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Prints by Elmer Oliver

Marvin Elmer Oliver was an artist, farmer, and civil service employee in the Arkansas Ozarks. In 1955, he produced a book, Strange Scenes in the Ozarks, which attracted notice because of its unique artistic qualities. Text and illustrations were printed using the silk-screen (or serigraph) process, assembled by hand, and enclosed in a handmade cover.

Oliver published 400 copies. The text describes the backwoods life Oliver remembered, which was almost completely gone by the time he produced his book.

His distinctive illustrations make Strange Scenes in the Ozarks an item of interest to collectors of Arkansiana and of regional art. Oliver later published Old Mills of the Ozarks (1969) with black-and-white sketches, descriptions, and locations of twenty water-powered mills.

Learn more about M.E. Oliver by visiting The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture by clicking this link: M.E. Oliver biography.

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Various Downloadable Documents

Aurora Arkansas by Joy Russell - MS Word document

Castle on a hill (Jackson Creek) by Joy Russell - MS Word document

Civil War Skirmishes Kingston - MS Word document

Early Land Entries 1844-1853 - MS Word document

Gold Diggers - Letters from California - MS Word document

Revolutionary War Pension Application of Job Hobbs - MS Word document

Huntsville Caves by Joy Russell - MS Word document

Professor Jesse Bird by Kevin Hatfield - MS Word document

The Mountain Teacher by W. H. Hughes - MS Word document

John Biven War of 1812 Pension Application- MS Word document

Madison County Courthouses - MS Word document

Madison County Facts and Firsts - MS Word document

Madison County Post Offices - MS Word document

Mr. Diesel comes to Fayetteville - MS Word document

Madison County Community Map (Shows old communities) in pdf format

Madison County 175th Celebration Program in pdf format

Polk Square Dedication Program in pdf format

History of Presley Chapel UMC 2010 in pdf format

History of Education in Madison County, Arkansas 1827-1948 in pdf format