M88-09 - ARKANSAS WPA WRITERS PROJECT COLLECTION

These records consist of the materials collected in the WPA Arkansas Writers Project and also includes manuscripts and the administrative records including correspondence.  The Writers Project employed researchers, writers and administrators during the depression era with the purpose of publishing an Arkansas guidebook while providing employment for a number of people.

NOTE:  When requesting material, please specify collection number, series number, box and file numbers.

Arrangement:

Series I – consists of administrative records including correspondence.  It is contained in two boxes.

Series II – is contained in three boxes and consists of the materials collected in the research project and manuscripts.

Tracings:  Agriculture, Artists and Writers, Babcock, Bernie, Business and Industry, Counties, Depression, Folklore, Geography, Historical Research, Horticulture, Tourism, Transportation ‑ Highways, Wildlife, WPA

 

Series I

Box 1

File 1 – Correspondences to and from Mrs. Bernie Babcock – Director of the WPA AR Writers Project, 1935

File 2 – Correspondences to and from Mrs. Bernie Babcock – Director of the WPA AR Writers Project, Jan.-Mar. 1936

File 3 – Correspondence to and from Mrs. Bernie Babcock – Director of the WPA AR Writers Project, Apr.-May 1936

File 4 – Correspondence to and from Mrs. Bernie Babcock – Director of the WPA AR Writers Project, Jun.-Dec. 1936

File 5 – Correspondence to and from Mrs. Bernie Babcock – Director of the WPA AR Writers Project, 1937

File 6 – Correspondence to and from Mrs. Bernie Babcock – Director of the WPA AR Writers Project, 1938

File 7 – Consultant’s Correspondence, Arkansas Guide, 1939

File 8 – Consultant’s Correspondence regarding the Arkansas Guide, Jan.-May 1940

File 9 – Consultant’s Correspondence regarding the Arkansas Guide, Jun.-Dec. 1940

File 10- Consultant’s Correspondence regarding the Arkansas Guide, Jan.-May 1940

File 11- Correspondence regarding photographs for the Arkansas Guide and those sent out of the state, 1936

File 12- Correspondence regarding photographs for the Arkansas Guide and those sent out of the state, 1938-1939

File 13- Correspondence regarding photographs for the Arkansas Guide and those sent out of the state, 1940

File 14- Correspondence regarding photographs for the Arkansas Guide and those sent out of the state, 1941

File 15- Correspondence for Hastings House Publishers, 1941

File 16- Miscellaneous correspondence, 1935-1938

File 17- Requisition for workers, 1936

File 18- Requisitions for additional workers, 1937

File 19- Requisition for workers and follow-ups, 1938

File 20- Requisition for workers, 1939

File 21- Carol Graham, field worker in El Dorado

File 22- Personal resumes

File 23- Purchase requisitions, 1935-Jun. 1936

File 24- Purchase requisitions, Jul.-Dec. 1936

File 25- Purchase requisitions, Jan.-Aug. 1937

File 26- Purchase requisitions, Sept.-Dec. 1937

File 27- Telephone requisitions and follow-ups, 1936-1937

File 28- Telephone requisitions and follow-ups, 1938

File 29- Telephone requisitions and follow-ups, 1939

File 30- Telegraph purchase requisitions, 1936

File 31- Telegraph purchase requisitions, 1937

File 32- Telegraph purchase requisitions, 1939

End of Box 1

 

 

Series I

Box 2

File 1 – Electric requisitions and follow-ups

File 2 – Water requisitions and follow-ups

File 3 – Gas requisitions and follow-ups

File 4 – Travel requisitions and follow-ups (1 of 2)

File 5 – Travel requisitions and follow-ups (2 of 2)

File 6 – Blueprint requisitions for supplies 1936-1938

File 7 – Ice requisitions

File 8 – Inventories: Sponsor’s Expenditures

File 9 – Inventory of manuscripts

File 10- Press release and a guidebook for publicity

File 11- Maps and correspondence, 1936-1940

File 12- Minnesota and Connecticut place names manuals

File 13- The American Guide Manual, Federal Writers Project, 1935

File 14- Supplements to the American Guide Manual and memorandum

File 15- Supplements to the American Guide Manual – Manual for Folklore

File 16- Pamphlets regarding research material on Nebraska Folklore

File 17- Pamphlets regarding research material on “Flora De Puerto Rico”

File 18- Pamphlets regarding research material on Montana and Arizona

File 19- Pamphlets and brochures regarding research material on Arkansas

File 20- “Pockets” a Federal Writers Project manuscript and Mrs. Bernie Babcock correspondence

File 21- Correspondences with Mrs. Bernie Babcock concerning “American Stuff” anthology

File 22- Bulletin regarding research material for the University of Arkansas

End of Box 2

End of Series I

 

 

Series II

Box 1

File 1 – Manuscript, Arkansas: A Guide to the State (1 of 4)

File 2 – Manuscript, Arkansas: A Guide to the State (2 of 4)

File 3 – Manuscript, Arkansas: A Guide to the State (3 of 4)

File 4 – Manuscript, Arkansas: A Guide to the State (4 of 4)

File 5 – Guide manuscript read by M.C. Blackmen, Little Rock, AR Aug. 30, 1924

File 6 – Guide manuscript read by M.C. Blackmen, Little Rock, AR Aug. 30, 1940

File 7 – Guide manuscript read by L.A. Henry, Little Rock, AR

File 8 – The Battle of Pea Ridge

File 9 – Census of manufacturers

File 10- Fact-book chronology 1539-1800

File 11- Arkansas festivals and foods

File 12- Health statistics

File 13- Arkansas highways (1 of 2)

File 14- Arkansas highways (2 of 2)

File 15- Arkansas highways newspaper clippings

File 16- Manuscripts regarding American Indians (1 of 3)

File 17- Manuscripts regarding American Indians (2 of 3)

File 18- Manuscripts regarding American Indians (3 of 3)

File 19- “Lexicon of Trade Jargon”: correspondence and Jargon lists

File 20- Miscellaneous and printed material

File 21- Arkansas Guide typescripts (1 of 4)

File 23- Arkansas Guide typescripts (2 of 4)

File 23- Arkansas Guide typescripts (3 of 4)

File 24- Arkansas Guide typescripts (4 of 4)

File 25- Engineers and engineering (1 of 2)

File 26- Engineers and engineering (2 of 2)

End of Box 1

 

 

Series II

Box 2

File 1 – Preliminary draft of Arkansas place names (1 of 2)

File 2 – Preliminary drafts of Arkansas place names (2 of 2)

File 3 – Materials regarding publicity for the Arkansas Guide (1 of 2)

File 4 – Materials regarding publicity for the Arkansas Guide (2 of 2)

File 5 – Arkansas recreation areas

File 6 – Research materials with copies of the Gazette and Democrat Newspapers stories on Homer M. Adkins gubernatorial inauguration Jan. 12, 1941

File 7 – Rivers: Mississippi River commission maps, reports, etc… (1 of 3)

File 8 – Rivers: Mississippi River commission maps, reports, etc… (2 of 3)

File 9 – Rivers: Mississippi River commission maps, reports, etc… (3 of 3)

File 10- Rivers: Steamboats and navigation

File 11- Rivers and streams

File 12- Steamboat days

File 13- Stories (1 of 2)

File 14- Stories (2 of 2)

File 15- Source material of factual data

File 16- Taxes

File 17- Tall tales

File 18- Theaters

File 19- Telephones

File 20- Trade and industrial territory (1 of 3)

File 21- Trade and industrial territory (2 of 3)

File 22- Trade and industrial territory (3 of 3)

File 23- Tourist: see highways, parks, and recreation in the <Country River File>

File 24- War Between the States

File 25- Cephas Washburn, Missionary to the Cherokees 1792-1860

File 26- Water analyses for the Trade Survey

File 27- Wild Life: Animals (see also Arkansas Game and Fish Commission)

File 28- Wild Life: Birds of Arkansas

File 29- Arkansas Wild Life column by Harold Whales

File 30- Arkansas Wild Life: Insects and Reptiles

File 31- William E. Woodruff (see newspaper)

File 32- Archibald Yell: newspaper clipping copy, and other references to his life and career

End of Box 2

 

 

Series II

Box 3

File 1 – Counties: Flora and Fauna (1 of 7)

File 2 – Counties: Flora and Fauna (2 of 7)

File 3 – Counties: Flora and Fauna (3 of 7)

File 4 – Counties: Flora and Fauna (4 of 7)

File 5 – Counties: Flora and Fauna (5 of 7)

File 6 – Counties: Flora and Fauna (6 of 7)

File 7 – Counties: Flora and Fauna (7 of 7)

File 8 – Counties: Health and social work (1 of 3)

File 9 – Counties: Health and social work (2 of 3)

File 10- Counties: Health and social work (3 of 3)

File 11- Counties: Folk customs and folklore (1 of 4)

File 12- Counties: Folk customs and folklore (2 of 4)

File 13- Counties: Folk customs and folklore (3 of 4)

File 14- Counties: Folk customs and folklore (4 of 4)

File 15- Counties: Geography, topography, and climate (1 of 4)

File 16- Counties: Geography, topography, and climate (2 of 4)

File 17- Counties: Geography, topography, and climate (3 of 4)

File 18- Counties: Geography, topography, and climate (4 of 4)

File 19- Permanent industries by counties

File 20- County data (1 of 3)

File 21- County data (2 of 3)

File 22- County data (3 of 3)

End of Box 3

End of Series II

End of Collection