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Arkansas Sesquicentennial Commission Materials

Identifier: MC 2240

Scope and Content Note

The collection, collected by the Commission's General Manager, Jimmie Thomas, consists of three newsletters of the Arkansas Sesquicentennial Commission; the Commission's final report; and a letter from author Charles Portis to a member of the Commission, declining an invitation to participate in programming.


  • Creation: 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

The Arkansas Sesquicentennial Commission was established in 1982 by Arkansas Governor Frank White, in order to plan events, promotion, and educational opportunities to celebrate Arkansas' 150th anniversary in 1986. Tom Dillard served as the Commission's president; Virginia Fouse served as the Commission's first Executive Director, and was succeeded by Nan Brown. In addition to the the Commission's Executive Board and staff, the work of the Commission was also supported by county coordinators.


0.02 Linear Feet (3 folders)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by format, and are stored in a box with other small manuscript collections.

Acquisition Information

The Arkansas Sesquicentennial Commission Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department by Jimmie Thomas of West Fork, Arkansas on December 5, 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in December 2017.


Arkansas Sesquicentennial Commission Materials
Katrina Windon
December 2017
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Language of description note
Finding aid is 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