Special Collections

For more information regarding Huie Library's Special Collections please contact:

Natalie Scrimshire
(870) 230-5271

Linda Evans
(870) 230-5315

Special Collections:

Arkadelphia Rotary Club Collection

Club papers and materials, including a large collection of national and international club flags.

Arkadelphia Tornado Photographs

Photographs of the aftermath of the 1997 Clark County tornado, which destroyed portions of Arkadelphia.

Arkansas Library Association Papers

The collected papers and history of ArLA, from its founding to the present day.

Callaway-Dokey Collection

Vernon G. Dokey played left guard on the Henderson football team from 1929-1933. Materials include his senior blanket and a football signed by the members of the 1933 team.

Closed Stacks

A collection of rare and antiquarian books, signed and first-editions including donations from Donald Thomas, Tom Duncan, John Linn, and William J. Clinton.

Delores Brumfield White Collection

A small collection of artifacts and documents related to White and her experience in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, including a Girls League baseball and her favorite bat.

Graphic Novel Collection

History of comics and graphic novels as literature.

Henderson Museum Collection

Objects and artifacts from the former Henderson Museum.

Hollywood Methodist Church Papers

Records and papers of the Hollywood (Arkansas) Methodist Church.

HSU History Collection

This collection contains non-archival material relating to this history of the university. Examples include ROTC uniforms, promotional material, and sports memorabilia.

HSU Institutional Collection

Henderson State University faculty and alumni publications

Jane Ross Photography Collection

This collection contains many of Ross' prints, negatives, slides, and scrapbooks along with cameras and other photography equipment.

James Blackmon Aviation Collection

Aviation books and images

Jean-Marc Lofficier Collection

European popular culture items focusing on French comics and videos.

John Paul McConnell Collection

General McConnell, a 1927 Henderson graduate, was the sixth Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. This collection contains his Chief of Staff flag and souvenirs from his time stationed in Burma during WWII.

Methodism in Arkansas, George Thornburgh Collection

Papers and documents related to the Methodist Episcopal Church in Arkansas

Minnie Belle Huie Collection

Henderson's first trained-librarian, Minnie Belle Huie, is the name-sake of the university library. The collection consists of her personal books and journals.

Olds Family Collection

Scrapbooks created by Cleda and Hazel Olds documenting their time at Henderson in the 1920s.

Pat Warren Family History Collection

V.V. Kniseley Jr. and Emma Jean Wilson's 1939 Henderson diplomas, their Certificate of Marriage Book, and his PhD thesis. Also contains personal correspondence and artwork by Lillian Lucas, who graduated from Henderson in 1909, and whose illustrations appear in yearbooks from that era.

Richard Bissette Collection

Books, models, and other artifacts of his WWII service in the U. S. Coast Guard and post-war service in the Vermont National Guard

Roy Cagle Collection

Roy Cagle, a resident of Prescott, was a WWII Navy Veteran who maintained a lifelong fascination with aviation and photography. This collection contains his personal photographs and memorabilia, airplane models, posters and maps, and a large collection of aviation magazines dating from 1927-2015.

Serpent Handlers of Southern Appalachia

A subset of the Hood-Williamson Archives of the Serpent Handlers of Southern Appalachia. (Main Collection: Lupton Library, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)

Stephen R. Bissette Collection

The complete archive of a career in the comics industry

Taiwanese Collection

Henderson hosted graduate students for several years from the country of Taiwan. These students often donated items to the HSU President and to the university as they departed. This collection contains some of these items.

William H. "Dub" Arnold Collection

The William H. "Dub" Arnold Collection is a collection of papers, news clippings, books, and other items related to Arnold's career. A 1957 graduate of Henderson State Teachers College, Arnold served multiple terms as prosecuting attorney for Clark County, as well as municipal judge, and chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court.

William L. Underwood Collection

Original scores composed by William L. Underwood