Creator

Date Original

1906

Description

This collection contains a copy of Legal Ordinance Number 709 to establish and maintain a free public library in Fort Smith, Arkansas dated March 5, 1906.

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1904 the Fort Smith Reading Room Association and the Fort nightly Library Association formed a permanent organization, named the Fort Smith Public Library Association. The association’s purpose was to raise money for a new library building. Legal ordinance No. 709 passed on March 5, 1906 to appropriate 2500 dollars annually for a free public library. After securing a grant from the Carnegie Foundation, the library, the first Carnegie library in the state, was constructed in 1907.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Fort Smith, Sebastian County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.026.012

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Fort Smith, Arkansas, public library ordinance, SMC.026.012

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Fort Smith, Arkansas, public library ordinance, 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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