Creator

Date Original

circa 1980s

Description

This collection contains the galley proofs of Best's three books: "The Sharecropper's Son," "The Hobo's Trail," and "It'll All Come Out in the Wash."

Biographical/Historical Note

Earnest Lloyd Best was born at Rosebud, White County, Arkansas, in 1911. He left Arkansas during the Depression, traveled around the country and eventually settled in Michigan, where he found work in the laundry of a state hospital. He spent 40 years in management in the laundry industry. In 1986, after retirement, Best returned to Arkansas, where he lived in Des Arc, Prairie County, Arkansas. He died in his home in Huntsville, Alabama in 2015.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000257

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Earnest L. Best manuscripts, MS.000257

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Earnest L. Best manuscripts, 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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