Creator

Date Original

1911

Description

This collection contains material for Confederate Veterans Reunion.

Biographical/Historical Note

Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas hosted the twenty-first annual United Confederate Veterans Reunion on May 16–18, 1911. The reunion drew more than 140,000 people. The United Confederate Veterans (UCV) formed in 1889 with a goal of keeping alive the memory of the men who fought for the South during the Civil War and to bring national attention to the needs of the aging veterans. The annual reunion was one of the group’s major projects, and towns across the country vied to host the event. Events at the reunion included speeches by Little Rock Mayor Charles E. Taylor and Arkansas Governor George W. Donaghey. Various groups in Little Rock provided entertainment and special events, including receptions, arcades, dances, hot air balloon rides, plus the dedication at City Park of a statue honoring the Capital Guards. The high point of the reunion occurred at 10:00 a.m. on May 18 when the official parade began. The parade route ran from the Old State House at Markham and Center Streets to City Park and back again and took two tours to pass by any single point. The material in this collection for the Confederate Veterans Reunion all dated May of 1911 consists of an envelope, Confederate Veterans Reunion Letterhead, an invitation to a dance held at the Auditorium during the Confederate Veterans Reunion, and an invitation to a dance held at the Marion Hotel during the Confederate Veterans Reunion.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material for Confederate Veterans Reunion.

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.048.015

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Confederate Veterans Reunion invitations, SMC.048.015

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Confederate Veterans Reunion invitations, 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.

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