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Arley Ray Woodrow File

Identifier: MC 1524

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of about 350 photocopied pages from the files on Woodrow held by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


  • circa 1944-1967


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

Arley Woodrow was born June 5, 1895, in the Oklahoma Territory. He was state chairman of the Communist Party in Arkansas in 1940 and a candidate for lieutenant governor in 1936, Mayor of Little Rock in 1939, and presidential elector in 1940. In the 1940s he operated the Vanguard Book Shop in St. Louis, and wrote articles for several newspapers, including the Daily Worker, in support of the Communist party's position on various issues. The FBI reports indicate that he practiced law in Mena, Arkansas, and in Missouri. Arley Woodrow died February 21, 1983.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

Documents have been numbered and their respective pages stapled together. A Table of Contents enumerates the following categories:

I. Background information

II. Communist Party Connections

III. Revolutionary statements...

IV. All other activities...indicating furtherance of ...the Communist Party

V. Miscellaneous activity

Acquisition Information

Steven Smith, Professor in the Department of Communications, acquired the Arley Woodrow file from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in connection with his research in Arkansas politics. He donated it to the University of Arkansas Libraries in August 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Ethel C. Simpson, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, March 2004.

Arley Ray Woodrow File
Ethel C. Simpson
Language of description
Script of description
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