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The collection contains a scrapbook and loose material from the scrapbook consisting of newspaper clippings, commencement invitations, correspondence, programs, schedules, and medical school journals, which belonged to William A. Snodgrass. It also contains photocopies of research done on Andrew Jackson Snodgrass and other members of the Snodgrass family, and an original United Confederate Veterans certificate for Andrew Jackson Snodgrass. The collection also contains military research on WWI completed by Phillip A. Snodgrass and correspondence related to William A. Snodgrass's work as Director of the American Red Cross Hospital Unit T.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Snodgrass family arrived in Arkansas in the late 1870s. They first came to Yellville, then later moved to Dardanelle, and then to Little Rock. Andrew Jackson Snodgrass was born in Jonesboro, Tennessee, in 1843. He served in the Civil War with Company H, 5th Tennessee Regulars. He was a member of the United Confederate Veterans, chief quartermaster of the Trans-Mississippi Department of the U.C.V., a member of the Masonic Lodge in Paris, Tennessee, and a member of the Western Star Lodge in Little Rock. He was also Grand Tyler of the Grand Lodge of Arkansas. He and his wife, Elmira Snodgrass, had seven children, all born in Kentucky. They were Paul, Pat, Jennie, William A., Lotta K., Roberta, and Andrew. He died in 1934. William A. Snodgrass, Sr. became a physician and teacher at Physicians and Surgeons Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born on March 17, 1874. He completed the medical department program at the University of Arkansas 1896. He then married Leila Phillips in 1898. Their marriage resulted in four children: Myra, Ruth, William A., Jr., and John Patterson. He also had multiple grandchildren, including Phillip A. Snodgrass, M.D., a physician of Emergency Medicine in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the donor of this collection. During his prestigious medical career in Arkansas, William volunteered as the house physician for the Methodist Children’s Home, served as Secretary of the Pulaski County Medical Society, served as President of the Pulaski County Medical Society for two terms, and was Chairman of the Council of the Arkansas State Medical Society. He also served as a member of the Medical Corps during World War I, establishing the first Red Cross Field Unit in the state of Arkansas, and was in charge of Field Hospital No. 12 during his tour of duty in France. He died on January 4, 1943.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Snodgrass family collection, MS.000895


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Snodgrass family collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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