Creator

Date Original

1913-1989

Description

This collection contains correspondence, awards, reports, and published materials.

Biographical/Historical Note

Frances Potter was born in Strong, Union County, Arkansas, in 1905, to Finis and Lucy Richardson Potter. She began teaching in the El Dorado public schools in 1924, and married Karl Neal (1887-1963)in 1931. From 1941-1947, Mrs. Neal served as school librarian at Warren Elementary in Bradley County. During that time, she also completed requirements for a bachelor's degree at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1945. In 1947, she became circulation and reference librarian at the Arkansas Library Commission. In 1949, Neal was awarded a master's degree from the University of Denver; and, in 1952,she became executive secretary of the Arkansas Library Commission. She served in that capacity until her retirement in 1978. Frances Potter Neal died July 30, 1990.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000198

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Francis Potter Neal papers, MS.000198

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Frances Potter Neal papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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