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University of Arkansas Division of Information Scrapbooks

Identifier: MC 260

Scope and Content Note

Newspaper clippings pasted in two spiral scrapbooks


  • Creation: 1943


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Historical Note

Early in the history of the University of Arkansas, news service and publicity duties were handled by instructors of journalism. J. Wainwright Evans, Murray Sheehan, J. Wymond French, and Victor Portman all served as instructors of journalism in the English department of the University and were all tasked by the president of the University with publicizing the institution. When French left the University, President Futrall hired Walter J. Lemke who was charged with organizing a department of journalism and serving as director of the University News Bureau. Lemke was the director of the bureau until that position was separated from the Department of Journalism in 1939, and Sam Schwieger was hired as director. Schwieger was also field manager for the Arkansas Press Association and ran the two organizations as one unit from 1941 until his departure in 1943. Schwieger was succeeded by William J. Good who held the position until the creation of the Division of Information Services in 1958.

The two scrapbooks in this collection were donated by the Division of Information and contain newspaper clippings compiled by the Arkansas Press Association Clipping Bureau. The first scrapbook contains newspaper clippings from the 1943 commencement. During this year, honorary degrees were awarded to J. Edgar Hoover, Judge Walter G. Riddick, Thomas B. Freemen and Lt. Gen. Brehon B. Somervell. Commencement speakers included Dr. James W. Clarke and Will R. Mainer, Jr. The second scrapbook contains newspaper clippings on teacher shortages, special courses, the ninth annual education conference, and other articles concerning trustees, faculty and students at the U of A.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

First scrapbook contains clippings on commencement. Second scrapbook contains clippings of education, university personnel, faculty, trustees, and students.

Acquisition Information

The University of Arkansas Division of Information Scrapbooks were donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries in 1976 by the Division of Information through James H. Clark.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Allen and Kalie Kaitschuck; completed in September 2014.

University of Arkansas Division of Information Scrapbooks
Amy Allen and Kalie Kaitschuck
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444