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The collection contains the memorabilia of Hazel Craig Jordan, including correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, school yearbooks, student directories, and programs from events at Agricultural and Mechanical College, Magnolia, and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hazel Craig Jordan was born on March 17, 1908, in Strong, Union County, Arkansas. When Hazel was fifteen her mother died. Hazel was the oldest of eight children and assisted in raising them. She enrolled in a two-year program at Agricultural and Mechanical College at Magnolia, Arkansas, in 1927, receiving her Associate of Arts degree in 1930. She then continued her education at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. A charter member of the Home Economics Club at Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Southern Arkansas University), she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from the University of Arkansas in 1934. She received her master's degree from the University of Arkansas in 1960. Mrs. Jordan was employed for 35 years in the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. Beginning in 1934, she served as Home Demonstration Agent in Howard County. Later, she was Home Demonstration Agent in Miller County, Northwest (Arkansas)District Home Demonstration Agent, State Home Demonstration Agent, and State Leader of Extension Home Economics, the position from which she retired in 1969. Mrs. Jordan died March 8, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark T. Jordan, with whom she co-founded Cantrell Gardens in Little Rock.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Magnolia, Columbia County (Ark.); Fayetteville, Washington County (Ark.)





Resource Type



Hazel Craig Jordan papers, MS.000347


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Hazel Craig Jordan papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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