“A Real Satisfaction”

Shiloh Museum outreach coordinator Susan Young shares the life story of Essie Ward, a folk artist from Searcy County, Arkansas. You can visit the museum’s onine collection “A Real Satisfaction” to view many of Essie Ward’s paintings. Recorded June 18, 2014. NOTE: In her talk, Young states that upon meeting Jesse Ward, Essie Treat went home and told her folks she had just met the man she was going to marry. In fact, it was the other way around: Jesse went home and told his folks he had just met the woman he was going to marry.

Put Your Relatives in Their Place: Caring for Family Photos

Shiloh Museum photo archivist/research librarian Marie Demeroukas shares tips for preserving your family photo collection. Recorded January 17, 2007.

Otto Ernest Rayburn and his Ozark Folk Encyclopedia

Ethel Simpson, retired archivist with the University of Arkansas Special Collections Department, explores the life and work of Otto Ernest Rayburn, an author and educator who moved to the Ozarks in 1917, spent years amassing newspaper clippings, magazine articles, letters, and photos related to Ozark lore and life, eventually organizing his collection into a 229-volume “encyclopedia.” Today the collection is housed in the Special Collections Department at the University of Arkansas’s Mullins Library. Recorded April 19, 2017.