Creator

Date Original

1912

Description

Color drawing of a blue flag with the seal of Arkansas in its center.

Biographical/Historical Note

Early in 1912, the Pine Bluff Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) decided to present a "stand of colors" to the new U.S.S. Arkansas battleship, which would include a United States flag, a naval battalion flag, and an Arkansas flag. The Arkansas Secretary of State, Earle W. Hodges, informed the DAR group that Arkansas had no state flag, which led the Pine Bluff Chapter of the DAR to immediately launch a movement to obtain one. Through the newspapers, they asked that designs be submitted to Secretary of State Hodges, who agreed to appoint a committee to select an official flag. Sixty-five separate designs were considered by Hodges' committee. The design chosen was the work of Willie Kavanaugh Hocker of Wabbaseka, Arkansas, a member of the Pine Bluff Chapter, DAR. The Arkansas General Assembly passed a resolution on February 26, 1913, affirming the choice of the committee. The Arkansas State Archives holds 43 of the submitted designs.

Physical Description

Document, 9" x 5.75"

Subjects

Flags--United States--States; Drawing--Competitions

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000839, Flag 02

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Arkansas State Flag Competition entries, MS.000839

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

State Seal Flag design, Arkansas State Flag Competition entries, 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

Cultural History | Political History | United States History

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Keywords

Flags--United States--States; Drawing--Competitions

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