Mary Maxfield Scrapbook Collection

Lyon College Special Collections
Regional Studies Center
Mabee-Simpson Library
Lyon College
P.O. Box 2317
Batesville, AR 72503-2317
Telephone: 870-307-7509



Title:                           Mary Maxfield Scrapbook Collection

Accession number:     94-001-AC

Collection size:           0.5 linear ft. (1 box)

Donor:                        Fitzhugh Spragins, Batesville, Ark.

Repository:                Lyon College Special Collections, Regional Studies Center


Information About Mary Maxfield and the Collection 

Mary Maxfield Fitzhugh (1858-1932) was a lifelong resident of Batesville, Arkansas.  In 1876 she was a member of the first graduating class of Lyon (then Arkansas) College.  Mary Maxfield was married to John Conway Fitzhugh, and they had three children:  John Conway Fitzhugh Jr., Fred Eugene Fitzhugh, and Mary Maxfield Spragins. 

The collection consists of photocopies of two scrapbooks kept by Mary Maxfield Fitzhugh.  The scrapbooks consist primarily of newspaper clippings from local papers.  Entries in the first scrapbook date from 1889 to 1918, and the second one from 1910 to 1920.  The collection also contains an index made up of 3”X5” note cards in a small box. 

The collection was processed and indexed in 1994 by Nancy S. Griffith, and in 2002 Kim Halpain and Judy Blackwell completed the website finding aid.  The collection is open for research.



            Batesville, Ark.—History

            Fitzhugh, Mary Maxfield

            Independence County (Ark.)—History

            Maxfield, Mary 


Series Description


Folder 1:  Scrapbook 1


Folder 2:  Scrapbook 2


Box:  Index cards


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