Skip to main content

University of Arkansas News Bureau Scrapbooks

Identifier: MC 2281.UA

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of eleven bound volumes. One volume contains press releases. The remainder of the volumes contain newspaper clippings pasted into the bound volumes.


  • 1932-1940

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.

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.>


3.9 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

The collection is arranged with the press releases first followed by the topical scrapbooks and then the general scrapbooks in chronological order.

Acquisition Information

The items were transferred from the University of Arkansas News Bureau

Processing Information

Ashley Fernandez and Amy Allen, 2019

University of Arkansas News Bureau Scrapbooks
Amy Allen and Ashley Fernandez
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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