Historical Documents

Primary documents serve as our most direct connections to the past.  They are publications, videos, anthologies, letters, photographs, narratives, etc. that were created at the time or place of an event.  Without them, history itself is subject to conjecture.  Fortunately, we have an extensive compilation right here on the Little Rock Central High Memory Project website.

Our collection is always expanding.  If you have any primary documents you would like to contribute to the Memory Project, please send them to george.west@lrsd.org.  Images should be in jpeg format, and any type of text file is fine as long as it is compatible with concurrent versions of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari.  If you include a title and/or brief description, we’ll include them as well.

Roosevelt Thompson:   

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=321

Troops at the Governor’s Mansion:    

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=319

Troops at the Governor’s Mansion (2):

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=320

Jeeps:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=299

Hall High:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=298

Guardsmen on Steps:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=297

Guardsmen on Sidewalk:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=296

Guardsmen on Curb:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=294

Guardsmen on Curb (2):

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=295

Guardsmen at Door:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=293

Elizabeth Eckford Points:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=291

Letter to Eisenhower from Carleton Putnam in Wall Street Journal (top):  

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=316

Letter to Eisenhower from Carleton Putnam in Wall Street Journal (bottom):

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=315

Letter from T.B. Rankin to William Page:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=301

Declaration Of Independence (Copy Version):

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Declaration-of-Independence-Copy.jpg

Declaration Of Independence (Parchment Version):

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Declaration-of-Independence-Original-Parchment.jpg

King Charles II:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/King-Charles-II.jpg

King John:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/King-John.jpg

Thomas Jefferson:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Thomas-Jefferson.jpg

Magna Carta (Parchment Version):

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=665

U.S. Bill of Rights:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=677

Little Rock Nine Entering in Central High:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=678

Elizabeth Eckford:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=680

Elizabeth Eckford (Picture 2):

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Elizabeth-Eckford-Picture-21.jpg

Arkansas National Gaurd and Students (Sept 1957):

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Arkansas-National-Gaurd-and-Students-Sept-1957-.jpg

Terrence Roberts:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=695

Booker T. Washington:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=700

Daisy Bates:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=701

Fred Korematsu:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Fred-Korematsu.jpg

Gloria Steinem:

http://lrchmemory.org/wordpress/?attachment_id=714