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Camp Joyzelle collection

Camp Joyzelle collection

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Finding aid for the Camp Joyzelle collection

BC.MSS.12.07

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

May 1, 2014



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Joyzelle Book Committee. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Title: Camp Joyzelle collection
Dates: 1923-2011
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains documents and photographs relating to the history of Camp Joyzelle, a summer camp operated for nearly three decades at Monte Ne in Benton County.
Identification: BC.MSS.12.07
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-1207

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically and by type of artifact.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents and photographs relating to the history of Camp Joyzelle.


Historical Information

Camp Joyzelle was a summer camp operated for nearly three decades at Monte Ne in Benton County. Founded in 1923 by Iris Armstrong, owner of a private dramatic academy in Little Rock, the camp provided girls with instruction in drama and the arts, along with outdoor activities. It was named after Maurice Maeterlinck's 1903 play of that name. Coin Harvey supported the camp, which was located across the street from the Pyramid at Harvey's Monte Ne resort. Iris and her sister Helen operated the camp until 1956, when it was purchased by Mary Powell. She and her sister Mickey Davis ran the camp for five years. It closed after the 1960 season, when a large portion of the land was sold to become part of Beaver Lake.


Index Terms

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

Armstrong, Helen, 1901-1996
Armstrong, Iris, 1890-1990
Camp Joyzelle (Ark.)
Davis, Mildred Hardister, 1912-2001
Harvey, W. H. (William Hope "Coin"), 1851-1936
Monte Ne (Ark.)
Powell, Mary Hardister, 1908-2001
Recreation -- Arkansas.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Camp Joyzelle collection, MSS.12.07, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Joyzelle Book Committee, 2012. The material was contributed to the publication of A History of Camp Joyzelle. Donors include Jane Powell Arnold, Lou Davis Skeen, Virginia Buttry, Jamie Castleberry, Betty Young, Lynda Childers Suffridge, Pam Dunaway, Carol Belew McMath, Donna Groom Bartell, Judy Stout McCarthy, Sara Stout Shaw, Rosemary Rector, Mary Moses Turner Sours, Mary Clare Brierly, Dee Dowell Buffington, Ann Somers, Linda Frank Liebe, Bettye B. Newell, James G. Davis, and Mary Lindsey McCreery.


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