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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Ada Thompson Memorial Home Records, 1882-1991
5.0 Linear feet; 2 document boxes, 4 flat boxes (oversized)
The collection is divided into two groups of records: Ledgers (Boxes 1-3 and 6) and loose items gathered into files (Boxes 4-5). Similar types of materials are found in both groups of records.Ledgers contain minutes, financial records, admission and death records, and scrapbook of newsclippings.Files: Chronological, including minutes, constitutions, board and committees, employee records, legal documents, items relating to residents, correspondence, historical accounts, photographs, ephemera, printed materials, and newsclippings.
Scope and Contents Note
This collection contains minutes, constitutions, financial records, employee records, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other materials relating to the Ada Thompson Memorial Home.
The Ada Thompson Memorial Home and its predecessors, the Old Ladies Home (1882-1889) and the Jane Kellogg Home (1889-1909), served Little Rock from 1882 until 1976 as a home for elderly women. The First Presbyterian Church of Little Rock organized the Old Ladies Home. The original building was a house at Seventh and Scott Streets that was donated by Jane C. Kellogg. In 1889, the organization honored Kellogg by renaming the institution the Jane Kellogg Home. In 1908, money from the estate of Ada Thompson Crutchfield helped finance a new home at 2021 Main Street. Architects Frank Gibb and Theodore Sanders designed the Greek Revival building that housed the institution until it closed on August 1, 1976. [See also: Architectural Drawings ArD 185]. At that time, the remaining residents moved to Presbyterian Village, but the trust remained active to care for their needs until the last woman died in 1991.
The purpose of the institution was summarized in the charter (no longer extant). "This institution is intended to afford a comfortable and permanent home to white women of Little Rock, of unblemished moral character and, unless in exceptional cases, over sixty years of age. It is not a poor house but, what the name implies, a quite comfortable home for respectable old ladies who have outlived their near relatives and are in need of support. They are fairly supposed to have done their share of the world's work, and to be entitled to shelter and support in their declining years" [
Arkansas Gazette, 1883 July 3].
Ada Thompson Memorial Home (Ark.).
Butler, Gertrude Remmel, 1910-2007, donor
Crutchfield, Ada Thompson, 1870-1902
Jennings, Walter, donor
Nursing home care--Arkansas--Little Rock
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Ada Thompson Memorial Home Records, 1882-1991, UALR.MS.0028. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.
Footnote or Endnote info:
Description of item, file or item number, box number, Ada Thompson Memorial Home Records, 1882-1991, UALR.MS.0028.