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BC.MSS.01.05

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

March 26, 2015



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Spatz family
Title: Spatz family papers
Dates: 1918-1994
Quantity: 6.0 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains personal, professional and community service documents, scrapbooks and memorabilia from Arthur and Hazel Haussner Spatz, the owners of Spatz's Bakery in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Identification: BC.MSS.01.05
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-0105

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically and by type of artifact.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains personal, professional and community service documents, scrapbooks and memorabilia from Arthur and Hazel Haussner Spatz, the owners of Spatz's Bakery in Little Rock, Arkansas.


Biographical Information

Arthur Spatz was born May 30, 1907, in Toluca, Montana, to Karl and Belle Moore Spatz. Karl worked for the railroad in several locations in the west before his job brought him to Little Rock in 1913. Arthur, the second of four children, graduated from Little Rock High School in 1926.

Arthur went to work as a baker, and in 1932 married Hazel Haussner, the bookkeeper at the same bakery. The couple had one daughter, Verona Belle, born in 1934. They opened Spatz's Bakery in the Hillcrest area of Little Rock in 1940. Arthur became a leader in the Arkansas Bakers' Association, as well as in the Arkansas Highway Users' Conference. The highway users groups in Arkansas and nationally were organized by business people who depended for success on good highways. The collection includes correspondence with Congressman Wilbur Mills concerning highway funding, as well as records of Spatz's testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee on highway funding.

Spatz was elected Little Rock city alderman for the Fifth Ward in 1950 and served for six years. During this time, he was involved in city planning and other issues. The collection includes records documenting his service. Hazel was also an active member of Hillcrest Garden Club and other garden organizations. The collection includes scrapbooks and other records from the Garden Club.

Arthur and Hazel sold their bakery in 1970, and Arthur died on January 23, 1972.


Index Terms

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

Business -- Arkansas -- Little Rock
Business -- Records -- Arkansas -- Little Rock
Hillcrest Garden Club. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Small business -- Arkansas
Spatz, Arthur Karl, 1907-1972
Spatz, Hazel Haussner, 1907-1999
Spatz's Bakery. (Little Rock, Ark.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Spatz family papers, MSS.01.05, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Belle Spatz, 2001


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