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This collection contains a final grant report on "Dr. Henry Thibault's Medical Records of Afro-Americans during the late 1800's thru 1920's," with Thibault family genealogical information; list of patients; and 1 CD-ROM containing scans from ledgers. The project was funded through the Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant Program, administered by the Black History Commission of Arkansas. The Black History Commissioner of Arkansas (BHCA) was created by Act 1233 of 1991 and is composed of seven members appointed by the governor with approval of the Senate. The BHCA is charged with preserving the history of black Arkansans and black communities in Arkansas. This commission also encourages research of Arkansas’ black history and promotes teaching black history in Arkansas schools. Grants are awarded from the BHCA in a concerted effort to ensure Arkansas’ black history is collected and preserved. The Curtis H. Sykes Memorial Grant Program was established in 2009 by Act 660 to honor the program’s namesake who served as chair of the commission from 1993-2007.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Henry Thibault was born October 5, 1877, in Little Rock, Arkansas. A 1900 graduate from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, Dr. Henry Thibault served on the school's faculty from 1913 to 1916 and 1927 to 1928. He was well-known as a diagnostician and authority on malarial diseases.

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Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society-Arkansas final grant report, BHC.002.002


Arkansas State Archives

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Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society-Arkansas final grant report, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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