M11-08 - MARGARET DIXON-ANDERSON COLLECTION

The Margaret Dixon Anderson Collection was given to UCA Archives by Mrs. Anderson’s niece after Mrs. Anderson’s death.

Margaret Catharine Dixon Anderson was born on May 6, 1903 the fourth child in a family of eight in Sweet Home, Arkansas, a rural farming area southwest of Little Rock, Arkansas. Dixon Road which leads to the area was named for the Dixon family. The Dixon family started a fresh milk delivery route southwest Little Rock in 1875 with a horse drawn wagon with a milk tank on it. Customers would come out to meet the wagon with their own containers to put their milk in. This milk route continued for three generations with modernizations. The Dixon Dairy was sold to Coleman Dairy in 1972. Margaret Dixon graduated from Little Rock High School May 27, 1920 when she was seventeen years old. She obtained a certificate to teach school in one-room rural schools and taught her first term at Wrightsville School in the fall of 1920. She was paid $75.00 per month for a 9months term. Margaret enrolled in college at Arkansas State Normal School for teachers in 1921, now UCA. There she met her future husband, Edwin Anderson.   Margaret and Edwin graduated on June 5, 1924 and married July 19, 1924. They lived at Sweet Home and Hot Springs while teaching in small schools.

A son was born to Edwin and Margaret, October 15, 1925. He was named William Edwin Anderson was called “Bill Ed”. He was a sweet, bright little boy and was the delight and joy of Edwin and Margaret. “Bill Ed died of an infection in the mastoid bone behind his ear on January 9, 1934. He was a 8 year old. Margaret and Edwin had no other children. Margaret had no other children.

Margaret and Edwin continued their education and received Masters in Education degree and higher, Margaret taught at 6 grade level most of her career. Edwin was principal and superintendent at schools in the Houston, Texas area and taught math at a college. They retired in 1972 and traveled some thru the early 1980’s. They were Alumni of Arkansas State Normal School, now University of Central Arkansas. Edwin was an officer in the Army Air force during WWII. He was raised in Conway, Arkansas and was fond of trains.

This collection is arranged chronologically in seven boxes. Box 1-4 are about Margaret’s early life and the Dixon family and her teaching career. Box 5 is photos and stories of Bill Ed’s short life. Box 6 is Edwin’s collection of career and Army Air Force training officer. Box 7 is oversized diplomas, photos, memorabilia, and newspapers.

 

 

Box 1

File 1 – Autobiography – “ My Story” – (1903-1924) – by Margaret Catherine  Dixon – Anderson May 6, 1978

File 2 – Autobiography - “Adulthood” (1920-1924) – by Margaret Catharine Dixon – Anderson

File 3 – Year book – Little Rock High School – 1917 “The Cage”

File 4 – Newspaper – The Tiger Little Rock High School October 10, 1919

File 5 – Margaret Catherine Dixon graduation from Little Rock High School June 1920 5 – Photos 1- Postcard (Photos Age 16)

File 6 – Scrapbook – “The Girl Graduate Her Own Book” Margaret C. Dixon Little Rock High School June 1920, and Arkansas State Normal School June 1924

File 7 – State of Arkansas Teacher’s License – June 21, 1922

File 8 – Photos of Young Miss Margaret Catherine Dixon age about 5, 20, 21 and about 23

File 9 – Photos – Margaret Dixon and Friend at ASTC 1922-1924

File 10 – 7 various size photos of friends – 1920’s S. Edwin Anderson and Margaret Dixon graduate from Arkansas State Normal School A State Teachers College, Conway, Arkansas June 5, 1924

File 11 – S Edwin Anderson and Margaret Dixon graduate from Arkansas State Normal School A State Teachers College, Conway, Arkansas June 5, 1924

File 12 – Marriage License of Seaton Edwin Anderson and Margaret Catherine Dixon both age 21 July 19, 1924

File 13 – Photos – School Teaching 1920’s – 1930’s

File 14 – Photos

File 15 – Photos – Margaret Dixon Anderson, Teacher 1926-1957

File 16 – Margaret Dixon Anderson graduates from Trinity University San Antonio, Texas May 19, 1945

File 17 – Holy Bible – The Standard American Edition copyright 1929 belonging to Margaret Anderson

File 18 – 10 ¼ X 14 black/white photo – Helms school class w/ teacher Houston, Texas 1951

File 19 – Sheffield Steel Corporation Business Education Day November 16, 1951

File 20 – Diploma and Program – the University of Houston – the degree of master of Education – Margaret Dixon Anderson August 28, 1954

End of Box 1


 

Box 2

File 1 – Durkee Elementary School 1971-1972

File 2 – James Monroe Dixon and Margaret A. (Nelson) Dixon and Family genealogie from The Nelson Family Bible dating back to 1799

File 3 – 3 handwritten and 1 typed manuscripts of William Paisley Dixon and Allie May Harding – Dixon’s History 1898-1946

File 4 – Houston, Texas Independent School District Certificate of Merit to Mrs. Margaret C. Anderson on her retirement, June 30, 1972

File 5 – Dixon Family Christmas in Early 1920’s by Margaret D. Anderson

File 6 – Paul H. Dixon, Sr. – 1210 Dixon Road, Little Rock, Arkansas

File 7 – Annie Lee (Colar) Dixon Celebrates 100th birthday 6/20, 1978, 103rd birthday 6/20, 1981, died Saturday 6/5, 1982

File 8 – Dixon Dairy Co. Inc. 2715 College St. , Little Rock, Arkansas (Pulaski Co.) since 1875 Arkansas Democrat Newspaper November 21, 1937

File 9 – Dixon Furniture, Camden, Arkansas, owned b y Monroe Dixon (Margaret’s brother)

File 10 – Copy – Arkansas Democrat Newspaper Sunday Magazine Little Rock, April 1, 1951 “The Dixon Family of Sweet Home”

File 11 – Dixon (Dickson)/ Lee Family History

File 12 – Information on Dixon/ Harding Lineage

File 13 – Primrose Methodist Church, 4000 Dixon Road Little Rock, Ar Established 1867

File 14 – Tracings from gravestones of John and Catherine Dickson Pine Grove Cemetery near Sweet Home, Pulaski Co. , Arkansas made fall 1978

File 15 – Hand printed First Reader by M.C. Dixon

File 16 – Hand Printed – Booklet “Snow Bound” by J.G. Whittier c. 1864

File 17 – Pine Grove School

File 18 – Sweet Home Community Club House 1919 – 1921 Pulaski Co. Arkansas

File 19 – Sweet Home Community (Pulaski Co., South of Little Rock)

File 20 – Arkansas Democrat Editorial Section, Little Rock, Ar., Sunday Aug. 20, 1933 “It’s Camp Meeting Time at Old Salem Grounds and Folks for Miles Around Soon Will Gather There for Week of Worship” by Steele Kennedy

File 21 – Newspaper Article – Arkansas Democrat Magazine July 20, 1947 “50 – Bed Hospital on Granite Mountain Run By Dr. Samuel P. Junkins” (located near Granite Mountain Spring, Dixon Road, 8 Miles South of Little Rock, Ark )  Sweet Home/ Granite Mt. Area

File 22 – Fuller High School, on Sweet Home Cut-Off Road near Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Ar.

File 23 – Seaton Edwin and Margaret Catherine (Dixon) Anderson 50th, Golden Wedding Anniversary July 19, 1924 & July 19, 1974

File 24 – 73rd Birthday – May 6, 1976

File 25 –Anderson’s 52nd Anniversary July 19, 1976

File 26 – Anderson’s 55th Anniversary July 19, 1979 Trip to Fredericksburg, Texas

File 27 – First Methodist Church Houston Texas 1937-1981

File 28 – Photos 1970’s – 1980’s

File 29 – Correspondence – 1920’s and 1930’s

File 30 - Correspondence – 1940’s and 1950’s

File 31 – Correspondence – from Nephew Billy Dixon, Niece – Ann Dixon –Bryant, their mom Janice Dixon (sister in law) 1960’s – 1970’s

File 32 – Correspondence – From Avery Allen Dixon, Margarets Brother 1976 – 1979

File 33 – Correspondence – Niece – Alice Dixon – Stags, Nephew – Paul Dixon Jr., Niece – May Fiser Poulin, Cousin – Malorie Dixon Brazil 1970’s

File 34 – Correspondence – Emma Jean Dixon (niece) 1966

File 35 – Correspondence – From 1st Cousin Thelma Dixon – Dean 1974-1976

File 36 – Correspondence from 1st Cousins, daughters of Jeannie Dixon Miller 1975-1976

File 37 – Correspondence (some with photos) 1970’s friends and Anderson family

File 38 – Correspondence – 1980’s from friends and Anderson family

File 39 – Memorabilia from the 1920’s

File 40 - Memorabilia from the 1930’s

File 41 - Memorabilia from the 1940’s – 1950’s

File 42 - Memorabilia from the 1970’s

File 43 - Memorabilia from the 1980’s

File 44 – Other Dixon Memorabilia

End of Box 2

 

 

Box 3    

File 1 – Houston to Seattle Trip – Summer – 1975

File 2 – Photos Wedding of Alicia Paredes and Jay Scribner, Los Angeles, California June 23, 1962

File 3 – Edwin and Margaret Anderson’s Amtrak Trip Summer 1976

File 4 – Photos – Grave Stones – La Porte, Ind. 1976

File 5 – Correspondence – Murray Monuments – 1976 – 1977 Marker for Margaret’s grandmother, maybell, wife of Hugh Gamble Harding, La Porte, Indiana

File 6 – Trip to Alaska and Iceland  c. 1976

File 7 – Edwin Margaret Anderson and Pauline Dixon Trip via. Automobile, Plane, Train, Boat, Ferry and Bus June 10-28, 1981

File 8 – Travel Photos – 1930’s – 1980’s

File 9 – Record of “Kodak” pictures and slides – beginning in 1976

File 10 - How to gather genealogical information

File 11 – Genealogical Supply Catalogs and Orders 1976-1986

File 12 – Guilford Courthouse National Military Park Guilford County, North Carolina (1 original, 3 copies)

File 13 – Post – Card Collection from the Anderson’s Travel and 1 map

File 14 – Post – Card Collections

File 15 – Newspaper Clippings

File 16 – Newspaper (copy) Arkansas Democrat – Dec. 1, 1977“Senator John L. McCellan is buried in little Rock, Arkansas”

File 17 – Obituaries – Houston, Texas Area (arranged alphabetically)

File 18 – Newspaper Clippings on Famous People

File 19 – Newspaper – Arkansas Gazette Nov. 2, 1981 “Conflict Slowed Groth (In early Little Rock)” by Margaret Ross

File 20 – Newspaper- Houston Post , Houston Texas Jan. 1984 “Safeway buys 46 Weingarten Stores “

File 21 – Information on Retirement facilities – 1988

End of Box 3

 


Box 4

File 1 – Notebooks 1972 and 1973

File 2 – 3 small Journals 1972, 1986

File 3 – Notebooks 1975 and 1976

File 4 – Notebooks 1977 and 1978

File 5 –Notebook 1978 “My Story” by Margaret Anderson

File 6 – Notebooks 1980 and 1982

File 7 – Notebooks (3) 1983, 1984 and 1986

File 8 – Notebooks (2) 1985

File 9 – Notebooks (2) 1987

File 10 – Margaret’s Diary – 1987

File 11 – Date Keeper (Calendar type Diary) 1979-1984 (5)

File 12 – Calendars – 1983 – 1986, 1988 (8)

End of Box 4

 

 

Box 5

File 1 – William Edwin Anderson ‘Bill Ed’ age 7 months May 1926 – Photos

File 2 – Photographers of William Edwin Anderson ‘Bill Ed’ age 1 year October 6, 1926

File 3 – Photos of William Edwin Anderson first 2 years ‘Bill Ed’ October 15, 1925

File 3B – Handmade Baby’s Own Book – William Edwin Anderson from birth to 2 years  ‘Billy Ed’ born Oct. 15, 1925

File 4 – Photos of William Edwin ‘Bill Ed’ from birth Oct. 15, 1925 to 3 years 1928

File 5 – 2 Photos William Edwin Anderson ‘Bill Ed’ age about 3

File 6 – Photos 1 – 8” x 10”, 4 – 5x7” Bill Ed Anderson age 4 1/2 – 1929

File 7 – Photos of William Edwin ‘Bill Ed’ from 4 to 6 ½ years 1929-1932

File 8 – ‘Bill Ed’ “Singing Career” at age 5 – He sang a solo in school play at Sherrill, Arkansas and wore a Little Tommy Tucker Costume – Photos

File 9 – Sunday School Promotion Certificate Sept. 30, 1929

File 10 – 1 – 5x 7 Photo Anderson Families – Edwin, Margaret and ‘Bill Ed’ c. 1930

File 11 – Journal of ‘Bill Ed’s’ 8 short years Oct. 15, 1925 & Jan. 9, 1934

File 12 – William Edwin Anderson – ‘Bill Ed’ Son of Margaret and Edwin Anderson

File 13 – William Edwin Anderson ‘Bill Ed’ Son of Margaret and Edwin Anderson born Oct. 15, 1925 died Jan. 9, 1934

File 14 – Sympathy letters

End of Box 5

 

 

Box 6

File 1- Seaton Edwin Anderson Jr. born Feb. 3, 1904 died April 19, 1986age 82 years 2 months 16 days

File 2 – Seaton Edwin Anderson age 20 c. 1923 – Photos 1 – 8 x 10 ; 4 – 3 x 4

File 3 – Photos 9 various size black/white photos Seaton Edwin Anderson as a young man 21 – 27

File 4 – Camp Rio Vista, the Summer Character Camp for Boys Kerrville, Texas Edwin Anderson was a counselor here in summers of 1972 and 1928

File 5 – Photos – Seaton Edwin Anderson, Teaching Career, Early Years 1928-1929, 1930

File 6 – School Photos – Seaton Edwin Anderson, Jr. – 1950’s, 1974 Arkansas State Teachers – Alumn 1924

File 7 – Photos – Seaton Edwin Anderson 1939-1940 and 1950’s to 1985 age 35 – 81

File 8 – 1 8 x 10 black white photos Conway Depot and passenger loading/unloading dock c. 1920

File 9 – Trains

File 10 – The Franks Robins, Jr. Family – (The Robins family was related to the Anderson family through Lyde Allender Robins and Bertha Mae Allender Anderson)

File 11 – Arkansas State Teachers College – Bachelor of Science in Education Degree Seaton Edwin Anderson, Jr. August 7, 1934

File 12 – Family Record of John Anderson – born Nov. 14, 1775 died Sept. 3, 1855

File 13 – Family Record of Seaton Edwin Anderson, Sr. born 12/17/1868 died 4/15/1947

File 14 – Daughters of the American Revolution – descendant of Jeptha Hollingsworth born 1745 died 1816 and Nancy Gordon born 1786

File 15 – Correspondence – 1933 – 1988

File 16 – Pine Ridge Stage – between Mena and Hot Springs 1940 – 1941 Articles of Incorporation and Other legal papers

File 17 – Advertisement – Pine Ridge Stage

File 18 – Photos – Pine Ridge Stage – Mena to Hot Springs, Ark 1940 – 1941

File 19 – Correspondence – Pine Ridge Stage – 1940 – 1941

File 20 – Cash Book – Ledger and financial papers 1940 – 1941

File 21 – Express Rates, Excess baggage charges, Rates on Newspapers Magazines, and C.O.D.

File 22 – Ticket and Express Report Forms

File 23 – Time Schedule of Operation

File 24 – Other Stage/ Bus Schedules

File 25 – The Official National Bus Guide and Basing Tariff 1941

File 26 – Maps

File 27 – World War II Correspondence – 1941-1947

File 28 – Seaton Edwin Anderson, Jr. U.S. Army – Air Forces Headquarters Miami Beach School Technical Training Command Miami Beach, Florida Aug. 5, 1942

File 29 – Lt. Seaton Edwin Anderson, Jr. U.S. Army May 10, 1944; June 28, 1945 Army – Air Forces Preflight (Pilot) School San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center, San Antonio, Texas

File – 30 Army Memorabilia – WWII 1942-1946 and photos (1 – 8 x 22 Group photo officers – training school inbox#)

File 31 – Captain Seaton E. Anderson, Jr. Aug. 24, 1945 to Feb. 8, 1946 age 42

File 32 – The University of Houston – Master of education Degree Seaton Edwin Anderson, Jr. June 6, 1949 Age 45

File 33 – Teaching Records 1924-1949

File 34 – Miscellaneous – 4 – Checkbooks records 1964 – 1969 Calendars, recites, from the 1960’s

File 35 – Correspondence – with Amtrak concerning train and bus schedules from Chicago to Dallas, Texas 1973-1974

End of box 6

 

 

Box 7

Item 1 – Original 1800 Newspaper - Ulster County Gazette - Jan. 4, 1800 published at Kingston, New York by Samuel Freer and Son gives account of General George Washington’s Burial, Dec. 20, 1799 original paper on bottom of box please read copy provided

Item 2 – 1 – 15 ½  x 19 ½ Little Rock High School Diploma Margaret Dixon, May 27, 1920

Item 3 – 1 – 8x20 Group Photo 1921 Caddo Club (all girls) Hill House, Arkansas State Normal School

Item 4 – 23 – 13x19 Newspapers - The Normal Echo - Vol. 13 no. 15 to Vol. 14 no. 20 1922-1924

Item 5 – 3 13x19 Newspaper “The Normal Advertiser” 1922-1923

Item 6 – 1- 8x28 black/white photo Arkansas State Normal School Student Body 1923

Item 7 – 1 – 16 ¾ X 21 ¾ Diploma Arkansas State Normal School Margaret Dixon, June 5, 1924

Item 8 – 1 – 16 ¾ x 21 ¾ Diploma Arkansas State Normal Edwin Anderson Jr. June 5, 1924

Item 9 – 1 – 15x15 Drawing of President Abe Lincoln by J. Wilbur Gonterman St. Louis

Item 10 – 12 ½ x 19 replica of Newspaper - Tribune Extra – “Bismark D.T. Forst Account of the Custer Massacre” - July 6, 1876

Item 11 – 1 – 8 ¼ x 22 ¼ photo and 1 – 8x10 Diploma Army Air Force Officer Training School 2nd Lt. Seaton Edwin Anderson Jr. Sept. 19, 1942

Item 12 – 8 – 17 ½ x 22 Newspapers - The Trinition - published by students of Trinity University, San Antonia, Texas 1944-1945

Item 13 – 1 – 11 ¼ x 16 ½ News Magazine - Arkansas Democrat - “The Dixon Family of Sweet Home” - Sunday April 1, 1951

Item 14 – 1 – 16 x 23 ¼ Newspaper - Arkansas Gazette - “Dixon Diary Advertisement” - July 13, 1953

Item 15 – 1 15 ¾ x 23 ¼ Newspaper - Arkansas Democrat– “Senator John L. McClellan buried in Little Rock, Ark” - Thurs. Dec. 1, 1977

End of Box 7

End of Collection