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Lee A. Seamster Papers

Identifier: MC 637

Scope and Content Note

The Lee A. Seamster Papers include Seamster's correspondence, copies of his judicial decisions, and legal documents. Fannie Presley Seamster, Seamster's wife, was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy; her papers, and Seamster's collection of sermons, are contained here as well. The collection concludes with family photographs.


  • ca 1880-1986


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

Born in Benton County, Lee A. Seamster (1888-1960) was the son of Martin Luther Seamster and Nancy Cole Seamster. He was a school teacher and rural letter carrier who studied law with Bentonville lawyers and was admitted to the bar in 1913. Seamster was Chancery Judge of the 13th District, 1925-42 and 1949-50 and served in the Arkansas Legislature, 1914-20 and 1947-48. Governor Orval Faubus named him Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court in 1955, a post he held until 1957.


2 Linear Feet (4 Boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Material is arranged and described in three series

  1. Series 1. Political and Professional Papers. Box 1.
  2. Series 1. Subseries 1. Correspondence.
  3. Series 1. Subseries 2. Legislative and Judicial Papers.
  4. Series 1. Subseries 3. Private Legal Practice and Selective Service Papers.
  5. Series 2. Family and Genealogical Papers. Box 2.
  6. Series 2. Subseries 1. Biographical and Genealogical Papers.
  7. Series 2. Subseries 2. Anecdotes and Religious Materials.
  8. Series 3. Photographs. Boxes 3-4.

Acquisition Information

The Lee A. Seamster Papers were donated by Margaret Seamster Schwieger of Fayetteville, Arkansas on March 5, 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by Janet G. Tucker; completed in May 1988.

Lee A. Seamster Papers
Janet G. Tucker
Language of description
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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