Title

Colonel Thomas H. Barton scrapbook collection (Digital), 1939-1955

Creator

Date Original

1939-1955

Description

This collection contains scans of three scrapbooks, circa 1939-1955, pertaining to the life and career of Colonel Thomas H. Barton.

Biographical/Historical Note

Colonel Thomas H. Barton, El Dorado oilman and philanthropist, established Lion Oil Company as a successful oil producer and refiner. Barton earned his title as Colonel through service in World War I and then the Army Reserve. Barton's philanthropic interests involved him with the Arkansas Livestock Show Association, leading to the establishment of the Arkansas State Fair and the dedication of the T.H. Barton Coliseum in Little Rock, AR; medical pursuits at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, AR, and Warner-Brown Hospital in El Dorado; the creation of Union County's Barton Library; and the establishment of the Union County Memorial Stadium. He also donated to scholarships and the arts.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

El Dorado, Union County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000942

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Colonel Thomas H. Barton scrapbook collection (Digital), MS.000942

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Colonel Thomas H. Barton scrapbook collection, 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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