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Ruth Yingling Rector papers

Ruth Yingling Rector Papers

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Finding aid for the Ruth Yingling Rector Papers

MSS.05.10

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Rector, Ruth Yingling, 1921-1999
Title: Ruth Yingling Rector Papers
Dates: 1734-2005
Quantity: 11.167 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains primary documents, research notes, published materials, and correspondence pertaining to research on the history and genealogy of the Yingling family and the Rector family, as well as the Rheinhessen Emigration Society.
Identification: MSS.05.10
Language: English and German

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically and topically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains primary documents, research notes, published materials, and correspondence pertaining to research on the history and genealogy of the Yingling (Jüngling) family and the Rector family, with a focus on White County, Arkansas. It also includes the results of Rector’s research on the Rheinhessen Emigration Society, a group which brought 140 Germans to settle in Arkansas in 1833. The collection includes personal and family correspondence and documents, as well as information on the history of Searcy and White County, Arkansas.


Biographical Note

Ruth Yingling Rector, a researcher of genealogy and history, was born July 5, 1921, in White County, Arkansas. Her family name is an Americanization of the German name Jüngling. On January 31, 1942, she married Joseph Lee Rector, Jr., of Conway, Arkansas, who was later chief of radiation therapy at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Rector spent a good portion of her life researching, collecting data, and writing genealogy for the Rector, Yingling, Adcock, Clark, Shelby, and Hilger families, as well as many other families who were involved in the settling of the state of Arkansas. Her genealogical research led to in-depth historical research on a large group of German immigrants who came to Arkansas in 1833, and on emigration from Arkansas to New Mexico and California in the 1850s. Rector wrote articles about her research which were published in the Arkansas Gazette and the Arkansas Times, as well as various genealogical journals. Work on a planned book about the 1833 immigrant group was cut short by the onset of Alzheimers disease. She died on April 8, 1999, in Reno, Nevada.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Arkansas -- Emigration and immigration.
Emigration to the United States. German.
Gerstacker, Freidrich
Klingelhoeffer, Gustav, 1800-1873?
Little Rock (Ark.) –- History -- 19th Century.
Rector, Joseph Lee, Jr., 1919-2001
Rector, Ruth Yingling, 1921-1999
Rheinhessen Emigration Society.
White County (Ark.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only. As many of these documents are labeled with the name of their original archive, please note the original source of any material you might use.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ruth Yingling Rector Papers, MSS 05-10, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Joseph Rector, 2005


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