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Fred W. Allsopp Papers, 1888-1948

Fred W. Allsopp Papers, 1888-1948

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Fred W. Allsopp Papers, 1889-1945 UALR.MS.0222

UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR, 72201
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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-03-15T12:28-0500

Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Title: Fred W. Allsopp Papers, 1888-1948
Dates: 1888-1948
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feetOne document box
Identification: UALR.MS.0222
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By type of item and chronological thereunder

Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains correspondence, articles, bibliographies, deed and loan agreements, news clippings, and stock certificates, concerning Fred W. Allsopp's management of the Arkansas Gazette's finances and his real estate and business activities. Includes correspondence of his son William Allsopp when he was business manager of the Arkansas Gazette.

This collection is part of the J.N. Heiskell Historical Collections, courtesy Arkansas Gazette Foundation.


Biographical Note

Fred W. Allsopp was the business manager for the Arkansas Gazette. He was also a philanthropist, book collector, and co-owner of the Allsopp and Chapple Bookstore.

He was born on 1867 June 25 in Wolverhampton, England. His family moved to Prescott, Arkansas in 1879. In 1884, he moved to Little Rock and began working at the Arkansas Gazette in the mailroom. He was eventually transferred to the business office, where he served in a variety of positions, including collector, subscription clerk, stenographer, book keeper, and advertising manager. By 1896, he became assistant business manager and soon after was promoted to business manager.

Allsopp also had a short-lived publishing company, after which he decided to become a book seller and partnered with James Chapple and founded the Allsopp and Chapple Bookstore. Allsopp also authored numerous books, including Twenty Years in a Newspaper Office (1907), History of the Arkansas Press for a Hundred Years and More (1922), and Little Adventures in Newspaperdom (1922).

He died on 1946 April 9. After his death, his book collection was auctioned at Parke-Bernet Galleries in New York City and proceeds from the sale went to institutions in Little Rock.

For more information, consult the entry on "Fred Allsopp" at the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture: http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=2481


Allsopp, Fred W. (Fred William), 1867-1946
Arkansas Democrat gazette.
Arkansas Gazette Foundation. (donor)
Newspaper publishing--Arkansas--History

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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.

Copyright for correspondence in the collections belongs to those correspondents or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permission from copyright holders.


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Citation Notes

Bibliographic citation:

Fred W. Allsopp Papers, 1889-1945, UALR.MS.0222. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.

Footnote or Endnote info:

Description of item, file number, Fred W. Allsopp Papers, 1889-1945, UALR.MS.0222.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Files were transferred from Arkansas Gazette Business Files, 1819-1981, UALR.MS.0187, and J. N. Heiskell Personal Papers, 1829-1973, UALR.MS.0150.

Processed by:

Shannon Lausch, Archivist, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2012 January


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