Creator

Date Original

1915-1957

Description

This collection consists of the correspondence, writings, and diaries of Thomas W. Hardison (1884-1957).

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas William Hardison, a Petit Jean Mountain physician, was born in 1884 at Richland, Columbia County, Arkansas, the son of William Harvey and Caroline Peavy Hardison. Thomas attended Hendrix College in 1902-03. He obtained his medical training at the Memphis Hospital Medical College. In 1907, Hardison married Julia Hutto of Springfield, Conway County, Arkansas. Hardison was also an author and geologist. He was instrumental in the creation of Arkansas's state parks system. He served as a member of the Arkansas State Parks Commission and was at one time chairman. Other memberships included the Methodist Church, the Masons, the Arkansas Medical Society, the American Medical Association, and the Conway Medical Society, which he served as President. Hardison held an honorary doctorate of laws from Hendrix and received the Cornelius Amory Pugsley Medal from the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society. T.W. Hardison died in April 1957.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000120

Resource Type

Text

Collection

T.W. Hardison papers, MS.000120

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

T.W. Hardison papers, 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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