Creator

Date Original

1941-1980

Description

This collection is comprised of images of students and faculty from Compton School in Newton County, Arkansas in two formats, paper photocopies and digital images on discs.

Biographical/Historical Note

This collection is comprised of images from 1949 - 1980 depicting students and educators of the Compton School in Newton County, Arkansas. The students and educators have largely been identified through an accompanying identifier key. The digital images are not entirely reflected by the identifier key. The dates are not sequential and the students are not all identified. Among the students depicted, some are descendants of families who lived in Newton County, Arkansas, since the mid-19th century, such as the Villines and the Farmer families. One notable figure from these long established families in Newton County is James Albert Villines, known as “Beaver Jim”. Beaver Jim was a respected trapper and outdoorsman whose home has become a tourist attraction under the National Park Service at the Buffalo National River. Established in December 1842 and named after Arkansas Congressman Thomas W. Newton, Newton County is known for its rural, mountainous scenery and its Civil War divisive history where families and neighbors were split between Union and Confederate sympathies.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Compton, Newton County, (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000668

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Compton School, Newton County image collection, MS.000668

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Compton School, Newton County image 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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