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Pebley Center Collections - Fred Patton: Collection Contents

Collection Description Overview

The J. Fred Patton Collection was donated to the Pebley Center by his daughter, Ann Patton Dawson.  Materials include biographical data, correspondence, newspaper articles, a manuscript for the History of Fort Smith, 1817-1892,  photographs, and certificates.  Materials in the collection show the contributions of Patton to the history and development of Fort Smith as a historian, educator, businessman, and civic leader.


       Marshals Tombstone Project at Oak Cemetery

  • List of Marshals
  • Maps showing location of graves of US Deputy Marshals
  • Chronology of Oak Cemetery project
  • Primary sources for the Marshals Tombstone Project for Oak Cemetery

      Judge Isaac C. Parker Federal Building

  • Background and sources for the renaming of the Judge Isaac C. Parker Federal Building

     Tales of the Crypt

  • Origin and scripts for early productions

      History of Fort Smith, 1817 - 1992

  • Details surrounding the publication of the History of Fort Smith, 1817-1892.


  • Biographical
  • Community Service
  • Professional Activities
  • Publications and awards 
    • Articles, books, speeches)
    • Presentations and tour scripts
    • Awards, Honors and Plaques
    • Newspaper articles
    • Photographs and miscellaneous materials

Collection Inventory and Details

J. Fred Patton Publication



                          History of Fort Smith, 1817- 1992.   

Updates to the first printing of this book were added: History of Fort Smith, 1817-2000 and History of Fort Smith, 1817-2004.