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Stolen Water, Forgotten Liberties Research Materials

Identifier: MC 2143

Scope and Content Note

These research materials for Jenny Barnes Butler's 2014 book, Stolen Water, Forgotten Liberties: A True Story of Life Along Arkansas' South Highway 14 and the Buffalo River, consist of four CDs with recordings from 1978-1979 public meetings between National Park Service staff and Buffalo River canoe and fishing businesses, as well as Butler’s notes on the recordings. The CDs were reformatted from original reel-to-reel audiovisual materials held by Charles Newland of Bull Shoals Lake. The four meetings were held to discuss the National Parks Service's proposed new regulations on operators within the park's territory and to get community feedback.


  • Creation: 1978-1979
  • Creation: ca 2010-2014


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

Restrictions apply: Permission to publish materials from the collection must be granted by donor or donor representative.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Jennie Barnes Butler, of Conway, Arkansas, is a University of Arkansas graduate who has worked as an English teacher, therapist, and life coach. Her father, Joe Barnes, owned and operated Barnes Canoe Rental, a canoe rental service on Arkansas’ Buffalo River. She is the author of Stolen Water, Forgotten Liberties: A True Story of Life along Arkansas’ South Highway 14 and the Buffalo River (2014).


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Arrangement of the Papers

The collection is arranged by the date of the original recordings. Butler’s research notes are arranged following the recording to which they pertain.

Acquisition Information

The Jenny Barnes Butler Stolen Water, Forgotten Liberties Research Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department by Jenny Barnes Butler of Conway, Arkansas, on December 14, 2016. Butler reformatted the CDs from original audiovisual materials belonging to Charles Newland of Bull Shoals Lake, Arkansas.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in December 2016.


Stolen Water, Forgotten Liberties Research Materials
Katrina Windon
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
(479) 575-8444