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Albert King Papers

Identifier: MC 1683

Content Description

The collection consists of speeches, campaign materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, and other materials, primarily regarding the Madison County, Arkansas political career of Albert King and reflecting King's involvement with Carl E. Bailey and Orval Faubus' gubernatorial campaigns.


  • Creation: circa 1890-1983


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Conditions Governing Use

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

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

Biographical / Historical

Albert King (1899-1966) was an Arkansas educator, accountant, and local politician.

William Albert King was born July 22, 1899. He worked as an administrator in the Huntsville, Arkansas public school system before being elected Madison County Treasurer in 1932; he was again elected in 1950. He served as county campaign director for Governor Carl E. Bailey in 1936, and as campaign treasurer for Orval Faubus' 1954 gubernatorial campaign. He worked as a public accountant, including in the State Comptroller's Office Pre-Audit Division and with the Arkansas Employment Security Division, before retiring in 1964. King and his wife, Maggie Jane Reed King, had four children, including Albert Eugene King and Nellie Catherine Dillahunty. King passed away May 16, 1966.


1 Linear Feet (1 box and 2 oversize folders)


Materials are arranged by format and by topic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Albert King Papers were donated to Special Collections by King's grandson, Stephen Smith of Fayetteville, Arkansas on January 19, 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed November 2021.

Albert King Papers
Katrina Windon
November 2021
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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