ACLU Of Arkansas Materials
Scope and Content Note
Materials include questionnaires, correspondence, meeting minutes, account information, mailing lists, and miscellaneous notes.
- ACLU of Arkansas (Organization)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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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.
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Arrangement of the Papers
Materials are arranged by topic.
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.
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.