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Ralph Desmarais papers

Ralph Desmarais papers

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Finding aid for the Ralph Desmarais papers

BC.MSS.03.02

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

October 21, 2016



Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2017-08-04T11:02-0500
Language: English

Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Desmarais, Ralph H., 1935-
Title: Ralph Desmarais papers
Dates: 1964-1991
Quantity: 3.4 Linear feet
Abstract:The collection contains oral history interviews and transcripts related to farming in Arkansas. The collection also contains related background material and books.
Identification: BC.MSS.03.02
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-0302

Arrangement

This collection is arranged topically and alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains oral history interviews and transcripts related to farming in Arkansas. Most of the interivews were done by Desmarais, but some of them were done by one of his students, Rebecca Yarbrough.

Some oral histories consist of both the audio and transcript, while others may have only the transcript or only the audio. The collection also contains related background material and books.


Biographical Information

Ralph H. Desmarais, Ph.D. is a retired college professor and author. He was born October 18, 1935, in Nashua, New Hampshire. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Durham with a bachelor and master’s degrees, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.

Desmarais served on the faculties of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). Desmarais, a food and farm advocate, has researched and written about Arkansas’s agricultural history. As part of his research, he conducted numerous oral histories related to farming, particularly in the Arkansas Delta, in the late 1970s.


Index Terms

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

Agriculture--Arkansas--History
Oral histories.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ralph Demarais papers, MSS. 03.02, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ralph Desmarais, 2003.


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