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J. H. Atkinson collection

J. H. Atkinson collection

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Finding aid for the J. H. Atkinson collection

BC.MSS.07.55

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

January 7, 2016



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Atkinson, James Harris (J. H.)
Title: J. H. Atkinson collection
Dates: 1958-1960
Quantity: 2.54 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection consists largely of notes and drafts for an article on the 1864 Skirmish at Prairie de Ann written by J. H. Atkinson in 1958 and 1959. Correspondence and other papers from the late 1950s are also included.
Identification: BC.MSS.07.55
Language: English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically and chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists largely of notes and drafts for an article on the 1864 Skirmish at Prairie de Ann written by J. H. Atkinson in 1958 and 1959. Several maps of the Prairie de Ann region are included. Correspondence and other papers from the late 1950s are also included.


Biographical Information

James Harris (J. H.) Atkinson was born June 7, 1888, in northern Columbia County, Arkansas. He taught in several schools around Arkansas, including Little Rock High School, before helping to form Little Rock Junior College in 1927, where he led the history program. Atkinson was also a significant leader in founding the Arkansas Historical Association, and he served twelve years on the Arkansas History Commission, including eight as chairman.

In 1958 and 1959, Atkinson researched and wrote an article on the Action at Prairie de Ann (now called the Skirmish at Prairie d'Ane). This action, which took place in April 1864, was a significant part of the Camden Expedition. Atkinson's article on the Action was published in the Spring 1960 Arkansas Historical Quarterly. In 1961, it was republished as a pamphlet.

Atkinson died September 17, 1973, and is buried in Roselawn Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas -- History -- 19th century
Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Camden Expedition (1864)
Nevada County (Ark.)
Pulaski County Historical Society. (Little Rock, Ark.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J. H. Atkinson collection, MSS.07.55, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by George Toney, prior to 1997


Related Material

J. H. Atkinson papers, UALR.0080, UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Little Rock, Ark.

J. H. Atkinson papers, MS.000014, Arkansas History Commission,Little Rock, Ark.


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