The UCA Archives tomorrow will host a reception for the family of Jim Elder to formally announce the donation Elder’s papers to the UCA Archives.
Elder was the sports director for KARN radio and the voice of the Arkansas Travelers baseball team. He was one of the most admired media sports figures in Arkansas history. His collection contains a large collection of photographs of him, his family, and sports figures. It also contains a significant amount of his personal and professional correspondence from 1946 to 1998. Elder was known for having an encyclopedic memory about baseball, and his collection includes many notebooks filled with baseball statistics.
The collection is one of the largest ever processed by the UCA Archives, and it is the largest media sports collection it holds. The reception will take place this Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. in the Mirror Room of McAlister Hall.