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"The Justice Douglas Trip" by Margaret Hedges

Identifier: MC 1203

Scope and Content Note

Typescript reminiscence of a visit by Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas to the Buffalo River, with appendix of instructions to the organizers of the event.


  • Creation: 1962


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

William Orville Douglas was a Supreme Court judge from 1939 to 1975. Douglas visited the Buffalo River in 1962 at the invitation of Neil Compton and the Ozark Society on a canoe trip. After the trip, Douglas became an advocate for the designation of the Buffalo River as the first National River in America.


0.02 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Arrangement of the Papers

The collection consists of a single item, housed in a box with other smaller manuscript collections.

Acquisition Information

The "The Justice Douglas Trip" by Margaret Hedges was donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries in 1991 by Margaret Hedges of Harrison, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim A. Scott; completed in July 1992.

"The Justice Douglas Trip" by Margaret Hedges
Kim A. Scott
July 1992
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