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Michael Barr Interview of Bill Clinton for The Grapevine

Identifier: MC 1729

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials related to an interview of Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton conducted by journalist Michael Barr for The Grapevine in 1979. Included are an audio cassette tape recording of the interview, as well as CDs containing digitized .wav files of the tape; a draft transcript of the interview created by the Pryor Center; and a typescript of reminiscences by Barr about the interview. Interview topics include the Arkansas state budget, energy issues, highway construction, and capital punishment.


  • 1979-2007


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

Michael Barr worked as a Fayetteville public school teacher in the 1970s, as well as worked as a staff writer for the Fayetteville, Arkansas alternative newspaper, The Grapevine, before joining the staff of the Fayetteville Open Channel around 1981. At Fayetteville Open Channel he worked as a production coordinator and later as station manager before leaving Arkansas in 1985.


0.1 Linear Feet (2 folders)


Materials are arranged by format.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Michael Barr Interview of Bill Clinton for The Grapevine was donated to Special Collections by Michael Barr of Athens, Ohio, on July 2, 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed December 2022.



Michael Barr Interview of Bill Clinton for The Grapevine
Katrina Windon
December 2022
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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