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Commonwealth College (Mena, Ark.)


Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Cleo Tucker Collection

Identifier: MC 2466
Scope and Contents The collection contains materials, particularly related to Commonwealth College and to Mena, Arkansas, collected by Cleo Tucker. Included are correspondence, clippings, a Mena High School yearbook, and issues of the Commonwealth College Fortnightly newspaper.A cotton sales ledger belonging to George W. Petty of Mena, Arkansas, is included, as are receipts and other business documents that had been enclosed in the ledger.The collection also...
Dates: circa 1898-1987

William Henry Cobb Papers

Identifier: MC 2222
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists primarily of William Henry Cobb's research and writings on the history of Commonwealth College, including essays, correspondence, newspapers, and photographs. Also included are materials regarding his related research on the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union and regarding his efforts to encourage the University of Arkansas to honor the memory of former professor Dr. Walter Lee Brown.

Dates: ca 1927-2009

Commonwealth College Auction Broadside

Identifier: MC 689
Scope and Content Note

Printed (Starco Print., Mena) broadside announcing execution sale, December 16, 1940, of farm equipment, livestock, and hay, to satisfy judgments against Commonwealth College Association.

Dates: December 16, 1940

Commonwealth College Auction Broadside

Identifier: MC 690
Scope and Content Note

Printed (Starco Print., Mena) broadside announcing executive sale, December 19, 1940, of printing, office, and household equipment; hardware; food; and books, to satisfy judgements against Commonwealth College Association.

Dates: December 19, 1940

Orval Eugene Faubus Files, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Identifier: MC 1324
Scope and Content Note

The FBI files pertain to Orval Eugene Faubus' controversial attendance at Commonwealth College, Mena, Arkansas in 1935; integration of Public Schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Governor Faubus' contempt of court; and two separate extortion investigations, 1958 and 1964.

Dates: 1954-1969

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Commonwealth College Files

Identifier: MC 1323
Scope and Content Note Files comprise 182 copies of documents from FBI records pertaining to Commonwealth College, Mena, Polk County, Arkansas, ca. 1920s-1930s. Contains correspondence and memoranda from the United States Department of Justice, United States Senate, Arkansas House of Representatives, Arkansas Chamber of Commerce, Mena, Arkansas, Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs, and private citizens from Mena and neighboring communities, regarding the college's allegedly anti-American and immoral practices;...
Dates: ca. 1920s-1930s

Clay Fulks Papers

Identifier: MC 1473
Scope and Content Note The first group of materials pertains to Clay Fulks and his family. Biographical materials consist primarily of newspaper clippings, which include information on the Arkansas Socialist Party. The FBI report contains documents released to Stephen Smith relating to the investigation of Clay Fulks from 1941 to 1952. Fulkss newspaper writings include columns, news features, and letters to the editor. Among them is an article on Arkansas entrepreneur Harvey Couch (1932). His writings also include...
Dates: 1909-2002

Henry Clay East Papers

Identifier: MC 189
Scope and Content Note

Most of the papers in this collection comprise correspondence from H.L. Mitchell to East regarding Mitchell's union work after the STFU merged with other labor unions. Some correspondence concerns East's personal and political activities. Other materials include clippings, pamphlets, brochures, and newsletters that East either obtained himself or received from Mitchell.

Dates: 1934-1973

Marion M. Noble Manuscript

Identifier: MC 816
Scope and Content Note

Rough draft of unpublished autobiography of Marion M. Noble. The work relates to Noble's participation in various progressive causes from the turn of the century through his fighting in the Spanish Civil War. Of special interest is Noble's account of his days as a student at Commonwealth College (Polk County, Arkansas) from Fall 1932 through Spring 1934.

Dates: 1988

Nathan Oser Letter

Identifier: MS L34 Oser
Scope and Content Note

Typewritten transcript of letter dated December 24, 1939, from Oser, Industrial Manager of Commonwealth College, Mena, Arkansas, to John Steinbeck, Los Catos, California, regarding affairs of the college and soliciting an additional money contribution from Steinbeck for the Commonwealth College Association.

Dates: 1939

Richard W. St. John Commonwealth College Collection

Identifier: MS Sa235 196
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, minutes of proceedings, bulletins, pamphlets, newspapers, clippings, and other material pertaining to the history of the radical labor school at Mena, Arkansas. Correspondents include Cedric Belfrage, Wilbur Clarke Benton, Douglass Carr, Winifred L. Chappell, J. Vance Clayton, Kenneth C. Coffelt, William Fadjo Cravens, Samuel W. Eiges, Henry Pratt Fairchild, Mabel Fulks, Nathan Green Gordon, Laura Ley Gray, Claris G. "Crip" Hall, Arthur...
Dates: 1924-1949

William A. Gilbert Papers

Identifier: MC 190
Scope and Content Note

The William Gilbert papers consist of correspondence, business records, newspapers, pamphlets, tracts, brochures, amd microfilm reflecting his wide range of interests including socialism, mysticism, pacifism, and the American Legion. The bulk of the papers are printed materials, and those which form an integral part of the collection have been retained.

Dates: 1923-1969

Henry Edward Wilson Newllano Colony Papers

Identifier: MS W693
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, memoranda, financial records, essays, addresses, notebooks, legal briefs, clippings, periodicals and other published and unpublished material, most of which dates from 1917 to circa 1950, pertaining to the history of the Llano Co-operative Colony of Newllano, Louisiana, especially as regards its founding in 1917; its legal and financial relationship with the Llano Del Rio Co.; its social and financial plans and problems; dissention and conflict among its leaders and members;...
Dates: 1915-1962

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