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Charles B. Roscopf Papers

Identifier: MC 2631

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials created or collected by Arkansas lawyer and legislator Charles B. Roscopf. Included are materials related to the 1969-1970 Arkansas Constitutional Convention, at which Roscopf served as a delegate; correspondence with elected officials, particularly on topics related to Phillips County, Arkansas; and two telegrams sent to Roscopf by Gov. Orval E. Faubus when Faubus called a special session of the Arkansas General Assembly in response to court-ordered school desegregation.

Other materials are related to Roscopf's colleagues in his law firm, including J. Graham Burke; S. Wooten Epes, Jr.; John Ike Moore; and Greenfield Quarles. The collection also includes research materials sent to Roscopf by John J. Watkins on the James C. Tugerson vs Al Haraway, et al. court case regarding discrimination in Cotton States League baseball. Additional materials, including a holiday card from the Leflar family and several issues of Preview, a publication of the University of Arkansas College of Arts and Sciences, were likely received by Roscopf’s wife, Mary Anne Roscopf.


  • Creation: 1928-2010


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

Charles B. Roscopf (1928-2017) was an Arkansas lawyer and legislator.

Roscopf was born April 21, 1928, in Phillips County, Arkansas. He was a graduate of Hendrix College and the University of Arkansas School of Law, where he served as president of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Roscopf served in the Arkansas state legislature for six years, and served as a delegate to the seventh Arkansas Constitutional Convention from 1969-1970. He began practicing law at the Helena, Arkansas firm of Burke and Moore, later became senior partner of Roscopf and Roscopf, P.A., and served terms as president of the Arkansas Bar Association and of the Arkansas Bar Foundation.

Roscopf married Mary Anne Maddox in 1954; the couple had two children, Charles D. Roscopf and Ann Allen. Charles B. Roscopf passed away August 23, 2017.


4.4 Linear Feet (2 boxes and 1 oversize item)


Materials are arranged by topic and by format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Charles B. Roscopf Papers were donated to Special Collections by Roscopf's son, Charles D. Roscopf of Helena, Arkansas, on November 11, 2022.

Processing Information

Charles B. Roscopf Papers (MC 2631), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed November 2022.

Charles B. Roscopf Papers
Katrina Windon
November 2022
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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