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Mary Johnson Massey Papers, 1922-1923

Mary Johnson Massey Papers, 1922-1923

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Mary Johnson Massey Papers, 1922-1923 UALR.MS.0194

UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
401 President Clinton Avenue
Little Rock, AR, 72201
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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2016-02-24T14:43-0600

Repository: UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
creatorMassey, Mary Johnson, 1902-1986
Title: Mary Johnson Massey Papers, 1922-1923
Dates: 1922-1923
Quantity: 0.25 linear feet; 1 half sized letter document box
Identification: UALR.MS.0194
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Arrangement note

This is a one item collection.

Scope and Content

This collection contains a college yearbook kept by Mary Johnson Massey during her freshman year at Galloway Women's College, 1922 to 1923. The yearbook has information about the instructors and the students at the school and contains various photographs added by Mary with captions that provide biographical information.


Biographical and Historical Note

Mary Johnson Massey was born to Edwin and Sadie Johnson in White County, Arkansas, in 1902. She had one brother, Edmund Johnson. She attended public school in Searcy, Arkansas, and after graduating high school, attended Galloway Women's College from 1922 to 1926. After college, Mary became an educator in Arkansas's public schools teaching music. She married Thomas Earl Massey (1893-1959) on 1938 February 20 in Conway County, Arkansas. They had one son, Edmund M. Massey (1939-2012). Mary died in Conway County on 1986 December 13. She is buried at Elmwood Cemetery in Morrilton, Arkansas.

Galloway Women's College was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Searcy, Arkansas, in 1889. The college struggled from a lack of funding throughout the early twentieth century. By 1925 enrollment had reached an all-time high of 269, and the college was having to turn away interested students.The school became a two-year insitution in the late 1920s as the Methodist church struggled with funding due to economic decline in the state. Amid the Great Depression, enrollment fell and the school closed in June 1933. The student population was absorbed by Hendrix College in Conway and the land on which Galloway Women's College sat was sold to Harding University.


Education--Arkansas
Galloway Women's College.
Galloway Women's College--Yearbooks
Women--Educators--Arkansas

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

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:

Galloway Women's College Yearbook, Mary Johnson Massey Papers, UALR.MS.0194. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.

Footnote or Endnote info:

Mary Johnson Massey Papers, 1922-1923, UALR.MS.0194.

Processing by:

Danielle Butler, Graduate Assistant, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Spring 2015.


Separated Material

Two textbooks from Mary's time in public school were accessioned with the collection and have been relocated to Ottenheimer Library. These textbooks are still in print and accessible at that location or libraries nationwide.

Bennett, Charles E. Preparatory Latin Writer. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1905.

Kingsley, Charles. The Heroes; or Greek Fairy Tales for My Children. Edited by John Tetlow. New York: Ginn and Company, 1884.


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