Commonwealth College (Mena, Ark.)
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Printed (Starco Print., Mena) broadside announcing execution sale, December 16, 1940, of farm equipment, livestock, and hay, to satisfy judgments against Commonwealth College Association.
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.
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.
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.
Rough draft of unpublished autobiography of Marion M. Noble.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.
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.
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.
- Universities and colleges -- Arkansas 5
- Socialism and education -- Arkansas 4
- Mena (Ark.) 3
- Arkansas -- Politics and government 2
- Auctions 2
- Collective settlements -- United States 1
- Communism -- United States 1
- Cotton trade 1
- Governmental investigations -- Arkansas 1
- Journalists -- Arkansas 1
- Labor unions 1
- New Llano (La.) 1
- School integration -- Arkansas 1
- Socialism 1
- Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1 ∧ less