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Betty Bumpers Childhood Immunization Project Papers

Identifier: MC 1204

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of correspondence, reports, speeches, a survey results, published promotional material, and newspaper clippings; two plaques which Bumpers received from the National League for Nursing, 1981, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, 1982, for her outstanding national leadership and dedication to the Childhood Immunization Program; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognition award, 1988; an audio cassette "Mrs. Betty Bumpers Award Event;" and thirty-eight slides pertaining to the immunization project. There are also two scrapbooks, 1973-1974, containing letters, memoranda, awards, itineraries, circulars, pamphlets, leaflets, brochures, programs, announcements, agendas, charts, telegrams, press releases, newspaper clippings, and photographs.


  • 1972-1988


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

Betty Bumpers, wife of the then-Arkansas Governor Dale Bumpers, in 1973 launched the Arkansas statewide immunization program "Every Child by '74", whose task force included the Arkansas League for Nursing, the State Health Department, the Arkansas National Guard, the State Nurses Association, the State Medical Society, the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas, the Education Department, religious groups, and other volunteers. The "Every Child by '74" project, under Bumpers' leadership, received national recognition for its success and accomplishments and was used as a model for immunization programs across the nation. It continued into the next decade.


6.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes and 1 scrapbook)

Acquisition Information

Betty Bumpers, of Washington, D.C., donated her papers to the Special Collections Division in 1988.

Related Materials

Records relating to the Betty Bumpers Childhood Immunization Project Papers include:

Arkansas League for Nursing Collection MC 941 1952-1982

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in December 1998.
Betty Bumpers Childhood Immunization Project Papers
Vera Ekechukwu
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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