Creator

Date Original

1877-1882

Description

This collection contains Thanksgiving Day proclamations by governors of the State of Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

The first Thanksgiving Day proclamation in Arkansas was issued by Governor Thomas S. Drew on October 12, 1847. The date was set for December 9, 1847. Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln, but the date of the fourth Thursday in November was not established as the official Thanksgiving Day until President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed it into law in 1941.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.018.009

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Thanksgiving Day proclamations, SMC.018.009

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Thanksgiving Day proclamations, 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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