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Helen and Worth Horton photograph collection

Helen and Worth Horton photograph collection

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Finding aid for the Helen and Worth photograph collection

BC.PHO.34

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

December 11, 2014



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Horton, Helen; Horton, Worth
Title: Helen and Worth Horton photograph collection
Dates: ca. 1935-1941
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains photographs taken by the Horton family during their travels around Arkansas. They focus mainly on scenery, farming, industry, and recreation.
Identification: BC.PHO.34
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-pho-34

Arrangement

Whenever possible, this collection is arranged to match the original sequence set by Helen and Worth Horton.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs taken by the Horton family during their travels around Arkansas. They focus mainly on scenery, farming, industry, and recreation.


Biographical Information

Worth Horton was raised in Mena, Arkansas, and attended the University of Arkansas. He worked for the International Harvester Company in Little Rock from 1929-1942. During this time he married Helen Hatley, an Arkansas Gazette columnist.

In 1942, Horton entered the Army Air Corps and later completed officer candidate school in Miami. He served during World War II as a supply officer for the First Combat Cargo Group in the China-Burma-India Theater. He remained in the military after the war, eventually serving in Japan, Germany, and California before retiring in 1965.

At some point prior to Horton's military service, the pair set out to document Arkansas. Introducing their photographs, the Horton's wrote "Having been asked by a great many people what there is to see and do in Arkansas, we hit upon the idea of trying to answer questions through the use of pictures. Obviously, it would be impossible in such limited space to present every side of life in the Wonder or Bear State, or even to touch more than sketchily on a few selected subjects. Scenery, Farming, Industry, and Recreation have universal appeal in that they figure into the life of every country. With those things in mind, we made the pictures shown here as we took hurried trips about the state. Most of these photographs are from the main highways and could have been made by any tourist."


Index Terms

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

Agriculture -- Arkansas.
Arkansas
Environment -- Arkansas.
Farming -- Arkansas.
Industries -- Arkansas.
Mining engineering -- Arkansas.
Nature -- Arkansas.
Recreation -- Arkansas.
Rice industry -- Arkansas.
Travel and tourism -- Arkansas.
Wilderness areas -- Arkansas.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Helen and Worth Horton photograph collection, PHO.34, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Existing collection donated to the Central Arkansas Library System prior to the creation of the Butler Center.


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