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University of Arkansas Centennial Records

Identifier: MC 2678-UA

Content Description

This collection contains records pertaining to the U of A Centennial Convocation in 1971, correspondence regarding invitations to the event, information on Dr. Edward E. David, Jr.'s centennial lecture event, and files from The Second Century Committee who were tasked with advising the university on fulfilling its institutional missions for the next 100 years.


  • Creation: 1966-1972

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

The University of Arkansas celebrated its centennial anniversary in 1971. In 1871, Governor O. A. Hadley of Arkansas approved the creation of the Arkansas Industrial University, a land grant institution whose creation was enabled by The Land Grant Act passed by Congress in 1862 and signed by President Lincoln. In 1899, the university's name was changed to the University of Arkansas by the General Assembly. Dr. David Wiley Mullins became president of the university in 1960 and together with the Centennial Steering Committee, began organizing and preparing for the Centennial Convocation for the university in 1966, which took place in 1971. He also established "The Second Century Committee" in 1970, comprised of university alumni, business leaders, and local educators, to make suggestions for how the university should accomplish its mission during its second century of existence.


.25 Linear Feet (1/4 size hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection was re-arranged chronologically. Original folder titles were maintained.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The University of Arkansas Centennial Records was donated to the Special Collections Department by University Relations in March 2023

Processing Information

Nathaniel Guttenberg, December, 2023.

University of Arkansas Centennial Records
Nathaniel Guttenberg
December, 2023
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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
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