Johnson Page 2 (copy #1)

File 17 – Waco and Lucy Johnson, Page 1 (copy #2)

File 18 – Waco and Lucy Johnson, Page 2 (copy #2)

File 19 – “The Legend of the Jayhawler’s Light” (copy #1)

File 20 – “The Legend of the Jayhawker’s Light” (copy #2)

File 21 – “Letting Nature Provide” (Copy #1)

File 22 – “Letting Nature Provide” (Copy #2)

File 23 – “The Liar’s Bench” at C.K. Lancasters” (copy #1)

File 24 – “The Liar’s Bench” At C.K. Lancasters (copy #2)

File 25 – “Logging in the Ozarks” (copy #1)

File 26 – “Logging in the Ozark” (copy #2)

File 27 – “Log Houses” (copy #1)

File 28 – “Log Houses” (copy #2)

File 29 – “Man, Hound and Horn” (copy #1)

File 30 – “Man, Hound, and Horn” (copy #2)

File 31 – “On Guitar, Lonnie Avey: Miller, Blacksmith, and Dentist” (copy #1)

File 32 – “On Guitar, Lonnie Avey: Miller, Blacksmith, and Dentist” (copy #2)

File 33 – “The Ozark Queen – Loading Freights at Calico Rock” (copy #1)

File 34 – “The Ozark Queen – Loading Freights at Calico Rock” (copy # 2)

File 35 – “People of the Rackensack” (copy #1)

File 36 – “People of the Rackensack” (copy #2)

File 37 – Bookmiller Shannon (copy #1)

File 38 – Bookmiller Shannon (copy #2)

File 39 – “Split Rail Fences”

File 40 – “S.W. Treat Killed a Bear with This Axe” (copy #1)

File 41 – “S.W. Treat Killed a Bear with This Axe” (copy #2)

File 42 – “Two Lives, Gone But Not Forgotten”

File 43 – “What We Ate We Raised” (copy #1)

File 44 – “What We Ate We Raised” (copy #2)

End of Box 6

 

Box 7

File 1 – University of Central Arkansas Operating Budget, 1996-1997

File 2 – Advisory Council Meetings, Ozark Heritage Institute, 1996-1997

File 3 – Ozark Heritage Institute Payroll and Personnel Procedures, 1996-1999

File 4 – Employee Information, Ozark Heritage Institute, 1996-2000

File 5 – Guideline on Special Collections, Willie Hardin, Dena, Torreyson Library, September 15, 1997

File 6 – Graduate Bulletin, University of Central Arkansas, 1997-1999

File 7 – Future Directions of the Ozark Heritage Institute, October 8, 1997

File 8 – Moving Plans, Ozark Heritage Institute, UCA Archives and Listening Lab, 1998

File 9 – Manual, “Policies and Procedures for Departmental Processing of Graduate Appointments”, April 1998

File 10 – Manual, “Policies and Procedures for Graduates Assistants,” April, 1998

File 11 – “These and Dissertation Preparation Guide,” University of Central Arkansas, July 1998

File 12 – “Student Handbook an Daily Planner, University of Central Arkansas, 1998-1999

File 13 – Ozark Heritage Institute Telephone Records, 1995-1997

File 14 – Ozark Heritage Institute Telephone Records, 1998-2000

File 15 – Ozark Heritage Institute Invoices, 1997

File 16 – Ozark Heritage Institute Invoices, 1998

File 17 – Ozark Heritage Institute Invoices, 1999-2000

File 18 – Ozark Heritage Institute Budget Repots, 1995

File 19 – Ozark Heritage Institute Budget Reports, 1996

File 20 – Ozark Heritage Budget Reports, 1997

File 21 – Ozark Heritage Institute Budget Reports, 1998

File 22 – Ozark Heritage Institute Budget Reports, 1999

File 23 – Ozark Heritage Institute Budget Reports, 2000-2001

File 24 – Information on Vendor Payment Processing, May 24, 2000

File 25 – Brochure, “Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Work place,” Department of Finance and Administration

End of Box 7

End of Collection