Creator

Date Original

1919

Description

This speech was written by Adah Roussan, former editor and owner of the "Osceola Times" about her life in the newspaper business.

Biographical/Historical Note

This speech by Adah Roussan was a reminiscence of her forty years in the newspaper business. Adah married Leon Roussan, the editor and owner of the Osceola Times, in 1879. In 1906, Leon died and Adah took over the newspaper, running it until 1918. Adah and Leon fought a thirty-year editorial war to clean up Mississippi County, Arkansas, of whisky and honky-tonks. Adah helped politicians gain office with the support of the Osceola Times. She was a woman of resources and influence. She retired to Hot Springs, Arkansas, in 1918, where she was active in social programs and community affairs until her death in 1927.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.015.005

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Adah Roussan speech "FortyYears in a Printing Office," SMC.015.005

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Adah Roussan speech "Forty Years in a Printing Office," 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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