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University of Arkansas Office of the President: Charles E. Bishop Speeches

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC 378

Scope and Content Note

Materials include speeches given by Charles E. Bishop during his time as the University of Arkansas President. Some speeches are accompanied by related material, including correspondence, press releases, and event programs. The collection also includes a few of Bishop's published papers and reports and a few speeches given by other people.


  • Creation: 1972-1980


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

"Charles E. Bishop was born June 8, 1921, at Campobell, South Carolina to Fred and Hattie Bess Wall Bishop. He and his wife, Lee, were married June 1, 2002.

A leading authority in the field of agricultural economics, Charles E. Bishop received a bachelor’s degree at Berea College in 1946, a master’s degree from the University of Kentucky in 1948, and a doctoral degree from the University of Chicago in 1952. Bishop was a faculty member at North Carolina State University for 20 years, serving also as vice president of the University of North Carolina campus for four years. He left in 1970 to become chancellor of the University of Maryland, where he served four years before coming to the University of Arkansas in 1974.

During his tenure, the building boom that began under David W. Mullins continued. The Communications Center, now called Kimpel Hall, was finished, and a new Business Building was constructed just south of it. The Billingsley Music Building was added to the Fine Arts Center. The Engineering Extension Center was created and a program in computer science and computer engineering was begun. Also, a new baseball stadium and a track and field facility were added.

Bishop also developed the administration of the University of Arkansas System, creating an administrative cabinet and appointing chancellors at all the campuses beyond Fayetteville. He left the university in 1980 to become president of the University of Houston System.

Information taken from the website of the Office of the Chancellor."


3.25 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged chronologically by the date of the speech or report with undated materials at the end.

Acquisition Information

The Charles E. Bishop Speeches were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on July 17, 1980, by the Office of the President, University of Arkansas through Ms. Kathleen W. Mullins.

Processing Information

Amy Allen and Anthony Wappel; completed in August 2010

University of Arkansas Office of the President: Charles E. Bishop Speeches
Amy Allen and Anthony Wappel
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