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Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.)


Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Daisy Bates Papers

Identifier: MC 582
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of twelve boxes of correspondence and other documents, photographs, audio cassettes, and film. The files include correspondence resulting from her work and that of her husband, L.C. Bates, with the NAACP between 1957 and 1974. Significant correspondents include Harry Ashmore, Dale Bumpers, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Orval Faubus, and Roy Wilkins. An index of correspondents is located at the end of this finding aid. Other materials in the collection include honors and...
Dates: 1940-1988

Virgil T. Blossom Papers

Identifier: MC 1364
Scope and Content Note Papers pertaining to Virgil T. Blossom's career as Superintendent of the Little Rock Public Schools, 1953-1958, especially his role in the desegregation crisis in 1957-58. The papers pertain to the Central High crisis. Blossom became a central figure in the controversy, and he was removed as superintendent in November 1958. He wrote an account of the crisis, published as a series of articles, "The Untold Story of Little Rock," in Saturday Evening Post (May 23 - June 27, 1959) and...
Dates: 1952-1960

Colbert S. Cartwright Scrapbooks

Identifier: MC 1026
Scope and Content Note

Scrapbooks pertain to Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister Colbert S. Cartwright's involvement with race relations in Little Rock (Pulaski County), and particularly to the Little Rock Central High Integration Crisis.

Dates: 1954-1963

Paul and Ann Faris Papers

Identifier: MC 2612
Content Description The collection contains the photography, writings, and other personal and professional papers of Paul and Ann Faris. Series 1 contains personal and professional papers, including correspondence, biographical materials, and materials related to Paul Faris' work as a professor at Hendrix College. Series 2 contains research materials, photographs, drafts, and other materials related to Paul Faris' 1983 book Ozark Log Cabin Folks: The Way They...
Dates: circa 1933-2022

Orval Eugene Faubus Papers

Identifier: MS F27 301 FAUBUS
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, memoranda, reports, speeches, diary, lists, notes, petitions, certificates, clippings, literary manuscripts, legislative bills, scrapbooks, sound recordings, motion picture film, financial, legal, military, and other records created, received, or collected by Faubus (1910-1978) or by staff members of the Arkansas gubernatorial office (1955-1967). Records pertain, for the most part, to the operations (1955-1967) of Arkansas state constitutional and other offices,...
Dates: 1910-1978; Majority of material found within 1939-1974

Elizabeth Paisley Huckaby Records Pertaining to the Integration of Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas

Identifier: MC 428
Scope and Content Note The journals, correspondence, notes, school bulletins, memoranda, reports, interview transcripts, programs, school handbook, school directories and other material in this collection were created or collected by Mrs. Huckaby in the course of her administrative duties or as the result of her personal experiences during the academic year 1957-1958. The collection also contains two drafts, rough and revised, of Huckaby's book, Crisis At Central High: Little...
Dates: 1957-1963

Elizabeth Jacoway Oral History Interviews

 Collection — Box: Small Manuscript Collections Box 9
Identifier: MC 1481
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of copies of the transcriptions of interviews she conducted with Daisy Gatson Bates and Vivion Lenon Brewer, two leaders of the effort to desegregate Central High School. N.B. The transcripts were copied from the Southern Historical Collection, the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and were given to the University of Arkansas Libraries by Ms. Jacoway.

Dates: 1976

Betty E. Lile Papers

Identifier: MC 1455
Scope and Content Note

Papers pertain to the participation of Betty E. Lile's husband, R. A. Lile, in the events of the fall of 1957 when attempts to desegregate Central High School in Little Rock resulted in deployment of Federal troops and a major crisis.

Dates: 1971-1997

Little Rock Central High Integration Crisis, Federal Bureau of Investigation Records

Identifier: MC 1027
Scope and Content Note

The files are photocopies of serials 855, 933, 937, 971, and 990 from Bureau File No. 4412284. They pertain to contempt of court actions stemming from the integration crisis, and are composed mostly of interviews.

Dates: 1957

Little Rock Desegregation Crisis Oral History Interview Transcripts

Identifier: MS L72 310
Scope and Content Note

Xerox copy of typewritten transcripts of oral history interviews conducted, 1970-1972, by Columbia University's Oral History Research Office.

Dates: 1970-1973

Larry Obsitnik Photo Archives

Identifier: MC 1280
Scope and Content Note Materials in this collection include almost 700 prints and more than 10,000 negatives. They include items spanning the entire length of Obsitnik's career as a photographer. One series features photographs taken while he was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. The collection includes approximately one hundred prints of prominent persons, including American presidents, Arkansas politicians, and celebrities; it contains a substantially larger number of negatives depicting these subjects. Several...
Dates: 1918-1984

Velma and J. O. Powell Collection

Identifier: MC 1367
Scope and Content Note Papers pertaining to the Little Rock Central High School integration crisis (1957-1959) and the Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools (WEC). The collection includes an account of the events by J. O. Powell, along with notes and correspondence to a nephew, Tim DeLaney. Also included in the collection are photocopies of several other accounts: an unpublished book, The Embattled Ladies of Little Rock, by Vivion Lenon Brewer, one of the founders of WEC;...
Dates: ca 1958-1979

Henry Woods Papers

Identifier: MC 1386
Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of materials documenting Judge Woods' career from the 1940s to the 1990s, and are arranged in three series. Series 1 contains personal and professional correspondence and other papers and photographs. The bulk of the collection is in Series 2, pertaining to Little Rock school desegregation cases, 1950s-1990s. Series 3 contains papers and videocassettes pertaining to other court cases.

Dates: ca 1940s to 1990s

Additional filters:

Civil rights -- Arkansas 3
Education -- Arkansas 3
Little Rock (Ark.) 3
Civil Rights -- Arkansas -- Little Rock 2
World War, 1939-1945 2