E. Philip Trapp Collection
Scope and Content Note
It includes correspondence from individuals and organizations, memos and announcements concerning the fight against Act 10, and newspaper clippings. Trapp had started a scrapbook of clippings, but none were fastened down, so all clippings were photocopied on acid-free paper for preservation purposes.
- Trapp, E. Philip (Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
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Act 10, passed by a special session of the Arkansas Legislature, August 1958, required every teacher in Arkansas to file a sworn affidavit listing organizations that the teacher was a member of or had contributed to in the past five years. Many University of Arkansas faculty members filed under protest, some resigned rather than comply, and four refused to comply and were fired.
Students as well as faculty organized to protest the law and collect funds for a lawsuit. The American Association of University Professors financed legal costs as well as providing financial assistance to the four University of Arkansas teachers who had been fired for refusing to comply. Act 10 was finally declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court in 1960.
E. Philip Trapp, president of the University of Arkansas chapter of AAUP at the time, generated this collection.
0.5 Linear Feet (210 items in 1 box)
Arrangement of the Papers
The materials are arranged by format.
Correspondence and clippings concerning Act 10 of the Arkansas Legislature (1958) were donated to the Special Collections Department by Professor Emeritus of Psychology E. Philip Trapp, Fayetteville, February 1990.
Processed by Nan Lawler, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in July 1990.
- E. Philip Trapp Collection
- Nan Lawler
- July 1990
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.