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Ted Parkhurst Papers, 1967-1981

Ted Parkhurst Papers, 1967-1981

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Ted Parkhurst Papers, 1967-1981 UALR.MS.0249

UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR, 72201

October 07, 2014

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Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
Title: Ted Parkhurst Papers, 1967-1981
Dates: 1967-1981
Quantity: 2.0 linear feet; 4 document boxes
Identification: UALR.MS.0249

Arrangement note

By type of material

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains poetry, short stories, photographs, correspondence (consisting of letters from family, primarily his brother), greeting cards from friends and family, postcards from friends, business correspondence regarding publishing matters, as well as letters from the House of Representatives and White House concerning Parkhurst's opposition to selective service during the Vietnam War.

His college clubs and organizations materials contains letters that oppose selective service in the Vietnam War era. There are also contracts, receipts, and awards. The collection also contains August House, Inc., sales records, and detailed records from Little Rock school poetry projects conducted at Oakhurst Intermediate School, Martin Luther King Intermediate School, and Stephens School. These records consist of order forms, original student poetry permission forms, receipts, photographs, correspondence, and drafts.

Biographical Note

Ted Parkhurst was born in Marion, Michigan, in 1947. Parkhurst moved to Arkansas in 1966 to begin college at Harding University. In 1970 he graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a bachelor’s of arts in history. After a short lived corporate career, Parkhurst began selling his poetry door to door throughout Little Rock. After he experienced success in his poetry sales, he and a few friends formed the August House Publishing Group in 1978, to publish poetry. By 1982 they had moved on to novels and became known for publishing Arkansas authors. Parkhurst sold August House to Marsh Cove Productions of Savannah, Georgia, in 2005, but still consults for them.

Parkhurst has been married twice; his second wife was August House co-owner Liz Parkhurst. He also has two daughters, Dawn and Lucy Parkhurst. He is the author of "Annual Report: Poems by Ted Parkhurst," "A Fruitbowl of Rhinos: Little Poems by Little People," "The Get Even Fairy," "The Little Rock Poems of Ted Parkhurst" and "What Giants Eat". He has been an executive at August House Publishing Group, Parkhurst Brothers, Inc., and Butler Center Books. As of Fall 2014, Parkhurst is the president of Parkhurst Brothers, Inc., and resides in Little Rock.

August House.
Authors, American--Arkansas
Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore), 1932-2009
Martin Luther King Intermediate School.
Oakhurst Intermediate School.
Parkhurst, Ted, 1947-
Stephens School.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975-- Draft resisters-- United States
Young Americans for Freedom


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This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.

Conditions Governing Use note

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.

Copyright for correspondence in the collections belongs to those correspondents or their beneficiaries. Persons wanting to re-use those materials are advised to obtain permission from copyright holders.

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Citation Notes

Bibliographic citation:

Ted Parkhurst Papers, 1967-1981, UALR.MS.0249, UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.

Footnote or Endnote info:

Description of item, folder number, box number, Ted Parkhurst Papers, 1967-1981, UALR.MS.0249.

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Processed by Danielle Butler, Graduate Assistant, 2014.

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