Creator

Date Original

1928-1982

Description

This collection contains church anniversary programs of some Little Rock Baptist and African Methodist Episcopal churches from 1945 to 1982, and Scipio A. Jones High School (formerly known as the Argenta Colored School and Hickory Street School and named for Jones in 1928) yearbooks and graduation exercise programs from 1932 to 1958. The school, which was located in North Little Rock, Arkansas, closed in 1970.

Biographical/Historical Note

Carolyn Owens Hervey is a retried genealogist and local historian. She specialized in African American family and slave genealogical research, having traced her own family back to the colonial and antebellum periods of American history. Hervey, who had previously worked part-time at the Arkansas History Commission, returned and worked from 1997 to 2007, before retiring from her position as Library Technical Assistant. She guided many African American genealogists through the complexities of African American genealogy during her time in the research room and through her presentations at conferences and workshops. In 1998, Hervey was the recipient of the Susie Pryor Award for Arkansas women’s history for her paper, “Worthy of the Upper Rounds: Little Rock’s Early Black Female School Teachers.” She served on the board of the Arkansas Genealogical Society from 2001 to 2008 and assisted in the establishment of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Arkansas Chapter, founded in Little Rock, Arkansas, by Ronnie A. Nichols in 1997. Through the years, she has been featured in local and national media interviews including "Southern Living," December 1989, and the "Wall Street Journal," March 24, 2000.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000546

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Carolyn Owens Hervey collection, MS.000546

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Carolyn Owens Hervey collection, 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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