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Arkansas Girls State Materials

Identifier: MC 1585

Scope and Content Note

Documents pertaining to Ellen Compton's attendance at the 1955 session of Arkansas Girls State under the sponsorship of the Bentonville Rotary Club. She had her picture made with the other delegates, and later in the summer talked to the club about her experiences.


  • Creation: 1955


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

Ellen Compton attended the 1955 session of Arkansas Girls State under the sponsorship of the Bentonville Rotary Club.

The annual Arkansas Girls State government education program is held in June each year. High school girls from throughout the state gather for a week-long program of conventions, elections, and participation in exercises that imitate state and local government. Delegates hold mock legislative proceedings in the chambers of the House and Senate and meet with other government officials.


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Acquisition Information

Donated to the Special Collections Department by Ellen Compton of Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 2004.

Additional newspaper clippings were donated by Compton on February 28, 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Ethel C. Simpson; completed in December 2004; updated by Katrina Windon in May 2019 to include additional materials.


Arkansas Girls State Materials
Ethel C. Simpson
December 2004
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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