Title

El Dorado (Ark.) World War II scrapbook, 1941

Creator

Date Original

1941

Description

This collection consists of one scrapbook containing newsclippings about World War II soldiers visiting El Dorado, Arkansas. Newsclippings note how churches, civic groups, and private citizens went out of their way to provide entertainment, food, shelter, and baths to soldiers in the area.

Biographical/Historical Note

This scrapbook includes the inscription, "presented to the El Dorado Ark. Public Library by Lou Arden (Andrews) Murphy, May 1984, in memory of her mother, Faye Gladys Andrews (Mrs. Arden D. [Dudley]). Lou Arden Andrews Murphy (February 20, 1929-December 27, 2014) was born to Arden Dudley and Faye Gladys (Cartwright) Andrews in El Dorado, Arkansas. She graduated from El Dorado High School in 1947 and studied journalism at Syracuse University (NY). Lou began working for the airlines industry and married pilot Robert J. Murphy, living and traveling around the United States. Lou wrote a weekly humor column for the Estes Park Trail-Gazette in Colorado entitled, "Mrs. Murphy's Chowder" and coauthored a three-part book, "A Southern Legacy: Descendants of John Muse of Virginia." She is buried with her husband in St. Petersburg, Florida. Newspaper clippings are most likely from the El Dorado News-Times.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

El Dorado, Union County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000881

Resource Type

Text

Collection

El Dorado (Ark.) World War II scrapbook, MS.000881

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

El Dorado (Ark.) World War II scrapbook, 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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