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R. S. Biggers Papers

Identifier: MC 614

Scope and Content Note

Letters and copies of letters to and from R. S. Biggers.

The letters mainly pertain to R. S. Biggers's behind-the-scenes political activities: letters requesting his help in getting people jobs and letters he wrote to Wilbur D. Mills, Hattie W. Caraway, and John E. Miller, recommending people for jobs. Unless otherwise noted, it should be assumed that R. S. Biggers' location was Hardy, Arkansas.


  • 1929-1940


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).

Biographical Note

R. S. Biggers, born in Tennessee in 1865, came to Arkansas at age six and lived in Ash Flat, Alta, and Dougherty, farming in Sharp and Craighead Counties. In 1920 he built a general store in Hardy, a railroad resort in the 1930s and 1940s. R. S. Biggers was active in Democrat politics and worked for, among other things, paved roads.


0.02 Linear Feet (2 folders)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged in chronological order in two folders.

Acquisition Information

Letters and copies of letters to and from R. S. Biggers were transferred to Special Collection by Mr. and Mrs. Larry Swetman, Hardy, Arkansas, 1986.

Processing Information

Processed by Nan Lawler, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in February 1987.



R. S. Biggers Papers
Nan Lawler
February 1987
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