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Ed Ransom Wynne, Arkansas sports collection

Ed Ransom Wynne, Arkansas sports collection

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Finding aid for the Ed Ransom Wynne, Arkansas sports collection

BC.MSS.08.48

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

October 20, 2015



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Ransom, Henry Edward, 1921-2005
Title: Ed Ransom Wynne, Arkansas sports collection
Dates: Bulk, 1921-2005
Dates: 1907-2005
Quantity: 0.84 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains original photographs and photocopies of photographs, newspaper clippings, and programs illustrating the history of athletic programs in Wynne, Arkansas, from 1907 to 2005.
Identification: BC.MSS.08.48
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-0848

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains original photographs and photocopies of photographs, newspaper clippings, and programs illustrating the history of athletic programs in Wynne, Arkansas, from 1907 to 2005. Much of the focus is on the high school teams, first called Blue Devils and, after 1928, Yellowjackets. Pee Wee baseball for boys seven to twelve years old is also included. Reproductions of yearbook pages from the 1920s contain portraits of students and other non-athletic information. The collection also has material on the Albert Pike Memorial Temple in Little Rock, Ark., on teachers who taught in Wynne, Ark., and some personal and family pictures of Ed Ransom Jr.


Historical Information

The city of Wynne, Arkansas, was incorporated in 1888 and has been the county seat of Cross County since 1903. Like many communities, its original schools were spread throughout the county until a building to house all grades was constructed in 1902, followed by a separate high school building in 1950. The Wynne High School athletic teams were first known as the Blue Devils, but the name was changed to the Yellowjackets in 1928. The Yellowjackets football team won state championships in 1950, 1986, 2001, and 2004, as well as conference championships in the 2002-2003, 2004-2005, and 2012-2013 seasons.

Henry Edward Ransom was born May 6, 1921, in Wynne, Cross County, Arkansas. He graduated from Wynne High School in May 1941, having been a member of the district championship football team in 1940. Ransom served in the United States Navy during World War II and later began the Servo Insurance Company in Wynne. This company sponsored a local Pee Wee baseball team and helped to sponsor the annual awards picnic for high school athletes. Ransom was married twice, to Naomi Cook Ransom who died in 1990 and then to Betty Adams Ransom. He had a son and a daughter, as well as a step-son and two step-daughters. Ed Ransom died December 23, 2005.


Index Terms

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

Athletes -- Arkansas
Baseball -- Arkansas
Cross County (Ark.)
Entertainment events -- Arkansas
Freemasonry -- Arkansas
Public schools -- Arkansas
Ransom, Henry Edward, Jr.
Wynne (Ark.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ed Ransom Wynne, Arkansas sports collection, MSS.08.48, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Eddie Ransom Jr., 2008


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