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Cleona Jo Babb scrapbook

Cleona Jo Babb scrapbook

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Finding aid for the Cleona Jo Babb scrapbook

BC.MSS.05.20

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

May 5, 2016



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Babb, Cleona Jo, 1922-2015
Title: Cleona Jo Babb scrapbook
Dates: 1939-1943
Quantity: 2.5 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains material from one scrapbook created by Cleona Jo Babb.
Identification: BC.MSS.05.20
Language: English

Arrangement

The contents of the scrapbook are arranged by page numbers followed by any loose items found between the pages.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains material from one scrapbook created by Cleona Jo Babb from 1939-1943.


Biographical Information

Cleona Jo Babb Lane was born in Hartford, Arkansas, on March 21, 1922, to Griffie H. and Lou Ella Babb.

Cleona Babb worked at the newly constructed Camp Chaffee during World War II (ground broken in September 1941, opened in March 1942), and many of the newspaper clippings in her scrapbook describe the construction of the camp. She later married C. Fred Lane, and the couple had three children: Freddie Joe, Beverly Ann, and Deborah K. Lane.

After the war, Cleona Lane worked for Shelter Insurance Companies and was a member of the East Side Baptist Church of Fort Smith. She served as the director and board member of the Southern Baptist Convention's Woman's Missionary Union, and for seventy-five years was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was involved in the Masonic youth service organization, the Faith Rainbow Assembly, and the White Shrine of Jerusalem (Masonic affiliation). She was also active in the Sebastian County Democratic Women's Club.

Cleona Lane died in Fort Smith on February 23, 2015.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas -- History, Military
Camp Chaffee (Ark.)
Fort Smith (Ark.)
United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 20th century
Women -- Arkansas
World War, 1939-1945 -- Arkansas

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cleona Jo Babb scrapbook, MSS.05.20, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, June 15, 20015


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