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Gus Albright Scrapbooks: The Buffalo River

 Collection
Identifier: MC 1295

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content Note

Gus Albright, one-time Arkansas Gazette sports columnist, created two scrapbooks with newspaper clippings, letters, maps, and other papers, pertaining to the controversy over development of the Buffalo River in the northern part of Arkansas.

The attempts by the US Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s and 1960s to dam the river at Gilbert and Lone Rock met with a strong opposition from the National Park Service, various organizations such as the Ozark Society, the Arkansas Audubon Society, and the Nature Conservancy Society, the national and state government officials, and private citizens. In 1972, the Buffalo River was designated by the U.S. Congress as the first national river and became a part of the National Rivers System. There are also two publications in this collection: The Buffalo National River Canoeing Guide, The Ozark Society, 1991 and Buffalo National River, United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Richmond, Virginia, April 1963.

Dates

  • 1957-1993

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu 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

Augustus Garland (Gus) Albright (1915-2005) was a Publicity Director for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission; he was also an Arkansas Gazette sports columnist.

Extent

2 Linear Feet (1 box)

Acquisition Information

Gus Albright, Little Rock, Arkansas, donated his scrapbooks to the Special Collections Division on July 5, 1994.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in January 1999.

Creator

Source

Title
Gus Albright Scrapbooks: The Buffalo River
Status
Completed
Author
Vera Ekechukwu
Date
1999
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
479-575-5577