William Kavanaugh Oldham plantation records


Repository: Arkansas State Archives
Title: William Kavanaugh Oldham plantation records
Date: 1885-1920
Quantity: 0.75 Cubic feet
Call number: MS.000318
Language: Materials entirely in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Kavanaugh Oldham (1865-1938) served as acting Governor of Arkansas in 1913 when Joseph T. Robinson resigned to become United States Senator. Oldham was born in Kentucky and moved to Arkansas where he settled in Pettus in Lonoke County. He was a highly successful cotton planter and served as a member of the Arkansas Cotton Growers Association and as chairman of the Cotton Reduction Commission. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1907, to the State Senate in 1911, and as President pro tempore of the Senate in 1913. He died at his home in Lonoke County in 1938.

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains three plantation ledgers and a college yearbook.

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Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17-U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. The person using this material is liable for any infringement.

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Administrative Information
Preferred Citation

William Kavanaugh Oldham Plantation Records, Arkansas History Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Sherryl Miller, England, Arkansas, 1993.

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  • Plantation ledgers

    • 1. 1885

    • 2. 1907-1909

    • 3. 1918-1920

  • 4. University of Arkansas yearbook, 1910

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