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Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Scott, Leroy, 1899-1981
Leroy Scott City Pool collection
1.6 Linear feet
This collection contains documents, photographs, and scrapbooks from the operation of White City Pool and Fair Park Pool in Little Rock, Arkansas, from the 1930s to the 1950s.
This collection is arranged chronologically and by type of artifact.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains photographs and scrapbooks from the operation of White City Pool and Fair Park Pool in Little Rock, Arkansas, from the 1930s to the 1950s. Items loose in the scrapbooks were removed and preserved as documents.
The White City Amusement Company, founded in 1907, administered Forest Park, a streetcar park in the area now known as the Heights in Little Rock. In 1922, the company opened White City Pool. The park and the pool were acquired by the city in 1934 and administered by the Little Rock Recreation Commission (later the Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department). White City Pool closed after the summer of 1939, and the city's new swimming pool at Fair Park (now War Memorial Park) opened in the summer of 1941.
F. (Floyd) Leroy Scott was born March 9, 1899, in Kansas, to Thomas J. and Flora Scott. He became a teacher, and in the late 1920s, he and his wife Cleta moved to Little Rock, where both worked as teachers. In addition to his work as a teacher and principal in the Little Rock School District, Scott served on the Little Rock Recreation Commission. He administered the swimming program for the city of Little Rock for more than 20 years, first at White City Pool and later at the Fair Park Pool.
John Brooks, whose son Clyde donated this collection, is pictured in several of the photographs. He was a competitive swimmer in Little Rock and on the staff of both White City Pool and Fair Park Pool, and later founder of Brooks Pool Company of North Little Rock.
This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Little Rock (Ark.) -- History.
Little Rock Department of Parks and Recreation. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Little Rock Recreation Commission. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Scott, Leroy, 1899-1981
Restrictions on Access
Restrictions on Use
Non-circulating, in-house use only.
Leroy Scott City Pool collection, MSS.10.14, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute
Donated by Clyde Brooks, February 24, 2010
See also the Little Rock City Playground Collection, MSS 98.14, for related information.