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This collection holds two letters to Clara Eno, both pertaining to her work with the Daughters of the American Revolution in Arkansas. On the back of the June 11, 1932 letter are handwritten notes about historic places in Crawford County. The Memphis Library Conference was held on October 17-20, 1934 and this collection contains a handout that describes the seminars being held at that conference.

Biographical/Historical Note

Clara Bertha Eno was born February 14, 1854, in Van Buren, Arkansas, to Jonathan Adams and Ellen Ward Eno. After her father's death during the Civil War, Clara and her mother moved to New England, where Clara attended the Morris Institute in New Jersey. She returned to Arkansas and began her 30-year teaching career in 1876. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs. In 1905, she became vice-president of the Arkansas Historical Association and helped Dr. John Hugh Reynolds draft legislation establishing the Arkansas History Commission. In 1909, she was appointed to the Arkansas History Commission, where she served until her death in 1951. Eno also served as an associate editor for the Arkansas Historical Quarterly for many years. She published three books: History of the Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs 1897-1934 (1935), Historic Places in Arkansas (1940), and History of Crawford County, Arkansas (1950). Eno died August 2, 1951, in Van Buren and is buried at Fairview Cemetery.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Clara Eno letters, SMC.0171.0011


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Clara Eno letters, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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