Quantrill Special Collections Research (QSCR)
The QSCR has a unique educational inventory exclusive to northwest Arkansas that's filled with items you can't find anywhere else! This one of a kind collection hosts a myriad of information on northwest Arkansas residents that's combined with the depth of Quantrill's Missouri guerrilla days and John Brown's "Bleeding Kansas"! And you can only find it at the Benton County Historical Society in Bentonville, Arkansas! This vast collection includes:
*Massive binders crammed with Confederate pension applications of Quantrill's guerrillas
*Award winning books from award winning authors on both the Kansas-Missouri border wars and "Bleeding" Kansas
*MANY books on Jesse James, The Youngers, Bloody Bill Anderson, Gen. JO Shelby, individual guerrillas and, of course, William Quantrill
*Biographical binders on some of the northwest Arkansas residents who make up the QSCR Members
*Award winning books that can be found mostly in just the Kansas City and/or Independence, Missouri areas
*Movies that cover or tie into the subject include "Ride With the Devil", "True Grit", "The Outlaw Josey Wales", "Rooster Cogburn", "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" and many other great Quantrill related titles!
*Documentary DVDs such as "Touched By Fire: Bleeding Kansas" and "Bloody Dawn: The Lawrence Massacre."
*Decor around the collection include the movie posters "Ride With The Devil", John Wayne's "True Grit" and the 1958 film, "Quantrill's Raiders. Plus over thirty portraits of guerrillas like Jesse James, Frank James, John Jarrette, Archie Clements, William Gregg, Upton Hays, Jim Cummins and MUCH more!
*Over thirty Civil War Teachers guides for incorporating the border wars and Bleeding Kansas into their classes.
*Plus...museum items, magazines, pamphlets, newsletters and much more!
And don't forget our host website here that's loaded with biographies, school lesson plans, genealogy links, extensive research and even some stunning surprises!