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James W. Leslie photograph collection - arts and culture

James W. Leslie Photograph Collection - Arts and Culture

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Finding aid for the James W. Leslie Photograph Collection - Arts and Culture

PHO.36.24

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



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Leslie, James W.
Title: James W. Leslie Photograph Collection - Arts and Culture
Dates: 1902-1997
Quantity: 0.42 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains photographs related to Pine Bluff, Ark., arts and culture collected by James W. Leslie.
Identification: PHO.36.24
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in no particular order.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs related to Pine Bluff, Ark., arts and culture collected by James W. Leslie.


Biographical Information

James W. Leslie, a Pine Bluff writer/historian and retired businessman, extensively documented the history of Southeast Arkansas, from its territorial days to the present. Born in Warren, he attended Monticello A and M (University of Arkansas at Monticello) and finished his formal schooling at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, with bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration.

After graduate school, he worked for Firestone and then enlisted in the U. S. Army in July 1941. After completing his military service, he came back to Pine Bluff and opened his own business as a merchandise broker. In 1968, he sold his brokerage business and became a historical researcher and writer.

Leslie authored three books on Pine Bluff and Southeast Arkansas history: Saracen's Country (1974), Land of the Cypress and Pine (1976), and Pine Bluff and Jefferson County: A Pictorial History (1981). In addition, he wrote hundreds of articles that appeared in newspapers ( Pine Bluff Commercial and Pine Bluff News), magazines, and historical publications ( Arkansas Historical Quarterly and Jefferson County Historical Quarterly in particular). Leslie promoted the preservation of Pine Bluff's past, initiating nominations for the National Register of Historic Places and helping to found the Heckatoo Heritage Foundation. Because of his tremendous knowledge of Arkansas history, Leslie was appointed to the state Sesquicentennial Celebration Commission in 1986.


Index Terms

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

Jefferson County (Ark.)
Leslie, James W.
Pine Bluff (Ark.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. To avoid excessive handling of the photographs, researchers should utilize the photocopies available in the Arkansas Studies Institute research room before requesting original items.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.

Photographs from the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies' collections are publicly available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Items may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) or additional restrictions. Any transmission or reproduction of a protected item requires the express permission of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Photograph Title], James W. Leslie Photograph Collection, PHO.36.24, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by James and Louis Leslie, 1998


Related Material

See also: Leslie Family Collection, MSS 98-58, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute


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