This collection contains published materials, photographs, awards and certificates, a radio broadcast, and letters of congratulations concerning Miss Lucille Babcock’s heroic deed in saving a young woman from a rapist, for which she received a Carnegie Hero award in 1987. Born in Little Rock on September 30, 1921, she is the granddaughter of Mrs. Bernie (Smade) Babcock, the prolific Arkansas writer.  After attending public schools and briefly Arkansas State Teachers College, Mrs. Babcock worked for the Work Projects Administration and for Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington.  During World War II, as a member of the Women’s Army Corps, she received a leg injury after which she returned to Arkansas. Before turning her attention to poetry, Miss Babcock acted in plays and soap operas.  Lucille Babcock is the poetry editor for the Arkansas Gazette.

Tracings:  Babcock, Lucille; Crimes and Criminals, Social Condition, Women


Box 1

File 1 – Newspaper articles, July 30, 1987 to May 1, 1988.

File 2 – Periodicals, local and national, May 1987 to August 1988.

File 3 – Photographs 1987-1988.

File 4 – Correspondence, Certificates, and the Carnegie Hero Fund’s Annual Report,1987-1988.

File 5 – Radio Broadcast of Pat Lynch of KARN, 1987.

File 6 – Plaque: Award from the Arkansas Municipal Police Association, 1988.

File 7 – Certificate of award and the Carnegie Medal awarded to Lucille Babcock in recognition of an outstanding act of heroism – July 29, 1987

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