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Overview

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Arkansas Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy

General T. J. Churchill Chapter, Arkansas Division

Little Rock Chapter, Arkansas Division

State of Arkansas

Secession and Civil War

Southern Culture

Oklahoma Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy

Miscellaneous

Southern Methodist University

Effie Combs collection on the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Division

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Combs, Effie
Title: Effie Combs collection on the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Division
Inclusive Dates: 1913-1974
Abstract: These materials were collected by Effie Elizabeth Combs (1890-1973), long-time member of the Arkansas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Documents from the Arkansas Division and two of its chapters – the General T. J. Churchill Chapter (est. 1911) and the Little Rock Chapter (est. 1937) – comprise the bulk of the collection. Documents include convention programs; event programs; brochures; pamphlets; letters; General T. J. Churchill Chapter yearbooks from the period 1922 to 1949; Little Rock Chapter yearbooks from the period 1938 to 1972; a membership roster of the Little Rock Chapter; a few biographical essays; booklets of poems written by UDC member Josie Frazee Cappleman; a Biennial Report of the Arkansas Confederate Home, 1926-1928; and an Arkansas History Commission Bulletin of Information (1913). Also included is one document from the Oklahoma Division of the UDC.
Accession No: A2007.0023c
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Effie Elizabeth Combs (1890-1973) belonged to the Churchill Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Division in Little Rock, Arkansas before joining the Little Rock Chapter as a charter member in 1937. She served as Recording Secretary of the Churchill Chapter; as Historian, Registrar, and President of the Little Rock Chapter; and as State Director of the United Daughters of the Confederacy Magazine (now UDC Magazine).

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of materials collected by Effie Elizabeth Combs, long-time member of the Arkansas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Documents from the Arkansas Division and two of its chapters – the General T. J. Churchill Chapter (est. 1911) and the Little Rock Chapter (est. 1937) – comprise the bulk of the collection. Documents include printed programs of the Arkansas Division annual conventions from the period 1931 to 1962; an event calendar; event programs; brochures; pamphlets; letters to or from the Arkansas Division president; General T. J. Churchill Chapter yearbooks from the period 1922 to 1949; Little Rock Chapter yearbooks from the period 1938 to 1972; a membership roster of the Little Rock Chapter; and printed programs from the Little Rock Chapter’s annual conventions.

In addition to the material produced by the Arkansas Division of the UDC and its chapters, the collection contains a pamphlet titled Letters of David O. Dodd (he was hung as a Confederate spy during the Civil War); two copies of Marie Erwin Ward’s The Long, Long, Thoughts of Youth: The Story of David Owen Todd; a copy of the text of a 1923 Arkansas State Law involving the Arkansas Division of the UDC; a typescript titled "Southern Recipes"; a series of booklets of poems written by UDC member Josie Frazee Cappleman (d. 1936); a typescript by George M. Mooreland titled "An Arkansas Poet: The Confederates’ Friend" (about Cappleman); notes on Cappleman; a booklet titled The Right of Secession; a program from the re-enactment of the Secession Convention on its 100th anniversary; the Biennial Report of the Arkansas Confederate Home, 1926-1928; and the Arkansas History Commission Bulletin of Information, no. 5 (March 1913). Also included is one document from the Oklahoma Division of the UDC.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is organized into 8 series:
Series 1: Arkansas Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Series 2: General T. J. Churchill Chapter, Arkansas Division
Series 3: Little Rock Chapter, Arkansas Division
Series 4: State of Arkansas
Series 5: Secession and Civil War
Series 6: Southern Culture
Series 7: Oklahoma Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Series 8: Miscellaneous

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the DeGolyer Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

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Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
United Daughters of the Confederacy. Arkansas Division.
Confederate States of America -- History -- Societies, etc.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Societies, etc. -- Confederate.

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Related Material

Outside SMU:

Effie Combs Collection (1922-1977), MSS 05-07. Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Central Arkansas Library System. Little Rock, AR. http://www.cals.lib.ar.us/butlercenter/manuscripts/collection/mss05-07.html

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Effie Combs collection on the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Arkansas Division, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2007.

Processed by

Dale Topham, June 2009.

Finding aid written by

Dale Topham, June 2009.

Encoded by

Lara Corazalla, 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Arkansas Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy

Box Folder
1 1 Annual Convention Programs, ca. 1931-1962
2 Annual Convention Event Programs and Materials, ca. 1928-1941
3 Event Programs, ca. 1926-1974
4 Letters, ca. 1944-1951

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Series 2:
General T. J. Churchill Chapter, Arkansas Division

Box Folder
1 5 General T. J. Churchill Chapter Yearbooks, ca. 1922-1949

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Series 3:
Little Rock Chapter, Arkansas Division

Box Folder
1 6 Little Rock Chapter Yearbooks, ca. 1938-1955
7 Little Rock Chapter Yearbooks, part two, ca. 1956-1972
8 Little Rock Chapter Membership Roster, undated

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Series 4:
State of Arkansas

Box Folder
1 9 State of Arkansas Brochures and Pamphlets, ca. 1913-1962
10 Biennial Report of the Arkansas Confederate Home, 1926-1928

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Series 5:
Secession and Civil War

Box Folder
1 11 Mrs. John Weinmann, The Right of Secession, undated
12 David O. Dodd Biographical Material

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Series 6:
Southern Culture

Box Folder
1 13 Josie Frazee Cappleman Biographical Material
14 Booklets of Poetry by Josie Frazee Cappleman, ca. 1919-1930
15 "Southern Recipes"

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Series 7:
Oklahoma Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy

Box Folder
1 16 Oklahoma Division, 1944

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Series 8:
Miscellaneous

Box Folder
1 17 Miscellaneous

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