Creator

Date Original

1926-1928

Description

This collection contains correspondence, clippings, reports, programs, news releases, lists, memoranda, certificates, charts, a telegram, and poems related to the Arkansas Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Association.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Rutledge Riley, 1884-1957, was the head of the Arkansas Stone County Confederate Memorial Association, and from 1925-1926, directed its fundraising efforts in the state to build the memorial at Stone Mountain, Georgia. He was the grandson of James Cooper Riley, founder of the Ashley County town of Hamburg. Riley moved to Little Rock in 1908, and was active in the timber, insurance, and oil industries. He was also an investment banker and a leader in the Sons of Confederate Veterans organization in the state. Riley was a prominent Baptist layman and among the founders of the Arkansas Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000177

Resource Type

Text

Collection

John Rutledge Riley collection, MS.000177

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

John Rutledge Riley 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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