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Parham School collection

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Finding aid for the Parham School collection

BC.MSS.12.58

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

March 8, 2014



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Museum of Discovery. (Little Rock, Ark.)
Title: Parham School collection
Dates: 1908-1979
Quantity: 9.04 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains documents, scrapbooks and photographs related to Parham Elementary School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Identification: BC.MSS.12.58
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-1258

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically by material type.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains documents, scrapbooks and photographs related to Parham Elementary School in Little Rock, Arkansas.


HIstorical Information

The Parham School in Little Rock, Arkansas, opened in 1909, and was named in honor of Major Richard H. Parham, a long time educator in the Little Rock School District. Parham, a native of Virginia, arrived in Little Rock sometime in the late 1860s. He worked as a professor and later president of St. Johns' College. During his tenure at St. Johns', Parham also served as a state legislator and was instrumental in getting public education incorporated into the 1874 state constitution. After St. Johns' closed in 1879, Parham worked as a teacher, librarian, and principal at various schools within the Little Rock School District until his retirement in the 1910s. Parham died on July 26, 1919, and is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Little Rock. His namesake school was demolished in 1979 to make way for I-630, the Wilbur Mills Expressway.


Index Terms

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

Education -- Arkansas
Parham School. (Little Rock, Ark.)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Education and the war

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Parham school collection, MSS.12.58, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Museum of Discovery, Little Rock, Ark., June 2, 2012


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