Date Original



This collection contains the appointment of J.J. Emmerson as beneficiary to Arkansas Industrial University, by H.P. Greene, County and Probate Judge of Washington County, Arkansas on April 1,1890.

Biographical/Historical Note

The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Washington County was original titled Arkansas Industrial University but changed its name in 1899. The Land-Grant Agricultural and Mechanical College Act of 1862, also called the Morrill Land-Grant Acts, donated public lands to different states and territories for the creation of universities that focus on agriculture and mechanic arts. Due to the Civil War, this act was placed on hold until 1864 when the Union-controlled Arkansas legislature accepted the Federal governments’ terms. On March 27, 1871 the Arkansas General Assembly passed the Organic Act of 1871 that established the “location, organization and maintenance of the Arkansas Industrial University with a normal department therein. "Henderson Parmer Greene of Washington County, Arkansas, worked as a probate and county judge. He was also a farmer, teacher, Legislature, and a member of the Confederate military. J.J. Emmerson was appointed a beneficiary to Arkansas Industrial University by Judge H.P. Greene on April 1, 1890.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Washington County (Ark.)





Resource Type



J.J. Emmerson, Washington County (Ark.) appointment, SMC.026.015


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

J.J. Emmerson, Washington County (Ark.) appointment, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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