Creator

Date Original

1991-1996

Description

This collection contains photographs and negatives taken for the Ghost Signs of Arkansas exhibit produced by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. It also includes correspondence and articles related to the project.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (AHPP) is an agency under the Department of Arkansas Heritage. Its mission focuses on documenting, registering, and preserving places, landmarks, and structures that encompass historical and cultural significance for the state of Arkansas and its residents. The AHPP began documenting ghost signs of Arkansas in the 1990s. The project culminated in an exhibit called "Ghost Signs of Arkansas: Off-The Wall Relics", which debuted at the Old State House Museum in 1994. The exhibit featured photographs by Jeff Holder and text by Cynthia Haas, both employed by the AHPP. Fading signs from locations all over Arkansas were featured including Trumann, Fordyce, Conway, Pine Bluff, Prescott, and more. In 1997, The University of Arkansas Press issued a publication called Ghost Signs of Arkansas (Arkansas Showcase Series), which expanded on the exhibit. The exhibit stayed in the offices of the Arkansas Senate for several years before going into storage.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000912

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program records: Ghost Signs of Arkansas, MS.000912

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program records: Ghost Signs of Arkansas, 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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