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This collection contains materials collected by Joan Ellison, including a bumper sticker, two programs, and one photograph related to various locations around Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joan Ellison has worked for the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism since 1987. She has held a variety of positions with the Parks Division, including management project analyst, public information officer, administrative assistant to the state parks director, state field naturalist, park naturalist at Lake Catherine, and in lodge management at two state parks. She has been involved in the state park system's advertising and promotion efforts in print, electronic, and outdoor media. She has written and produced hundreds of Arkansas State Parks television and radio spots. Her work is featured in brochures, regional and national magazines, and the park system's 12 web sites. Ellison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Park Administration from Arkansas Tech University. She has served in leadership and membership roles in a wide array of parks, recreation, environmental education, and government communications organizations including the Arkansas Information Coordinators Association, Arkansas Recreation and Parks Association, Arkansas Advisory Council on Environmental Education, the Southern Regional Environmental Education Council, Training Resources in Environmental Education, Project Learning Tree, Project Wild, Outdoor Biological Instructional Strategies, Arkansas Native Plant Society, and the Arkansas Herpetological Society.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Joan Ellison collection, SMC.0175.0003


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Joan Ellison collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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