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HISTORICAL RECORDS SURVEY PROJECTS
1 _” Sargent B. Child, Director 1
g 1. Raymond Foster, State Supervisor 3
1- RESRRCH AND RECORDS PROGRAMS
1 ‘\ Harvey E. Becknell, Director 1
: ‘ 1, John C. Le Andreassen; Regional Supervisor 1
: , _ Howard H. Jacoway, State Chief 1
1" ‘ : DIVISION OF ’ '
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‘ ' The Inventory of the County Archives of Arkansas is one of a p
‘ number of‘EGiEEE‘Eo'hiEEBliBEi‘moEEFEEIE‘uFEnEFEE"EhFoughcut the
United States by workers on Historical Records Survey projects of ‘
the Work Projects Administration. The publication herewith pre— ‘
a sented, an inventory of the archives of Baxter County, is number 5
of the Arkansas series.
I The Historical Records Survey program was undertaken in the f’f
winter of 1935—56 for the purpose of providing useful employment for I "
_ needy unemployed historians, lawyers, teachers, and research and ' é
clerical workers. In carrying out this objective, the project was ‘ J
’ organized to compile inventories of historical materials, particu— i
l larly the unpublished government documents and records which are 5
: basic in the administration of local government, and which provide ,
E invaluable date for students of political, economic, and social his- ‘.
[ tory. Tho archival guide herewith presented is intended to meet the f
{' requirements of day—to-day administration by the officials of the - _f
county, and also the needs of lawyers, businessmen, and other citi- ':
Zens who require facts from the public records for the proper con- '1,
' duct of thwlr affairs, The volume is so designed that it can bc
' , used by the historiin in his research in unprinted sources in the
4 ‘ same way he uscs the library card catalog for printed sources. VT
“ The inVuntori s produced by the Historical Records Survey pro— ,” g
‘ jocts attempt to do more then giro merely a list of rncords —— they »_ [
attempt furth r to sketch in th: historical background of thc county «:3
. or other unit of government, and to describe pr cisoly and in detail » ' ‘3
- the organization and functions of the government agencies whose rs— . 3"
cords they list. The county, town, and other local invontorios for . '_.f
the entire country will, when complotjd, constitute an oncyclopcdiu ‘{
of local government is well as a bibliography of local irchivss, Up 3:”
to the present time more thin 1,500 Survey publications have been is- ifi
. sued in the country is a whole. 1
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. Survey projects, even in a single county, would not be possible with- TIE
out the support of public officiils, historical ind legal spaciil- ‘Tq
I ists, ind many othcr groups in the community, Their cooper“tion is ' . gfi
. gratefully icknowlidgod. \ 1- _j
_ The Survey Progrim Wis organized by Luther H. Evans, who served " 3
as Director until Mirch l, 1940, when he WQS succeeded by Sargent B, a?
’ Child, The ourvcy operates is c Nition—widc series of locully spon— , ,
p ‘ sored projects in the Division of Community Service Programs, of ‘ Vafifi
. which Mrs. Florence Kerr, Assistant Commissioner, is in charge. ""fi
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7 " , j' ' PREFACE = ~ ' ,
[7 The'HistoriCal Records Survey was initiated in Arkansas in'March '33
i 1956 as a branch of the Federal Writers' Project.' In November of the if
Q: Same year‘the Survey became an independent unit of Federal Project No. l, ”“ff
~i , and functioned under Federal sponsorship until September 1, 1939. On '33;
'3 September 5, 1939, the unit became State—wide locally sponsored project ‘ 5fi
91 under the supervision of Howard H:~ Jacowayfi Mr. Jacoway resigned on if
.' September 5, lQQO'to become State’thef of the Research and Records Pro— ‘37f
5' grams and was succeeded by Raymond Foster who has served on the super~ : if
7 visory staff of the Survey since December 1958. ” ' u;¥
,‘ ‘nThe Survey is sponsored in Arkansas by the College of Arts and 801— ‘ ->g
'3 ences of the UL varsity of 3nnensas end co—sponscred by the county ‘3
‘ judges of the 3tlEC. It or *mtes under the jurisdiction of Research f;fi
f and Records Vii3rums cf the Uiiision of Community Service Programs of . “LE
“3 the Work Pia; ,Ls Admin Ltrntien. The Arkanses unit is under the tech— 3‘:
3’3 nical and editorinl'supervision of the Central office in Washington, D, C. 33?;
L ‘ The Arkansas Survey has had as its chief objective the publication 39?
f of county inventories, but at present is also making a survey of Stnte, Cd?
.}_ municipal,'and church archives, early American imprints, manuscript de- 3%
, positories and collectirps. and is preparing a guide to Arkansas news» ' ’,;€
1, pupers. ‘A list of fnimni publications will be found on the lost pug“ of {f
~' ‘this velemo, ' . "' ' 3 A\fi§
_ p Th. Survey is Plqu31mg u volume which will include dctlllBC dis— :“g: J
Lf cussions of the organizati'u. structure, and evolution of county, govern— ' jg;
, ‘ ment in Ir:_uses.’ The MECLTlHl fcr this volume will be assembled from 5:
the Stat» s constitution, Codes, and acts of the General nssembly. The '.g§g
L; material Will cone‘st of all those laws and constitutional provisions , :".fi§3
. that are governing end the governed county offices; It is believed 3 [32;
3' that the publ;( tier cf this volume will make it unnOCessnry to icpent 'W ,§%
‘3‘ ' certain items of g L3? l information in forthcoming county inventories. 3 .‘kfié
, Accordingly, the essays in the volume herewith presented are limited to ,Vjfi%
. / ‘the creation‘of th; office, its present status, manner of selection end . hugfifl
:2 ' ’term of officials, and the chief function of the office or agency. Pen~ thfig
,f‘ ding issuance of the general volume on county government, it is suggest— 3 I}?
3,: ed that the reader consult the Inventory 22.3fl3 County ArchiVes 2E.飧7 ,‘Jgg
,s anses, fig, fig” £E$Q£§¥2l£§¥£fi§i3922W213 for more detailed discussions ’ pflfg;
_ f_4 than those found in this inVentory. ' 'V$3R§
f. A consultation of the table of contents of this volume will indi- .y3'fflfi
;' cats that the inVentory is divided into two parts.‘ In the first, or :,;j§%
': , general section of the volume will be found u historical sketch of the . ffifi?
I, county, and an essay on the housing, care, and accessibility of the ag%%
» 7 records. In the second section of the volume will be found n listing Tfifig
ff of the records of county offiCes. The arrangement of offices by functions “ffg
;j;_ is as follows: General administration; recording; administration of 3'fifig
*3} ‘ justice; finance; elections; education; health and welfare, and mis- ,fiVffi%
:9' cellancous. The records are segregated under subject hcndings, accord~ ':f:%§
;; ing to office of origin or final deposit, unlOSS\OthOI classification. ijfif
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L ‘ngfi7 . is directed by law. Under agencies, records have been classified, if

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E ‘fijéy‘f‘n following information: Title of secord, dates for which available, ‘ i

i fkfigfih , quantity, labeling of volumes or-containers, variantfltitlcs, dcscrip- .¥

l yifiyfy, tion of record contents, manner of arrangement, indexing, nature of ' y w

i 1i};.71’ / ~ recording, size of volumes or coutainers, and locatiOns. ' , f}

f ttikf ,1 The inventory of the18axter County Archives Was begun during the R

i Wfigr?l . latter part of 1958 and completed in December 1940.' The original 1%

i fyfififfri field workers were: Elizabeth Lutz'snd Jefferson Pg‘McRroom, who were i

i {Hggsfl' assisted in the subsequent completion of the inventory of Baxter ; -vfi '

E RES: ‘ County. Field work was done under the supervision of Rand Barker, , .fi

1 55?: f, Bryce C. Rogers and Joel H. Spraggins, District Supervisors. ‘ i

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E ‘fi§jfi*n ' The work in the State office included the editing of forms, ”j

i ,gfifigyir 7 writing of entries, historical and legal research, writing and edit- fij .

% Ugfifikg' ing of essays and publication of the volume. PersonS1in the State A

3 ‘jfiflip_‘ s 'editorial office to whom credit is due are: Albert A. Condray, , Q

E affihfi1 ' forms editor; Mary H.‘Winburne and Jennie Birkhead, entry editors; -i

1 igsigig1 Gladys Lynn and W. Jett final editors; Irene Thibault, Maids Arnold If

E ijfifijfigfv ‘ writers, who prepared the material for publication; Frances Kennedy ‘; A

! 1%§§3§“4 who directed the mimoographflng and publication.. Rubella Neighbors;;“ . g

i gfififigwl"“ Pauline LaFevor, Flossie Blessingame, Leonora Robyn and E.F. Jernigan. . %

: ;H$§?:T”1 ' complete the unit responsible in the final publication of this volume, .,§

E [Q%gflf=” Carl E. Ott who directed the preparation of the index. 1 i

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, ig§§iii I "The editoriulCriticisms of Mabel S. Brodie, editor in charge % -

' hfi§§fifipj/ 'bf public records inventories in the central office, and Guy P. Timboe, ‘ifl
l£§$§§«g“ assistant editor, has been invaluable to the Arkansas staff in pre— ' [d

’ nfifigSyfi'f paring this volume for publication. The administrative personnel ' {i

} 1Efi§§glpy of Nbrk Projects Administration, of the Division of Community Service "j

5 fflgfifigifh. Programs, and of Research and Records Programs have cooperated with f Hfi
1Q§%E$%1‘ the Survey in all phases of its program. The helpful suggestions EJ

' lg ifififli ,. and friendly counsel of John C. Lo Andreassen, Regional Supervisor 1. ‘ ‘3

; i?§§%§:fi"; of Historical Records Survey, is gratefully acknowledged. 1 ' _§ “

i fir§§§g¢g;* ‘ The Survey 3 official sponsor, its State—wide Advisory Board, of

i Sggggggajg and the Community Advisory board of Polk County each contributed , [Q
ihsfi§§31?* valuable asSistance to the prOJect'in the compilation andyputlica- : , ti

‘ jfifi§§§§y;‘ :ion of this volume. ‘Other contributing agencies were: fihepArkgnsas;_H. g.§ -

1 i;%$%$%§‘t :istory Commission; the Arkansas bupremo Court Library; the Littlous 1-. , 21§L

; §é§fi$fifii;i' . Rock Public Liordry; the oecretary of State; the Arkansas State 1 ‘wfi

_ fi§%§%§§5_f . Library Commission; Arkansas Writers‘ Project, WPA; and tho couna' 1 w‘ffi

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1E?‘ Explanatory Notes

1 f1§1 I .' l , Explanatory Notes
1§§ Titles of Record .... ‘1 .. . , :._ . .,..‘, . ,d . . ‘ 1
‘ 11%1 }“i -' Exact titles pf.records are_written in solid capitals without1peren— I

1.§1 13theses as in entry.2,.,In.th@ absence ofi‘titles, descriptive titles have 1
1 g? ("been assigned,,whiph.are,writtenhinlsplid,capitals and1enclosed_in brack-

1'fi1 J ets as_in.entry l. .lf,a record.title,is not descriptive of the contents 1
1g? 1 Jofithe record,.an assigned,explenatpry title,(or explenetory words), A 1
3E1 , written With.initinl capitel§,and enqlosed in perenthesest has been added

1Efi ?vas in entry £5...The purrcnt.or.mp§t xecent,titlelof e record is needles.

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11§1 . " - Allydates-nsed one inclusime.. Missingwreqonds‘qrg indicated1by bro—

'k'en dates.... . . .1 . 1. _ V _ 1
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1 -La'beling ‘W- ' .. a. ... . 1, _ 1

“L? ' 1.... -~ . ~- . 1 . . . , . ‘.

11%4 . ' , fl Figures-on.letters in parentheses, following the number 5f volumes, 1

:L51 _. file boxes,.or.other.typc of container,,indicete the_lebcling. If no la~

‘11; .v‘beling is indicated, it.may be_nssumed that.there‘is none..>~l _ ‘ . 1
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1E1 u'iDiSCOntinuance ‘ ." ‘ u, ‘ ,. ,,, ... _ , “,1 . 1 _ _ . 1
15‘, _._____._____._1 v - 1

1f} . h - Where no.stetencnt is made thitwthfi record was diScontinuod at the 1

153 5. last date shown in the entry, it could th.bG definitely established that 1

1:1 13 such wes.the case..there no,comment_is mode on the absence of prior, " 1 »

113’ ('-sub$eqnent or.intermcdiatc,rccordsg_no definite information could be obn 1

13¢ ._'tained. “ ‘- ‘ ., ,,. v. ,1 1., :1 1 1' 1 1

111' Description 2: Records .. . 1

1?; 1

1:5 The description of the contents of a record applies only to the curm 1

13:; 'rent or most reCent rccordrunless,changc in,contents_is actually shown,"

11% ’ in a record entry. .. ,. . , .. ,,_, 1 V .4. _lv 1. _..111 1
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1‘: All indexes to records, unless otherwise stated, are self-contained. 1

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1 \ Condition _o_f_ Records 1

1’ Records are in good condition unless otherwise indicated. 1

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5 Dimensions .

% Dimensions are always given in inches, unless otherwise indicated;

g in the entries, therefore, the symbol for inches (“) is omitted.

1 Location 2: Records

; Baxter County records are located at the residence of'W. H. Powell,

‘ which serves as a temporary courthouse pending completion of the new
courthouse now under construction. When the new building is completed the

i records will be housed with their respective offices.

9172.55; 3.623811685

g Title-line cross references are used to show the continuity of a re-

1 cord_series which has been kept separately for a period of time and with ‘

j other records for different periods of time. An example is that in entry

j 3 "1890¢1933,in County Court Record, entry 4," They are also used in all

, artificial entries, those set up to cover records which must be shown

3 - separately under their proper office even though they are kept in files

i or records appearing elsewhere in the inventory, as, for example, the

1 title~line reference in entry 10; "In Deed Record, entry 9." The descrip~

l tion of the entry shows the title and entry number of the record from

j which the cross reference is made, as, for example, these words in entry

i 52; "Also contains: Docket of Chancery Court Cases, 1890-1902, entry

1 76." Dates shown in the description of the master entry or entry of

j miscellaneous contents are used only for the part or parts of the record

1 contained therein, and are shown only when they vary from those of the

‘ master entry.

c itation_s_

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i A citation of an act of the Legislature of the Territory of Arkansas,

} ' or of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, or an act of a legis-

i lative body of another Territory or State, refers to the page number of

i the official publication of the laws.

Q A citation of a decision of the Arkansas State Supreme Court gives

1 the style of the case and the volume and page number of the publication.

: The title of any other published volume is always shown in full the

; first time used. Thereafter the short-title form is used.

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“i Foreword ..............n..................n........................ v
' '} Preface ...a...3..u.............a..oa..,...a..........~..o=nn....o. Vii
~fi Abbreviations, Symbols, and Explanatory Notes ....,,.. .._......... ix
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