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1905 April 27
Circular number 1 from the Act of April 27, 1905, detailing instructions to the Arkansas History Commission for creating publications for the commission.
John Hugh Reynolds (1869-1954) graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. After graduation, Reynolds joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas where he developed an interest in Arkansas history. In 1903 he organized the Arkansas Historical Association, the predecessor to the current association. In 1905, Reynolds drafted legislation to establish a state archives, the Arkansas History Commission, and revised the commission's legislation in 1909. He served as the commission secretary from 1909 to 1911. In 1912, Reynolds was appointed President of Hendrix College, a position he held until 1945. This collection contains correspondence dealing with the early development of the Arkansas History Commission and the hiring of its first director Dallas Tabor Herndon.
Document, 2 pages, 6.25" x 9.75"
Reynolds, John Hugh, 1869-1954; Arkansas. Arkansas History Commission; Arkansas--History--20th century.; Arkansas--History--Archival resources.
MS.000722, Box 1, Folder 1
John Hugh Reynolds correspondence, MS.000772
Arkansas State Archives
Arkansas History Commission Act, 1905 April 27, John Hugh Reynolds correspondence, MS.000772
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