Arley Ray Woodrow File
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
- United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation (Organization)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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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
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.
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.