Creator

Date Original

1916-1974

Description

This collection contains correspondence, professional materials, cards, notes, music, and scrapbooks kept by Agnes Loewer.

Biographical/Historical Note

Agnes McDaniel was born in Searcy, Arkansas, on June 26, 1893. She married Charles F.W. Loewer in Little Rock on August 27, 1919. The Loewers had one son, Charles McDaniel Loewer, who died in 1923.Agnes McDaniel started as an assistant bookkeeper and cashier of the Underwood Typewriter Company before being promoted to manager of the supply and employment department. In 1914, she was appointed assistant secretary to the Mayor of Little Rock, becoming the first office secretary of the Little Rock Young Women's Christian Association the following year. Agnes McDaniel Loewer was a leader in numerous professional, civic, and social organizations. She served as the president of the Y.W.C.A., superintendent of the women's division of the Arkansas State Fair, secretary-treasurer of the Southern Heritage Foundation, charter member of the Little Rock Women's City Club, the Arkansas Historical Association, and the Arkansas Beautiful Commission. She was also a member of the Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs, Little Rock Federation of Women's Clubs, Arkansas Pioneer Association, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, Confederate Civil War Centennial and Arkansas Territorial Sesquicentennial committees, Arkansas State Pioneers, and the United States Spanish War Veterans Auxiliary. Through the efforts of Mrs. Loewer and other concerned citizens, the State Legislature established the Arkansas Commemorative Commission in 1947, responsible for the renovation, management, and operation of the Old State House at 300 West Markham in Little Rock, Arkansas's first capitol building. Agnes served as the committee's Executive Secretary and Director from 1947 until she retired in 1972.Agnes McDaniel died on September 18, 1975, and Charles F.W. Loewer died February 20, 1976. They are buried in Roselawn Cemetery in Little Rock.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000147

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Agnes McDaniel Loewer papers, MS.000147

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Agnes McDaniel Loewer papers, 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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