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Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas records

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas records

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Finding aid for the Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas records

BC.MSS.04.02

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



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas.
Title: Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas records
Dates: 1931-1998
Quantity: 30.67 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains organizational documents, correspondences, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and other records covering much of the organization's history.
Identification: BC.MSS.04.02
Language: English

Arrangement

The scrapbooks from the Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Records are arranged chronologically. The remaining portion of the collection is sorted according to subject matter.


Scope and Contents

This collection from the Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas contains correspondences, scrapbooks, and other records covering much of the organization's history.


Biographical Information

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas (PRA) was founded on February 5, 1931, by seven Little Rock women calling themselves Round Table Poets. The society's current name was adopted on July 25, 1939. PRA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the study of poetry and the encouragement of poets. The purpose of the organization is to foster and encourage poets in the art, to promote an appreciation of poetry in the community, and to secure a fuller recognition of the works of contemporary poets in the state of Arkansas. The organization has had as many as 12 branches throughout the state; in 2005, these ranged from the Roundtable Poets of Fort Smith to the Mississippi County Writers' Guild. In 1938, the society began publishing an annual anthology of members' poems, Poems by Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas. All PRA members are automatically members of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS), the national convention of which was held in Eureka Springs (Carroll County) in 1966 and in Little Rock (Pulaski County) in 1995. As of 2005, all poets laureate of the state have been members of PRA.

Adapted from: Camp, Marcia. "Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas (PRA)." Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture, http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=2562.


Index Terms

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

Poetry -- Arkansas -- Societies, etc.
Poetry -- Arkansas.
Poets -- Arkansas.
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas records, MSS.04.02. Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas, 2004


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