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ACLU Of Arkansas Materials

Identifier: MC 1580

Scope and Content Note

Materials include questionnaires, correspondence, meeting minutes, account information, mailing lists, and miscellaneous notes.


  • 1968


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

In the wake of Epperson v. Arkansas (1968) in which the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Arkansas's 1928 anti-evolution law, Charles Blackburn, Field Development Director for the ACLU Southern Regional office, sought to form a chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Arkansas. Questionnaires were mailed to Arkansas members of the national ACLU and an organizational meeting was held on November 23, 1968, in Little Rock. A second membership meeting attended by 150 people took place in Little Rock on January 11, 1969. At this meeting, Morton Gitleman of Fayetteville was elected President; John Sizemore of Little Rock, Vice President; Dr. Otto H. Zinke of Fayetteville, Secretary; and Darragh, Fred K.Fred K. Darragh Jr. of Little Rock, Treasurer. Board members were also appointed, including Little Rock attorney Jim Guy Tucker as well as Dr. Guerdon Nichols and Sam Sizer, both of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. The effort to establish an Arkansas ACLU chapter proved successful, and it continues its efforts to protect civil liberties.


.3 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Acquisition Information

The ACLU Of Arkansas Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, on November 2, 1988 by Susan Maberry of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Krista Jones; completed in February 2006.



ACLU Of Arkansas Materials
Krista Jones
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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
(479) 575-8444