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Carole L. Harter Papers

Identifier: MC 2311

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of materials regarding the political activities of Carole L. Harter (Carole Westby at the time of her campaigns), particularly her 2006 run for Arkansas House District 98 seat and her 2008 run for Benton County Justice of the Peace District 10. Materials include correspondence, press coverage, speeches, polling and voting results, and district maps.


  • Creation: 2006-2009


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

Carole Linebarger Westby Harter was born in 1941 to Florence France and C. A. Linebarger, Jr. She worked as a realtor and as a secretary at Northwest Arkansas Community College. In 2006, she unsuccessfully ran against Republican Donna Hutchinson for the Arkansas House of Representatives District 98 seat. In 2008, she unsuccessfully ran for Benton County District 10 Justice of the Peace. Harter also served as Treasurer for the Benton County Democratic Central Committee, and was president of the Bella Vista Historical Museum for 18 years, before stepping down in 2016. In 2012, she married Bill Harter.


0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials have been arranged by campaign and by format. Justice of the Peace materials were originally received in a binder, but have been re-foldered for preservation reasons, while retaining the same general topical groupings. House District 98 campaign materials in Box 2 were also originally received in a binder, and foldered for preservation reasons.

Acquisition Information

The Carole L. Harter Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department by Carole L. Harter of Fayetteville, Arkansas, on September 10, 2018.

An additional binder of materials (Box 2) was donated by Harter on May 1, 2019.

Related Materials

Papers relating to Harter's father and grandfather may be also be found in Special Collections:

Linebarger Brothers Papers MC 946

Linebarger Brothers Papers Addendum MC 946a

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in September 2018; updated by Windon to incorporate addittional materials in May 2019.


Carole L. Harter Papers
Katrina Windon
September 2018
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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