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James Craig Barnes Papers

Identifier: MC 245

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes the original 2" quad tape, a U-Matic copy, two VHS copies, and an audio recording on cassette of "Fulbright: 30 Years", a retrospective on the political career of Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright produced by Barnes. The collection also includes drafts of scripts, taped interviews, transcripts, photographs, and research materials used in the film’s production. A digital copy of "Fulbright: 30 Years" is also available for research use.


  • 1968-1975


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

Use Restrictions Apply: Playback of original audio media is restricted for preservation reasons. A digital file is available for research use.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Biographical Note

James Craig Barnes was an independent television film producer who worked for KHTV Channel 11, Little Rock in the 1970s. In May 1975, Barnes produced “Fulbright: 30 Years” an hour-long retrospective on the political career of Arkansas Senator J. William Fulbright.


2.4 Linear Feet (3 boxes)


Audiovisual materials, scripts, and transcripts of a television feature story called “Fulbright: 30 Years”, a 1975 retrospective on the political career of J. William Fulbright produced by James Craig Barnes.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Acquisition Information

The James Craig Barnes Papers were donated to the Special Collections Department by James Craig Barnes of Little Rock, Arkansas on March 9, 1976.

Processing Information

Samuel Ownbey; completed in November 2019. Updated by Katrina Windon in August 2020 to reference digitized content.



James Craig Barnes Papers
Samuel Ownbey
November 2019
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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