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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
J. E. Garner Papers, 1902-1971
1.5 Linear feet2 document boxes and 1 flat box
By subject, then chronologically within.
Scope and Contents Note
This collection contains the personal, business, and political papers of John Edward "Pat" Garner, a legislator and journalist from Fort Smith. Of note are Garner's World War I diary, speeches, and writings as well as papers related to his involvement with the annual Arkansas-Oklahoma Rodeo and Fair. This collection also includes photographs of noted individuals such as Maurice "Footsie" Brit and General Omar Bradley as well as images of rodeos, cowboys, Native Americans, horses, and cattle.
John Edward "Pat" Garner, son of T. C. Garner and Mattie A. Fergus, was born 1893 June 26 in Springfield, Missouri, and was reared in Hugo, Indian Territory [Oklahoma]. After serving in the Army's 36th Division during World War I, Garner became city editor of the Fort Smith newspaper
Southwest Times-Record. He continued to work as a journalist in Fort Smith for 50 years. In addition to his journalism career, in 1938 Garner became news director of radio station KFPW. In 1949, Garner was elected to the Arkansas State Senate, serving four terms. He also served in the Arkansas House of Representatives from 1957 to 1961.
Garner was a promotor of horses in Fort Smith, serving as editor and publisher of the
Horse Market News (also known as
The Fort Smith Livestock News and Walker Livestock News). He was also a promoter of Fort Smith's Arkansas-Oklahoma Rodeo and Fair. In addition to Garner's business interests, he taught Sunday school in Fort Smith for thirty years.
Arkansas--Politics and government--20th century
Cravens, William Fadjo, Jr., 1929-2012, collector
Garner, J. E. (Jonathan Edward), 1893-1971
Journalism--United States--20th century
Radio broadcasting--Arkansas--History--20th century
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J. E. Garner Papers, 1902-1971, UALR.MS.0048. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.
Footnote or Endnote info:
Description of item, file number, box number, J. E. Garner Papers, 1902-1971, UALR.MS.0048.